Review board considers church, Irish Hill projects

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI The Shelburne Development Review Board recently continued its work on several project proposals including a request to rebuild the parish hall at a church in the village, the design of a nine-lot subdivision on Irish Hill Road, and the final approval for the 91-lot development by Snyder Homes on Spear Street. At… Read More »

No contests on Town Meeting Day ballot

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne voters will have no races to decide on the Town Meeting Day ballot after the candidates’ deadline this week attracted no competition for open offices. Four positions were up for election this year, and three incumbents have chosen to serve again. Two seats on the Selectboard each have a single candidate… Read More »

Fiddlehead Brewing Co. feels growing pains

By MADELINE HUGHES Since opening in Shelburne in 2012, Fiddlehead Brewing Company has been steadily growing. Now, seven years later, the craft brewer is pushing the limits of the space it occupies in the Shelburne Green commercial development along Route 7 and its landlord is looking to expand the beer company’s footprint in the commercial… Read More »

Rep. Kate Webb leads Education Committee

By MADELINE HUGHES Kathryn Webb has been a member of the Vermont House of Representatives for a decade. Webb served on the Fish, Wildlife, Water Resources Committee for her first eight years serving in the Legislature. The committee has since been renamed the Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee. She also held several leadership positions,… Read More »

Penguins to plunge on Groundhog Day

Penguins to plunge on Groundhog Day

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN A group of students from Champlain Valley Union High may or may not see their shadow on Groundhog Day, but they will definitely see their splash. That’s because at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2, they will be jumping into the waters of Lake Champlain to support the Special Olympics Vermont in the… Read More »

Ongoing real estate talks may impact town budget

By MADELINE HUGHES  At Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, Vice Chair Jaime Heins and member Mary Kehoe were directed to continue negotiations on a potential real estate purchase over the coming week. This decision comes after the board has met in executive session four times since December about a real estate purchase. “We will continue to… Read More »

School board recommends $78.9 million 2019-20 budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The school board of the Champlain Valley School District finished its work on the 2019-20 budget that voters will consider on Town Meeting Day with tax rates kept tightly in check to support the $78.9 million spending plan. Earlier this month, board members used one calculation that was revised by this week’s… Read More »

School board hammers out $78.9 million budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Champlain Valley School District School Board is contemplating a budget for 2020 that bumps up spending more than $2 million for the 2019-20 school year. If given final approval by the school board and the public, the proposed budget would increase spending by 2.7 percent from $76.8 million this year to… Read More »