Hinesburg man charged in burglary

A Hinesburg man has been charged with allegedly breaking into the Shelburne Tap House last week. Police reported a burglary at the Shelburne Road business just around 1 a.m. on Feb. 4. The suspect left the building and came back two more times that night into the early morning, stealing between $500 and $1,000 of… Read More »

New town plan and zoning regulations

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter The Shelburne Selectboard voted to accept the town plan and two new zoning regulations Tuesday night. Both zoning amendments were made to regulations for the rural districts within the town. The first amendment was a tweak to a zoning regulation that was changed last year to allow properties with structures… Read More »

Resignation letter cites ethics complaint: Member of the Development Review Board resigns, questions future of volunteerism

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Development Review Board member Jeff Hodgson has resigned from the board citing the ethics complaint lodged against his fellow board member and a “complicated in the legal sense” practice the board adopted in 2015. “Last night was really the straw that broke the camel’s back for me,” Hodgson wrote in… Read More »

UN recognizes Shelburne Farms for sustainability education

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Shelburne Farms has had the Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability program for three years, helping students from grades K-12 learn about sustainability. Now, Shelburne Farms has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Flagship Project” for its contributions to quality education. Vermont students and educators are invited every September to… Read More »

No contests on Town Meeting Day ballot

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne voters will have no races to decide on the Town Meeting Day ballot after the candidates’ deadline this week attracted no competition for open offices. Four positions were up for election this year, and three incumbents have chosen to serve again. Two seats on the Selectboard each have a single candidate… Read More »

Fiddlehead Brewing Co. feels growing pains

By MADELINE HUGHES Since opening in Shelburne in 2012, Fiddlehead Brewing Company has been steadily growing. Now, seven years later, the craft brewer is pushing the limits of the space it occupies in the Shelburne Green commercial development along Route 7 and its landlord is looking to expand the beer company’s footprint in the commercial… Read More »

New fire station, market eyed for Shelburne Road

By MADELINE HUGHES The biggest grocery store between South Burlington and Vergennes could be coming to Route 7 in Shelburne alongside a brand new fire station.  Shelburne’s Selectboard announced Tuesday night that the town is looking to partner with Healthy Living Market and Café for a real estate development that would include a new market… Read More »

Rep. Kate Webb leads Education Committee

By MADELINE HUGHES Kathryn Webb has been a member of the Vermont House of Representatives for a decade. Webb served on the Fish, Wildlife, Water Resources Committee for her first eight years serving in the Legislature. The committee has since been renamed the Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee. She also held several leadership positions,… Read More »