News from Pierson Library

Pierson Library has moved to the Shelburne Field House on Athletic Drive for the reconstruction project into 2019. Phone: 985-5124. Website: piersonlibrary.org. Minecraft tonight Kids in grades 5 and up convene at the library on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for a fun evening of Minecraft with friends and snacks. Attendees must have a Minecraft account.… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

NOTE: Fall/Winter brochure program date change Women’s Self Defense Program Level II class date has been changed to Nov. 27 (instead of Nov. 20). Fee correction: $37. Kindergarten Soccer  “Mini-Mites” Registration deadline is noon, Friday, Sept. 7 for this fun, instructional soccer program that introduces kindergarteners to basic soccer techniques. Curriculum includes fun ball-mastery activities,… Read More »

Night work in Shelburne

Night work in Shelburne

Above, Project Superintendent Clovis Arel helps direct excavator operator Scott Longe during night work last week by the S.D. Ireland crew. Work to replace sewer lines on Falls Road continued for its second week. It was decided a night work schedule would best accommodate the business and traffic on Falls Road between Church Street and… Read More »

Shelburne’s Regina Yopak joins Greensea software company

Richmond-based software company Greensea recently appointed Regina Yopak of Shelburne to be applications engineer, Service Manager. Greensea, best known for creating OPENSEA, a software program used by the marine industry, hired Yopak in part because of her extensive experience at sea, having spent several tours as lead navigator and mapping specialist on board E/V Nautilus… Read More »

Rebecca Towne named VEC Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Towne named VEC Chief Executive Officer

By XANDER LANDEN VTDIGGER.ORG The Vermont Electric Cooperative has hired its next CEO. Rebecca Towne, the current vice president of organizational strategy at Vermont Gas Systems, will be taking the reins at Vermont’s second largest electric utility at the beginning of October, the cooperative announced. The company’s last full-time CEO was Christine Hallquist, who stepped… Read More »

CVU 2018 Fall Sports Preview

CVU 2018 Fall Sports Preview

By LAUREN READ • Photos by AL FREY CHEERLEADING Coach: Courtney Troescher Key returnees: Shayla Lawrence, senior; Deona Proulx, junior; Binny Patton, junior; Lily Michalek, junior; Annalise Kramer, junior. Key newcomers: Abby Willis, freshman; Hannah Fuller, junior; Alexis Stillwell, freshman. Outlook: After coming back from a four-day camp, the CVU cheerleading team is hard at… Read More »

Two sports, one season, one athlete

Two sports, one season, one athlete

By LAUREN READ Last year, Nate Godbout was disappointed with his performance in the Vermont golf state championships. This year, the Champlain Valley Union junior has a plan to improve his play for the post season: play more golf. “I hadn’t played enough weekday matches in golf to prepare myself,” Godbout said. “Making sure I… Read More »

New year, new team, new goals for Redhawks football

New year, new team, new goals for Redhawks football

By LAUREN READ After a run to the Division I semifinals two years ago, the Champlain Valley football team had high expectations last season. But the Redhawks fell short, stumbling to a 3-6 record. This year, CVU is out to prove that last year was a fluke. “They understand last year was kind of disappointing… Read More »

Only a drill

Only a drill

Shelburne firefighters recently got a chance to practice firefighting techniques using the former Pierson Library building that’s being demolished for reconstruction. Training included search and rescue drills and roof operations. Firefighters practiced roof ventilation with both hand tools and power saws. The exercise also gave crews a chance to practice with the year-old Quint ladder… Read More »