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 »

Shelburne interns gain valuable experience

Shelburne interns gain valuable experience

On a recent Thursday morning, Rachel Childers was hard at work in the Conservation Lab at the Shelburne Museum, bent over one of two large wooden boards taken from the museum’s Dentzel Carousel collection. Each was painted with a scene of a hunter pursuing a rhino. She dabbed at a section of the painted wood… Read More »

Vermont seeks to woo young professionals

Vermont seeks to woo young professionals

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott held a press conference Monday in the brewing room of Fiddlehead Brewing Co. in Shelburne, amid the sounds of ventilators whirring, tanks being opened and the smell of the fermenting beer lingering in the air. The microbrewery, one of Vermont’s hippest thriving industries, provided the backdrop for Scott to make a… Read More »

Selectboard debates, passes hazmat and truck ordinances

After much debate Tuesday evening, the Shelburne Selectboard adopted two new municipal ordinances that regulate truck traffic on town roads and curtail the handling of hazardous materials. Representatives from several local companies attended the public hearing, mostly in opposition to the new regulations which they considered as a threat to their business practices. The ordinance… Read More »