Vermont historian Howard Coffin to speak in Shelburne

Submitted by Shelburne Historical Society We all know the big story of the Civil War, the dates, the names of historic battles and famous generals. We have watched Ken Burns’ Civil War documentaries and perhaps memorized the Gettysburg Address. But do we know the history of Vermont and Shelburne and the Civil War? Noted Vermont […]

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

In a four-page letter to the town of Shelburne, received prior to his requested executive session with the town, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson explained his relationship with his family-owned rail company and with Shelburne where he resides. “Sadly, many statements have been made that are not true,” Wulfson wrote in the letter. “Even […]

Archie’s Grill up and running

Archie’s Grill up and running

By Carol Casey, Shelburne correspondent Much to the delight of the Shelburne community, Archie’s Grill has reopened in a new location under different management. Former patrons will see familiar faces and menu items when they visit, as well as a different décor and new food and beverage choices. Tim Williams of Shelburne and Doug Nedde […]

Snowshoe adventures abound at popular nearby hiking destination

Snowshoe adventures abound at popular nearby hiking destination

It’s not all about shopping local and eating local. This winter it’s time to trek and glide local in the lakeshore town of Milton. Just 30 minutes from Burlington, Eagle Mountain Natural Area offers a wide variety of gently-sloping trails, scenic Champlain Valley landscapes, and a spectacular view from one of the highest points on […]

Shelburne’s Railroad Lane is back open

“This morning Railroad Lane was reopened and parking can resume there as before,” Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo said. “David and I will work in good faith toward an agreeable lease.” Colangelo, the Selectboard, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson and other rail representatives attended a closed meeting to hash out their differences on Feb. […]

What’s the story behind those buses?

What’s the story behind those buses?

I’m careening in my car toward the beach around the curve on Lake Road in Charlotte, singing along with Adele at the top of my lungs, because I actually secretly am Adele, when … Hold on. Wait. I read Front Porch Forum, and I know speeding isn’t welcome here in the town of Charlotte, so […]

Fiscal Year 2017 budgets

The fiscal year 2017 budgets for both the town and Shelburne Community School were in the spotlight at the Jan. 12 meeting. “This is one step in a fairly long process,” Town Manager Joe Colangelo said as he began a presentation of the town’s general budget. The budget, which comes in at just over $7.7 […]

A 2016 Status Report on Women changes the story

Change The Story VT, a multi-year initiative fueled by the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works for Women, has released the first of a series of briefs called “2016 Status Report: Women, Work and Wages in Vermont” on the status of women in Vermont. Much of this data is not […]

Hero or superhero

By Jan Demers With a red “S” on a yellow field emblazoned across his muscular body, he was “faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” Yes, it’s Superman, strange visitor […]

Local eighth grader selected to serve as a legislative page

Local eighth grader selected to serve as a legislative page

By Joanne LaFreniere Sam Thompson, an eighth grader at the Mater Christi School, is excited to spend time in Montpelier working with the state’s senators and representatives. He will serve as a page in the spring session of the Vermont legislature. Each year, 30 young Vermonters are selected to work as legislative pages in the […]

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