Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Wayne Barr (left) worked the Barr Farm, a Shelburne dairy operation, for 45 years. Now, thanks in part to funds raised from the Shelburne community, the farm will remain in operation with Matt Baldwin (right), of Hinesburg, helming an organic hay, corn, and dairy outfit. Other contributors include the Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing Conservation… Read More »

Boys lose state final in OT heartbreaker

Boys lose state final in OT heartbreaker

Everything was primed for a storybook end to the Champlain Valley boys basketball season. With eight seniors, the program’s best-ever regular-season record, only one loss, and a No.-1 seed, the Redhawks were looking to cap it all off with the first Division I boys hoops title in school history. Unfortunately, Rutland High School had other… Read More »

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Townspeople gathered at Shelburne Community School on Monday night for Town Meeting. The evening included three meetings within the gathering – Town, Fire Department, and School – and kicked off with the traditional community dinner and a brief Legislative Update. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the first-ever Colleen Haag… Read More »

Incumbents win, new fire truck passe

Over 2,000 of the 6,197 voters—32.8%—turned out for Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote. After weeks of spirited campaigning, Colleen Parker defeated Don Stevens 1,111 to 828 to win another three-year Selectboard term and John Kerr defeated Doris Sage 1,079 to 841 for the two-year Selectboard term. Current Town Clerk Diana Vachon defeated Dorilee Gaudette Leblanc 1,251… Read More »

Consolidation of regional dispatch discussed

Consolidation of regional dispatch discussed

The issue of regional dispatch services is not a new one for the area, but it is one that has gained significant traction during the past year. The time is ripe, Town Manager Joe Colangelo feels, for such a system to be implemented. “It has been studied to death,” Colangelo said. Over the past half-century,… Read More »

Suspension bridge to cross LaPlatte once more

Suspension bridge to cross LaPlatte once more

What began several years ago with a temporary bridge formed by a fallen log is slowly inching toward a more permanent solution in the form of a suspension foot bridge. The project has been driven by a group of dedicated citizens and is headed up by local teacher Joplin James. On a blog devoted to… Read More »

Shelburne candidate’s forum tonight

Shelburne candidate’s forum tonight

The Shelburne Democratic and Republican Committees and the Shelburne News are co-sponsoring a Candidates Night on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Town Offices at 7pm. All candidates on the March ballot have been invited. Invited Selectboard candidates include: • Incumbent Colleen Parker, who is running against Don Stevens for a three-year term; • Incumbent John… Read More »

Steamboat graveyard history revealed and corrected

Steamboat graveyard history revealed and corrected

History lovers, boat lovers, steamship lovers, mystery lovers and lake lovers filled the Town Hall to capacity on Saturday morning to hear the results of three summers of nautical archaeology in the waters of Shelburne Bay just off the Shelburne Shipyard. Chris Sabick, Director of Archaeology at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, has led the… Read More »