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 […]

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 […]

Bay Road house fire considered a total loss

Bay Road house fire considered a total loss

Shelburne Fire Department Chief Jerry Ouimet said a Monday house fire at 230 Bay Road is a total loss. An alarm came in at 3:55am July 20, he said. The cause is believed to be electrical. Upon arrival, Ouimet and his crew found the residence fully involved. Both occupants were out of the building. It […]

State dispatch center consolidation hinders local operation

State dispatch center consolidation hinders local operation

Some changes are coming to Shelburne Communications Center, also known as 9-1-1, or the public safety answering dispatch center for multiple police, fire and EMS agencies in Chittenden and Addison Counties. The state’s dispatch centers will be consolidated from four to two, leaving Vermont with six – two state and four municipal. Shelburne’s center is […]

Locals get their circus on at big top extravaganza

Locals get their circus on at big top extravaganza

All Photos by Lynn Monty Olivia Santos, 8, of Charlotte balanced a plate on a stick while performing a back bend, and her pal Elizabeth Nostrand, also 8 and from Charlotte, perfected her cartwheel back stage before their big performance together. Santos and Nostrand, joined by more than a dozen other novice performers, followed the […]

Vermont cheesemakers share a taste of the land

Vermont cheesemakers share a taste of the land

  Photos by Lynn Monty The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival made its annual appearance on the shores of Lake Champlain this summer to celebrate Vermont cheesemaking and culinary artistry. Cheeses, locally produced artisan foods, local wines, craft beers, ciders and distilled spirits and scores of people made The 7th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival a success Sunday, […]

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

By Lisa Williams The Shelburne Community School Playground Committee is pleased to announce that the Snelling Park and Playground Renovation Project has scheduled the installation of the new structure for Saturday Aug. 1. The committee has been working for months to plan various improvements for the outdoor recreational area and playground at the school, based […]

CVU players are the star attraction at youth soccer camp

CVU players are the star attraction at youth soccer camp

The soccer fields outside the Fieldhouse complex in Shelburne were buzzing last Friday morning as a group of boys and girls CVU soccer players greeted the next generation, along with many of their parents, in the parking lot. All players, young and old, were getting ready for one last day of fun after four days […]

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