Posts filed under: Community Voices

My house is a bookworm house. I’m a writer, my partner is an editor and a reader, and our four-year-old daughter is a connoisseur of the picture book. We read...
Schools shouldn’t ask kids about Thanksgiving dinner and Zoning Board of Adjustment letter to the editor...
Her children’s book just came out to starred reviews, and her clever, sweet characters and pictures appeal just as much to older readers as young ones. Once Upon a Winter...
This election season, especially on the national level, has been full of chaos, dysfunction and uncertainty. Not here in Charlotte....
It’s tricky to focus on a big topic like gratitude. There’s the matter of scale. I am grateful for many things, that my loved ones have escaped the coronavirus and...
As volunteer members of the Town’s Zoning Board of adjustment (ZBA), we want to thank everyone involved in recent dialogue around challenges with the Town’s zoning process....
Letters to the Editor from David Adsit, Rep. Mike Yantachka, and Thomas I. Chittenden , ...
Two articles in New York Times issues near the end of last month caught my eye. One happened to be in the sports section; the other was a column by...
The Charlotte News Publisher, Claudia Marshall, speaks with the Charlotte, Shelburne, Hinseburg Rotary members on October 27....
In our July 11 and 28, 2018 issues, The Charlotte News experimented with publishing two long-form installments of what eventually became a book-length memoir by Norm Riggs about how, in...
It’s a cold, rainy Monday, and I am thinking about reading. I have always been a reader. I remember so many of the books and authors I read when I...
There’s no moon. I sit in my car on the side of a back-country road, lights off, hazards clicking in the blackness, hoping someone doesn’t call the police. I care...
I have memories of two types of rituals for this holiday. The first revolves around football; the second revolves around food. In this issue of The News I’ll tell you...
It will not be news to you that we’re living through a bellicose period in our nation’s history.  In a normal time, this would make for an especially volatile campaign...
There were a couple of obituaries recently that took me back to my days in New York. Writer Pete Hamill and baseball pitcher Tom Seaver both died in August....
Hello, Readers and Others. I hope this finds you well and enjoying these late summer days. I am noticing, here and there, trees tinged with red, and there has definitely...
There has been considerable recent discussion about why Vermont’s response rate to the 2020 census form is so low....
This story begins with my liking a group of musical programs played on Vermont Public Radio every weekend. A couple of weeks ago I had run through Joel Najman’s “My...
I am writing to encourage your support of Thomas Chittenden’s run for state senator in this month’s Democratic primary....
These are strange times for all of us, and that includes the Vermont courts. Several people have asked me recently whether the courts are open, and how they are functioning,...