Back in the summer, Lucie Lehmann reached out to The News with a kind offer to report on Charlotte’s farms. We enthusiastically said “yes” and asked Lucie also to keep an eye on developments at Nordic Farms.
Thank you, Susan Susan Sim has stepped down from our fundraising committee, and we want to thank her for…
Our Oct. 26 board meeting was the last one for Vince Crockenberg. He served on our board for eight and a half years, including several years as president and publisher.
Last year was marked by wonderful teamwork between the board of The Charlotte News and The Friends of The Charlotte News.
Change often comes with a new year. The Charlotte News will start 2021 with a new ad manager, Christy Hagios.
Last week, we launched a website survey, asking you, our readers, a few questions about our website – as it is today, and what you’d like to see us offer in the future. Responses are still coming in, and we’d like as many readers as possible to weigh in. Here’s the survey.
The Charlotte News is all digital this week, and we want to know what you think and to learn as much as possible from the experiment.
On July 17, the board of directors of The Charlotte News announced that Claudia Marshall will replace Vince Crockenberg as the paper’s publisher and president of the board.
Our journalists are working harder than ever to inform the community about COVID-19 and the resources available to help us all get through these perilous times.
At a time when 2,000 U.S. newspapers have either laid off staff—including just in recent days Seven Days and VTDigger—or closed shop altogether, The Charlotte News is also struggling. As covid-19 wreaks havoc on the local businesses that have helped sustain the paper for decades—and for which we are immensely grateful—we anticipate that our advertising revenue, which makes up about two-thirds of our income, will take a hard hit over the next weeks and months.
The board of directors was significantly reshaped this year. Rick Detwiler, Patrice Machavern and Louisa Schibli (see below) left the board, and John Quinney, Lane Morrison, Ted LeBlanc, Claudia Marshall, Jack Fairweather and Christina Asquith joined it. The board also elected John Hammer as our first-ever emeritus trustee in recognition of his long, distinguished and continuing service to the paper as a board member and officer, financial supporter and voluntary Selectboard reporter. We’re now at full strength as a board and looking forward to a productive 2020 and beyond.
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 news.”
Jack Fairweather, journalist and board member of The Charlotte News, takes on his toughest assignment yet as the mentor for the News’ Journalism Club, working with cub reporters on hard-hitting news involving dairy cows and hot dogs, among other topics. Readers can look forward to reading contributions from these enthusiastic and intrepid reporters in issues to come. Any students who are interested in meeting after school on Tuesdays are welcome to join.
In our readers survey last year, you asked for more coverage of local news in the paper. As the headlines above show, we heard you. We’re continuing to enhance our coverage of our town, with increased reporting of local news and more feature stories about the people and businesses that make Charlotte a vibrant and beautiful place in which to live.
The May 2 issue of the paper was Melissa O’Brien’s last as the news editor of the paper; she is, however, staying on as a freelance writer until after her daughter, Coco, graduates CCS in mid-June.
The Charlotte News and Philo Ridge Farm invite you to join us in a family-friendly community gathering on Sunday, May 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. with local music, delicious food and farm tours that will offer the inside scoop on the workings of Philo Ridge Farm before it officially begins its new spring season on Monday, May 6.
I know I have mentioned this in several different ways since I arrived back here a few months ago, but I wanted to make some things clear, believing that there are readers who harbor misconceptions about the nature of the operations of The News. As has been made abundantly clear by our recent celebratory “ads,” the paper was founded 60 years ago in the basement of the Congregational Church by several enterprising teenagers and the indefatigable Nancy Wood. This newspaper is a nonprofit enterprise, relying on advertising dollars and fundraising efforts to keep the presses rolling. Almost all of the contributors—writers and photographers—do so without compensation, and the staff members receive salaries that would probably make you laugh.
It was in the spirit of Olympic fever with which I watched the video of my son, Sam, launching himself off ski jumps, spinning, flipping and soaring. I watched this Instagram post of his over and over thinking to myself … I gave birth to this?