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 »

Shelburne voters ask chiefs about new fire and rescue station: Good turnout for first of many public information meetings on proposed Shelburne Road project

Shelburne voters ask chiefs about new fire and rescue station: Good turnout for first of many public information meetings on proposed Shelburne Road project

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Shelburne voters are being asked to enter into a purchase agreement to potentially buy 2.3 acres of land at the intersection of Route 7 and Longmeadow Drive. With voter approval, the land would be the site for a new combined fire and rescue station. On Monday night, residents gathered at… Read More »

HeART Show 2019 exhibit shows love to Outright

HeART Show 2019 exhibit shows love to Outright

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Valentine’s Day may have been last week, but the celebration continues at Rustic Roots café in Shelburne where 94 unique heart-shaped of works of art deck the walls in a fundraising exhibition that runs through March.  Colorful, whimsical and poignant, HeART Show 2019’s collection is up for auction with proceeds going to… Read More »

Handle with care: Military care package art project illuminates diversity within the ranks

Handle with care: Military care package art project illuminates diversity within the ranks

By MADELINE HUGHES STAFF REPORTER Red Sox paraphernalia, King Cake, local newspapers, lobster toys, plantains and other treasures have filled care packages to armed service members overseas. Each package typically comes with something, often food, unique from the family or the region they are from. That’s because cuisine conveys culture. That is Shelburne resident Odale… Read More »

Shelburne Falls research unveils colorful characters: Knight gives rich historical portrait of district

By JOEY WALDINGER Correspondent For almost nine months, historian and American preservationist Brian Knight has been compiling the story behind every one of Shelburne’s earliest residents, and the houses in which they lived. This is all part of an effort to list Shelburne Falls, the earliest developed district in the city, on the National Register… Read More »

Talking tolerance: CVU confronts racist graffiti

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Champlain Valley Union High School officials were alerted last Wednesday afternoon to graffiti at the school with racial undertones. A swastika was found written on a library desk Wednesday afternoon. About 10 days prior, the N-word was drawn on a bathroom wall. Because of the incidents,  the school hosted a… Read More »

New town plan and zoning regulations

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter The Shelburne Selectboard voted to accept the town plan and two new zoning regulations Tuesday night. Both zoning amendments were made to regulations for the rural districts within the town. The first amendment was a tweak to a zoning regulation that was changed last year to allow properties with structures… Read More »

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