New town manager, new ethics ordinance

By MADELINE HUGHES Tuesday’s relatively short but significant Shelburne Selectboard meeting started a new chapter in the town. The three board members at the meeting – Vice Chair Jaime Heins, Dr. Josh Dein and Mary Kehoe –  unanimously approved the town’s new conflict of interest ordinance and publicly ratified newly-hired Town Manager Lee Krohn’s three-year… Read More »

CVU football coach resigns

By LAUREN READ Champlain Valley Union Head Football Coach Mike Williams has resigned after four years with the program. According to the Burlington Free Press, which broke the news on Tuesday, Williams said he “couldn’t change the culture” around the sport and decided to step away. “I have the utmost respect for Mike Williams as… Read More »

Resource officer contract closer to hire

By MADELINE HUGHES The Champlain Valley School District’s plans to hire its first school resource officer are moving along now that the Shelburne Selectboard has reviewed details of the contract that will put a Shelburne police officer in that role. The contract is being reviewed by the town attorney, as directed by the Selectboard at… Read More »

Santa Claus visits Shelburne early

Santa Claus visits Shelburne early

By MADELINE HUGHS Santa Claus made his entrance into Shelburne on a firetruck Friday night as the sounds of holiday carols filled the air for the annual tree-lighting festivities on the village green. A crowd easily numbering more than 100 people – mostly families with young children – gathered on the relatively mild night as some… Read More »

Harbor Place team connects guests, services and homes

Harbor Place team connects guests, services and homes

By MADELINE HUGHES Sitting to the west of one of Vermont’s busiest highways with Lake Champlain as a backdrop is a motel with a mission. The 59-room Echno Lodge was bought by Champlain Housing Trust in 2013 and renamed Harbor Place. The goal is to help people moving from homelessness to a home. Today, Harbor Place is… Read More »

Residents question growing project costs

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne residents filled the room for Tuesday’s Selectboard meeting where they raised concerns about the Library Town Center project. With steel expected to be delivered by the end of the week, unforseen costs have increased. Roughly 25 residents waited out an executive session on the Vermont Railway lawsuit in order to address… Read More »

Fair Haven school leader tells safety forum: ‘This threat has changed our culture’

By ALAN J. KEAYS VTDIGGER.ORG Brooke Olsen-Farrell says several months after a former student was arrested on charges of planning to shoot up a high school in Fair Haven, the after-effects continue to be felt. “This threat has changed our culture,” Olsen-Farrell, superintendent of the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union that includes the high school in Fair… Read More »