Shelburne Historical Society debuts May 20

By Rosalyn Graham For many years, Shelburne had a Historical Society, a group of dedicated residents who gathered, preserved, and told the stories of the town of Shelburne, its early years and its growth and development. When Shelburne celebrated its 250th anniversary last summer, the energetic volunteers who rallied to ensure that the historic occasion was… Read More »

Report from Montpelier: May 15, 2014

By Rep. Kate Webb When I entered the legislature in 2009, the Great Recession dominated our work. Two years later, Tropical Storm Irene and the spring floods took center stage. This biennium, we experienced the slow crawl out from the Great Recession and opened fertile and often emotional conversations about moving forward with less money… Read More »

Whooooo’s that?

Local photographer Lee Krohn quickly snapped this photo of an owl on a trail in Shelburne before it swooped silently away last week.

SCHIP grant applications due May 31

Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP), the nonprofit organization that raises funds at its resale shop on Route 7 next to the Shelburne Town Center, is accepting applications for its next round of grants. Applications from nonprofit organizations are due by May 31. Since SCHIP began making grants in 2004, they have granted more than $490,000… Read More »

Vermont Legislature adjourns, tax increases stay

Well, the Vermont Legislature adjourned last Saturday but not without leaving us with two significant tax increases. The 2015 General Fund Budget grew by 5.6 percent over a year ago which means state spending is increasing about twice as fast as revenues. The Education Fund grew 4.4 percent (to $1.5 billion) while the number of… Read More »

Tsk, tsk, Toxic Substances Control Act

In light of recent Vermont Senate activity, I’d like to thank Senator Ginny Lyons and Representative Kate Webb for leading the passage of the Toxic Free Families Act (S.239), and here’s why: It’s hard to imagine in a state such as Vermont, prided with its natural beauty that anyone might be at risk for exposure… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library: May 15, 2014

Of course, the Pierson Library celebrates children’s books every day! Come and browse through our collection, and don’t forget to join Mary Catherine Jones every Thursday morning at 10:30am for musical story time. All ages are welcome. Today! The Fairy Club will be meeting today at 3:15pm. Patrons four years old and up are invited… Read More »

Green Mountain Care Board seeks public input May 29

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) invites the public to two events in Burlington on Thursday, May 29: a “traveling board meeting” with brief presentations from Vermont health leaders from 1 to 4pm, and a public forum on health insurance rates from 6 to 7:30pm. Both events will be held at the First Congregational Church… Read More »

Democratic committees co-sponsor screening of “Inequality For All”

The Shelburne, Charlotte, and South Burlington Democratic Committees will co-sponsor a screening of the documentary “Inequality for All” on Sunday, May 18 at 7pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, second floor. The film, released in 2013 and featuring renowned economist Robert Reich, examines the ever-widening income inequality in the United States and the effects this… Read More »