GMP, Renewable Energy tout home battery incentive program: “Bring Your Own Device” program offers $850 credit per kilowatt to homeowners

GMP, Renewable Energy tout home battery incentive program: “Bring Your Own Device” program offers $850 credit per kilowatt to homeowners

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Reporters filled Carole McCay’s Hinesburg living room Tuesday morning to report on the installation of a battery. But it’s not just any battery. The intimate home setting was where Green Mountain Power and Renewable Energy Vermont announced an energy partnership to help install home batteries across the state. The companies are… Read More »

Tesla burns on frozen Shelburne Bay

Tesla burns on frozen Shelburne Bay

Shelburne dispatch received a call about a car on fire in Shelburne Bay at roughly 8:15 p.m. Sunday. But it wasn’t just any car fire. “When I got on scene, the vehicle was approximately 400-yards out near the boat moorings and about 50-yards from shore,” Shelburne Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet said. “It was fully involved… Read More »

Selectboard chooses library solar provider, bids farewell to Dein

By MADELINE HUGHES STAFF REPORTER The New Library and Town Center Project Committee suggested early in the planning process that the library be equipped with solar panels. On Tuesday night, the selectboard took the committee’s recommendation and chose to contract with Shelburne-based Bullrock Solar. The solar panels on the library will generate almost enough electricity… Read More »

Pedestrian hit, Shelburne man cited

By Madeline Hughes Staff Reporter A Shelburne woman was in critical condition at UVM Medical Center Friday after being hit by a drunk driver on Shelburne Road on Thursday evening, according to Shelburne police. Angie Dusik, 44, was on foot near Longmeadow Drive when she was struck by a northbound car driven by Aaron Whitehouse, 45, also… Read More »

Shelburne voters ask chiefs about new fire and rescue station: Good turnout for first of many public information meetings on proposed Shelburne Road project

Shelburne voters ask chiefs about new fire and rescue station: Good turnout for first of many public information meetings on proposed Shelburne Road project

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Shelburne voters are being asked to enter into a purchase agreement to potentially buy 2.3 acres of land at the intersection of Route 7 and Longmeadow Drive. With voter approval, the land would be the site for a new combined fire and rescue station. On Monday night, residents gathered at… Read More »

Shelburne Selectboard candidates talk issues

Shelburne Selectboard candidates talk issues

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Over a dozen Shelburne residents asked questions that focused on debt, construction, economic development and the railroad to two selectboard candidates Tuesday night. Residents wrote questions on cards that incumbent Town Moderator Tom Little asked of the candidates. Incumbent Jaime Heins is running for the two-year seat he currently holds.… Read More »

Handle with care: Military care package art project illuminates diversity within the ranks

Handle with care: Military care package art project illuminates diversity within the ranks

By MADELINE HUGHES STAFF REPORTER Red Sox paraphernalia, King Cake, local newspapers, lobster toys, plantains and other treasures have filled care packages to armed service members overseas. Each package typically comes with something, often food, unique from the family or the region they are from. That’s because cuisine conveys culture. That is Shelburne resident Odale… Read More »

Talking tolerance: CVU confronts racist graffiti

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Champlain Valley Union High School officials were alerted last Wednesday afternoon to graffiti at the school with racial undertones. A swastika was found written on a library desk Wednesday afternoon. About 10 days prior, the N-word was drawn on a bathroom wall. Because of the incidents,  the school hosted a… Read More »