Bird boxes capture fond memories of Shelburne

An envelope containing a handwritten note and the photograph, above, arrived at the Shelburne News office last Friday from Hampshire, England. The note, penned by Derrick Roots, relayed this sentiment: “Our daughter, her husband, and our two grandchildren moved to Shelburne 14 years ago,” he began. “The last time we paid a visit was Christmas… Read More »

Good luck with explanation

This is a response to Chris Kapsalis who wrote a letter to the editor in the April 17 issue of the Shelburne News expressing his displeasure that Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb never explained their rationale when voting on residential property tax issues. Apparently Chris does not know anything about the democratic mind: the… Read More »

Cell tower concerns

Just a few comments in response to Representative Lenes’ “Report From Montpelier” update in last week’s Shelburne News. For those who have not been following this issue very closely, there is a bill (“S.220”) making its way through the Legislature that will likely undermine the town’s ability to have a voice in future cell tower… Read More »

“E” is for elephants, not extinction

As an elephant activist living in Shelburne, I invite everyone to join me in ending the ivory trade in this country in order to protect a critical species from extinction. Approximately 100 elephants are slaughtered each day for their tusks. That’s one elephant every 15 minutes! Conservation experts around the globe have stated, unequivocally, that if the tide… Read More »

I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth…

How do four men trying to circumvent justice, not constitute some type of conspiracy? The line between a “small” lie about running a red light and the culmination of lies committed in furthering an untruth deserves further scrutiny. First police officer Jason “The Rookie” lies about a person from another community running a red light.… Read More »

Shelburne BikeFest rolls into town

BikeFest, organized by Friends of Shelburne Paths, returns and it’s better than ever. Community members are reminded to save the date—Saturday, May 31 from 10am-2pm at the Shelburne Town Offices—for a spectacular day of fun in town. Scheduled the same day as the first Farmer’s Market of the season, there’s plenty to enjoy in Shelburne.… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library: May 1, 2014

Today! Calling all sci-fi fans! We are starting a new monthly book discussion group devoted to science fiction and fantasy in conjunction with Geek Mountain State ( Our first meeting is tonight at 7pm to discuss “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Pizza will be served so please call the library ahead of time to register… Read More »

Village Economic Development report presented to Planning Commission

The theme of the Planning Commission meeting on April 24 was economic development. The Commission heard from Dawn Francis, Colchester Town Manager. Commissioner Ann Hogan introduced Francis by noting what she had learned through research. Francis characterized Shelburne as having a robust commercial, retail, and professional base to build upon, and suggested the town engage… Read More »

Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month in Shelburne

This article is part of a series written by the Shelburne Social Services Committee to provide information to Shelburne residents on local social services issues. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. In acknowledgement, the Social Services Committee would like to recognize the numerous volunteers in Shelburne. There are many opportunities for volunteers to make a difference… Read More »

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