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 […]

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 […]

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