For almost four hours, with the Selectboard on stage in the Charlotte Central School multi-purpose room and moderator Charles Russell at the helm, a year’s worth of goals and governance were discussed, addressed, and voted upon.
Eleven trees along State Park Road in Charlotte stand in the way of the projected route of the Town Link Trail, a key project of the Charlotte Trails Committee.
Last Thursday, Oct. 24, Charlotte Tree Warden Mark Dillenbeck held a public hearing at Town Hall to address the removal of these trees. “Whenever we have living non-diseased trees that need to be removed, I’m required to hold a public hearing,” Dillenbeck explained at the opening of the meeting.
The Senior Center’s website is new-ish. It went up last year and is still a work in progress. It is worth a visit. The address is long but really easy: CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org. In addition to the seasonal schedule and the monthly calendars, you’ll find our menus for the month, additional nutrition tidbits, occasional photos of activities, some background information on the Center, as well as limited archives of these articles.
The agenda for the Oct. 14 meeting of the Selectboard included discussion with Trails Committee members on the proposed construction of the State Park Road path and budget reviews of several groups. Routine procedural agenda items such as approval of repairs to the Thorpe Barn and contract with P&P Septic for maintenance of the town wastewater disposal were dealt with quickly as the night progressed.
Vermont State Police say a Rutland woman’s car was struck in a hit and run accident in Charlotte on Route 7 near Root Rd. According to a press release, the collision occurred Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 3:58 a.m.
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One of Larry Hamilton’s enduring contributions to the Charlotte community was his champion tree roster, a list of the biggest trees of each species in Charlotte, whether on private or public property. The Charlotte Tree Tribe, under the leadership of Tree Warden Mark Dillenbeck, now once again invites all Charlotters to participate in the annual updating of that list.
to Courtney McDermott whose poem, “Self-acceptance,” appeared in the Burlington Free Press Young Writers Project on May 17. The author compares a personal existence to the beginning of spring. “It crept up slowly, I could barely hear its hollowed footsteps. It crept up as softly as April creeps up.” The author says about herself and the world, “You are not broken any more than a crocus just beginning to bloom is broken.” And as spring days last longer, so do our pleasures from other human beings.
Monday’s special Selectboard meeting agenda included reviewing a draft memorandum of agreement (MOA) and contractor bids for the Charlotte Library addition, approving the playground design at the town beach, and addressing other agenda items carried over from previous meetings.
On Sunday, May 5, Philo Ridge Farm hosted a family-friendly fundraiser for The Charlotte News. That is, not The Citizen, as Vince Crockenberg, president of the board, made clear.“We are not this paper,” he told the sizable crowd, holding up the latest edition of the for-profit paper, The Citizen.
Peter Carreiro, owner of Rise ‘n Shine, a grocery delivery service based in Charlotte and serving eleven local communities, is poised to take ownership of the Spears family property on the corner of Route 7 and Church Hill Road. “We are currently under contract with plans to close in January,” says Carreiro. “Soon after we will begin the process of un-developing the space.”
The Charlotte Family Health Center has welcomed a new provider to the practice, Dr. Tina D’Amato joins Dr. Andrea Regan and Physician Assistant Patrick Kearney to provide primary health care to children and adults at the Health Center.
to Joseph Lasek, M.D. of Charlotte who was recently appointed co-president of the Vermont Psychiatric Association. He is also the Howard Center’s medical director of adult services and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry as well as Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling. His career has extended to work in many mental-health settings, including corrections facilities and inpatient psychiatric units.
Susan Callis Raabe died from pancreatic cancer on October 29th, peacefully at home and surrounded by family, exactly as she envisioned it. Susan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1941. She graduated from Marymount College and Columbia School of Nursing. In 1965, while working in the coronary care unit at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Susan met a medical student named Daniel Raabe.
to P. Brian Machanic, a photographer, author and lecturer from Charlotte, who has been touring the state giving a presentation titled “The Art in Birding.” His most recent appearances have included the Manchester Public Library, Dead Creek Water Management Association in Addison and Eastview Community in Middlebury.
August 25 – The 37th annual Vergennes Day at City Park in Vergennes from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., with a street dance the night before from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring The Hitmen.
So, there are wrinkled old wizards in movies, but where are the female versions? They are more likely to be depicted as the w-word—which rhymes with stitch. Female wizards? Or, how about “wise women,” instead? Consider for a moment that we have all possibly met wise women in real life. Really? Really.
When I first moved to Charlotte 22 years ago from New York City it was culture shock, for sure. I had grown tired of NYC and the noise, the pollution and the many, many people. I was eager for a change.
In 1996, I was a recent college graduate with a degree in Ecological Agriculture and Sustainable Community Development from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. I had just moved to Vermont. I was working as a baker at Klinger’s Bread Company in South Burlington, looking for an opportunity to farm and waiting for Nate—my long-time friend and new boyfriend—to finish his last year of studies in Plant and Soil Science at UVM.