Posts filed under: Community Voices

CVFRS is required by its MOA agreement with the Town of Charlotte to provide basic and paramedic level rescue services, and to do so with reasonable and appropriate expenditures....
Inevitably, as the holiday decorations are making their way to the attic, my mind goes to continuing with the decluttering and cleaning of cupboards and drawers....
Welcome, readers, to this new column focusing on the future of Charlotte, the seeds of which were precipitated by my tenure on the Planning Commission, recent significant changes as to...
I'm thinking about COVID-19 testing today. As Delta continues its spread and Omicron advances, it's become clear...
Selectboard passed a masking regulation for Charlotte’s town buildings...
OK, so I’m stuck with speakers through my computer, hearing aids to enhance my listening ability, a three-stack set of shelves that hold a broad selection of CDs, and much...
Two weeks ago, Anna Cyr, our managing editor, and I sent a request to several Charlotte residents asking the question, “What sort of paper should The Charlotte News be?” We’re...
Perspectives on humble pie...
For those who missed my first column, a quick review: My mother, a hardscrabble Kansas ranch girl with little formal education, spoke largely in idioms, pithy historical sayings, many of...
My parents weren’t shopping types. Food and necessities was one thing, but walking in and out of stores for fun with no particular goal in mind was not on their...
Driving through our town, Charlotte still has some of that bucolic small town feel that attracted me to live here half a lifetime ago....
Thank you to Bradley Carleton and Time for humble pie....
Well, there has been some written debate recently about journalism’s role in digging out data, putting it in a context to help the reader interpret what the data means,...
The Charlotte News has been doing its job . . ....
 Town vote should decide DRB debate...
I’ve long been interested in the role music plays in our culture, its historical basis, its racial context, its physical implications for human beings....
The recent community kirmish, around Evergreen Family Health no longer coming to Charlotte, sheds light on deeper issues roiling the town some are now calling “Charnot.”...
Thank you Matt, Petter and support for Donovan subdivision...
“What’s broken?” and “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” have been typical reactions from the fear of change and are the wrong questions we should be asking....
The town is considering a DRB to replace the ZBA and Planning Commission. Three former ZBA chairs say that’s not a good idea....