Black Lives Matter forum at Rokeby Museum

Black Lives Matter forum at Rokeby Museum

At the Black Lives Matter forum held at the Rokeby Museum on Sunday, four panelists discussed implicit bias against the black community in Vermont. Since last summer, the museum, which was a temporary home for several freed slaves on the Underground Railroad in the 1830s, has faced unexpected opposition from the community to the display… Read More »

Twilight singer: the hermit thrush

Twilight singer: the hermit thrush

By Susan Shea If you take a walk in the woods on a summer evening, you may be treated to the ethereal, flute-like song of the hermit thrush, often the only bird still singing at dusk (and the first bird to sing in the morning). In 1882, naturalist Montague Chamberlain described it as a “vesper… Read More »


Shelburne Beach will be open for the season on June 19. Beach passes can be purchased at the beach starting that day. Passes are also available at the Recreation Office during business hours. Please remember to leave your pets at home and to follow the beach rules so everyone can enjoy the beach safely this summer. 20th… Read More »

Shelburne Police Blotter — June 3 through June 9

As submitted by Shelburne Police Department Police issued 55 traffic violations, responded to 11 miscellaneous complaints, and answered four burglary alarms. Saturday, June 3 12:24 a.m.: Medical call on Tracy Lane. 911 caller reported a medical emergency, and patient was transported to the hospital by Shelburne Rescue. 9:43 a.m.: An officer observed school crossing at… Read More »

Police brief

Dump truck rear-ended; Shelburne man unhurt A Shelburne man escaped injury when his paving truck was rear-ended by a pickup truck June 8 in Jericho. Rebekah Ovitt, 24, of Jeffersonville, who was driving the Ford F-150 that hit the dump truck, received injuries to her back, right leg, shoulders, hips and face. She was taken… Read More »

Alpha quilt raffle tickets for sale

Alpha quilt raffle tickets for sale

Raffle tickets are on sale for the 2017 Alpha quilt, which was created by a team of 6th to 8th graders at Shelburne Community School. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5. The drawing will be held in early June. The quilt features several shades of blue, purple, and green, with a purple… Read More »

Seeking information on hit & run

Shelburne Police are seeking information about a hit-and-run driver who hit a cyclist along Barstow Road. The cyclist suffered minor injuries. The cyclist was accompanied by his 8-year old son who was not struck or injured. Police are looking for a late model black pickup, possibly a Big Horn Dodge with four doors. The truck… Read More »

Shelburne man charged with driving under the influence

A Shelburne man has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs in South Burlington. Richard Gaboriault, 45, was pulled over on Dorset Street June 4 at 6:30pm. Police alleged that Gaboriault was under the influence of intoxicants and was unable to operate a motor vehicle. Gaboriault’s blood-alcohol level was 0.043, just over half… Read More »

Walk for the Animals benefits humane society

The Humane Society of Chittenden County found homes for 940 cats, dogs, and small mammals in 2016. It takes time, money, volunteers, and many resources to treat, feed, care for, house, and find homes for so many animals. One creative way HSCC raises money for its mission is through their annual Walk for the Animals… Read More »

New sidewalks under construction

People who walk along Falls Road or to the Shelburne Museum will soon find it easier to access two of Shelburne’s popular spots. Along Route 7, 600 feet of new sidewalk will be added from the Shelburne town offices to the covered bridge at the Shelburne Museum. It will directly connect to the recently installed… Read More »