Investigators search for cause: Public’s help sought in Harbor Road barn fire, reward offered

Investigators search for cause: Public’s help sought in Harbor Road barn fire, reward offered

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Shelburne and Vermont State Police continue to investigate the cause of the fire that destroyed a partially converted barn on Harbor Road last week. Investigators have not ruled out arson as a possible explanation and they are seeking help from the public. A state tip line offers a reward of up to… Read More »

School board hammers out $78.9 million budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Champlain Valley School District School Board is contemplating a budget for 2020 that bumps up spending more than $2 million for the 2019-20 school year. If given final approval by the school board and the public, the proposed budget would increase spending by 2.7 percent from $76.8 million this year to… Read More »

CVU dominates courts; ski racers hit the trails

CVU dominates courts; ski racers hit the trails

By LAUREN READ GIRLS BASKETBALL CVU 49, St. Johnsbury 40. Champlain Valley Union got a measure of payback for last year’s Division I title game loss, beating St. Johnsbury 49-40 on Tuesday night. Makenna Boyd paced the RedHawks with an 18-point effort on the road. Catherine Gilwee added 11 points and Julia Blanck was strong… Read More »

Dangerous driving

Dangerous driving

Sunday’s slick roads contributed to multiple slide-offs in the region including this one on Vermont 116 in Shelburne. The driver lost control on the snow-covered road and struck a tree. A Hinesburg EMS crew was first on scene, according to fire officials. Shelburne Rescue transported the driver to UVM Medical Center. Traffic was limited to… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

48 traffic violations 28 directed patrols 27 medical calls 13 miscellaneous complaints 2 burglar alarms 2 accidental 911 call 1 dog loose 1 business secured Dec. 8 5:28 a.m. Fire assisted Vergennes Fire at a structure fire on Meigs Road in Vergennes. 1:25 p.m. Police responded to a two-car crash on Rock Road. There were… Read More »

Town poet remembers the cottonwoods

Town poet remembers the cottonwoods

By RICK BESSETTE I enjoyed the article “Changing Shelburne Farms’ landscape” and photos in the Dec. 27, 2018 issue of the Shelburne News. Though saddened by the loss of these “Silent Giants,” I understand that safety became an important issue. I was raised on Shelburne Farms and grew up knowing Poplar Drive. As a young… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

After School Fitness Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 11. Kids in grades 5-7 join instructor Nick Mead right after school to improve general conditioning including a focus on core, strength, agility, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. The program pushes for quality movement throughout childhood with a focus on higher sports performance and fewer sports injuries for… Read More »

News from Pierson Library

Monday Morning Storytime Start every Monday with stories with Patrice at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Night Book Club This month’s selection is “Bring up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel. The group meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Copies are at the front desk. New members welcome. Musical Story Time On Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., join volunteer Inger… Read More »

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