Idling law now in effect

Vermont’s prohibited idling of motor vehicles law went into effect May 5, 2014. This law applies to all motor vehicles. It limits the idling of vehicles to five minutes in any 60-minute period. A penalty of $10 will be assessed for a first violation, $50 for a second violation, and $100 for a third and subsequent violations There are exceptions to the five-minute… Read More »

Shelburne BikeFest rolls into town

Shelburne BikeFest will return Saturday, May 31, and it promises to be better than ever! Stop by the tents in front of the Shelburne Town Offices, across from the Parade Green and the first Farmers Market of the season, between 10am and 1pm and enjoy all BikeFest has to offer. Throughout the event, there will… Read More »

Green Mountain Care on slow track

I appreciate Rep. Kate Webb’s communication in the Shelburne News as to where she stands on the Governor’s failure to provide a Green Mountain Healthcare financing plan on Jan. 15, 2013 as required by Act 48. She explains that a slip of an assumed federal government waiver was the reason for not meeting the date.… Read More »

Meet Vermont House Minority Whip

The Republican Town Committee will sponsor guest speaker, Rep. Don Turner (R. Milton), Minority Whip of the Vermont House, at the Dutch Mill Restaurant on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30am for a breakfast meeting. Rep. Turner will offer his perspective on highlights of the 2013-14 state legislative session. The public is invited to attend.

News from the Pierson Library: May 8, 2014

Today! The Fairy Club returns! Fairies and gnomes are hard at working helping spring flowers bloom. We invite kids ages 4 and up to stop by at 3:15pm to learn more about the fairy world and all its sprightly creatures. Take part in a different craft each Thursday afternoon in May.  Snacks are provided. Please… Read More »

Notable Neighbors: The Reverend Craig Smith

November in Vermont signals a palpable transition between seasons – from the crisp fall leaves to a frosted wonderland. Last year, while the Green Mountains welcomed winter’s chill, Shelburne’s Trinity Episcopal Church coped with an unexpected change in its clerical landscape. The Reverend Craig Smith was called to serve Trinity for 15 years. Having outreached… Read More »

Vermont finally welcomes home Vietnam Vets

It may have taken 41 years, but Vermont Vietnam Veterans were finally welcomed home and properly recognized by the State thanks to the efforts of Rep. Vicki Strong. A Republican from Albany, Vt., Strong acknowledged that while servicemen from other wars were treated like heroes when they returned home, Vietnam Vets were not. Worse yet,… Read More »

Lose your shoes, support Youth Catalytics

Youth Catalytics, Inc. is conducting a shoe drive during entire month of May to raise funds in support of its work – to address the needs of at-risk youth, benefit microenterprise ventures in developing nations, and to keep old shoes out of local landfills. The public is invited to participate by donating used shoes at… Read More »

Shelburne students win awards at Vermont History Day

Vermont History Day is a yearly, statewide competition for students in grades 5 through 12. Students present a variety of history projects relating to a theme. This year’s theme was “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” The annual event was held on Saturday, April 5 in Barre. Above: Homeschooler Kali Adams, a seventh grader, won first place in… Read More »

Rokeby celebrates opening with prestigious performance

The inimitable Francois Clemmons will sing “Songs of Freedom” to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society founding and the 2014 opening of Rokeby Museum on Sunday, May 18 at 3pm. More than 100 Vermonters gathered in Middlebury in May 1834 to “declare war on slavery” and to found an organization to carry… Read More »