Posts filed under: People and Places

As we have recently discovered with the debate in Washington, “infrastructure” is one of those words that means a million different things to a million different people....
The Vermont Public Places Awards program, designed to shine a spotlight on public places and spaces, recently recognized 11 noteworthy projects....
Zoning Administrator Wendy Pelletier had only just settled into her new role when she faced what she called her biggest job challenge so far: side effects from her second COVID-19...
After enduring what they described as months of negative press coverage and unfounded allegations of misconduct, Zoning Board of Adjustment members Matt Zucker and Jonathan Fisher resigned last month, and...
This year the Charlotte Land Trust Board lost two valuable members who both died unexpectedly. David Watts had been a board member for over seven years and passed away suddenly...
If you’re ready to bust out of your pandemic cave, two outdoor sculpture parks in Northern Vermont beckon. In addition, Shelburne Museum will have more access this year when it...
Jeff Giknis never met his uncle, Fred St. George, but he is determined to keep the veteran’s legacy alive. Now that he is a member of the Recreation Committee, Giknis...
Resiliency happens when people work as a community—talking, listening, encouraging, supporting and respecting one another and doing whatever each can to make our community safer....
On the one hand, curbside collection for take-out, extra packing for health and safety, and compulsion to drink away pandemic sorrow could have meant the gullies along Spear Street would...
Jen Novak first started thinking about opening a home design and décor store last February, but when the pandemic hit, she put her plans on hold. With things looking up,...
Do we see our planet as a living being unto itself with its own arteries and veins that, instead of carrying blood, are waterways that feed parts of our earth’s...
This morning my husband and I were remembering winter, how we waited and worried for something to change, to improve during the long months of Covid isolation....
Lewis Creek Association has established a fund to honor Marty Illick and Terry Dinnan....
A majority of Charlotte residents say they would use a community center if built, but there is still a long road ahead before the town can break ground....
What could we possibly love more in a small town than a family business that’s carrying on to its next generation? Not much, I’d say, and this is precisely what...
Last year was marked by wonderful teamwork between the board of The Charlotte News and The Friends of The Charlotte News....
Forest fires, flooding and extreme weather—all are exacerbated by rising global temperatures, experts say. But increasingly to some, Vermont is an ideal place to escape....
It is often said that the three most important success factors in retailing are location, location and location. This is even more true for restaurants. So, when the Red Onion’s...