Blue-green algae and ALS – connection or coincidence?

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer In early 2014, Glynda McKinnon of Charlotte noticed that her partner David Scheuer seemed to be slurring his words, but he didn’t notice it. By late summer, even he acknowledged that something wasn’t right. In September, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosi, or ALS. Despite leading an active, athletic lifestyle… Read More »

Gardenside Nursery pots its last plant

Gardenside Nursery pots its last plant

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer On Sunday, July 28, after more than 90 years the Gardenside Nursery on Webster Road in Shelburne closed without a whimper, without a bang, but with one heck of a sale. Plants were going for 75 percent off on the final days of the venerable gardening institution that’s been selling plants,… Read More »

A coyote secret: Kill them, they spread

A coyote secret: Kill them, they spread

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer More than 100 people packed (pun intended) the Shelburne Town Hall on Friday, July 14, to hear about the Eastern coyote. Although coyote expert Chris Schadler had them howling (again intentional) with laughter, her presentation also had its more somber moments when she discussed attempts to eradicate them. Although the coyote… Read More »

CVSD approves teachers’ contract

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Champlain Valley School District Board approved a teachers’ contract at the final meeting before the summer break. CVSD Director of Human Resources Mark McDermott said that he couldn’t release a copy of the contract because they are awaiting signatures. “The contracts are ratified but not yet signed, so they can’t… Read More »

Charlotte zoning administrator leaving

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Charlotte zoning administrator and sewage control officer Aaron Brown is leaving this position to accept a position as zoning administrator and town administrator for New Haven. Although his official last day is July 8, he’s told the selectboard that he’ll work Fridays until they hire his replacement. Not only is the… Read More »

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