Wastewater released into McCabe’s Brook after lightning strike

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 […]

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 […]

Shelburne’s own Mrs. Vermont promotes the great outdoors

Shelburne’s own Mrs. Vermont promotes the great outdoors

Unplug and Get Outside is Mrs. Vermont’s platform. Dorilee LeBlanc of Shelburne is urging kids to join her this summer outside. She’s hosted a touch-a truck event in town this summer to benefit Shelburne Recreation, and she has paired with the Johnson Community Playground committee to help raise funds for their new structure. “Their set […]

Inside a Vermont Fresh Network partnership

Inside a Vermont Fresh Network partnership

Radishes ripe for the picking in Monkton made their way into a bin that would soon be delivered to Wake Robin’s kitchen in Shelburne. The Wake Robin retirement community houses about 360 residents. Director of Dining Services, Kathy King, uses almost 40 percent of her budget to purchase local and sustainable products. She buys from […]

Public comments sought on Vermont State Rail Plan draft

Public comments sought on Vermont State Rail Plan draft

Photos by Matt Keller Deep skepticism about the lack of safety precautions being proposed in a draft of the 2015 Vermont State Rail Plan have led concerned citizens to mobilize in Charlotte. Citizens for Responsible Railroads member Lydia Clemmons of Charlotte, and Charlotte Fire Chief Chris Davis, brought their case to the people in a […]

Shelburne Pond: a study in progress

Shelburne Pond: a study in progress

Lisa Borre came all the way from Annapolis, MD to visit Vermont with a University of Vermont college friend who had rented a house on Lake Champlain for the 4th of July holiday. Her friend, Dr. Jason Stockwell, director of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Laboratory at UVM, arranged for her to join his research team for […]

Public hearing on Form Based Code scheduled for August 13

The Planning Commission completed their review of the draft Form Based Code Overlay District for the area from the LaPlatte River Bridge north along Shelburne Road to the town line. The public is invited to hear more about the proposal and offer comments at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7pm in […]

Exotic snake abandoned at Shelburne Pond

Exotic snake abandoned at Shelburne Pond

A boa constrictor was captured by Shelburne police at Shelburne Pond Fishing Access Saturday. Police received a call concerning the exotic snake. Officers responded, captured the snake, and turned it over to Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Shelburne Police Officer Al Fortin said. The five-foot snake was apparently abandoned at Shelburne Pond, Fortin said. State Game […]

Tatum Braun of Charlotte sets Guinness world record

Tatum Braun of Charlotte sets Guinness world record

Tatum Braun, a soon to be Senior at CVU and a resident of Charlotte, has set a Guinness world record. She did it by balancing on a balance board for 7 hours, 25 minutes and 31 seconds, breaking the previous record of two hours and 36 minutes. A balance board is a device used by […]

Shelburne resident releases new book on mental health

Shelburne resident releases new book on mental health

Dr. Ronald Miller is a psychologist and professor at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester and a 20-year resident of Shelburne. He and his wife have raised two children here. The American Psychological Association recently released his latest book titled, Not So Abnormal Psychology: A Pragmatic View of Mental Illness. It is a combination of a […]