Charlotte hops farm gets a fresh start in Starksboro

A dairy farm nestled in the hills of Starksboro is getting a makeover – it’s becoming a hops farm. Julian Post of Champlain Valley Hops, previously known as Mount Philo Hops, is getting the farm in working order for the upcoming planting season. “We’ve acquired additional fields in Starksboro, which will be our main location… Read More »

Changes for handling 911 spark concerns

First responders packed Shelburne’s meeting room Tuesday night while Barbara M. Neal, the executive director of the state E911 board, addressed the Selectboard about the potential changes to local dispatching services. Shelburne is one of six Vermont 911 Public Safety Answering Points in the state. Shelburne also is home to two of the 26 total… Read More »

Selectboard gifting raises questions

In an attempt to create a nice surprise going-away gift for outgoing Town Manager Joe Colangelo, the Shelburne Selectboard recently voted to repay Selectboard member Dr. Colleen Parker $700 for buying a pair of Red Sox-Yankees tickets for him. Colangelo, a Yankees fan, was Shelburne’s town manager for four years before leaving to become manager… Read More »

Library could quadruple donations

Last November, Shelburne voters approved a $6.5 million bond to build a new Pierson Library. Since then, volunteers have been working to fundraise to lower the amount for the bond. So far Shelburne residents have pledged $200,000 to the project, lowering the potential bond to $6.3 million. The push isn’t over yet. The library kicks… Read More »

Storm slams Shelburne

Storm slams Shelburne

  For more coverage of the storm click here. Last Friday’s intense storm caused havoc for evening commuters as rain, hail and high winds ripped through Shelburne, causing zero-visibility driving conditions. The National Weather Service in Burlington reported high winds in Shelburne between 50 and 60 mph. As the sun shined Saturday morning, chainsaws were… Read More »

Interim manager wears many hats

Interim manager wears many hats

Lee Krohn had a busy first weekend as interim town manager. Krohn, a resident of South Burlington, volunteers with the Shelburne Fire Department. He wore many hats over the weekend. In the morning he took photos and documented storm damage, some of which is featured in this issue, as interim manager. He then got called… Read More »

Friday storm slams Shelburne

Friday storm slams Shelburne

  By MADELINE HUGHES Friday’s intense storm caused havoc for evening commuters as rain, hail and high winds ripped through Shelburne causing zero-visibility driving conditions. Emergency responders were called into action to handle trees blocking roads and downed power lines in multiple locations overnight into Saturday. Conditions deteriorated just before 7 p.m. Friday. Police closed… Read More »

Green building, green business, growing grapes

Green building, green business, growing grapes

Nearly 12 years in the making, the building at Shelburne Vineyard is officially certified for having been sustainably built and energy efficient. Ken and Gail Albert started their journey into wine over 20 years ago in the Champlain Valley. They decided to build their current building over a decade ago, and they planned the project… Read More »