Planning Commission hears details of Form Based Code proposals

Ted Brovitz of Howard/Stein-Hudson, a consultant for the Form Based Code project, briefed the Planning Commission at its June 12 meeting about the proposed regulating plans, permitted use, functional standards, building form standards, and building form types. The regulating plan establishes seven “character districts” along Shelburne Road, including a “mixed use village” district centered around… Read More »

Marsh Billings National Park offers free guided walk June 28

Marsh Billings National Park offers free guided walk June 28

More than 150 years ago George Perkins Marsh of Woodstock pointed out that human intervention could make a real difference to the natural world. This works both ways: deforestation deprives nesting birds of habitat, but reforestation and good woodland management can attract nesting birds. Staff at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock are working with the… Read More »

Shelburne Selectboard addresses contract with Charlotte and proposed bike path

By Heather McKim Police services provided to Charlotte and a proposed bike path between Pierson Drive and Hawley Road were two issues that elicited much discussion at the June 10 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard. For several years, Shelburne has contracted out police services to Charlotte. The arrangement has been somewhat controversial, with some even… Read More »

Steeple Ridge Equestrian Team rider wins national final

Steeple Ridge Equestrian Team rider wins national final

In the Steeple Ridge Equestrian Team’s first ever Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) competition, rider Caroline Carrara of Cornwall, a freshman at Rice High School and member of the Steeple Ridge Equestrian Team, won the Junior Varsity Novice Over Fences National Finals.  The event took place in West Springfield, Mass on May 16-18.  The only qualifier… Read More »

Local college student receives All-Academic team accolades

Local college student receives All-Academic team accolades

Shelburne resident and 2011 Champlain Valley Union graduate Cayla McCarthy was recently named to her second consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Academic Team and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Academic All-American Award. McCarthy recently completed her junior year where she was a team captain for the Roger Williams University softball team. McCarthy was a relief… Read More »

Pickle Ball explained

Pickle Ball explained

Pickle Ball…What’s that? Pickle Ball is a game played on a doubles badminton-sized court that is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Sound like fun? Would you like to learn? Sign up for a free Pickle Ball Clinic starting Wednesday night, July 9 at the Shelburne Tennis Courts at Davis Park from 5 to 7pm. The… Read More »

Flag retirement service offered by local Boy Scouts

Flag retirement service offered by local Boy Scouts

Saturday, June 14 is Flag Day. The American flag was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The resolution stated: “Resolved, that the flag of the 13 United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” With… Read More »