Farmers, money, cows and water quality

By Sen. Christopher Pearson For years farmers have been punished by low milk prices. That hurts everyone because farmers are central to Vermont’s economy and our way of life. We need local food. We need our lands in production. In other words, we need farmers to earn a fair price for milk. It’s also essential… Read More »

Legislators explain their marijuana bill votes

Editor’s note: The Vermont House of Representatives last week voted to approve a bill that would legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Shelburne Democrats Kate Webb and Jessica Brumsted cast votes on either side of the issue: Webb voting for the measure and Brumsted voting against. The Shelburne News asked them to share the… Read More »

Text of Gov. Scott’s State of the State address — Jan. 4

Madame Speaker, Mr. President, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests and fellow Vermonters: Since 1778, Vermonters, elected by their neighbors and bound by a common oath, have gathered to open the legislative session. They left farms, families and businesses, traveled over rugged mountain gaps and winding valley roads, from every corner… Read More »

Mozart Festival plans fundraising day Jan. 27

The Vermont Mozart Festival plans a marathon Saturday later this month with two big fundraising events on Jan. 27. The daytime event is the VT Mozart Madness basketball tournament for high school and adult players at 2 p.m. at South Burlington High School. That evening at 7 p.m., the Vermont Mozart Chamber Players present a… Read More »

Myra Flynn album release, concert Jan. 19

Myra Flynn album release, concert Jan. 19

Local favorite Myra Flynn returns to the Shelburne Vineyard stage Jan. 19 with her musical partners Paul Boffa and Dave Grippo and a new album called “Never Mind the Mourning.” Locally-made food will be available from Pierogis by Luisa along with sips of the special Flynn wine the artist helped create. Admission is $10. Doors… Read More »

Redhawk Recap

Redhawk Recap

BOYS BASKETBALL The Champlain Valley Union High School boys basketball team went down to the wire with visiting South Burlington on Monday night, with the Redhawks emerging with a 58-54 win. Graham Walker had 14 points to lead the way for the Redhawks (4-2), who led by two with under 30 seconds to play and… Read More »

Op-Ed — Legislature has opportunity to help Vermont workers next session

By Sen. Debbie Ingram Today, too many Vermonters work hard and still can’t adequately support their families. During this upcoming legislative session, state leaders have the opportunity to enact two measures that will improve the lives of working people, their families, and our communities. The first measure is to gradually raise the minimum wage from… Read More »

Hope for Shelburne in 2018 — Thomas Murphy

With the new year comes new hope. Hope that our elected officials will remember it’s an honor and a huge responsibility to represent us. Hope that respectful communication will be omnipresent. Hope that anger and tactlessness, and decisive manipulation of our governance is replenished with a willingness to listen, truly listen even when opinions differ.… Read More »