GMT adding service hours, mulling rate hike

GMT adding service hours, mulling rate hike

MADELINE CLARK Staff Reporter Green Mountain Transit (GMT) has released the results of its NextGen transit study and for Shelburne, that means increased service hours along the 6 route. A 25-cent fare hike is also under consideration, according to GMT documents. The study, conducted by California-based Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, was a near year-long effort to… Read More »

Rural landowners frustrated with new zoning regulations

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Planning Commission recently heard from rural landowners frustrated with new land-use rules that they say could restrict their ability to manage, live on, and even make a living from their property. At its regular meeting last week, the commission listened to comments from Becky Castle, co-owner of Fisher Brothers Farm… Read More »

Shelburne dairy farm gets a boost from online campaign

Shelburne dairy farm gets a boost from online campaign

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A Shelburne dairy farm that a few weeks ago was teetering on the financial edge has gotten a reprieve thanks to crowd sourcing that has pulled in more than $32,000 since mid-February. The Guillemette farm’s 300 or so Holsteins now should have enough to eat until springtime brings a fresh crop of… Read More »

Town ends legal fight over salt storage sheds

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A 30-minute private conversation with the town’s lawyer was all it took Tuesday night for the Shelburne Selectboard to decide it is time to end the costly, unsuccessful legal battle regarding Vermont Railway Inc.’s new salt storage facility in town. “This is not an evening to look back as much and entirely… Read More »

Business talk gets town’s attention

Business talk gets town’s attention

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent With a chance to brainstorm ideas and jump start business activity in Shelburne, a couple dozen people sipped wine and swapped ideas Monday night at Shelburne Vineyard. By Tuesday, their discussion had the attention of the Shelburne Selectboard. Selectboard Chair Jerry Storey and member Mary Kehoe attended the gathering at the vineyard… Read More »

Tending fields of memories at CVU

Tending fields of memories at CVU

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter When head groundskeeper Nathan Miner looks back over the athletic fields he tends at Champlain Valley Union High School, he’s sees a big part of his family’s history. The fields where CVU students now run, play, and practice sports were once part of his grandparents’ farm. Hector and Mildred Aube’s farmhours… Read More »

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN and MARIA VALIENTE Local schools participated in a district-wide digital detox last Friday in different ways, replicating the National Day of Unplugging on March 1. Though not mandatory, at Shelburne Community School many staff members and students unplugged, stashing away their laptops, phones, and other devices. For some, eliminating technology from their routine… Read More »

Community, former employees react as Pizza Putt prepares to close

By MARIA VALIENTE Correspondent With the closing date for the South Burlington arcade and entertainment center Pizza Putt quickly approaching, the local community is coming out in spades to give the family hangout a proper sendoff. The entertainment center and restaurant has been packed since the March 4 announcement, with nostalgic adults, families and children… Read More »