Bay Road house fire considered a total loss

Bay Road house fire considered a total loss

Shelburne Fire Department Chief Jerry Ouimet said a Monday house fire at 230 Bay Road is a total loss. An alarm came in at 3:55am July 20, he said. The cause is believed to be electrical. Upon arrival, Ouimet and his crew found the residence fully involved. Both occupants were out of the building. It […]

State dispatch center consolidation hinders local operation

State dispatch center consolidation hinders local operation

Some changes are coming to Shelburne Communications Center, also known as 9-1-1, or the public safety answering dispatch center for multiple police, fire and EMS agencies in Chittenden and Addison Counties. The state’s dispatch centers will be consolidated from four to two, leaving Vermont with six – two state and four municipal. Shelburne’s center is […]

Locals get their circus on at big top extravaganza

Locals get their circus on at big top extravaganza

All Photos by Lynn Monty Olivia Santos, 8, of Charlotte balanced a plate on a stick while performing a back bend, and her pal Elizabeth Nostrand, also 8 and from Charlotte, perfected her cartwheel back stage before their big performance together. Santos and Nostrand, joined by more than a dozen other novice performers, followed the […]

Vermont cheesemakers share a taste of the land

Vermont cheesemakers share a taste of the land

  Photos by Lynn Monty The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival made its annual appearance on the shores of Lake Champlain this summer to celebrate Vermont cheesemaking and culinary artistry. Cheeses, locally produced artisan foods, local wines, craft beers, ciders and distilled spirits and scores of people made The 7th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival a success Sunday, […]

Chef Contos hosts summer party cook-off

Chef Contos hosts summer party cook-off

Courtney Contos of Shelburne hosted her 2nd Annual Summer Party and Cook-off at Chef Contos Kitchen & Store in June. Ribs were on the menu. “We had lots of delicious entries,” Contos said. Judges were Mark Fasching of Jericho Settlers’ Farm and Kristin Desautel-Jarvis of Tresses Salon. Stacy Orbacz, of Shelburne, won the competition with […]

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Harbor Road’s playground, across from Shelburne Community School, is under construction. The new natural playground at Davis Park is expected to be completed by July 17, weather depending. Until then, town officials are asking visitors using the tennis courts to park north of the parking circle, closer to Harbor Road. Shelburne Community School visitors are […]

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

By Lisa Williams The Shelburne Community School Playground Committee is pleased to announce that the Snelling Park and Playground Renovation Project has scheduled the installation of the new structure for Saturday Aug. 1. The committee has been working for months to plan various improvements for the outdoor recreational area and playground at the school, based […]

Bobcat sightings on the rise

Bobcat sightings on the rise

After a slight increase in reported bobcat sightings in the past few weeks, concerns have risen about safety and procedure in the event of an encounter. Game Warden Dana Joyal, who took over jurisdiction of Shelburne in late June, said his office was unable to confirm the type of cat. No one has come forward […]

Good Food Truck visits Harbor Place

Parents need time and money to put healthy, well-prepared food on the table. Locally-sourced food delivered to the door would be any working mother’s dream. Especially those who are food insecure. Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is making that dream come true for some. While many Vermonters are struggling, the food shelf is getting creative in […]