Shelburne Falls – where our town began

You’ve seen the sign by the bridge over the LaPlatte River, so you know that you’re crossing Shelburne Falls. But do you know that Shelburne Falls was the place where the town of Shelburne began? Architectural Historian and Preservationist Brian Knight of Manchester has been researching the early history of the Shelburne Falls neighborhood for… Read More »

Obituary – Robert E. Manchester

Robert Manchester, born Nov. 1, 1944, in Richmond, Va., died Jan. 15, 2019, from complications of a brain hemorrhage caused by a blood vessel rupture. Bob graduated from Brown University in 1966 and received his JD from the University of Colorado Law School in 1969. He was a hard-working and persistent attorney who could piece… Read More »

Nominations sought for Colleen Haag Public Service Award

Nominations are open through Feb. 11 for this year’s Colleen Haag Public Service Award. Only Shelburne residents may nominate someone for the award and the award selection committee will only consider nominations sent via email (preferred), or U.S. mail. The committee so far has received several nominations. Email to, or send by postal mail… Read More »

Vermont’s wetlands deserve to be valued

By ROSE PAUL Wetlands are the unsung champions of the natural world – watery, squishy places that fundamentally support our daily lives. February 2 is World Wetlands Day, a time to celebrate these under-appreciated places in our landscape. Vermont is blessed with some of our region’s most important wetlands. The Otter Creek Swamps, the largest wetland complex… Read More »

Get help filing your taxes

By JAN DEMERS An IRS-certified intern from the University of Vermont who works with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program said, “As a local anti-poverty agency, CVOEO (the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity) acts as an incredible resource for Vermonters with low income. Having the ability to work with members of the local… Read More »

Jaime Heins running for reelection

To the Editor: I’d like to formally announce that I am running for re-election to the Shelburne Selectboard. I was elected to the Selectboard in March 2018 to serve out the remaining year on John Kerr’s former seat and I would be honored to continue my service to the town for a full two-year term.… Read More »

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