Shelburne firefighters honored for 75 years of service

Shelburne firefighters honored for 75 years of service

The Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department was honored for its 75th year of service on May 6 in the Vermont House of Representatives in Montpelier. The ceremony included a reading of a resolution sponsored by Representatives Kate Webb and Joan Lenes and Senators Ginny Lyons, Michael Sirotkin, Philip Baruth, Tim Ashe, David Zuckerman, and Diane Snelling. […]

Farmers Market needs volunteers to help with 3Squares program

The Shelburne Farmers market will now be able to give people on food stamps access to the local produce offered at the market by farmers. The qualified shoppers will come to the SBPA’s new tent at the market and use their food stamp card to “buy” tokens which they can spend at vendors selling meat, […]

Garlic Mustard – EAT IT to BEAT IT!

Garlic Mustard – EAT IT to BEAT IT!

By Fran Cohen Garlic mustard is an edible plant that came to North America with settlers in the 19th century. It now grows so widely in eastern forests that it has become a threat to our native ephemeral spring flowers such as trillium, hepatica, Carolina spring beauty, trout lily, and columbine. One can spot garlic […]

Lake Champlain holding tree planting at Zen Center on Monday

The Lake Champlain Land Trust is holding a tree planting at the Zen Center on Monday, May 16 from 10am to 12pm. The objective of the project is to improve the quality of the LaPlatte River and reduce flooding impacts in Shelburne.  Last year volunteers planted 700 trees another 300 are going in the ground […]

George Darling: Getting Vermonters out on the lake

George Darling:  Getting Vermonters out on the lake

George Darling spent five years working at other marinas before he decided to open his own business. In 1978, Darling’s Boatworks was born. “I wanted the challenge and the independence,” Darling said. “There was an opportunity so I took it.” The busiest time of year for Darling is from mid-April to the fourth of July […]

Reckless Rail Rally protest held in Shelburne

Reckless Rail Rally protest held in Shelburne

Chanting “Salt sheds no! Watersheds yes!” as they marched through the streets of Shelburne, several hundred protesters braved dreary weather on Sunday, May 1 at the Reckless Rail Rally. Anti-rail activists made plenty of noise as they banged on pots and pans and walked from Shelburne Community School down Harbor Road and onto Route 7. […]

Green Up around town

Green Up around town

It’s that time of year when Vermonters all over the state pick up trash along the roadways. Shelburne residents can participate on May 7 from 7:00am to 2:30pm. If you’d like to sign up for a particular stretch of road, you can contact organizers and sign up online on their google docs page. Free Green […]

Planning Commission to convene stormwater summit

Citing stormwater management as a priority issue for Shelburne, the Planning Commission agreed at its meeting on April 28 to convene a stormwater summit in the near future. They plan on inviting the Selectboard, Shelburne Natural Resources Committee members, those associated with the Lewis Creek Association, town officials such as Shelburne Water Quality Superintendent Chris […]

Form Based Zoning adopted at Selectboard meeting

After years of work, Form Based Zoning was adopted at the April 26 meeting of the Selectboard. It was one of several issues on the agenda for the meeting. “This has been a long project,” Dean Pierce, director of Planning and Zoning, said as he started a presentation on the proposed subdivision and zoning by-law […]