Gov. Peter Shumlin, Vermont Emergency Officials Update on Winter Storm and Power Outages

The following press release was sent by Susan Allen late this morning. Gov. Peter Shumlin, state emergency officials and representatives from the utility companies urged Vermonters to use caution in the wake of the latest winter storm, which has left tens of thousands of Vermonters without power across the state. While utility crews are working… Read More »

“Toys for Kids” barrels ready for donations

“Toys for Kids” barrels ready for donations

The area’s Marine Corp League and Shelburne’s John Welsh are back at it again. The bright red “Toys for Kids of Vermont” barrels have been placed throughout Chittenden County in local retail establishments waiting to be filled with donated new, unwrapped toys that will be distributed to local children in need in time for Christmas.… Read More »

It’s all fun and games

It’s all fun and games

By Amanda Holman Entering Tilt Classic Arcade and Ale House (Tilt), a new bar in South Burlington, is a bit like crossing over into any adult’s fantasy. The two-story space is filled with pinball and arcade games, sure to send any person over 20 into a nostalgic tailspin. With a range of games from the… Read More »

115th annual Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 14 – Jan. 5

115th annual Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 14 – Jan. 5

The following press release was received from Tom Rogers of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department this morning.   This holiday season marks the 115th annual Christmas Bird Count, a favorite tradition among Vermont’s birding community. Birders in Vermont are encouraged to participate in the count, which begins on Dec. 14 and runs through Jan.… Read More »

VTrans seeks input for On-Road Bicycle Plan, meeting Tuesday night

VTrans seeks input for On-Road Bicycle Plan, meeting Tuesday night

Nancy Schultz, Executive Director of the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, sent the following email this morning. According to the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) website, the On-Road Bicycle Plan they are developing will “categorize state highway corridors into several tiers. The tier system will rank the state highway corridors for on-road bicycling based on… Read More »

Shelburne resident receives Merchants’ Chief Executive Officer appointment, Geoffrey Hesslink named 13th President and CEO

Shelburne resident receives Merchants’ Chief Executive Officer appointment, Geoffrey Hesslink named 13th President and CEO

Merchants Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBVT), President and CEO, Michael R. Tuttle, announced the appointment of Geoffrey R. Hesslink as the 13th President and CEO of Merchants’ main operating subsidiary, Merchants Bank, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Hesslink currently serves as Merchants Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The Board of Directors of Merchants Bank… Read More »

Selectboard appoints Al Gobeille to fill vacancy

Selectboard appoints Al Gobeille to fill vacancy

By Sheri Duff Citing his familiarity with the municipal budget process and his willingness to serve, the Shelburne Selectboard appointed Al Gobeille to the fill the three-month vacancy during its special meeting Tuesday night. “I have a sense of duty to this town,” Gobeille offered of his desire to fill the spot. “Shelburne has a… Read More »

Allison Cramner resigns from Selectboard

Allison Cramner resigns from Selectboard

Allison Cranmer, who came to the Shelburne Selectboard with a fresh perspective in March of 2013, resigned from her three-year post during the Nov. 25 meeting of the Selectboard. After her husband David was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, a nerve disorder causing pain and numbness in the hands and feet, the couple searched for single… Read More »

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