CVU turns 50: a legacy of innovation, leadership, and community

All CVU alumni, students, teachers, staff, and administrators are invited to “walk” with the 50th graduating class at its commencement on June 13 at Patrick Gym. An alumni reception will follow. To RSVP, ask questions, volunteer, or stay in the loop please visit the Facebook page, Champlain Valley Union High School 50th Birthday Celebration; email […]

Champlain Classic runs through Shelburne this Sunday

Locals are encouraged to participate or come out and support other runners in the 24th annual Champlain Classic race Sunday, May 4 at the Shelburne Town Offices. The day begins with registration, only $20 per person, from 7-8:15am followed by a free 1K Kid’s Race for those 12 and younger at 8:30am from the Town […]

Let’s Green Up

Shelburne is hosting Green Up Day activities on Saturday, May 3. As in years’ past, individuals, groups, and neighborhoods will be cleaning up the roadsides, paths, trails, sidewalks, and shorelines. Interested residents can grab a special Green Up bag or two at the Town Office or at the Shelburne Supermarket and sign up for a […]

Dept. of Public Service grant audit reveals mismanagement

By Heather McKim Police coverage, cell towers, and a pedestrian bridge were among the topics discussed at the April 22 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard. Town Manager Joe Colangelo offered updates on a number of issues, including an increase in health premiums for town employees and a proposed solar array on Old Orchard Lane. The […]

Report from Montpelier: May 1, 2014

By Rep. Kate Webb A few people have expressed frustration regarding my votes on bills and are seeking explanations why I voted the way I did. One letter wondered why I would vote against an amendment that would have required the governor to present a financing plan for Green Mountain Care by April 30, 2014. […]

Bird boxes capture fond memories of Shelburne

An envelope containing a handwritten note and the photograph, above, arrived at the Shelburne News office last Friday from Hampshire, England. The note, penned by Derrick Roots, relayed this sentiment: “Our daughter, her husband, and our two grandchildren moved to Shelburne 14 years ago,” he began. “The last time we paid a visit was Christmas […]

Good luck with explanation

This is a response to Chris Kapsalis who wrote a letter to the editor in the April 17 issue of the Shelburne News expressing his displeasure that Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb never explained their rationale when voting on residential property tax issues. Apparently Chris does not know anything about the democratic mind: the […]

Cell tower concerns

Just a few comments in response to Representative Lenes’ “Report From Montpelier” update in last week’s Shelburne News. For those who have not been following this issue very closely, there is a bill (“S.220”) making its way through the Legislature that will likely undermine the town’s ability to have a voice in future cell tower […]

“E” is for elephants, not extinction

As an elephant activist living in Shelburne, I invite everyone to join me in ending the ivory trade in this country in order to protect a critical species from extinction. Approximately 100 elephants are slaughtered each day for their tusks. That’s one elephant every 15 minutes! Conservation experts around the globe have stated, unequivocally, that if the tide […]

I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth…

How do four men trying to circumvent justice, not constitute some type of conspiracy? The line between a “small” lie about running a red light and the culmination of lies committed in furthering an untruth deserves further scrutiny. First police officer Jason “The Rookie” lies about a person from another community running a red light. […]

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