Charlotte author’s book of poems tells horse stories of her youth

Adorned with artwork from Stowe painter Douglas Scribner, the slim-bound volume of Charlotte author Kathleen McKinley Harris’ equestrian poetry is making its way to independent bookstores in the community. Flying Pig and Hopkins bookstores in Shelburne are first, but the soft-spoken former school teacher beams at the challenge of getting her work into the hands… Read More »

New complaints lodged with ethics committee

By Lisa Scagliotti Just when it looked as if the Shelburne Ethics Committee’s workload had lightened this week, what appears to be two new complaints have been filed, triggering a special meeting of the panel for Monday evening. Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, a new agenda was announced for a special meeting Monday with two… Read More »

UPDATED: Wake Robin resident held on federal poison charge; Facility limits public comments

By Mike Donoghue and Lisa Scagliotti A 70-year-old Wake Robin resident made her first appearance in federal court Friday after her arrest for making the deadly poison ricin at her home and attempting to give it to her neighbors at the upscale retirement center in Shelburne. Betty Miller is charged with possession of an unregistered… Read More »

Police on trail of door-to-door burglar

Police on trail of door-to-door burglar

South Burlington Police are looking for help identifying an ax-wielding suspect in a recent chain of break-ins at businesses along Shelburne Road. According to Det. Sean Pope, police were called to check out a burglar alarm at Pauline’s Café at 1834 Shelburne Road at 4:32 a.m. on Nov. 10. Police discovered broken windows where someone… Read More »

Snowmobile club seeks new members (and snow)

Snowmobile club seeks new members (and snow)

The snow guns are going full tilt on Vermont’s ski hills and snowplows have already been working the interstates, but in Shelburne and Charlotte, there’s a handful of snow enthusiasts especially eager to see the landscape covered in white without the threat of an afternoon melt. Next Tuesday, the Shelburne Charlotte Association of Snow Travelers… Read More »

Poet Laureate inspires student writers

Many readers know that Shelburne is fortunate to have a town Poet Laureate, Rick Bessette, the first to hold this office. Rick’s work appears in the paper, it’s engraved on the Veterans Monument on the village green, and he spends time working with community groups including students at Shelburne Community School. He visits the school… Read More »

Fire destroys Hinesburg barn, kills piglets

Fire destroys Hinesburg barn, kills piglets

Last Wednesday morning, fire destroyed a large tool shed and storage barn and killed several piglets on the Charlotte-Hinesburg Road. Firefighters and emergency services from four communities responded to the blaze at 6:05 a.m., according to the Hinesburg Fire Department. The structure was located at 2594 Charlotte Rd. While en route, Hinesburg units were updated… Read More »

$6.5 million library bond passes 889-742

Shelburne voters took a big step toward getting a new library by decisively passing a $6.5 million bond on Tuesday to pay for it. Town Clerk Diana Vachon said the vote was 889-742 in favor of the project. The 1,631 people who cast ballots in the single-item election were 27 percent of the town’s 6,139… Read More »

Ethics panel replaced

UPDATE: MEETING TUESDAY – The new temporary Ethics Committee announced Friday that it has scheduled its first meeting for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the town offices. The agenda is posted at under Ethics Committee.  By LISA SCAGLIOTTI and MIKE DONOGHUE Developments with the Shelburne Ethics Committee have taken several unusual… Read More »

$6.5 million vote Tuesday

Shelburne voters cast ballots on Tuesday with a single oval to fill on whether to bond for up to $6.5 million to build a new Pierson Library, renovate the historic Town Hall, and make improvements to the Town Center campus for access and safety. Polls will be open at the gymnasium at the town offices… Read More »