Posts filed under: Community Voices

I wrapped a bunch of presents the other day, and while I worked, I watched a Hallmark Christmas movie. The plot involved a beautiful, slightly deranged reporter who moved to...
My wife and I were visiting Charlotte in early October when I saw your October 3 issue, with a tongue-in-cheek headline on page 3 that “Cub reporters take on hard-hitting...
So, in my last OutTake I looked back over my three-quarters of a century of life at some of what I remembered as the worldly happenings that occurred in that...
While I knew she was a great writer from reading her victim-impact statement when she was known for so many years as “Emily Doe,” I was blown away by this...
As far as holiday activities go, I’m aging and can’t hit the eggnog as hard as I used to, and I’ve been banned by my family from singing “All I...
Hello, readers. I hope you have been well. I hope you had a good Halloween, which would have been tricky, as the weather was about as wet as I have...
The Town of Charlotte has a long history supporting agriculture and attracting residents who value a working landscape. Throughout our state, farms provide numerous services in their communities: fresh food,...
Not to pray on its significance, but yesterday did mark the beginning of a new year of my life—the 77th to be exact. And given the occasion, I tried to...
Hazards from shared use of our roads by bicyclists and automobiles At the Selectboard meeting of October 14, I presented a list of safety hazards that arise from the shared...
The Merrimack power station in Bow, New Hampshire, is the last big coal plant in New England, and it doesn’t have a shutdown date. Instead it has huge heaps of...
Just as the Romans built their empire, we built ours. And who are we? We’re the beavers, of course. Well, I’m “Beaver” anyhow. My friends were “Moose,” “Elk,” “Horse,” Mouse...
Today has been the most beautiful fall day. Orange, yellow and green leaves radiant with sunshine…blue sky…fields stretching out into the distance, dotted here and there with rolled up bales...
We want to thank you for the wonderful write-up on wonderful tomatoes. We used Rosemary Zezulinksi’s prize-winning tomatoes at our Monday Munch today. We featured Chea Evans’ great article (Town,...
While we still have a few months to go, there are a few books that I already know will make my favorites of 2019 list. It has been a great...
Oh yes, I remember now. It was Woodstock 50 years ago, and for me it was also Vietnam three years before that. I managed to hit both places at a...
Alice Outwater (the younger daughter of Alice Outwater senior) has published her fourth book, Wild at Heart (St. Martin’s Press). In it she looks at the interplay between the natural...
A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I took a summer’s-end jaunt up to Montreal. It was a lovely, short trip. We discovered such a good restaurant, Jatoba, that...
Once again, a book has done me in – that is, it has revved up my memory, which at my age can tend to fire on only a half a...
In spite of record-setting heat, the 2019 Friends of the Library Books Sale was a big success. Books bought, ice cream, eats and drinks enjoyed, e-bikes tested, overall a great...
For the past few weeks, having had (for too many of these beautiful days) a series of headaches, it occurred to me that I might try PT. I know a...