Colchester parakeet flew the coop, briefly visits Shelburne

Colchester parakeet flew the coop, briefly visits Shelburne

By Madeline Hughes and Lisa Scagliotti Captain, a blue ring-necked parakeet, flew the coop on Saturday through an open door in his Colchester home. He happened to land near the Southern Acres section of Shelburne Farms onto a resident there who notified police. The call came in Monday morning as veterinarian and Shelburne Selectboard member… Read More »

Beach house project headed to town Beach Party

Beach house project headed to town Beach Party

The project to rebuild the 64-year-old Shelburne town beach house started two years ago, and the Selectboard got its first look at the preliminary design on Tuesday night. Last year, Shelburne resident and architect with Birdseye Design Jeff McBride volunteered to design the new beach house. McBride presented his sketches to the board and explained… Read More »

Shelburne political newcomer challenges Sen. Bernie Sanders

Shelburne political newcomer challenges Sen. Bernie Sanders

Folasade Adelola, a Shelburne resident, is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders for his congressional seat this fall. Sanders is registered as an Independent and a Democrat for the Vermont primary election. Adelola, 55, describes herself and her stances on policy as a “Clinton Democrat.” “I will push (Sanders) on issues,” Adelola said. She does not agree… Read More »

Shelburne construction work

This week Shelburne public works crews have been working on Webster Road near the Webster Road Pump Station.  A small crew was working on Harbor Road between Route 7 and Turtle Lane to prepare for the work scheduled during school summer break.  Expect short delays in these areas.

Update on town manager search

By Doug Merrill The 15-person Shelburne Town Manager Search Committee has met three times over the past five weeks to begin the process of selecting the next manager. The committee intends to share updates in the Shelburne News periodically to update fellow residents on our process and progress. The Selectboard has tasked us with assisting… Read More »

Crash slows Spear St. traffic

No one was seriously injured in a two-car accident that slowed traffic to a crawl on Spear Street during the Monday late-day commute, Shelburne police said. The accident happened at about 4:45 p.m. near the Fisher Brothers Farm on Spear Street. Shelburne Police, Fire and Rescue crews responded to the scene where one car had… Read More »

Schools mull hiring resource officer

In the past few months, school safety has dominated national news following the February high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman shot and killed 14 students and three staff members. Since then, more school shootings have happened including ones in Maryland, Texas and Indiana. The question of school safety has dominated the discussions… Read More »

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