Veterans’ Memorial Flag stolen

Veterans’ Memorial Flag stolen

The American flag that was presented to the Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial last September during the memorial dedication ceremony, was reported stolen by the Veteran’s Memorial Committee on Monday. The flag was a special gift from Sen. Patrick Leahy, and has flown over the U. S. Capitol Building. Committee members believe the flag was taken sometime […]

Crafts, local food and more at Shelburne Day this weekend

Crafts, local food and more at Shelburne Day this weekend

A day for community sharing By Roz Graham Every Saturday throughout the summer, the parade ground in the heart of Shelburne Village is a busy place as local farmers, crafters, bakers, chefs, and more set up their tents and sell their colorful, delicious, beautiful, local products at Shelburne Farmers Market. But the third Saturday in […]

Bay Road railroad overpass shows signs of deterioration

Bay Road railroad overpass shows signs of deterioration

A 2015 State of Vermont inspection report describes the Bay Road railroad overpass’s condition as showing “serious deterioration.” The report was received by the Town of Shelburne late last week as part of research being conducted for a Bay Road feasibility study. Town Manager Joe Colangelo first publicly reported the finding in his weekly report […]

Wastewater spills into LaPlatte River

Wastewater spills into LaPlatte River

For the second time in two weeks, the town of Shelburne reported another accidental discharge of wastewater – this time into the LaPlatte River.  While the discharge was reported as being in the 100-1,000-gallon range, Water Quality Supervisor Chris Robinson said much of that fluid did not reach the LaPlatte River. He estimated that less […]

38 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election

38 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election

Although Shelburne’s Bruce Lisman captured 62 percent of the Republican vote in the gubernatorial primary in Shelburne, ultimately he lost the nomination to Phil Scott. Scott pulled about 60 percent of the votes statewide. Winners in Shelburne’s contested Democratic primary races were: Patrick Leahy, US Senator; Sue Minter, Governor; Shap Smith, Lt. Governor; TJ Donovan, […]

Town appeals Railway decision

Town appeals Railway decision

After the Federal Court decision in Town of Shelburne v. Vermont Railway, which ruled in favor of Vermont Railway, the town has decided to file an appeal. The interlocutory appeal was filed on the town’s behalf last week. “As this case has not been resolved fully, Defendant only appeals the denial of its motion for […]

Primary voting is August 9

By Eileen O’Grady Primary Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, August 9, which means that it is time to narrow down the candidates for some of Vermont’s top positions. On the ballot this year are candidate for U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor […]

Severe storm rocks Shelburne Bay last Saturday

Severe storm rocks Shelburne Bay last Saturday

By Boston Neary and Eileen O’Grady Last Saturday started as a fairly typical summer day on the Lake –  hazy, hot and humid.  A great day for boating, kayaking, fishing or swimming, although the forecast called for thunderstorms in the afternoon. However, anyone who was on the lake around 3pm will not soon forget the […]

Discussion begins about new town library

Discussion begins about new town library

The library should be a place that is dynamic, indispensable, compatible, welcoming, open, visionary, nurturing, all-encompassing, opportunistic, serendipitous, community-based and inclusive. It should also be, Library Director Lara Keenan said, a place that is “geektastic.” Those were just some of the visions shared by attendees at a library visioning kick-off meeting. The gathering took place […]

Kidney donor needed for owner of the Dutch Mill

Kidney donor needed for owner of the Dutch Mill

By Boston Neary For over 20 years, Jamie Bissonette has made a career out of serving great meals at the Dutch Mill Restaurant in Shelburne, a business that has been in his family for 49 years. He is known among his neighbors as a caring person who loves helping people. “If someone is in crisis, […]

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