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, […]

Shelburne business survey completed; starting point for future discussions

Shelburne business survey completed; starting point for future discussions

The 2015 Shelburne Business Survey is complete, and the Planning Commission presented the results at their June 14 meeting. Michael Moser, research specialist at the University of Vermont, gave a look at the data that was collected from business community respondents. Planning Commissioner Ann Hogan spearheaded the project. It received the support and design assistance […]

Shipwrecks of Shelburne Bay: uncovering mysteries

Shipwrecks of Shelburne Bay: uncovering mysteries

By Lauren Milideo On a recent June morning on a beach near Shelburne Shipyard, boats bobbed on a sparkling Lake Champlain. A group of people with a shared interest in this shipyard’s vessels assembled at the water’s edge. The tools of their trade were laid here and there: cameras, notepaper, pens, and most importantly, scuba […]

Vermont Railways wins in court

Vermont Railways wins in court

The US District Court handed down a decision in the Vermont Railway vs. Shelburne case last week, finding that federal law permits Vermont Railway to continue development of its rail facility in Shelburne. The railway is moving forward with its plans to build a transmodal facility on its 32-acre site next to the LaPlatte River. […]

Teddy Bear celebrates 35th anniversary with big bash

Teddy Bear celebrates 35th anniversary with big bash

by Heather McKim It started with a man with a cart on Church Street. Over the years, the company has transformed into a name synonymous with Shelburne. This June, Vermont Teddy Bear marks its 35th anniversary since those first bears were sold in Burlington. In 1981, John Sortino started with Bearcho, Buffy, Bearazar, and Fuzzy […]

Family fun on the Fourth: fireworks, footraces and fundraisers!

Family fun on the Fourth: fireworks, footraces and fundraisers!

by Eileen O’Grady If you are looking for fun ways to celebrate the 4th of July with the whole family, there are several great events in the local area. In Shelburne: The United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual 4th of July barbecue and auction from 9:00am-1:00pm on the Church Street front lawn. The […]

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