Deaths Charlotte Vaughan (Weatherly) Davis ­– Ferrisburgh Char Davis passed away peacefully in the Vermont Respite House on Feb. 27, 2015, after a period of declining health. She was born in Boston, Mass., May 25, 1928, the daughter of the late Evelyn (Chase) and Vaughan Weatherly. Vaughan, an early aviator working for Curtiss Aeroplane and… Read More »

Residents vote down $11.2M SCS facilities bond

Residents vote down $11.2M SCS facilities bond

By Sadie Williams The Shelburne Community School (SCS) gymnasium boasted a mediocre turnout on Monday night’s Town Meeting, which ran until just before 11pm. Roughly 150 citizens appeared for the debriefing of the next day’s voting issues and to vote on Article II, Selectboard stipends and Article III, the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Ordinance.… Read More »

Planning Commission emphasizes stormwater management in Form Based Code discussion

At their Feb. 26 meeting, the Planning Commission reviewed the proposed Sustainable Design and Development Site Performance Standards, paying careful attention to the Stormwater Best Practices section (1.6.4 B 3), drawing largely upon those detailed in the South Burlington Low Impact Development Guidance Manual. They also adopted a standard that “All buildings in the Form-Based… Read More »

report from montpelier

In this two-week series, Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb give an update on goings-on in Montepelier, providing glimpses of what legislators are doing to close the budget gap, increase economic development, and address health care issues. By Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb This year we are highly focused on working together to bring… Read More »

The Readers Write

Support carbon pollution tax I am a lifelong lover of our planet earth. The fabric of all life calls for committed and responsible care. Respected experts agree that CO2 is a major factor in climate change. Recent analysis commissioned by VPIRG (Vermont Public Interest Research Group) shows that financial proceeds from a carbon pollution tax on… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Today! Come see the PG rated film “The Boxtrolls,” about monsters who are urban scavengers. At night, they emerge from their underground world and scour the streets in search of misplaced objects which they integrate into their strange and wonderful machines. Among them lives Eggs, a human child so named because he, yes, dons a… Read More »

Notable Neighbor: Dori Sharp

Notable Neighbor: Dori Sharp

If you’ve ever called the Shelburne News offices, you’ve probably been greeted by the voice of Dori Sharp, a petite brunette with impeccable style. At age 23, some might expect the native Vermonter to still be consumed by the exhaustingly dramatic transition from youth to adulthood so often experienced after graduation. Fortunately, she doesn’t have… Read More »