The Rover’s coming to town

The Chittenden Solid Waste District’s Rover – the mobile household hazardous waste collection unit – will visit Charlotte and Shelburne soon. The Rover visits every town in Chittenden County throughout the spring and summer. On July 29, it will be parked at Charlotte Central School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 5,… Read More »


The Shelburne Social Services Committee wants to clarify information about medicine lock boxes and gun locks that was published July 13. The medicine boxes are available through First Call at the Howard Center, 1138 Pine St., Burlington. Supplies are limited; call 488-7777 to reserve one. Gun locks, however, are available at the Shelburne Town Offices… Read More »

Officials say no swimming at fishing access areas this summer

Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials are reminding the public this summer that fishing access areas are not intended for swimming, and swimmers at state fishing accesses may be fined. Swimming at fishing access points, which are primarily used for launching and retrieving motorboats, is a safety concern, officials said in a news release. Vermont game wardens… Read More »

Charlotte U.S. Route 7 reconstruction update

Project Location: U.S. Route 7 from the Ferrisburgh/Charlotte town line north for three miles to the Ferry Road Intersection. Project completion is scheduled for 2018. Week of July 17 Between Wildwood West Development and Ferry Road: No work is scheduled for this section. Between East Thompson’s Point Road and Wildwood West Development: Construction of the… Read More »

WNRCD seeking small farms in need of nutrient-management plans

The Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District, in conjunction with the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, UVM Extension, and USDA-National Resource Conservation Service, is offering a program to help small farms write nutrient management plans to meet the new required agricultural practices. There is no cost for services offered by the WNRCD. Small farms that spread manure… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Patrons may call the library at 985-5124 for more information or to sign up for the programs that require pre-registration. Friday Free Play: Join us Friday at 10:30 a.m. for another Free Play session. This week’s theme will be “Pioneers on the Prairie.” Story Time with Patrice: Gather at the library on Mondays, July 24… Read More »

Massachusetts man drowns at Point Bay Marina

A 64-year-old man was found dead in the water at Point Bay Marina on Thompson’s Point in Charlotte Saturday night, according to Vermont State Police. David Clement of Pittsfield, Mass. was returning his boat to its slip at the marina when officials say he fell into the water and drowned. State Police from the Williston… Read More »



The 22nd Annual Concert Series at Shelburne Farms. The Phil Abair Band will kick the series off on Wednesday and Shelburne Farms invites families to set up a lawn chair or a blanket, and bring a picnic or visit the concession stand. The event is for the whole family and kids are welcome to visit… Read More »

Solar project proposed near Mt. Philo gets scrutiny

By Mike Donoghue A state board is expected to rule shortly on whether to reject a large solar array that Charlotte officials say will spoil panoramic views from Mt. Philo State Park and the surrounding area. Vermont hearing officer John C. Gerhard has recommended denying a request from Peck Electric Inc. of South Burlington to… Read More »

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