Voters approve CVSD $78.9 million budget

Voters approve CVSD $78.9 million budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Voters approved all three articles concerning the Champlain Valley School District budget by relatively large margins on Town Meeting Day. However, voter turnout was low, with less than 21 percent of the more than 23,000 registered voters in the district casting ballots. Voters approved Article VII, the $78.9 million budget… Read More »

Tesla burns on frozen Shelburne Bay

Tesla burns on frozen Shelburne Bay

Shelburne dispatch received a call about a car on fire in Shelburne Bay at roughly 8:15 p.m. Sunday. But it wasn’t just any car fire. “When I got on scene, the vehicle was approximately 400-yards out near the boat moorings and about 50-yards from shore,” Shelburne Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet said. “It was fully involved… Read More »

Pedestrian hit, Shelburne man cited

By Madeline Hughes Staff Reporter A Shelburne woman was in critical condition at UVM Medical Center Friday after being hit by a drunk driver on Shelburne Road on Thursday evening, according to Shelburne police. Angie Dusik, 44, was on foot near Longmeadow Drive when she was struck by a northbound car driven by Aaron Whitehouse, 45, also… Read More »

Shelburne Selectboard candidates talk issues

Shelburne Selectboard candidates talk issues

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Over a dozen Shelburne residents asked questions that focused on debt, construction, economic development and the railroad to two selectboard candidates Tuesday night. Residents wrote questions on cards that incumbent Town Moderator Tom Little asked of the candidates. Incumbent Jaime Heins is running for the two-year seat he currently holds.… Read More »

Coin dealer admits guilt in record-keeping

By MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent A well-known South Burlington coin and jewelry businessman — who police say accepted valuable stolen property from burglars and thieves — has pleaded guilty to failing to keep proper anti-theft records for precious metals and other treasures received at his store, court records show. Stephen J. Edwards, 71, of Nicklaus Circle… 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 »

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 »

Federal shutdown ripples felt locally

By MADELINE HUGHES The record-breaking partial federal government shutdown is in its fifth week. Across the country, 800,000 federal employees are on furlough, not getting paid and not working. Here in Shelburne, the ripple effects of the shutdown are evident. Craig Stevens, owner of Wild Hart Distillers, is facing his own issues because of the… Read More »