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 »

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 »