Keep deer healthy: use only synthetic deer lure

Hunters, take note: deer lure containing deer urine or other deer bodily fluids is banned by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. This type of lure could contain a mutant protein that can be passed through urine, which is the infectious agent of chronic wasting disease. The disease is 100 percent fatal for infected animals… Read More »

LaPlatte area hours changed for hunters

Sections of the LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area in Shelburne will be closed to the general public and open only to hunters during hunting season this year. The property is overpopulated with deer, and The Nature Conservancy, which owns the land, is hoping that allowing hunters into area will help manage the deer population. The… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

28 traffic violations 20 medical calls 6 miscellaneous complaints 2 false fire alarms 1 dog reunited with its owners 1 accidental 911 call Aug. 18 2 a.m. Police found an open gate at a property on Bay Road and checked the area. 9:16 a.m. Shelburne Police helped Vermont State Police look for a stolen vehicle… Read More »

Want a way to help business? Raise the minimum wage

By DAN BARLOW Want to hear something obvious? Raising the minimum wage increases the take-home pay for low-income workers without hurting job growth. That’s not just a sound bite from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It’s now a proven economic fact. A study released this month from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC… Read More »

Cub Scout Pack 607 welcomes girls, chucks pumpkins

Cub Scout Pack 607 welcomes girls, chucks pumpkins

By ELIZABETH CARNEY The Cub Scout year is off to a strong start in Shelburne-Charlotte. So far, we have welcomed 12 new scouts, including three girls. That’s right — after 108 years, Boy Scouts of America is welcoming girls officially into the fold. While we’ve always encouraged families to participate in our events, now girls… Read More »

Diaper bank puts diapers at local food shelves

Diaper costs will soon be less of a stress for local families in need. The Junior League of Champlain Valley is creating a diaper bank that will distribute diapers from area food shelves, in a partnership with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Hinesburg, Richmond, Williston and Milton will all have diapers available at their food… Read More »

Shelburne Community School needs mentors

Shelburne Community School is recruiting mentors for both of its mentoring programs. Everybody Wins! is a statewide literacy mentoring program that matches adults with students in grades 2-4. Pairs meet Tuesday or Wednesday midday over lunch for reading and fun. Connecting Youth is a district-wide mentoring program that matches adults with students in grades 5-8… Read More »