Pierson Library News

Note: The library phone number is 985-5124 for more information and to register for programs. Library closed Monday, Jan. 15 The library will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Stock up on the books, movies and audiobooks you might want for the long weekend before we close on Saturday at 3 p.m. Today’s… Read More »


• Brian Shupe, executive director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, lives in Waitsfield. Last week’s report from the Shelburne Selectboard meeting misidentified his hometown. • A keen-eyed reader in Ferrisburgh pointed out that a photograph in the Nov. 30 edition of the Shelburne News of snowmobilers likely misidentified the groomer and trail. Although the… Read More »

Regional planners seek ideas for public projects

Chittenden County Assistant Judge Connie Cain Ramsey is hoping local volunteers will consider joining an important program to support children in the court system. Guardians ad litem are trained, court-appointed community volunteers who look out for the best interest of a child going through the court process. Ramsey said these volunteers make a difference in the… Read More »

Chittenden Family Court seeks volunteer guardians

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is asking the public to weigh in on ideas for regional transportation and land use planning projects in Chittenden County. The commission is currently preparing next year’s work program and the public is invited to participate in a public forum scheduled as part of the commission’s regular board meeting… Read More »

Severe weather prompts call for blood donations

January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types. Severe winter weather recently led to many cancellations for regular donations and blood drives. That, combined with seasonal illnesses and holiday schedules, has resulted in the local Red Cross receiving approximately… Read More »

Shelburne Police, Fire & Rescue

Minor traffic: 13 Motorist assist: 13 Speed and traffic enforcement: 5 Commercial vehicle inspections: 4 Medical emergencies: 25 Medical emergencies at retirement communities: 40 Medical emergencies at Harbor Place: 20 Threatening messages: 6 Suspicious people: 15 Suspicious vehicles: 2 Welfare checks: 7 Lockout of car: 6 False fire, burglar, medical alarms: 10 911 hang ups:… Read More »

What if I just … ouch!

What if I just … ouch!

Benjamin Carney, 5, of Shelburne, just had to see what would happen if he tried to taste the snow on the railing. Sister Caroline, 3, watches his experiment last week. Don’t worry. Mom says he’s fine. And he probably won’t do that again. The weekend forecast calls for some even colder temperatures than we’ve seen… Read More »

Vt. Railway salt shed tours set for Saturday

Vermont Railway Inc. will host its open house tours of the Shelburne salt shed facilities on Saturday, despite a weather forecast for frigid temperatures, organizers said. The tours are an opportunity for townspeople to learn more about the design, engineering, and regulatory oversight of the facilities. Vermont Rail’s management team along with representatives of the… Read More »

Planning Commission seeks applicants by Monday Jan. 8

The Shelburne Town Planning Commission needs to fill a vacancy as soon as possible. Last week, the commission was unable to hold its bimonthly meeting due to a lack of quorum. The commission has been down a member since Nov. 14 when former Vice Chair Jaime Heins was appointed to the Shelburne Selectboard filling an… Read More »


In a story last week about holiday recycling, information about string lights was incorrect. They can be recycled at a CSWD facility.