Library, Town Hall opening Sept. 14

Library, Town Hall opening Sept. 14

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Landscaping, paving and final interior touches are under way at the new Pierson Library and renovated Shelburne Town Hall where a grand opening is set for Sept. 14, project officials announced this week. Events will begin at 9:15 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. Library Director Kevin Unrath said plans so far… Read More »

Selectboard approves museum’s solar plans

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Shelburne Museum’s plans to build two solar arrays on its property this fall received a stamp of approval from the Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday when the board agreed to lend its support for the project in the state permitting process. The selectboard heard a presentation from museum director Tom Denenberg and representatives of… Read More »

Protecting bobolinks, one hayfield at a time

Protecting bobolinks, one hayfield at a time

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Out in the field, Allan Strong identifies birds by sight and by song as they call into the morning mist and zip by against the fog-soaked mountains. “American crow … and there’s a barn swallow.” He scratches both names into an orange notebook. A spritely male bobolink flits above the… Read More »

Mix of peace and justice groups gather to protest F-35 fighter jets

Mix of peace and justice groups gather to protest F-35 fighter jets

MIRANDA JONSWOLD Correspondent MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! The F-35 has got to go!” “Bernie, Leahy, Welch, and Miro: don’t make Burlington Ground Zero!” Wielding their shields and donning their capes, the self-proclaimed “Guardians of Peace and Planet” cast the power of protest in a demonstration Sunday against the F-35 fighter jets.… Read More »

Board mulls mobile home tax appeal

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Board of Civil Authority is expected to issue a decision the next two weeks regarding a property tax appeal that could impact the Lakeview Mobil Home Park neighborhood. The board met Monday evening to discuss an appeal from Lakeview resident Chris Pratt who owns two mobile homes in the park… Read More »

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Iconic trees reach new heights as tables, bowls, earrings, picture frames

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Iconic trees reach new heights as tables, bowls, earrings, picture frames

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Tawny peels of bark and wood fiber flew from the cottonwood trunk on a recent Thursday afternoon. John Monks and his team at Vermont Tree Goods had lowered the saw to begin milling one of the trees they’d hauled from Shelburne Farms to their Bristol mill last winter. Vermont Tree… Read More »

Shelburne Green café doesn’t fit zoning regs

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Efforts to align the successful Fiddlehead Brewery operation at Shelburne Green within the boundaries of town zoning laws continue to lurch through the Shelburne permitting process. At its July 8 meeting, the Shelburne Development Review Board spent over an hour in discussions with representatives of the Shelburne Green commercial park and Fiddlehead… Read More »