Windblown

Windblown

Scenes from Saturday Top A tree landed on a house on Falls Road during Friday’s storm. Top right Barrett’s Tree Service was called in to remove fallen trees from the village cemetery. Left Shelburne Public Works crews cut trees to clear the debris from the roadway in front of Shelburne Museum. Center At Shelburne Airport,… Read More »

Green building, green business, growing grapes

Green building, green business, growing grapes

Nearly 12 years in the making, the building at Shelburne Vineyard is officially certified for having been sustainably built and energy efficient. Ken and Gail Albert started their journey into wine over 20 years ago in the Champlain Valley. They decided to build their current building over a decade ago, and they planned the project… Read More »

Vermont’s transformational governor, Phil Hoff dies at 93

Vermont’s transformational governor, Phil Hoff dies at 93

By Kevin O’Connor VTDIGGER.ORG Philip Hoff was the Democratic candidate for Vermont governor in 1962 when he called his father in Massachusetts with an invitation to dinner on election night. “I don’t know,” Hoff would remember his father saying. “Are you going to win?” “Dad, they’ve never elected a Democrat by popular vote in the history… Read More »

Survey shows increased awareness of stormwater runoff problem

A recent survey by the Castleton University Polling Institute indicates that the efforts of a Chittenden County program to educate the public about stormwater are working to raise awareness. The Rethink Runoff educational campaign has been under way for 15 years by nine municipalities and several organizations that are subject to the Environmental Protection Agency… Read More »

Farewell, Joe Colangelo

Farewell, Joe Colangelo

Good-bye, Joe. Hello, Lee. The transition of outgoing Town Manager Joe Colangelo and incoming Interim Town Manager Lee Krohn was marked by the Shelburne Selectboard at its meeting on Tuesday. Selectboard members and several others including State Rep. Jessica Brumsted, D-Shelburne/St. George offered positive comments about Colangelo at the start of the meeting. Shelburne’s Poet Laureate… Read More »

Shelburne zoning updates tinker with fences, building additions and math errors

The Shelburne Selectboard recently voted unanimously to approve changes to town zoning bylaws that fixed some math mistakes, now allow lakeshore property owners to put up fences and rural property owners to add onto non-conforming structures. These changes came about as residents and property owners brought the issues to the Planning Commission. In one case,… Read More »