Charlotte Albright

Reporter

Charlotte Albright moved to Vermont from Maine in 2006, after more than a decade of reporting and producing for Maine Public Broadcasting Network. She has also contributed  many  stories to NPR. Her first project for Vermont Public Radio was a series on farming, followed by frequent free-lancing. In January 2012 she joined the VPR staff and now covers the Upper Valley and the Northeast Kingdom.

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At the end of January, Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon presented a sweeping plan to reverse troubling trends at the Ivy League school.

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The long legal battle between St. Johnsbury and former Town Manager Ralph Nelson is finally over.

Nelson left an administrative job in Major League Baseball to become Town Manager of St. Johnsbury in 2010. About two years later, a newly elected select board sent him packing without, he says,  explaining why. 

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There’s a new kind of classroom springing up in some Vermont high schools. It’s called a maker lab, and usually features high-tech design and manufacturing tools.  

At St. Johnsbury Academy, the lab’s purpose is not to teach specific workforce skills but to foster creativity. It’s the brainchild of Assistant Principal Jeff Burroughs. He used to work at IBM.

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“Slow food” used to mean nutritious meals that take hours to prepare. In the 1990s, the phrase was adopted by advocates who see traditional, small-scale agriculture as superior to industrial food production. Now comes "slow money," which links fledgling food growers and producers to local investors. 

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A solar company based in Waterbury is urging residents of northeastern Vermont to harness the sun.

SunCommon got its start as a spin-off from the Vermont Public Interest Research Group only three years ago. It’s already installed 1,200 residential systems and eight larger community arrays of panels for 300 members in several communities, including Milton and Barre. Now it’s looking for more customers in the southern part of the Northeast Kingdom.

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Vermont deserves high marks for making preschool available to every 3, 4 and 5 year old, according to a report released Monday by a national research organization based at Rutgers University.

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Like many small towns in Vermont, Norwich is trying to manage future development to meets the needs of all residents, not just the well-heeled. So town planners are inviting feedback about possible zoning changes in this Upper Valley community.

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As spring returns, controversy swirls over a dam in East Burke. The land trust that owns the dam wants to tear it down. But other residents see the dam as an historic buttress to the local economy. 

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Plainfield, New Hampshire residents are still furious about noise coming from a shooting range in Hartland, Vermont. So Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Commissioner Louis Porter wants to limit the range’s hours, require a hunting or fishing license and add supervision. The department also plans to install about $20,000 of security and soundproofing upgrades.

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Community National Bank is planning to shutter two branches in Caledonia County – one in Lyndonville and another in St. Johnsbury. Both branches that will close are located in retail districts. The company says it needs to consolidate, but some customers are unhappy.

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