It’s legal: Smoke shop opens in Shelburne

It’s legal: Smoke shop opens in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES There’s a new storefront at the corner of Shelburne and Hullcrest roads. The front window is decked with a neon “open” sign and a hand-drawn poster. Inside, Bob Marley tunes play in the background and art hangs on the walls. South Burlington artist and entrepreneur Jordan Holstein sits behind a counter in… Read More »

Public records gadfly targets Dein emails about railroad

By MADELINE HUGHES Notorious public records requester and Vermont Republican Party Vice Chair Brady Toensing has filed a formal public records request with Shelburne Selectboard member Dr. Josh Dein related to Vermont Railway Inc. At Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, Dein announced that he had received a written request asking for all of his emails pertaining… Read More »

‘It’s a life of curiosity’: Shelburne teen named to Vermont’s new Artificial Intelligence Task Force

‘It’s a life of curiosity’: Shelburne teen named to Vermont’s new Artificial Intelligence Task Force

By MADELINE HUGHES The day before starting his senior year at Champlain Valley Union High School, Milo Cress sat in an interview with Shelburne News to talk about his whirlwind summer. He was still finishing up his summer reading, fresh back from a trip visiting family in Colorado. Between AP calculus summer work problems, Cress… Read More »

Salutations, Officer Boutin

Salutations, Officer Boutin

By MADELINE HUGHES Sabrina Boutin is the newest officer at Shelburne Police Department. She comes to the department after working for the Whitehall, N.Y. department for three years, and the St. Michael’s Public Safety department for a semester. Now, Boutin wants to be closer to Starksboro where she grew up. Boutin will fill one of… Read More »

Students return, school tweaks schedule to address traffic jams

Students return, school tweaks schedule to address traffic jams

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne Community School was buzzing Tuesday as teachers put finishing touches on their classrooms ahead of Wednesday’s official start of the 2018-19 school year. Also in the halls were eighth graders wearing bright green shirts, showing they were there to welcome the sixth graders for orientation. Co-principals Steve Sivo and Alison Celmer… Read More »

Falls Road sewer-line dig starts Sunday

By MADELINE HUGHES This Sunday night, a month-long project to replace sewer lines begins on Falls Road. Chris Robinson, Shelburne water quality superintendent, said that only local traffic will be allowed between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Digging starts at 8:30 p.m. in the Shelburne Inn shopping area parking lot because businesses… Read More »

Finding fresh air and family connections

Finding fresh air and family connections

By MADELINE HUGHES In a tradition that dates back over 100 years, 160 youngsters from New York City visited Vermont this summer through the Fresh Air Fund. Since 1877, the program has given  children the chance to experience life outside the city every summer. This year, about 200 families hosted kids ages 8 to 18,… Read More »

Schools to beef up security: District gets $115k in grants, nears officer contract

By MADELINE HUGHES and CHEA WATERS EVANS The Champlain Valley School District is getting just over $115,000 from the state for safety updates to its six schools, state officials announced last week. Gov. Phil Scott’s office released a list of the recipients of School Safety Grants, part of $5 million appropriated by the state Legislature… Read More »

Krohn stays as interim town manager

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne is set to have an interim town manager in place through the end of the year while a committee searches for a permanent candidate to fill the position. The Town Manager Search Committee previously reported that the process to fill the position is likely to take longer than Nov. 1, which… Read More »