Windstorm brings damage, disruption

Windstorm brings damage, disruption

Tree roots reaching skyward were an uncharacteristically common sight during Monday morning’s commute after an overnight storm blew through, toppling trees and knocking out power in much of the area and around Vermont as the workweek got underway. Local schools, Hinesburg Town Hall, and various businesses were closed Monday and even Tuesday as fallen tree… Read More »

$6.5 million vote Tuesday

Shelburne voters cast ballots on Tuesday with a single oval to fill on whether to bond for up to $6.5 million to build a new Pierson Library, renovate the historic Town Hall, and make improvements to the Town Center campus for access and safety. Polls will be open at the gymnasium at the town offices… Read More »

Wastewater system will get upgrades in 2018

The Shelburne Selectboard last week approved a contract to upgrade the town wastewater collection system. S.D. Ireland was the lowest of five bidders and won a $1,448,553 contract for a project to begin April 30 and finish next November, according to Water Quality Superintendent Chris Robinson. Called the Sewer Collection System Improvements Project, the work… Read More »

Shelburne dispatchers help save Richmond police chief’s life during chase

Shelburne dispatchers help save Richmond police chief’s life during chase

  By Chea Waters Evans and Lisa Scagliotti During a high-speed police chase through several counties on Oct. 20, Shelburne dispatchers James Mack and Trisha Vincent played an unexpected role. Jerry Savo, 52, and Emily Legacy, 29, both of Burlington, led police on a midafternoon high-speed chase through Richmond, Waterbury and Stowe. During the pursuit, Richmond… Read More »

Halloween Parade Sunday

By Rosalyn Graham Shelburne Village will be filled with a colorful crowd on Sunday as brightly costumed folks of all ages, from tiny tots to elders, march in the 44th annual Rotary Halloween Parade, ride on floats with themes that range from funny to spooky, or line the streets as spectators, many of them in colorful costumes… Read More »

Election Day to decide the fate of Shelburne’s library

Vermont’s mild autumn might trick some this week into forgetting that November is on the doorstep. That means Election Day is nearly here with an important decision for Shelburne voters. Absent lawn signs and nonstop political ads of Octobers in even-numbered years, this Election Day is a one-question affair with a decision that could have… Read More »

Community School shows off $9.2 million renovations

Community School shows off $9.2 million renovations

The beginning of the school year is a time for fresh starts: new backpacks, new teachers, new pencils, new friends. At Shelburne Community School this fall, students also got the added thrill of new construction, as a major improvement project first started in June 2016 was finally complete. To celebrate, school officials and students will… Read More »

Anonymous donor gives $500,000 gift for library project

Anonymous donor gives $500,000 gift for library project

“Speechless” is the way Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo described his reaction to a $500,000 donation to build a new Pierson Library and make other improvements at the town center complex. A Shelburne family has donated $50,000 for the project, and will match community donations up to $500,000. Colangelo disclosed the gift in his weekly… Read More »