DRB may reopen hearing on U-Haul business

At the Development Review Board (DRB) meeting on Jan. 21, Chair Mark Sammut acknowledged receipt of a letter from Andy Collette asking that the hearing on their U-Haul business be reopened. Because there was no prior notice of this issue, the DRB agreed to consider the request at their next meeting on Feb. 4 so… Read More »

Shelburne names candidates for public office

Monday, Jan. 26 was the filing deadline for townspeople wanting to run for public office. The following Shelburne residents have registered completed petitions according to Town Clerk Colleen Haag: Selectboard Incumbent Gary von Stange will run for the three-year term for Selectboard. John D. Kerr will run for the two-year term while incumbent Toni Supple… Read More »

Planning Commission tackles variety of issues

The Planning Commission opened their meeting on Jan. 22 by reviewing the Public Realm Standards of the draft Form Based Code (FBC). They asked the consultants to revise the text to allow more flexibility on streetlight and tree spacing, options for curbs to support better stormwater management, requiring sidewalks in all new development, and other… Read More »

WinterFest enjoys bluebird day

WinterFest enjoys bluebird day

A great crowd, 335 cars at final count, enjoyed WinterFest at Shelburne Farms last Saturday. The weather cooperated and the temperature was just right for horse drawn wagon rides with Pat Palmer and his Percherons and Kathy Wells and her Shires. There was just enough snow for sledding on the hill behind the Farm Barn.… Read More »

The Readers Write

How I voted and why With an $11,200,000 bond on the ballot for vote in March, a clarification of my public objection to it in our school board meeting last October is warranted. My vote was cast after careful consideration of Shelburne Community School (SCS) capital spending needs, priorities, how comparable communities manage their school… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

It’s a Boy! Katie Woodard, our Technical Services Assistant also known as “Upstairs Katie,” gave birth to a healthy 6 pound, 8 ounce boy named Hayden on Friday, Jan. 23. She was on the job less than 24 hours before the delivery and will be on extended maternity leave for awhile. Congratulations to Katie! The… Read More »


Little League softball and baseball registration is open! We are now accepting registrations for 2015 baseball and softball seasons. This program is for kids ages 4-12 as of April 30.  Registration deadline is March 21. Registration forms can be found online at www.shelburnelittleleague.com or at the Recreation Office.  NEW* Alternative Energy Science Camp:  Join this new hands-on learning… Read More »

Time to start talking: make parents part of the aging process now

Time to start talking: make parents part of the aging process now

Local senior care experts at Home Instead Senior Care in Shelburne encourage families to connect and provide tips on tackling tough conversations about aging. Discussing aging issues such as living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions, and driving early and often can save families years of heartache, tension, and even legal battles. Yet, research indicates that… Read More »