Applications open for 2019 Climate Economy Model Communities Program

The Vermont Council on Rural Development invites communities interested in developing local solutions that reduce carbon emissions and increase economic vitality to participate in the 2019 Climate Economy Model Communities Program. Along with Efficiency Vermont, Vermont’s utilities and other partners, the program works with two communities annually to help build and implement projects that increase… Read More »

Calling all Shelburne 5-year-olds: kindergarten awaits

Kindergarten registration is open for the 2019-20 school year at Shelburne Community School. The Champlain Valley School District is asking families to register their kindergartners earlier this year to get more accurate enrollment numbers. in order to plan for staffing and spring placement visits. Contact Patty Spagnolo at 83-1119 or to pre-register a child… Read More »

Student artists host Celebrate the Arts Night

Champlain Valley Union High School hosts its 11th annual Celebrate the Arts Night with visual and performing arts presentations on Dec. 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. The event features a visual arts show of more than 450 pieces created by students currently enrolled in CVU arts courses as well as work by students in other Champlain… Read More »

Ceres rises

Ceres rises

The new statue of the Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres, is raised to the re-gilded dome of the Vermont State House at a ceremony on Nov. 30.


An article Nov. 29 focused on Harbor Place on Shelburne Road, run by the nonprofit affordable housing agency Champlain Housing Trust. The trust defines Harbor Place as a motel for guests to stay while seeking permanent housing elsewhere.


COMMUNITY BURLINGTON Burlington City Arts Holiday Artist Market Dec. 14-15: Two-day market offers shoppers on Church Street the opportunity to purchase handmade gifts created by local artists. Hours are 4-8 p.m. on the 14th; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 15th. Contois Auditorium, 149 Church St. Chabad of Vermont Chanukah events • Dec. 7:… Read More »

Southern pine beetles march north

Southern pine beetles march north

By JOE RANKIN As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle. Dendroctonus frontalis – the first name means “tree murderer,” we should note – is only a fraction of an inch long. But during outbreaks, they… Read More »

Vermont bald eagles nest, breed successfully in 2018

Vermont bald eagles nest, breed successfully in 2018

This was another successful year for Vermont’s bald eagles with 23 known nesting pairs producing at least 33 young, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The bald eagle remains on the list of species protected under Vermont’s state endangered species law, but its continued recovery success may enable it to be delisted within… Read More »

Police charge Shelburne man with DUI

After a traffic stop on Shelburne Road early last Thursday morning, Shelburne Police cited Xavier Dimaggio, 40, of Shelburne, for Driving Under the Influence. Police said they stopped Dimaggio near the intersection with Green Mountain Drive in South Burlington at 1:20 a.m. after he failed to stop at a red light. Police also said Dimaggio’s… Read More »