Shelburne Fire Department kicks off volunteer drive

Shelburne Fire Department kicks off volunteer drive

A fire department is an essential part of every community. Volunteers work to keep neighborhoods safe. Aside from answering the call to put out fires, they also work at concerts, prepare fireworks, teach fire safety programs and offer assistance at other community events. To educate the public on the diverse nature of The Shelburne Fire… Read More »

Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park now owned by its residents

Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park now owned by its residents

From a one-time uncertain future to a community of landowners, Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park has made quite a shift during the past few years. Residents became the newest landowners in Shelburne when they finalized the process of transforming their 28-parcel mobile home park into a resident-owned co-op on Sept. 30. Shelburnewood’s residents were assisted by… Read More »

Local beef-buying 101

Local beef-buying 101

By Lettie Stratton Cows at Trillium Hill Farm in Hinesburg live a good life. They’re born outside and raised by mother for the first year of life. With thirty acres to graze, their only corral is a single line of electric fence. “When you buy from us, you’re buying the healthiest possible meat out there,”… Read More »

Champlain Housing Trust cited for failure to obtain zoning permit for Harbor Place

Champlain Housing Trust cited for failure to obtain zoning permit for Harbor Place

In a letter dated Sept. 24, Joe Colangelo, acting in his capacity as Town Manager and Zoning Enforcement Officer, notified Michael Monte, the Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT), that CHT “has commenced land development, specifically the change and/or addition of a use, to the existing hotel/motel use on the… Read More »

Locals sue Volkswagen over emissions debacle

Locals sue Volkswagen over emissions debacle

By Keith Morrill A Charlotte resident is suing Volkswagen after the automaker admitted to manufacturing and selling cars programmed to bypass emission standards. The Burlington-based law firm Downs Rachlin Martin announced on Wednesday of last week that it had a filed a class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen companies in Germany and the United States on behalf… Read More »

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