Don Dempsey releases new book

Don Dempsey releases new book

Don Dempsey of Shelburne announced the publication of his novel, “Underfunded: The Fourth Solution,” which was released this July. It is the first publication by Dempsey, who is a local investment advisor and asset manager. “Underfunded: The Fourth Solution” is a fictional murder-mystery about a small town public pension plan that is deeply underfunded. When… Read More »

Obituary – Evelyn R. Smith

Obituary – Evelyn R. Smith

Evelyn Smith, of Wake Robin Life Plan Retirement Community in Shelburne, died peacefully in her sleep Aug. 5 at the age of 93. Evelyn was born in Boston, Mass., and raised in Charlestown, Mass., by her parents, Evelyn (Fields) Bishop and Roy Thomas Bishop. She attended the Boston Public School System and received her Bachelor… Read More »

Annual rabies bait drop begins

Annual rabies bait drop begins

The 23rd annual Rabies Bait Drop, a cooperative effort between the State of Vermont and U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services to stop the spread of rabies, began Aug. 11. The bait drop is part of a nationally coordinated effort to halt the fatal disease. “Timing and duration of the air drop is dependent on… Read More »

Choose wisely on Fiddlehead expansion

As we watch the town of Shelburne fiddle with the proposed Fiddlehead expansion, we may be coming to a crossroad for our fair village. Few people would doubt that Shelburne has been the town of choice for families wishing to raise their kids in safe, peaceful surroundings. And when the kids are grown, their parents… Read More »

Etched in stone

Etched in stone

Two newly engraved stones were installed at the Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial last week, one each listing the names of those from Shelburne who served in World War I and World War II. The 6-foot-by-3-foot granite monuments were carved at Granite Industries of Vermont in Barre and weigh approximately 1,800 pounds. The Shelburne Veterans Monument Committee… Read More »

Heartbreak and being white in America

Last weekend, two back-to-back mass shootings happened in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. I am overwhelmed with heartbreak by the increasing proliferation of these attacks, and the continuing violence enacted on communities of color at the hands of white people, and white men in particular. What does it mean to be white in America?… Read More »

Diamond Island Regatta sets sail from Point Bay

Diamond Island Regatta sets sail from Point Bay

Now in its seventh season, the Diamond Island Regatta, hosted by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina, will once again attract many of the fastest boats and best sailors from around Lake Champlain. The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 17, at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte. As in past years, the… Read More »

Seeing spots: The sandpipers that like lakes

Seeing spots: The sandpipers that like lakes

LAURIE D. MORRISSEY If there’s one place you’d expect to see a sandpiper, it’s on the sand. However, there is one member of this family of shorebirds that prefers streamside to surfside. Almost any time you go for a paddle, you are likely to see small brown birds skimming low across the water with stiff,… Read More »