CVU Board to consider future of soggy fields

By Mal Boright A cold spring with a late departure of accumulated snow has left the Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) clay-based athletic fields in, well, less than optimum condition. Nevertheless, following some 12 postponements and cancellations plus many parking lot practice sessions, the games are going on pending rainy weather. “This spring definitely […]

Actor Forest Whitaker honors Vermont award winners

Academy award-winning actor Forest Whitaker congratulates Michelle Dreimann, 16, of Stratton Mountain and Richard “Tré” Diemer, 13, of Shelburne on being named Vermont’s top two youth volunteers for 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Dreimann and Diemer were honored at a ceremony on Sunday, May 4 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural […]

DRB approves new butcher shop

At its meeting on May 7, the Development Review Board (DRB) approved an application for retail sales at the former site of Next Door Bakery. Green Pasture Meats intends to open a butcher shop in this location. Most of the meeting was devoted to a review of the final plan and conditional use application filed […]

Shelburne Historical Society debuts May 20

By Rosalyn Graham For many years, Shelburne had a Historical Society, a group of dedicated residents who gathered, preserved, and told the stories of the town of Shelburne, its early years and its growth and development. When Shelburne celebrated its 250th anniversary last summer, the energetic volunteers who rallied to ensure that the historic occasion was […]

Report from Montpelier: May 15, 2014

By Rep. Kate Webb When I entered the legislature in 2009, the Great Recession dominated our work. Two years later, Tropical Storm Irene and the spring floods took center stage. This biennium, we experienced the slow crawl out from the Great Recession and opened fertile and often emotional conversations about moving forward with less money […]

Whooooo’s that?

Local photographer Lee Krohn quickly snapped this photo of an owl on a trail in Shelburne before it swooped silently away last week.

Planning Commission discusses telecom, stormwater issues

The Planning Commission members heard from experts on telecommunications and stormwater issues at their meeting on May 8. Kurt Oughstun, a professor of engineering and mathematical sciences at UVM, offered to assist the Commission as it maps potential suitable locations in Shelburne for telecom towers. Oughstun said it was essential to know where signals would […]

SCHIP grant applications due May 31

Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP), the nonprofit organization that raises funds at its resale shop on Route 7 next to the Shelburne Town Center, is accepting applications for its next round of grants. Applications from nonprofit organizations are due by May 31. Since SCHIP began making grants in 2004, they have granted more than $490,000 […]

Vermont Legislature adjourns, tax increases stay

Well, the Vermont Legislature adjourned last Saturday but not without leaving us with two significant tax increases. The 2015 General Fund Budget grew by 5.6 percent over a year ago which means state spending is increasing about twice as fast as revenues. The Education Fund grew 4.4 percent (to $1.5 billion) while the number of […]

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