Horse business

On June 1, Annie Fitzgerald, trainer at Country Cedar Farm, will launch her new business, Mountain Moon Farm. Fitzgerald’s new business will operate out of Country Cedar, and will offer an array of services including riding lessons, boarding, horse training and summer camps.

Legislative Report: End of session summary

By Representative Mike Yantachka As the final installment of my legislative reports this year, I thought it would be good to highlight some of the important work the Legislature did over the two years of the biennium. Water quality  In 2015 legislation was passed that will help prevent agricultural runoff from farms, roads and other impervious…

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Many thanks to Joanna Cummings for taking the helm of Green Up Day. She is continuing the tradition of John Quinney and Joe Gallagher in making this important event more efficient and effective every year


Coach Albertson hits the 100 mark in baseball
The sixth inning proved decisive in bringing about Redhawk baseball coach, Tim Albertson’s 100th win, an 8-6 defeat of Burlington.

Out-Doors: ‘Tis morel in the mind

Like six Little Red Riding Hoods—toting baskets, knives, bags, books and high hopes— we traipsed across the field to a copse of trees surrounding a giant elm stump. May is morel season, a “choice” mushroom in the lingo of aficionados.

Food Shelf News

Thank you

Thank you for the support this past month from Susan and Hans Ohanian, Charles Gluck and Darrilyn Peters, and the Shelburne Supermarket Coffee Bar. We appreciate your generosity!

CVU Honor Roll 2015/16

Congratulations to all the Charlotte students at CVU who made the third quarter honor roll. For your efforts, The Charlotte News presents you with a lofty quote about education to keep you company on that long walk to graduation.

Senior Center News

Please note that The Friends of the Charlotte Senior Center Annual Plant Sale will not be held this year due to the anticipated limitations created by our building project. We all look forward to this wonderful community event returning next year!

The Central Record, part three

Book Review: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford By Isabel Cohen | The Central Record  This is a powerful story about a Chinese-American boy in Seattle during World War II. Although he wears an “I am Chinese” button night and day, Henry Lee is constantly being mistaken for one of…

The Central Record, part two

CCS athletes moving on Charlotte sports teams have produced successful athletes throughout the years, many of whom have moved on to CVU to present the same skills that they showed during their years at CCS.

The Central Record, part one

Hello hopes, meet dreams – CCS on the horizon
On Thursday, April 14, the PTO met with parents and community members to discuss their hopes and dreams for the future of our school and its students.

Yay or neigh to Act 46?

The ballot for the school district consolidation vote is Tuesday, June 7. Absentee ballots are available at the clerk’s office and polls are open 7 a.m.–7 p.m. at the CCS Multi-Purpose Room. More info below:

Water Matters, part 2

On Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the Hinesburg Town Hall, Rebekah Weber of the Conservation Law Foundation will share information about the new rules and regulations being discussed and prepared as a result of Act 64, Vermont’s new clean water initiative.

Under the big top

The stage at Charlotte Central School was lit up with smiling faces on Friday, May 13, as students from grades K – 4 treated the packed crowd to a rousing circus.

News from the Library

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 7 p.m.: International Student Forum. The CVU community is fortunate to have had students join their ranks for over 25 years. This year Niels from Denmark, Frederik from Norway and Manuel from Austria are living with families in Shelburne and making the most of their time here.

In lieu of flowers

A community’s generosity honors the memory of Andrew Thayer, the Charlotte native who passed away unexpectedly on March 21 in Delray Beach, Florida. A fund started by friends and family will support area youth participation in the Andrew Thayer Junior Golf Clinics at Basin Harbor Club this summer, free of charge.

Around Town

Congratulations to Willow Stein who will graduate from UVM this month with her master’s degree in social work. She and her husband, Zach Manganello, live in Charlotte.

Mead salary talks delayed again

The Selectboard “kicked the can down the road” yet again when it met on May 9 and deferred action on the town clerk/treasurer (TC/T) pay issue until May 26 at 3 p.m. At that time the board will hold a single-issue meeting analyzing the position using the Palmer salary method with the expectation of finally resolving the question.