Shelburne mobile home park goes co-op

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Shelburne’s Lakeview Mobile Home Park went co-op in February. The 7.39-acre mobile home park, which sits along the west side of Shelburne Road at Penny Lane, contains 64 homes owned by 54 people. Lakeview Cooperative, Inc. bought the property from Lake Champlain Transportation Company for $1.84 million on Feb. 22.… Read More »

Shelburne voters OK first step to new fire-rescue station

Shelburne voters OK first step to new fire-rescue station

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent By a two-to-one margin, Shelburne voters on Tuesday decided to take the first step toward building a new, combined fire and rescue station within the next few years. They also approved a $9.5 million budget for 2019-20, filled key offices including seats on the selectboard and school board, and added to… Read More »

What’s on the Town Meeting Day ballot in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Debt and other fixed costs drove up the proposed Shelburne municipal FY2019-20 budget before the selectboard heard from departments about their fiscal needs. “We came in at roughly a 4 percent increase, and that was driven by fixed costs – debt and employee contracts,” Town Manager Lee Krohn said. The… Read More »

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Christel Tonoki stood in the Champlain Valley Union High School gymnasium in front of 1,300 of her fellow students last week, gathered for a school-wide assembly for Black History month. A few dozen students stood with Tonoki as she told her story, how during her freshman year she created a book… Read More »

GMP, Renewable Energy tout home battery incentive program: “Bring Your Own Device” program offers $850 credit per kilowatt to homeowners

GMP, Renewable Energy tout home battery incentive program: “Bring Your Own Device” program offers $850 credit per kilowatt to homeowners

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Reporters filled Carole McCay’s Hinesburg living room Tuesday morning to report on the installation of a battery. But it’s not just any battery. The intimate home setting was where Green Mountain Power and Renewable Energy Vermont announced an energy partnership to help install home batteries across the state. The companies are… Read More »

Selectboard chooses library solar provider, bids farewell to Dein

By MADELINE HUGHES STAFF REPORTER The New Library and Town Center Project Committee suggested early in the planning process that the library be equipped with solar panels. On Tuesday night, the selectboard took the committee’s recommendation and chose to contract with Shelburne-based Bullrock Solar. The solar panels on the library will generate almost enough electricity… Read More »

Newspaper staff wins three dozen awards in New England contest

Staff writer Madeline Hughes shared a first-place award among weekly newspapers for a social-issues feature story she wrote with Caleigh Cross and Kayla Collier at the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association competition Feb. 16. “This piece rose to the top among all submissions thanks to its crisp writing style, wide engagement of sources,… Read More »