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Located in Charlotte, Vermont, The Charlotte News is a nonprofit bi-weekly newspaper published by and for Charlotters since 1958. Distribution is made every other Wednesday to all households and businesses in Charlotte and to selected outlets in Shelburne, Hinesburg, North Ferrisburgh, Ferrisburgh and Vergennes. Breaking news is posted to our website and distributed via e-mail between regular issues.
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08/12/2020

1,498 ballots counted from Charlotters today.
1,182 of those were absentee.

1,126 Charlotte voters chose to fill out the Democratic ballot.
309 filled out the Republican ballot.
3 chose the Progressive ballot.

More results to come in the morning.

Info from Town Clerk Mary Mead.

There’s no space right now for more grim news. I will leave it to others to write about cyanobacteria blooms in Charlott...
08/10/2020
More good news in the outdoors

There’s no space right now for more grim news. I will leave it to others to write about cyanobacteria blooms in Charlotte and elsewhere, drought and its sequalae, climate change, and species loss. For this moment, through rose-colored glasses, I’m reporting good news in the outdoors.

Charlotte Vermont

In a normal year, Jack Pilla would be traveling to compete in Ultra running races like the 100-mile Bighorn Trail Run in...
08/09/2020
Jack Pilla: Ultra runner and coach

In a normal year, Jack Pilla would be traveling to compete in Ultra running races like the 100-mile Bighorn Trail Run in Wyoming, which should have taken place in June. Instead, he is spending his time and energy locally, running up and down Pease Mountain with his dog Ducati and going back and forth on sections of the Town Link Trail and the Town Village Loop. He has run every day for over 14 years, totaling 56,000 miles in that time span.

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07/30/2020
vtnea.org

The VT NEA teachers union released a detailed plan today calling for a measured, and delayed, approach to opening schools in the fall—in theory pushing the actual first day of school well past September 8.

Here’s a link to the plan; what do you think?

https://vtnea.org/uploads/files/vtneaphaseinFINAL.pdf

What have you all been reading? Like the days, it almost seems like the books I have read in the past few weeks are blen...
07/29/2020
The island calls you home

What have you all been reading? Like the days, it almost seems like the books I have read in the past few weeks are blending into one another also—titles, pages and characters mixing in a misty, green, cut-grass-scented summer haze…I really should keep some kind of list.

Charlotte Vermont

07/28/2020

In case you haven't gotten enough time with your kids lately...the governor just announced that the start of the school year has been pushed back until Sept. 8.

Here at The Charlotte News, our goals are to produce papers that serve our community with local news and articles of int...
07/28/2020
Three Questions

Here at The Charlotte News, our goals are to produce papers that serve our community with local news and articles of interest and to give voice to the views of Charlotte residents. We’re curious about what our readers value in the paper, so we asked three questions to several Charlotters...

Charlotte Vermont

The Charlotte Energy Committee and the Charlotte Library, with the support of the town, successfully applied in April 20...
07/27/2020
Charlotte’s first public EV charger

The Charlotte Energy Committee and the Charlotte Library, with the support of the town, successfully applied in April 2019 for a $17,000 grant from the State Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Grant...

Charlotte Vermont

07/27/2020

Breaking news from CVSD:

After twenty years of service in the Champlain Valley School District (CVSD), with the past fifteen as Superintendent, Elaine Pinckney has announced her intention to retire in June 2021. Superintendent Pinckney informed the board on July 21, 2020, during executive session.

At the corner of Lake and Ferry Roads, Ceres Gardens is a cornucopia of fresh produce, thanks to Bud Ceres and Tim Hoope...
07/27/2020
Ceres Gardens farm stand is open

At the corner of Lake and Ferry Roads, Ceres Gardens is a cornucopia of fresh produce, thanks to Bud Ceres and Tim Hoopes. ...

Charlotte Vermont

As an experiment, this edition of The Charlotte News is available only on our website at www.CharlotteNewsVT.org. We hop...
07/26/2020

As an experiment, this edition of The Charlotte News is available only on our website at www.CharlotteNewsVT.org. We hope you’ll take a look, read the articles that interest you, or download the entire paper. We’ve also posted a short survey (click on "Feedback") asking for your thoughts on the website, both as it is now, and what you’d like to see in the future. Our print paper will return on August 6.

https://www.charlottenewsvt.org/click-to-read-the-july-23-…/

https://www.charlottenewsvt.org/hows-our-website/

From the VSP:
07/26/2020

From the VSP:

Charlotte Fire and Rescue highly recommends using the preceding tips in order to keep yourself, your family, your friend...
07/25/2020
Fire safety: Rules and tips for summer and beyond

Charlotte Fire and Rescue highly recommends using the preceding tips in order to keep yourself, your family, your friends and your home safe during the summer season. There have been quite a few preventable fires in Charlotte in the past years resulting from improper grill use, some of which have resulted in severe damage to property.

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The local paper…the local news. How else would one know all the details of a town? Activities, politics, achievements, r...
07/25/2020
Letters To The Editor

The local paper…the local news. How else would one know all the details of a town? Activities, politics, achievements, real estate transactions, memorials, conservation, agriculture, education and much more: each...

Charlotte Vermont

On July 17, the board of directors of The Charlotte News announced that Claudia Marshall will replace Vince Crockenberg ...
07/24/2020
New Publisher for The Charlotte News

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....

Charlotte Vermont

Superintendent Elaine Pinckney opened the Champlain Valley School District Board meeting on Tuesday, July 21 with the st...
07/24/2020
District announces school reopening details

Superintendent Elaine Pinckney opened the Champlain Valley School District Board meeting on Tuesday, July 21 with the statement, “We are working from imperfect options and choosing the best of those options. We are focusing on two things: the safety of our children and the fact that they need to be in school.”

