Fourth of July parades, fireworks, more

Fourth of July parades, fireworks, more

Have you decided how to celebrate Independence Day this year? Here’s a look at holiday events close to home and in nearby communities, with lots of fun activities planned, from foot races to barbecues, live music, and fireworks. In Shelburne: Tuesday, July 4 The United Methodist Church is putting on its 55th annual Fourth of… Read More »

Sanders addresses crowd of 3,000 at CVU graduation

Sanders addresses crowd of 3,000 at CVU graduation

The excitement was at its peak as bagpipers from the St. Andrews Pipeband of Vermont led the procession of 2017 graduates from Champlain Valley Union High School into the University of Vermont’s Patrick Gymnasium last Friday afternoon. CVU principal Adam Bunting welcomed the audience of approximately 3,000 parents, friends, and siblings who waved and snapped… Read More »

Boys lacrosse takes fifth straight title

Boys lacrosse takes fifth straight title

Different year, different location, different team. Same result. The Champlain Valley Union boys lacrosse team—which lost the bulk of its scoring and the starting goaltender after last season—retooled and refocused this year, looking to capture a fifth straight title. “It’s a different team every year,” said CVU coach Dave Trevithick. “This year, we knew we… Read More »

U.S. Route 7 reconstruction project rolls on into second summer

It’s staggering to imagine that Route 7 carries nearly 14,000 vehicles daily through Charlotte. The roadway is undergoing major renovation work to reflect its function as a major north-south commuter artery. The project is a $20 million three-mile road reconstruction and shoulder-widening plan; construction is entering its second summer. The project is on time and… Read More »

Union, board announce tentative settlement

The Champlain Valley Union School District and the Chittenden South Education Association (CSEA) announced last Thursday they have reached a tentative agreement on teacher contracts for 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. A vote on the proposals could come as early as next week, according to the chief negotiator for the CSEA. Both parties still need… Read More »

Stowe Reporter buys Shelburne News and The Citizen

By the Stowe Reporter The Shelburne News and The Citizen, which covers Charlotte and Hinesburg, are joining the Stowe Reporter newspaper family. The purchase took effect last week. That brings to five the number of micro-local weekly newspapers in the Stowe Reporter group; the others are the Waterbury Record and the News & Citizen of… Read More »

Memorial Day ceremony carries on in the rain

Memorial Day ceremony carries on in the rain

Several hundred people braved the chilly, raw Memorial Day weather to honor Shelburne’s veterans. The ceremony at the Shelburne Veterans Memorial featured an American flag that once flew over the White House. This flag, donated by Sen. Patrick Leahy, replaced one that was stolen last summer. Retired Colonel Bud Ockert, U.S. Army, organized the event… Read More »

Town wants feedback on Bay Road pilot project

Town wants feedback on Bay Road pilot project

The Two-Way Traffic Pilot Project just passed the six-month mark. A report on the project is to be presented before the Selectboard shortly, and the Town of Shelburne is seeking residents’ opinions. The current project is the second to address the underpass. Both this and the previous incarnation were created with assistance from the Chittenden… Read More »