Prep for the Primaries Aug. 26

Primary Election: The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The polls will be open from 7am to 7pm in the Town Gym. The last day to register to vote in this election is Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 5pm. Ballots are in and registered voter may come in to vote early in the… Read More »

Planning Commission reviews proposed Form-Based Zoning document

At a special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Planning Commission reviewed the latest draft of the proposed Form-Based Zoning document. Commission Chair Kate Lalley opened the discussion by quoting the original objectives of this exercise: “Whatever direction [zoning] takes, it should ultimately be simple, graphic, objective, easy to use and understand, and produce buildings… Read More »

Drive to make a difference

This article is part of a series written by the Shelburne Social Services Committee to provide information to Shelburne residents on local social services issues. By David Cranmer, Shelburne Social Services Committee Chair Vermont is a rural state with a decentralized transportation system. Public funding for human services transportation, including para-transit for seniors and persons… Read More »

Shelburne’s primitive path explained

By Sadie Williams & Sheri Duff A proposed path from Pierson Drive to Hawley Road in the Boulder Hill subdivision was a discussion topic at the June 10 Selectboard meeting. The proposal, presented by Shelburne Heights resident Michael Ashooh, would establish a primitive path approximately 2,400’ long and 2’ wide that would involve clearing vegetation… Read More »

DRB Agenda

Development Review Board Draft Agenda Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7pm Municipal Center Meeting Room 1 (Agenda items subject to change prior to meeting date) Call to Order Public Comment Topics not otherwise included in agenda. Design Review Application(s) Application SUB02-02R1 Application by Bay’s End, Inc. and Diego Lemos and Ingrid Camelo for a Final Plan amendment… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Road Trip: Interested in meeting Louise Penny in person and getting an advance copy of her new book “The Long Way Home?” Then sign up for our road trip to Knowlton, Quebec, just two hours away, on Saturday, Aug. 23. Penny will be speaking about her novel and the Three Pines community at a pre-launch… Read More »

Rules for sharing the road

Three weeks ago, Shelburne News published a blog post by Friends of Shelburne Paths regarding sharing the road.  In an effort to continue the conversation regarding bike and vehicle transportation, here are two lists detailing pertinent information for each respective party. We hope this information is useful in your travels. For drivers: • Cyclists have… Read More »

CSWD’s Rover returns to Shelburne Aug. 16

The Chittenden Solid Waste District’s (CSWD) household hazardous waste collection “Rover” is making a stop at the Shelburne Highway Garage on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9am-1pm. The Rover makes a stop in each town in Chittenden County once a year and accepts household hazardous leftovers such as paints and stains, automotive fluids, hobby supplies, pesticides,… Read More »

Covert operations on Mount Philo

Covert operations on Mount Philo

Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife is a nonprofit dedicated to educating landowners and citizens as to how to “maintain and enhance diverse wildlife habitats and healthy ecosystems.”  On Saturday, Aug. 16 Vermont Coverts guides Kate Lampton and Larry Hamilton will be leading a guided walk of Mt. Philo.  Along the one-hour walk participants will learn… Read More »

Annual rabies bait drop begins

Eighteen of the 31 animals that have tested positive for rabies so far this year have been in Chittenden County, the state’s most populated region. The 18th Annual Rabies Bait Drop will take place (weather permitting) Aug. 11-18 targeting eight Vermont counties, including all of Chittenden County, to help stop the spread of the potentially… Read More »