LaPlatte River Marsh receives greatest protection status

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh has received the highest level of state wetlands protection, ensuring that the critical 270-acre wetland remains preserved from development. The environmental advocacy group, Vermont Natural Resources Council, filed a petition in March to have the LaPlatte River Marsh designated a Class I wetland. Jon Groveman, the organization’s policy… Read More »

Stepping down: Lt. Fortin to take highway safety program on the road

Stepping down: Lt. Fortin to take highway safety program on the road

After nearly 30 years with Shelburne Police, Lt. Allen Fortin will be retiring Aug. 12, but don’t expect him to move from a cruiser to a rocking chair. Fortin said his “retirement” will be all about one of his favorite passions: highway safety. He is expected to become Chittenden County’s first full-time highway safety coordinator beginning… Read More »

Shelburne Cadet Ouimet Vermont’s Youth Firefighter of the year

Shelburne Cadet Ouimet Vermont’s Youth Firefighter of the year

Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department member Lauryn Ouimet was honored last weekend with the Vermont Youth Firefighter annual award from the Vermont State Firefighter’s Association at its yearly banquet. The award recognizes a firefighter under the age of 18 who shows outstanding commitment to the fire service and the community. The Shelburne Fire Department nominated her and… Read More »

Shelburne Police arrest man after threats to state workers

By Lisa Scagliotti, Shelburne News and Alan J. Keyes, VTDigger.org Shelburne Police have arrested a man wanted after making threats to state employees in Williston and Burlington, prompting heightened security at state offices in those locations Thursday. Police arrested Malachi Buswell, 34, around 11 a.m., according to Officer Bob Lake. Lake said Buswell was previously… Read More »