Champlain Lanes ends 55-year run

By MADELINE HUGHES The owners of Champlain Lanes bowling alley on Shelburne Road announced this week that they will be closing their doors in May. The business has been in the Longe family for 55 years. “It’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster over the next couple of months,” co-owner Randy Longe said in an… Read More »

State recognizes life-saving call

State recognizes life-saving call

By MADELINE HUGHES Members of the Hinesburg Fire Department received the Vermont EMS Star of Life Award last week for their efforts in the early morning hours on Halloween that saved one of their own family members. The award is presented to emergency medical service professionals who perform “life-saving actions above and beyond the call… Read More »

Town planner files ethics complaint: Suggests bias by Development Review Board member

By MADELINE HUGHES and LISA SCAGLIOTTI The Shelburne Ethics Committee announced Tuesday it will hold a hearing on a complaint from the town planner about the chair of the Development Review Board. Early Tuesday morning, the Ethics Committee met in closed session to examine the complaint filed Dec. 11 by Dean Pierce, director of planning… Read More »

Selectboard takes first pass at FY2019-20 budget

By MADELINE HUGHES The Shelburne Selectboard made a first pass at the municipal budget at a regular meeting Tuesday night. After listening to department heads and town committees last Thursday, the spending plans were synthesized into one town budget. In the coming 2019-20 fiscal year, the town will start to pay off debt acquired through… Read More »

Small town food producers are thriving — From cheese to gin: Locally made foods put Vermont taste on the holiday table

Small town food producers are thriving — From cheese to gin: Locally made foods put Vermont taste on the holiday table

By MADELINE HUGHES Business is good for Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne food producers as the local food movement continues to flourish. New businesses continue to crop up, adding flavor, and drawing locals and tourists alike. Combined, these often small businesses employ dozens of people, and it’s all part of a state trend. In November, Vermont… Read More »

New town manager, new ethics ordinance

By MADELINE HUGHES Tuesday’s relatively short but significant Shelburne Selectboard meeting started a new chapter in the town. The three board members at the meeting – Vice Chair Jaime Heins, Dr. Josh Dein and Mary Kehoe –  unanimously approved the town’s new conflict of interest ordinance and publicly ratified newly-hired Town Manager Lee Krohn’s three-year… Read More »

Resource officer contract closer to hire

By MADELINE HUGHES The Champlain Valley School District’s plans to hire its first school resource officer are moving along now that the Shelburne Selectboard has reviewed details of the contract that will put a Shelburne police officer in that role. The contract is being reviewed by the town attorney, as directed by the Selectboard at… Read More »

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