Charlotte Vermont

As an experiment, this edition of The Charlotte News is available only on our website at www.CharlotteNewsVT.org. We hop...
07/23/2020

As an experiment, this edition of The Charlotte News is available only on our website at www.CharlotteNewsVT.org. We hope you’ll take a look, read the articles that interest you, or download the entire paper. We’ve also posted a short survey (click on "Feedback") asking for your thoughts on the website, both as it is now, and what you’d like to see in the future. Our print paper will return on August 6.

https://www.charlottenewsvt.org/click-to-read-the-july-23-edtion/

Photo by Lee Krohn

There’s no shortage of distressing news these days. Let’s take a break from it all for a few paragraphs and savor some p...
07/13/2020
Good news in the outdoors

There’s no shortage of distressing news these days. Let’s take a break from it all for a few paragraphs and savor some positive news....

Charlotte Vermont

It has been a year since summer high school baseball has seen the diamond through a traditional American Legion season. ...
07/12/2020
Sports Report – July 9, 2020

It has been a year since summer high school baseball has seen the diamond through a traditional American Legion season. This year’s season was cancelled in April due to the...

Charlotte Vermont

It feels like we wait all year for fresh lettuce, and the window seems to close quickly. How can we maximize lettuce sea...
07/11/2020
Maximize that lettuce

It feels like we wait all year for fresh lettuce, and the window seems to close quickly. How can we maximize lettuce season?

Charlotte Vermont

Normally we’d just walk to our mailboxes every other Thursday and find the next edition of The Charlotte News. But for o...
07/11/2020
Let’s go digital

Normally we’d just walk to our mailboxes every other Thursday and find the next edition of The Charlotte News. But for our July 23 edition, we’re going digital-only . . .

Charlotte Vermont

It seems like no matter your age or understanding of the deeply complex issues taking hold of our country, many are reco...
07/10/2020
Music from (and for) falling in love

It seems like no matter your age or understanding of the deeply complex issues taking hold of our country, many are recognizing that letting your guard down, following the golden rule, and active listening are absolutely necessary in working toward equality. It’s hard to think about anything else—the world doesn’t need any more DJs. It needs more listeners.

Charlotte Vermont

The Selectboard meeting on June 29 confronted decisions addressing changes in hours and pay rates for town employees for...
07/10/2020
Summer’s here but the Selectboard is still working

The Selectboard meeting on June 29 confronted decisions addressing changes in hours and pay rates for town employees for fiscal year 2021, reopening the Town Offices, requesting bids for the...

Charlotte Vermont

While other states have already rolled out plans for public school openings in the fall, Vermont is still trying to figu...
07/09/2020
CVSD and VT NEA racing the clock

While other states have already rolled out plans for public school openings in the fall, Vermont is still trying to figure out what education will look like for students in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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For anyone considering Spectrum as an internet or cable service provider: We were never notified that when we requested to change our address, move service, that our new address would be serviced by Charter. We have been logging on to pay our bill and it turns out it’s for the old address. Then discovered that Spectrum opened a NEW account and never notified us of how to properly return equipment, access a new account or even set one up. We have paid for two months service that we never received. Solution- consumer pays double! Spectrum finds no fault in their representative not “noting” our stop date. We have called on multiple occasions to check and make sure we had only one account. On every occasions we were told “yes, you have one account.” WRONG! I’ve been receiving two bills for two accounts. Does anyone else see a problem in Spectrum opening a new account with your personal identification information (Social Security number) or am I the only one under the impression that this is textbook fraud? I have spent a total of 5 hours on the phone with 16 different representatives with no solution except we pay them double. Thank you Spectrum for not only losing my respect but also my trust. We have been customers for years and we wanted to simple continue our service at our new home. You have made that impossible and now made it the consumers issue and burden for your employee not following your written, stated and implied policies and procedures. I also requested all of my “notes” for my account that I paid for and I am told they cannot be given to me. Does a subpoena do the trick? Also, instead of letting us know that the email address we use, because most people have one, would not be able to be used with the new account, you took upon yourself to create one and never share that information with the customer. It took me 5 hours to discover over a dozen mistakes made on Spectrum’s end with no remedy expect the consumer is always at fault.
Mecklenburg County this video was taken by my Fiance's son who lives in this home in Mecklenburg County and it's clearly a case of domestic violence between this childs mother and her boyfriend we reported this to your police department....nothing....your police department suggested we report to Mecklenburg CPS and we did....nothing as I quote the caseworker "they spoke with everyone in the home and everything seemed fine" but clearly in this video it is not and they had watched the video this is a regular occurrence in this home amongst other issues and to get some perspective on this a child 1 out of 4 was removed out of this home because of this exact video why wasn't it acceptable for 1 child but you leave 3 more kids in this just in 1 year from December of last year to now the police have responded to this residence for a "domestic dispute" 6 times! #Idemandjustice #domesticviolenceisnotacceptable #savethesekids I will post this to any and every page I can to get something done about this no kid should have to live in this being scared to death, what has to happen before something is done
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Did you know that Charlotte is one of the last cities to allow unattended tethering of dogs...forever?!! There are NO limits! Why have a dog if you’re going to leave it outside 24/7 365 days a year in the sweltering heat & winter cold/storms? These women will be petitioning the City Council on 10/28 to change the law to be in line with neighboring cities. No more than 3 hours at a time unattended tethering. Here is their story; https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsoctv.com/amp/news/local/residents-call-for-change-in-charlottes-animal-tethering-ordinance/998257313 The link to the petition to sign anonymously or not, is in the article or here; http://chng.it/rqbcGSS86C Please sign 🙏🏼 & share! Thank you!
He threatened to slit a woman's throat on fb.. This has to be dealt with.
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