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 »

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 »

Topping it off

Topping it off

The cupola atop Shelburne’s Historic Town Hall gets attention to waterproofing and flashing at the joint with the slate roof. Workers from Williston roofing subcontractor A.C. Hawthorne handled the job along with other minor repairs to the cupola trim and louvers. The rehabilitation is part of the major renovation to the Town Hall building and… Read More »

Nominations sought for Colleen Haag Public Service Award

STAFF REPORT A committee formed to select the next recipient of the Colleen Haag Public Service Award is seeking nominations through Feb. 11 for this year’s honoree. The award was established in 2016 to honor Haag, Shelburne’s town clerk for 35 years, upon her retirement from that post. Haag still serves as town treasurer. Looking… Read More »

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