Scarecrows honor beloved neighbor

Scarecrows honor beloved neighbor

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne’s Falls Road has lost its matriarch, but her neighbors hope to keep her spirit and memory – particularly at this time of year – alive for many years to come. Neighbors are remembering Maedean L. Birmingham for her whimsical fall lawn decorations and her expansive kind heart. Birmingham, 91, died Oct. 10… Read More »

School board hears about aliens, vaping, more

By MADELINE HUGHES Do aliens exist? That’s the question at the heart of middle school humanities and science this fall, taught by special educators Ashley Sutton and Matt Glass at Williston Central School. The teachers have noticed a difference in student behavior and learning in the classroom. The curriculum has “really shifted student engagement,” Sutton… Read More »

A light of hope: CVU mourns loss of team player

A light of hope: CVU mourns loss of team player

By MADELINE HUGHES Last Wednesday night, the baseball field at Champlain Valley Union High School was lit up by candlelight and filled with several hundred people. The occasion wasn’t a game but instead a rare school community gathering to mourn the loss of a 17-year-old student who died two days before, on Oct. 8. The… Read More »

Election-related Letters to the Editor

The Shelburne News will run final Letters to the Editor ahead of the November general election in the Oct. 25 edition. Letter writers are asked to keep their pieces to 250 words or fewer. Please sign your letter and note your hometown. Include a phone number (not for publication). Email submissions by 9 a.m. Monday,… Read More »

Pedestrian bridge spans LaPlatte

Pedestrian bridge spans LaPlatte

By Madeline Hughes A project years in the making recently got underway in Shelburne village, out of sight of passersby. With the parking lot at Shelburne Shopping Park as a staging area, dozens of volunteers have been methodically hauling building materials a half mile or so into the woods. Their destination: the bank of the… Read More »

Bunting travels as Principal of the Year

Bunting travels as Principal of the Year

By MADELINE HUGHES Last week Champlain Valley Union High School Principal Adam Bunting visited Washington D.C. as a perk that came with being honored as the Vermont Principal of the Year. Bunting quietly accepted the award in August at the Vermont Principals Association meeting, where he was recognized for his work in personalized and proficiency-based… Read More »