Shelburne political newcomer challenges Sen. Bernie Sanders

Shelburne political newcomer challenges Sen. Bernie Sanders

Folasade Adelola, a Shelburne resident, is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders for his congressional seat this fall. Sanders is registered as an Independent and a Democrat for the Vermont primary election. Adelola, 55, describes herself and her stances on policy as a “Clinton Democrat.” “I will push (Sanders) on issues,” Adelola said. She does not agree… Read More »

Schools mull hiring resource officer

In the past few months, school safety has dominated national news following the February high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman shot and killed 14 students and three staff members. Since then, more school shootings have happened including ones in Maryland, Texas and Indiana. The question of school safety has dominated the discussions… Read More »

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 »