‘The List’ author Siskind worries about autocracy, democracy

‘The List’ author Siskind worries about autocracy, democracy

Rains last Wednesday evening couldn’t dampen the mood of dozens of people gathered at Shelburne Vineyards for a Hope in 2018 event organized by Shelburne Democrats. After all, the speaker was the nationally acclaimed writer and activist Amy Siskind. “It’s appropriate given the past 48 hours,” said Siskind, referring to President Trump’s upcoming visit with… Read More »

Planners look for town plan photos

Planners look for town plan photos

The Shelburne Planning Commission is looking for photos to put in the town’s comprehensive plan. The commission is gearing up to work on a total rewrite of the plan. Members of the committee want community members to illustrate the story of the town. Photo topics include growth and development, housing, child care, energy, transportation, natural… Read More »

Shelburne committee rewrites ethics law

The Shelburne ethics committee is ready to submit a final draft of the town’s conflict of interest ordinance to the select board. The last ordinance was adopted in 2009. The ordinance governs the conduct of all town public officials, defining more specifically what a conflict of interest would be. The committee acknowledged many people serving… Read More »

Kayaker still missing off Shelburne Point

Kayaker still missing off Shelburne Point

A New Jersey man is still missing after officials say his kayak overturned in Lake Champlain Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard, Vermont State Police, and Shelburne and Charlotte rescue crews worked around the clock Monday evening into Tuesday after someone reported seeing a man holding onto his overturned kayak. Officials believe that Eric Plett, 41,… Read More »

Four do’s and don’ts for fireworks

See list of fireworks, July 4 events here. Professionals and amateurs alike are going to be igniting fireworks in the coming week. Here are a few tips: There are two types of fireworks – consumer and commercial. Fireworks for sale in stores such as Roman candles, skyrockets and sparklers are classified as consumer fireworks. Commercial… Read More »

Consultant recommends wastewater collaboration

A consultant hired to look at the future of Shelburne’s wastewater treatment system has recommended to town officials that Shelburne seriously consider working with neighboring South Burlington on a combined system to serve both communities in the future. The Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday night heard from Michael Schramm and John Reilly from the Burlington office of… Read More »

Search committee chooses firm for town manager search

Shelburne’s Town Manager Search Committee has selected a recruiting firm to help with the process of hiring a new town manager. The 13-member committee recently contacted potential contractors to help with the effort to replace former town manager Joe Colangelo, who left in May to become the new manager in Hanover, Mass. Shelburne currently has… Read More »

School board moves ahead with school resource officer plan

The Champlain Valley School District’s school board has preliminarily OK’d district administrators to begin searching for a school resource officer. It’s more involved than just posting the job. First, district administrators have to choose which law enforcement agency will provide the officer. Once they reach an agreement with a police department, the school board would… Read More »

Police get help to address suicide

In the past few months, Chittenden County’s Howard Center has been working with local municipalities to put more mental health resources within easy reach of the people who need them most. The new Community Outreach Program involves South Burlington, Colchester, Williston, Winooski, Essex and Shelburne. It pairs social workers with police officers to help de-escalate… Read More »