Flynn tour visits Charlotte gardens

Flynn tour visits Charlotte gardens

Every year hundreds of people converge in one Vermont town to tour eight exceptional home gardens. Along the way, visitors use a guide written by tour organizers with the histories of the gardens, maps and every detail tour-goers may need. Participants often carry notebooks and cameras to chronicle plant varieties and settings, and record inspirations.… Read More »

Committee hopes to land new town manager by fall

The search for a new Shelburne town manager took a key step forward Tuesday with the Selectboard approving the search committee’s choice for a recruiting firm to help find and screen applicants. If all goes as planned, the Selectboard should have a list of finalists for the position in three to four months, according to… Read More »

‘The List’ author Siskind worries about autocracy, democracy

‘The List’ author Siskind worries about autocracy, democracy

Rains last Wednesday evening couldn’t dampen the mood of dozens of people gathered at Shelburne Vineyards for a Hope in 2018 event organized by Shelburne Democrats. After all, the speaker was the nationally acclaimed writer and activist Amy Siskind. “It’s appropriate given the past 48 hours,” said Siskind, referring to President Trump’s upcoming visit with… Read More »

Planners look for town plan photos

Planners look for town plan photos

The Shelburne Planning Commission is looking for photos to put in the town’s comprehensive plan. The commission is gearing up to work on a total rewrite of the plan. Members of the committee want community members to illustrate the story of the town. Photo topics include growth and development, housing, child care, energy, transportation, natural… Read More »

Shelburne committee rewrites ethics law

The Shelburne ethics committee is ready to submit a final draft of the town’s conflict of interest ordinance to the select board. The last ordinance was adopted in 2009. The ordinance governs the conduct of all town public officials, defining more specifically what a conflict of interest would be. The committee acknowledged many people serving… Read More »

Kayaker still missing off Shelburne Point

Kayaker still missing off Shelburne Point

A New Jersey man is still missing after officials say his kayak overturned in Lake Champlain Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard, Vermont State Police, and Shelburne and Charlotte rescue crews worked around the clock Monday evening into Tuesday after someone reported seeing a man holding onto his overturned kayak. Officials believe that Eric Plett, 41,… Read More »

Four do’s and don’ts for fireworks

See list of fireworks, July 4 events here. Professionals and amateurs alike are going to be igniting fireworks in the coming week. Here are a few tips: There are two types of fireworks – consumer and commercial. Fireworks for sale in stores such as Roman candles, skyrockets and sparklers are classified as consumer fireworks. Commercial… Read More »

Consultant recommends wastewater collaboration

A consultant hired to look at the future of Shelburne’s wastewater treatment system has recommended to town officials that Shelburne seriously consider working with neighboring South Burlington on a combined system to serve both communities in the future. The Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday night heard from Michael Schramm and John Reilly from the Burlington office of… Read More »