Well, the Vermont Legislature adjourned last Saturday but not without leaving us with two significant tax increases. The 2015 General Fund Budget grew by 5.6 percent over a year ago which means state spending is increasing about twice as fast as revenues. The Education Fund grew 4.4 percent (to $1.5 billion) while the number of… Read More »
In light of recent Vermont Senate activity, I’d like to thank Senator Ginny Lyons and Representative Kate Webb for leading the passage of the Toxic Free Families Act (S.239), and here’s why: It’s hard to imagine in a state such as Vermont, prided with its natural beauty that anyone might be at risk for exposure… Read More »
Of course, the Pierson Library celebrates children’s books every day! Come and browse through our collection, and don’t forget to join Mary Catherine Jones every Thursday morning at 10:30am for musical story time. All ages are welcome. Today! The Fairy Club will be meeting today at 3:15pm. Patrons four years old and up are invited… Read More »
Mark the calendar for the return of the wildly popular Shelburne BikeFest on Saturday, May 31. Cruise by the tents in front of the Shelburne Town Offices, across from the Parade Green and the first Farmers Market of the season, between 10am and 1pm and enjoy all BikeFest has to offer. T hroughout the event,… Read More »
The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) invites the public to two events in Burlington on Thursday, May 29: a “traveling board meeting” with brief presentations from Vermont health leaders from 1 to 4pm, and a public forum on health insurance rates from 6 to 7:30pm. Both events will be held at the First Congregational Church… Read More »
The Shelburne, Charlotte, and South Burlington Democratic Committees will co-sponsor a screening of the documentary “Inequality for All” on Sunday, May 18 at 7pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, second floor. The film, released in 2013 and featuring renowned economist Robert Reich, examines the ever-widening income inequality in the United States and the effects this… Read More »
A memorial service for Chuck Ambler will be held Friday, May 16 at 7pm at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne. Come share a story.
It is with sadness and thanksgiving that we announce the death of Kenneth George Goss, MD, on March 19, 2014. He fought a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease culminating in his death at Shelburne Bay Senior Living, Shelburne. Family will be forever grateful for the compassionate care Kenneth received in its Memory Care Unit. “In… Read More »
Patrick A. Maille passed on May 8, 2014, at his home. He was born in Swanton on Feb. 24, 1936, son of Amedee P. and Dora (Miclette) Maille. Among others, Patrick is survived by his brother, Joseph of Shelburne. He met and married Theresa B. Martin at St. Joseph Church on Sept. 24, 1955. Patrick… Read More »
From left: Youngsters Harper Dunn, Lillian Williams, Dylan Dunn, and Sam Williams help clean up Shelburne village during the Green Mountain State’s 44th annual Green Up Day Saturday, May 3.