Go fish: High school anglers hooked on new sport

Go fish: High school anglers hooked on new sport

By LAUREN READ The championship season is starting early for Champlain Valley Union. The brand-new bass fishing team will represent the Redhawks in Saturday’s first-ever Vermont bass fishing state tournament, looking to earn some early fall-season glory. The tournament will take place at Apple Bay Marina in South Hero from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Read More »

Clarifications on pedestrian safety improvements

To the Editor: The Village Pedestrian Safety Group would like to respond to a recent letter to the Shelburne News regarding our efforts to reduce vehicular speed and enhance safe pedestrian movement in the village.  It was suggested that the results of our advocacy, (resulting in such things as the installation of crosswalks and reduced… Read More »

‘Vermont Wild’ author talks critters, TV in Shelburne

The adventures of Vermont game wardens might soon come to the small screen. Charlotte author Megan Price’s “Vermont Wild: Adventures of Fish and Game Wardens” book series is being shopped to national television channels by Hollywood producer and Middlebury native Geoffrey Sharp.  The series focuses on stories of retired game wardens around Vermont. It has… Read More »

Village traffic safety still needs our attention

To the Editor: I agree with Ernie Goodrich (Letter, Shelburne News, Sept. 27) that village traffic has noticeably increased. However, contrary to his assertions, the Village Pedestrian Safety Group has pursued a very long and thorough process with town officials and professionals in proposing improvements. And the group has bent over backwards to minimize costs.… Read More »

School district shares details on safety grants

By MADELINE HUGHES The Champlain Valley School District received just over $115,000 from the state for safety updates to its six schools and work is underway to make those improvements, district officials said. The grant awards were announced by the state in August. Individual schools were able to request up to $25,000 after the state… Read More »

Therrien passed by at Milk Bowl

Therrien passed by at Milk Bowl

Barre racer Jason Corliss (No. 66 front) edged out Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien (No. 5 back) in the final corner of the final lap of Sunday’s 56th Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road Speedbowl. The pair sat tied in the 5th and 6th spots going into the third and final 50-lap segment, with Therrien in 5th.… Read More »

Shouldice: ‘Don’t hallucinate, Shelburne’

By ROSALYN GRAHAM “Important work” was how guest speaker Bill Shouldice described the purpose of the gathering at Shelburne Museum last week. The president of Vermont Teddy Bear, and chairman of the Vermont Futures Project, Shouldice said: “We’re here to think about what you want Shelburne to be and how to achieve it.” He drew… 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 »

Redhawks rule the pitches and courts

Redhawks rule the pitches and courts

By LAUREN READ GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY The Champlain Valley Union girls cross country team traveled back from the Manchester Invitational in New Hampshire with a trophy. The CVU girls finished in the top spot in the Manchester Invitational on Saturday, with Alice Larson and Ella Whitman each earning a place in the top 7 to… Read More »