Thanks from the Shelburne Cemetery Commission

Thanks from the Shelburne Cemetery Commission

The Shelburne Cemetery Commission extends their most heartfelt thanks to Hope Johnson and Grant A. Urie for the donation of the 18 cedar trees in memory of Mr. Urie’s grandfather, Herman M. Dederer (May 26, 1896-Oct. 23. 1989), who is interred in the Village Cemetery. Mr. Dederer lived on Falls Road and was very active… Read More »

Police: Back-to-school traffic safety and enforcement efforts

The Shelburne Police department will be increasing traffic safety and enforcement efforts to coincide with back-to-school week. School starts in Shelburne on Aug. 28. With the increase in bicycle and pedestrian traffic from school children, officers will be focused on keeping them safe. Officers will be watching especially for distracted drivers, crosswalk violations and vehicles… Read More »

Howard Center to honor Sen. Leahy

Howard Center to honor Sen. Leahy

Howard Center will present its 2019 Help Is Here Award to U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. The award will be presented at the fourth annual Help Is Here Award celebration Oct. 11 at the University of Vermont Alumni House. The award honors a person whose contributions personify Howard Center’s mission and demonstrate a passion for… Read More »

Don Dempsey releases new book

Don Dempsey releases new book

Don Dempsey of Shelburne announced the publication of his novel, “Underfunded: The Fourth Solution,” which was released this July. It is the first publication by Dempsey, who is a local investment advisor and asset manager. “Underfunded: The Fourth Solution” is a fictional murder-mystery about a small town public pension plan that is deeply underfunded. When… Read More »

Annual rabies bait drop begins

Annual rabies bait drop begins

The 23rd annual Rabies Bait Drop, a cooperative effort between the State of Vermont and U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services to stop the spread of rabies, began Aug. 11. The bait drop is part of a nationally coordinated effort to halt the fatal disease. “Timing and duration of the air drop is dependent on… Read More »

Etched in stone

Etched in stone

Two newly engraved stones were installed at the Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial last week, one each listing the names of those from Shelburne who served in World War I and World War II. The 6-foot-by-3-foot granite monuments were carved at Granite Industries of Vermont in Barre and weigh approximately 1,800 pounds. The Shelburne Veterans Monument Committee… Read More »

Diamond Island Regatta sets sail from Point Bay

Diamond Island Regatta sets sail from Point Bay

Now in its seventh season, the Diamond Island Regatta, hosted by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina, will once again attract many of the fastest boats and best sailors from around Lake Champlain. The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 17, at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte. As in past years, the… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Kindergarten soccer “Mini-mites”  is a fun, instructional soccer program for kindergarteners (Must be entering kindergarten this fall). The program curriculum includes fun ball mastery activities, interactive fundamental technical training between players and exciting small-sided games. The main objective of the sessions is to introduce young players to basic soccer techniques in a fun and interactive… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

43 traffic violations 40 directed patrols 40 miscellaneous complaints 15 medical calls 9 false fire alarms 7 burglar alarms 3 minor vehicle crashes 3 unsecured businesses 3 loose dogs 2 welfare checks 2 agency assists 1 accidental 911 hang-up June 29 6:33 a.m. A man with a handgun was reported making threats on Nashville Road.… Read More »

On the boardwalk

On the boardwalk

The trail to the LaPlatte Crossing footbridge in Shelburne is notoriously wet every spring, so Dave King led an effort to install a boardwalk through the floodplain. The boardwalk was designed in conjunction with a wetland ecologist at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, and on July 27 a crew hauled the materials and tools… Read More »