From the Archives

May 17, 1990History in the making

We are happy to report that The Charlotte News Archive Project is moving right along. Between production cycles, Kali and I have done our best to organize and document every hard-copy issue of The Charlotte News from 1958 to present. With the help of the Charlotte Library and Edd Merritt, according to our records, we have every issue of our history in hard copy. Pretty amazing to see such a vault of Charlotte’s history in one place. Our next steps are to store them properly, get the website working better, and then get all back issues digitized and searchable. We hope to have some classic editions in display form by the summer. We’ll bring you more on this as it develops.
Reprinted archive complied by: Kali Adams, Madison Hakey and Alex Bunten 

Volume III, Number 9 November 25, 1960


This is reprinted from “Country Gazetteer” of 1882 loaned to the Charlotte News by Mrs. Agnes McDurfee

A convenient mode of transportation for the abundant crops is afforded by the Rutland branch of the Central Vermont Railroad, which extends through the western part of the town from north to south, with a station about one-half mile west of Charlotte Four Corners, on road 18. The advent of this road, in 1847, 49, considerably increased the commercial interests of the locality, even though it was objected to by some at the time.

Volume XI, Number 11 January 9, 1964


The arrival in Burlington Monday of a 31-car train signalled the start of operations on the Vermont Railway Corp. line, formerly the Rutland Railroad.

Jay L. Wulfson, head of the corporation, is leasing the Burlington to White Creek section of the railroad from the state. Under terms of the lease, the line must provide a minimum schedule of three round trips weekly between Burlington and Rutland and two weekly round trip runs between Rutland and Bennington as well as daily yard service at Burlington and Rutland.

Wulfson begins operations with three locomotives and about 25 employees.

Volume XXVI, Number 20  July 12, 1984


We are very proud of our Charlotte VOLunteer Fire Department and Rescue squad personnel and their participation in extricating victims from Saturday’s tragic wreck of the Montrealer.

The following members were there:

Mike Gill-Assistant Chief

Linda Goote-1st Lieut. (and Rescue Squad Crew Chief)

Gary Therridan-2nd Lieut.

Randy Ramsden-Capt.

Jared Leary-Firefighter

Dick St. George-Firefighter

Kevin Garen—Firefighter Rescue Squad-

Charloe Canatte-EMT & Crew Chief

John Oxholm-EMT & Crew Chief

Kristy Oxholm-Rescue Squad Member

Al Finkbeiner-Rescue Squad Member

Bill Pinney, Jr.-Rescue Squad Member

Jim Sheldon-Dean-Rescue Squad Member…

Bill Pinney Jr. and Jim Sheldon-Dean are new members, having joined within the last four months in response to a recent successful membership drive. We would also like to make mention of the fact that the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad stood by in the Charlotte Fire Department Parking Lot all day, in case they were needed in this area.