Shelburne Police Log

43 traffic violations 40 directed patrols 40 miscellaneous complaints 15 medical calls 9 false fire alarms 7 burglar alarms 3 minor vehicle crashes 3 unsecured businesses 3 loose dogs 2 welfare checks 2 agency assists 1 accidental 911 hang-up June 29 6:33 a.m. A man with a handgun was reported making threats on Nashville Road.… Read More »

On the boardwalk

On the boardwalk

The trail to the LaPlatte Crossing footbridge in Shelburne is notoriously wet every spring, so Dave King led an effort to install a boardwalk through the floodplain. The boardwalk was designed in conjunction with a wetland ecologist at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, and on July 27 a crew hauled the materials and tools… Read More »

Protecting bobolinks, one hayfield at a time

Protecting bobolinks, one hayfield at a time

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Out in the field, Allan Strong identifies birds by sight and by song as they call into the morning mist and zip by against the fog-soaked mountains. “American crow … and there’s a barn swallow.” He scratches both names into an orange notebook. A spritely male bobolink flits above the… Read More »

Scout project lights up crossing

Scout project lights up crossing

“This is a big achievement for (Gerrit), the troop and the community,” said Shelburne Eagle Scout Garrett Gruendling who activated the new  flashing beacon at the Route 7 crosswalk between the Town Offices and Church Street this week. Fellow Shelburne Boy Scout Gerrit Pottmeyer in 2017 proposed the improvement for the spot on the busy highway and wrote and won a state grant for the project. Gruendling stood in on… Read More »

Help is Here: Bullying is never OK – here’s help

BETH HOLDEN Many kids look forward to the start of a new school year so they can catch up with friends and resume activities. For others, a new school year may trigger worry. Sometimes these feelings can be intense, like anxiety or fear. Bullying may be one reason kids show signs of resisting the start… Read More »

Young journalists preserving local news

Readers may have noticed the Community News byline on recent stories in this paper. This is a new project in collaboration with the University of Vermont to train and educate student journalists. I’m writing to let people know about the project and thank this paper for collaborating. In recent years, there has been a hollowing… Read More »

Veterans Portrait Project to photograph area military

Veterans Portrait Project  to photograph area military

The nationally acclaimed Veterans Portrait Project will be at the Northern Vermont Veterans Expo at American Legion Post 1, 100 Parah Drive, St. Albans, on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stacy Pearsall, a decorated military photographer and disabled combat veteran, will be there to honor area veterans and thank them with… Read More »

Shelburne man appointed to Fletcher library commission

Shelburne man appointed to Fletcher library commission

Malimu Chol Dhoor of Shelburne has joined the library commission at Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library. “I’m very well connected with new American communities and I see many opportunities where the library can benefit our new learners,” said Dhoor. Dhoor is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he studied economics and was a McNair… Read More »