Windstorm brings damage, disruption

Windstorm brings damage, disruption

Tree roots reaching skyward were an uncharacteristically common sight during Monday morning’s commute after an overnight storm blew through, toppling trees and knocking out power in much of the area and around Vermont as the workweek got underway. Local schools, Hinesburg Town Hall, and various businesses were closed Monday and even Tuesday as fallen tree… Read More »

Charlotte Rt. 7 work ends early

Charlotte Rt. 7 work ends early

Commuters can breathe a sigh of relief when the Ferrisburgh-Charlotte stretch of U.S. Route 7 comes into view. As cooler weather finally makes an appearance in Vermont, roadwork is winding down along the busy stretch. VTrans Resident Engineer Bob Suckert estimates that the work in Charlotte, which has gone on for the past two summers,… Read More »

Bread and Butter Farm beef recalled over E-coli concerns

The Vermont Department of Health and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Friday a recall of about 133 pounds of ground beef sold by Bread and Butter Farm due to possible E. coli contamination, according to agency news releases. The recall was by Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing, LLC of Ferrisburgh. The… Read More »

Shelburne considering new stormwater fee vs. tax

Even with summer thunderstorms behind us, handling stormwater remains at the forefront of municipal planners’ minds in local towns. With state stormwater mitigation requirements to meet and funds needed to complete mandated projects, the Shelburne Selectboard recently discussed introducing a stormwater fee to raise money. At their Sept. 26 meeting, the Selectboard viewed a presentation… Read More »

CVU presents “Joseph” musical next weekend

CVU presents “Joseph” musical next weekend

Next weekend, Oct. 27-29, the Champlain Valley Union High School Theatre Program presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The cast, crew, and orchestra includes 85 CVU students as well as a children’s choir featuring 19 pupils from neighboring middle schools. Performances: Fri.-Sat. Oct. 27-28, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Oct. 29,… Read More »

Anonymous donor gives $500,000 gift for library project

Anonymous donor gives $500,000 gift for library project

“Speechless” is the way Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo described his reaction to a $500,000 donation to build a new Pierson Library and make other improvements at the town center complex. A Shelburne family has donated $50,000 for the project, and will match community donations up to $500,000. Colangelo disclosed the gift in his weekly… Read More »

Sewage spills a threat to lake

Sewage spills a threat to lake

Last month, a main sewer pipe on Falls Road in Shelburne broke, and between 100 and 1,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the nearby LaPlatte River. It was the latest of four spills this year, according to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. The others included overflows into McCabe’s Brook and Munroe Brook, in… Read More »

Lots of questions, ideas on state water cleanup

Vermont has pressing water-quality and pollution concerns, plus a hugely ambitious cleanup plan, and a crowd packed into Shelburne’s Town Hall Tuesday night to ask questions about improving water quality in the state. Chittenden County’s six state senators and Julie Moore, secretary of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, listened to public comments, raised some… Read More »

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