Celebrating the water

Celebrating the water

Families join Rev. Nancy Wright (center, blue/black jacket) of Ascension Lutheran Church in blessing water they collected from Lake Champlain and the LaPlatte River at Saturday’s “Celebrating the Lake and Sacred Waters” event on Shelburne Bay. About 40 people took part in activities that included a hike along the Allen Hill Trail, paddling in canoes,… Read More »

CVU to focus on childhood trauma

This story was updated to correct the estimate of how many adverse childhood experiences that individuals in a CDC study were found to have had. Just two days before students returned from summer break, roughly 100 educators and community members gathered in the small red auditorium at Champlain Valley Union High School to watch the… Read More »

Farm stand thefts teach a lesson in compassion and community

Farm stand thefts teach a lesson in compassion and community

By Chea Waters Evans Beach Road in Shelburne is a tree-lined lane tucked off Bostwick Road that leads to the Shelburne Town Beach. For six years, Susan Cooke-Kittredge has operated a farm stand out of her home there, selling flowers, vegetables, and fruit that she grows in her 3,000-square foot garden. Thefts this summer from… Read More »

Sentiments surrounding Chief Warden’s departure boil over at Selectboard meeting

Sentiments surrounding Chief Warden’s departure boil over at Selectboard meeting

Friday’s rally gathered supporters on the village green By Eileen O’Grady and Lisa Scagliotti Shelburne residents did not mince words at Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, where many attended to voice sadness and outrage at the suspension and unexpected departure of former police chief James Warden. The audience of about 30 was restless, occasionally shouting protests… Read More »

Shelburne Police Department’s Facebook page goes dark

Editor’s Note: Shelburne Police Department’s Facebook page page is back online as of wednesday. By Lisa Scagliotti and Mike Donoghue The Shelburne Police Department Facebook page, which alerted the community about crimes and other important news, should be back in service this week after being ordered taken down by Town Manager Joe Colangelo last week.… Read More »

Public discussion of LaPlatte status coming up

Public discussion of LaPlatte status coming up

It’s a place where rare birds and fish congregate, people paddle in search of new sights, pollutants stop short of Lake Champlain, and lake floodwaters halt their march toward land. Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands are a unique place, and a rare one in Chittenden County and in Vermont. On Aug. 30, the Vermont Agency… Read More »

Shelburne interns gain valuable experience

Shelburne interns gain valuable experience

On a recent Thursday morning, Rachel Childers was hard at work in the Conservation Lab at the Shelburne Museum, bent over one of two large wooden boards taken from the museum’s Dentzel Carousel collection. Each was painted with a scene of a hunter pursuing a rhino. She dabbed at a section of the painted wood… Read More »

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