In search of new members and snow

In search of new members and snow

Shelburne Charlotte Association of Snow Travelers Snowmobile Club members Dakota Hamilton (left) and his dad Bill Hamilton (center), along with club president Chris Myers (right) atop Mt. Philo last winter. The club has an organizing meeting Tuesday at the Dutch Mill Family Restaurant at 7 p.m. See story p. 10.

Poet Laureate inspires student writers

Many readers know that Shelburne is fortunate to have a town Poet Laureate, Rick Bessette, the first to hold this office. Rick’s work appears in the paper, it’s engraved on the Veterans Monument on the village green, and he spends time working with community groups including students at Shelburne Community School. He visits the school… Read More »

Eagle Scout projects have a big impact

Eagle Scout projects have a big impact

by Mary Ann Lickteig Eagle Scout projects are dotted all over Shelburne, and thanks to Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602, four new ones are nearing completion. • Nate Brangan rehabilitated and rebuilt a quarter mile of Clarke Trail in Shelburne Bay Park. • Nathaniel Mick designed and coordinated the construction of four benches for Bay… Read More »

Five towns, six schools, one budget process begins

Five towns, six schools – the newly formed Champlain Valley School District is a $75 million enterprise. At its first budget meeting as a unified school board, school director representatives from each town, parents, educators, and community members from the five towns came to hear a presentation about the budget, then broke into smaller meetings… Read More »

Shelburne Police union, town reach agreement on labor contract

Shelburne Police officers and emergency dispatchers will be getting 3 percent annual raises for each of the next three years under a union contract approved recently by the employees and the town Selectboard. Town Manager Joe Colangelo explained that Shelburne’s share for health insurance premiums will drop throughout the three-year contract. The town has been paying… Read More »

Fire destroys Hinesburg barn, kills piglets

Fire destroys Hinesburg barn, kills piglets

Last Wednesday morning, fire destroyed a large tool shed and storage barn and killed several piglets on the Charlotte-Hinesburg Road. Firefighters and emergency services from four communities responded to the blaze at 6:05 a.m., according to the Hinesburg Fire Department. The structure was located at 2594 Charlotte Rd. While en route, Hinesburg units were updated… Read More »

Community conversation looks to involve more people in reversing water pollution

By Roberta Nubile It’s happening more frequently: informational meetings about our water issues in Vermont to discuss local waterways and especially Lake Champlain with an eye toward finding ways citizens can help protect and preserve this critical resource. The latest gathering last week was organized by the outreach committee of Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne;… Read More »

Six applicants step up to fill open Selectboard seat

Six candidates with a wide range of experience have applied to fill the Shelburne Selectboard seat created by the resignation of Vice Chairman John Kerr. The group includes several newer residents in Shelburne, two lawyers, and a longtime resident who previously served on the board. Public interviews with the Selectboard are planned for next Tuesday at 7 p.m.… Read More »

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