Early voting has begun

STAFF REPORT Town clerks across Vermont are mailing out absentee ballots and voters are casting votes at town halls as early voting has begun for the November general election. Shelburne Town Clerk Diana Vachon said Monday that her office had issued 409 early ballots already, both by mail and to those voting in her office.… Read More »

St. George woman pleads guilty to stealing Social Security checks

By MIKE DONOGHUE A former Merchants Bank vice president has pleaded guilty to stealing $93,345 by continuing to cash her mother’s Social Security checks for five years after she died. Carol Philbin, 66, of St. George admitted in U.S. District Court in Burlington Friday that she made false statements to a federal agency so she could… Read More »

Digging in

Digging in

Folks gathered Saturday to formally break ground on the $6.5 million project to rebuild Pierson Library, renovate the 1927 Town Hall, and update the Town Center campus. Work should end next summer. A New Beginning by Rick Bessette Let us move forward together As we break this historic ground. For future generations, With a foundation… Read More »

Local bike races raise funds for nonprofits

Local bike races raise funds for nonprofits

STAFF REPORT Two recent fundraiser bike rides have announced their results, which added up to thousands of dollars for their charitable causes. The fifth annual Cycle 4 CMT bike ride and walk held Aug. 26 raised $150,000, according to organizer Chris Ouellette. That brings to $800,000 the five-year total that the event has collected to… Read More »

Discussion series to examine American literature and contemporary issues

Shelburne Trinity Episcopal Church hosts a series of literary discussions called “Literature and Contemporary Issues” beginning Oct. 4. Held every other Thursday from 6 to 7:45 p.m., the series aims to spark discussions on contemporary social justice topics rooted in American literature. The discussions, co-sponsored by the Pierson Library, will be led by Christopher A.… Read More »

Annual choral celebration returns this Sunday

Sunday marks the beginning of All Souls Interfaith Gathering’s 17th spiritual season with its annual choral celebration. Highlighting the partnership between All Souls and Shelburne Farms, the celebration is hosted in the cathedral-like Breeding Barn at the farm. The theme for this spiritual year is “Community.” The All Souls Choir and the South County Chorus,… Read More »

Hands to Honduras Tela recycles local police, fire and rescue gear

Hands to Honduras Tela recycles local police, fire and rescue gear

By LINDA GILBERT Thanks to a long-distance recycling effort, some former Shelburne Police uniforms are now are being worn by officers in the Central American country of Honduras. Before the Hands to Honduras Tela group made its annual trip south in February, we learned that the Shelburne Police Department had some “outdated/not in code” police… Read More »

Shelburne Fire Department pancake fundraiser Oct. 13

The Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department is getting ready for its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser set for Oct. 13. Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet said the usual breakfast is planned, with pancakes and sausage, but the location will be changed. Firefighters will cook and serve at Shelburne Community School cafeteria from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Construction at… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

27 traffic violations 19 medical calls 6 miscellaneous complaints 5 burglar alarms 3 false fire alarms 2 stray dogs returned home Aug. 4 12:10 a.m. An officer located an unsecured business on Shelburne Road, searched and secured the building. 1:22 a.m. Police conducted business checks at Shelburne Green area on Graham Way. 4:15 a.m. Police… Read More »