Shelburne’s poet laureate, fifth graders get ‘Stuck in Vermont’ treatment

Shelburne’s poet laureate, fifth graders get ‘Stuck in Vermont’ treatment

Shelburne’s Poet Laureate Rick Bessette made a multi-media splash last week when Vermont filmmaker Eva Sollberger caught up with him and a group of fifth graders in the woods at Shelburne Farms. Bessette, the town’s first poet laureate, volunteers at Shelburne Community School, spending time with students working on writing. On Jan. 19, Bessette and… Read More »

Races for Shelburne Selectboard shaping up

Three seats on the Shelburne Selectboard will be decided in the Town Meeting Day election March 6 and candidates are already lining up to be on the ballot. Shelburne attorney Mary Kehoe announced this week she will seek the three-year seat now held by board Chair Gary von Stange. Von Stange had not yet taken out a… Read More »

Town looks to salute public service

Town looks to salute public service

It’s award season and Shelburne residents are being asked who should be the second recipient of the gleaming Colleen Haag Public Service Award to be given out at town meeting in March. Town Manager Joe Colangelo is collecting nominations that people may send to him directly or publish on Front Porch Forum or in a… Read More »

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 »