Shelburne Food Shelf looking for support

By Tom Zenaty, Shelburne Food Shelf organizing committee member As many in town know, the Shelburne Food Shelf was operated for many years largely under the guiding hand of Val Martel, who passed away this spring. After we lost Val, Reverend Greg Smith of the United Methodist Church (who maintains the Food Shelf bank account) […]

CVU student to rappel Courtyard Marriot

CVU student to rappel Courtyard Marriot

Champlain valley Union High School senior Bridget Kerr, 17, of Shelburne plans to rappel 9 stories down the side of The Courtyard Marriot Harbor Hotel in downtown Burlington to support Flynn arts and education programs on Sept. 5. We spoke to her on July 30. Q: Why Flynn Theatre arts and education? Bridget Kerr: I […]

CVU para-educator sexual exploitation case dismissed

Counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and 2nd degree unlawful restraint, against a Champlain Valley Union High School para-educator have been dismissed. Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations Director Sgt. Michael Warren said the ruling stated Julianne Graham, 26, of Burlington, was not in a position of authority over the 16-year-old male student, and that […]

Federal disaster aid available for Chittenden County

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding on June 9, 2015. The President’s action makes federal funding available to state and […]

Small storm takes out more than a dozen trees in Shelburne

Small storm takes out more than a dozen trees in Shelburne

A line of 20-foot high trees separating Bruce Nunziata’s home from St. Catherine’s Cemetery bent almost to a breaking point for a few minutes during a powerful storm that hit the area June 29. “I thought they were all going to just snap,” Nunziata said. “It was sort of like what you would think a […]

Lightning strikes Harbor Road wastewater facility twice, compromising Lake Champlain

It has been said that lightening never strikes twice. However, it appears it may have during Wednesday’s microstorm at Shelburne’s wastewater facility on Harbor Road. Chris Robinson, Water Quality Superintendent, said an incident, possibly lightning, tripped a breaker at the facility. At that point, a transfer switch turned a generator on, which ran for about […]

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Shelburne grew out of necessity around the hard labor of shipbuilding, agriculture, and milling. Over the centuries, family homes and village buildings took on designs of the times, from a Greek revival gable front on a home on Rte. 7 to Tudor arches on the town office building. Today, any time a property owner wants […]

A dairy farmer’s view on Vermont’s milk surplus

A dairy farmer’s view on Vermont’s milk surplus

By Lettie Stratton A surplus of milk in not only Vermont but across the country is driving down milk prices and causing some farmers and dairy cooperatives to dump their excess milk. Farmers and co-ops are salvaging excess cream and dumping skim milk, but the huge supply of cream is even too much for buyers […]

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Boats powered by steam drove commerce for about a century on Lake Champlain. Ferries and barges were also used, but steamships were the quickest mode of water transportation. Today, steamboats on the lake are a bit slower, a lot smaller, and a rarity. Enter Russ Steeves, Redbud, and the North American Steamboat Association. Redbud is […]

Shelburne Supermarket under new ownership

Shelburne Supermarket under new ownership

On Monday, July 27, Shelburne Supermarket shoppers were shocked to find their go-to grocery store closed. The next day, the long-time Shelburne establishment quietly reopened under new ownership. The store is now run by Mike Comeau, the owner of the Richmond Corner Market, Sterling Market in Johnson and the Village Market of Waterbury. Shelburne Supermarket […]