Triage for the trees: Removing trees for construction

Triage for the trees: Removing trees for construction

By MADELINE HUGHES At the end of July, state officials confirmed that the emerald ash borer, an invasive species from Asia, was found in Bennington County, the fourth Vermont county where the tree-killing insect has been found since February. “Once infested, ash trees rapidly decline and are killed in 3-5 years,” according to the Vermont… Read More »

Water department summer work in home stretch

Water department summer work in home stretch

By MADELINE HUGHES Since the final bell rang signaling summer vacation at Shelburne Community School, the contractors from S.D. Ireland have been busy working along Harbor Road, which remains torn up between the intersection with U.S. Route 7 to Turtle Lane. Workers have been replacing sewer lines and manholes all summer and the project is… Read More »

Summer school under the sea: CVU students present ‘Little Mermaid’

Summer school under the sea: CVU students present ‘Little Mermaid’

By MADELINE HUGHES For the past two summers rising juniors, seniors and Champlain Valley Union theater alumni volunteer their time to induct incoming freshmen and sophomores to CVU’s theater department. This year, students are bringing audiences under the sea to experience “The Little Mermaid.” The summer theater program is “to welcome people into the performing… Read More »

Lakeview residents move ahead forming cooperative

Lakeview residents move ahead forming cooperative

By MADELINE HUGHES The crowd was buzzing with anxiety and there was standing room only as residents of Lakeview Mobile Home Park finally met to hear their options after Trey Pecor announced plans last month to sell the mobile home park. More than 50 people gathered for the public meeting, a majority of whom were… Read More »

Medley of Mozart and business

Medley of Mozart and business

There was standing room only as about 100 patrons filled the Trapp Family Lodge’s Mozart Room last week to listen to young musicians spending their summer as music fellows in Vermont. Later that night, four other Mozart musicians gathered to play at Manhattan Pizza & Pub in downtown Burlington. “We were spread a little thin… Read More »

Lawyer: Town cannot outlaw head shops

Vermont’s legalization of recreational marijuana for personal use has raised many questions for municipalities and local law enforcement, and Shelburne is no exception. Tuesday evening’s Selectboard meeting included a discussion of some of the questions local officials are facing regarding how to remain vigilant when it comes to substance abuse. Last month the Selectboard asked… Read More »

Pierson Library makes way for construction

This week, about two dozen volunteers at Pierson Library are putting books into boxes, loading them onto carts, and stacking them into a moving truck for a half-mile ride before unloading them again across Harbor Road at the Shelburne Field House. The Pierson Library move is finally underway. The village center project has been talked… Read More »

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