New complaint prompts special Ethics Committee meeting

UPDATE: The committee met Wednesday and determined the new complaint did not merit a hearing or further review.  By LISA SCAGLIOTTI The Shelburne Ethics Committee scheduled a special meeting for this week after a new ethics complaint was filed last Thursday. The committee, which usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, issued an… Read More »

Selectboard asks Vermont Railway to talk out of court

By Lisa Scagliotti and Mark Kobzik The Shelburne Selectboard announced on Thursday that it has approached Vermont Railway Inc. to discuss mediation to end their dispute that has been fought in federal court over the past two years. A brief statement to the Shelburne News from Town Manager Joe Colangelo said: “As a result of… Read More »

Jerry Storey to seek another term on selectboard

Shelburne selectboard Vice Chair Jerry Storey announced this week that he will seek re-election to another two-year term in the upcoming local election on Town Meeting Day, March 6. In an open letter to town voters (see page 5), Storey said he hopes to remain on the board where he is regarded as a “voice… Read More »

Live music at The Old Lantern to benefit Bissonette Fields

In what has become a New Year tradition, the Old Lantern in Charlotte hosts the 5th annual fundraiser for Hinesburg’s Bissonette Recreation Fields project. Local band Quadra and The Growlers headline the community party sponsored in big part by Lantman’s Market. In addition to live music, the event will feature food from a variety of… Read More »

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 »