Pilot walks away after crash-landing in Dorset Street field

Pilot walks away after crash-landing in Dorset Street field

By Lisa Scagliotti A pilot walked away from his single-engine Cessna airplane that crash-landed Friday afternoon nose down in a snow-covered front yard on Dorset Street in Shelburne. The accident happened around 2:40 p.m. when the pilot was doing aerial land-surveying. “For some unknown reason, the engine suddenly quit,” said Shelburne Police Officer Brian Fox.… Read More »

Merged school district approves $77 million budget

Merged school district approves $77 million budget

Voters in the five communities of the newly merged Champlain Valley School District didn’t hesitate on Tuesday as they faced and handily approved a $76.8 million budget and a short list of other spending items on the ballot. The budget passed by a vote of 3,042 to 1,850, according to district officials. Ballots from the… Read More »

Snow squalls challenge Friday drivers

Snow squalls challenge Friday drivers

Shelburne Police, Fire and Rescue crews were busy Friday responding to several vehicle accidents during afternoon snow squalls. In one single-vehicle crash just after 4:30 p.m. on Thomas Road, emergency crews arrived to find a Nissan Xterra in the middle of the road on its roof. The driver, 57-year-old Philip Lassalle, of Charlotte, was unhurt… Read More »

Snow squalls challenge Friday drivers

Snow squalls challenge Friday drivers

Shelburne Police, Fire and Rescue crews were busy Friday responding to several vehicle accidents during afternoon snow squalls. In one single-vehicle crash just after 4:30 p.m. on Thomas Road, emergency crews arrived to find a Nissan Xterra in the middle of the road on its roof. The driver, 57-year-old Philip Lassalle, of Charlotte, was unhurt… Read More »

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 »