Planning agenda

Agenda Shelburne Planning Commission Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:00pm Meeting Room 1 Shelburne Municipal Center 5420 Shelburne Road 1. Call to order (7:00 PM) 2. Approval of agenda (7:01, or upon completion of item 1) 3. Disclosures relating to any potential conflicts of interest (7:05 PM or upon completion of item 2) 4. Approval of […]

Selectboard updates town issues

The July 12 Selectboard meeting saw an agenda that was light on decision items and sprinkled with several discussion items. Chair Gary von Stange was on vacation, and co-chair Colleen Parker ran the meeting. Town Manager Joe Colangelo had several updates to offer. With Town Clerk Colleen Haag’s impending departure, a committee is being formed […]

Community Bulletin Board

Property tax bills were mailed to owners last week. The first installment is due August 15. If there are any questions, owners can call the town offices at 985-5120. • Early/absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office. Come in or call for a ballot. • The final concert and fireworks of Shelburne Parks […]

Charlotte US 7 reconstruction update

Charlotte US 7 reconstruction update

Project Location: US 7 from the Ferrisburgh/Charlotte town line north for three miles to the Ferry Road intersection. Project completion is scheduled for 2018. Speed limit: The posted speed limit throughout the project is 40 mph. Please reduce speed, use caution and watch for slowing and/or stopped traffic when driving through the project. Crews will […]

Parks and rec news

Parks and rec news

Final concert and fireworks of Shelburne Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series hosted by Shelburne Farms on July 27: Join us for our final concert of the season featuring The Rhythm Rockets! The concert will be held at the Shelburne Farms Farm Barn followed by a brilliant display of fireworks! Bring your lawn chair, blanket, […]

News from the Pierson Library

Tonight! The Minecraft Club will meet at 6:00pm on Thursday, July 21 and again on Thursday, July 28. Prior registration is required because space is limited. You must be 10 or older and have a Minecraft account to play. Snacks will be provided. Meet the Vermont Lake Monsters: Come to the library on Friday, July […]

Town files request for hearing on Vermont Railway stormwater discharge plans

Town files request for hearing on Vermont Railway stormwater discharge plans

Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo filed a request with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation requesting a public hearing regarding a stormwater discharge plan filed by Vermont Railway on July 8. The rail company’s documents outline plans to discharge stormwater into Shelburne Bay via the LaPlatte River. The town’s concerns focus on possible increased levels […]

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters on Shelburne Bay

Three sailors were caught off guard on Monday when sudden storms hit Shelburne Bay and capsized their 12-foot sailboat. The Coast Guard responded to a distress call and rescuers found a woman in the water when they arrived.  She told rescuers about two other passengers who were found a short time later. The Coast Guard […]

High-flying fun for one Fresh Air child

High-flying fun for one Fresh Air child

A weeklong visit to Vermont turned into a high-flying adventure for one New York boy. Nine-year-old Dondre Cumperpatch, a Fresh Air child hosted by Shelburne resident Elizabeth Archangeli and her family, had the chance to get a fresh perspective on the state from the air. Walt Ward, a friend of Archangeli’s, is a full-time student […]

Wildcrafting: Foraging in nature’s garden

Wildcrafting: Foraging in nature’s garden

By Eileen O’Grady Wildcrafting is the practice of foraging for wild plants, herbs, and fungi to use for food, medicine and crafts. It was once the only means of obtaining certain plants that were necessary for survival; today, many wildcraft as a hobby, a job, or as a way of preserving an ancient forest tradition. […]