New clean water rules on local shores

New clean water rules on local shores

By Lettie Stratton Local towns are preparing for new clean water rules. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into action the Vermont Clean Water Act, through a two-part signing in Burlington and St. Albans in June, to address polluted storm water runoff and clean water in Vermont. The hefty bill aims to assist towns in doing their […]

Living the Legacy

Living the Legacy

by Rosalyn Graham Research by Judy Frazer In the first of our new series of columns delving into the history of our town, we told the story of the arrival here of Captain Benjamin Harrington as a young man of 22, and his role as one of the earliest settlers here, building a store and […]

Success at Shelburne Farmer’s Market

Success at Shelburne Farmer’s Market

There are about 45 regular vendors at Shelburne Farmers Market. Market manager Tod Whitaker of Hinesburg said he concentrates on agriculture. The market is still 50 percent fresh produce. The success of the bustling market is a two-way street, Whitaker said. “You have to have enough vendors and you have to have enough customers,” he […]

Vietnam Vets host coin drop Saturday in Shelburne

Vietnam Vets host coin drop Saturday in Shelburne

Chapter #829 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. will be holding a coin drop at the Shelburne Shopping Plaza exit on Saturday, June 20, from 8am to 2pm, come rain or shine. The chapter’s outreach is by no means solely aimed at Veterans of the Vietnam War, its assistance is made available to all […]

Substantial recycling fee increase set for July

CSWD will raise its recycling “tipping fee” at their Materials Recovery Facility July 1. The tipping fee is what is charged to large haulers when they bring in mandatory recyclables — the recyclables businesses and residents put in their blue bins and carts for recycling. The fee is currently $6 per ton for materials from […]

SCHIP awards spring grant money to nonprofits

SCHIP (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Projects) has announced its spring grant awards. Recent grants in the amount of $32,400 were awarded to several nonprofits in the three towns who met the criteria of serving the people of the communities in a variety of ways. These awards are made possible as a result of SCHIP’s mission […]

Kevin Riell Scholarship Fund benefits from successful yard sale

Kevin Riell Scholarship Fund benefits from successful yard sale

A yard sale that benefitted the Kevin Riell Scholarship Fund last weekend was an amazing success, thanks to the community members who stopped to shop, chat, and donate to the cause. A grand total of $2,176 was raised. The Riell family would like to thank Maedean Birmingham, the brainchild and organizer of the event, as well […]

Shelburne car wash cleans up for 52Kids

Shelburne car wash cleans up for 52Kids

Trinity Church youth group car wash participants and parent helpers, above, raised a record $764 at the annual event at the church on Sunday, May 31, despite the fact that it was a very rainy and cold morning. All proceeds will support the 52Kids Foundation, a Charlotte-based nonprofit whose mission is to educate Ugandan children. […]

CHT celebrates NeighborWorks Week at Harrington Village in Shelburne

CHT celebrates NeighborWorks Week at Harrington Village in Shelburne

The Champlain Housing Trust was joined by leaders of NeighborWorks America to celebrate the creation of a new community garden at Harrington Village in Shelburne, a brand new neighborhood that opened in the fall of 2014. The creation of the garden was followed by a barbecue for residents and the neighbors. The event kicks-off NeighborWorks […]