Planning Commission seeks applicants by Monday Jan. 8

The Shelburne Town Planning Commission needs to fill a vacancy as soon as possible. Last week, the commission was unable to hold its bimonthly meeting due to a lack of quorum. The commission has been down a member since Nov. 14 when former Vice Chair Jaime Heins was appointed to the Shelburne Selectboard filling an… Read More »

Fire hits Falls Road home

Firefighters from five departments fought a Christmas Eve house fire on Falls Road that investigators determined was caused by a basement pellet stove, fire officials said Wednesday. The call came in at 5:15 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor reportedly noticed flames on the porch of the house, a small white farmhouse located near the LaPlatte… Read More »

Wake Robin resident pleads not guilty to ricin charge

By Eileen O’Grady Shelburne resident Betty Miller appeared in U.S. District Court Friday for the third time since her arrest Nov. 30, pleading not guilty to the charge of possessing an unregistered select agent  — the poison ricin  — in her Wake Robin apartment. Miller, 70, entered the courtroom haltingly with shackled wrists, gripping the handle of… Read More »

CVU to focus on childhood trauma

This story was updated to correct the estimate of how many adverse childhood experiences that individuals in a CDC study were found to have had. Just two days before students returned from summer break, roughly 100 educators and community members gathered in the small red auditorium at Champlain Valley Union High School to watch the… Read More »

South Burlington construction company chosen for proposed $6.5 million library project

The Shelburne Selectboard has accepted the recommendation of the Library Building Steering Committee to hire Neagley & Chase Construction Company of South Burlington to provide the construction management services for the proposed Pierson Library building and renovation project. The board voted unanimously Tuesday night to affirm the committee’s pick, which came after an extensive selection… Read More »

Demand for free toys overwhelms Vt Teddy Bear

Last Wednesday, Shelburne’s Vermont Teddy Bear Company announced an ambitious goal: to provide every four-year-old in Vermont with a teddy bear, free of cost. The venture, dubbed the Vermont Cub Project, is a way for the company to be socially responsible and give back to Vermonters, according to Bear Brand Manager Abby Temeles. But on… Read More »

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