SCS Board receives update from Facilities Committee

The Shelburne Community School (SCS) Board listened to a presentation from the Facilities Committee on safety, maintenance, and educational issues Tuesday, Aug. 19 on campus. The 90-minute meeting drew one community member, supervisory union personnel, and SCS personnel, as well as representatives from Dore & Whittier, a New England-based architectural firm. According to SCS Co-Principal Allan… Read More »

Tour features Mad River Barns and Bridges this Sunday

What is the difference between a “kingpost” and a “queenpost”? How does a farm gain organic status?  Where is the second oldest covered bridge in Vermont located? What is a re-purposed barn?  The answers to these and many more questions can be discovered when eight unique barns and the Valley’s three covered bridges become the focus… Read More »

DRB considers three applications; approves two

At its meeting on Aug. 6, the Development Review Board (DRB) quickly approved two applications, one by the Heartworks and Renaissance Schools for an infant day care center, and another for a boundary line adjustments for two properties under common ownership at 135 Northside Drive. The Heartworks Schools is a current tenant of the Shelburne… Read More »

Prep for the Primaries Aug. 26

Primary Election: The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The polls will be open from 7am to 7pm in the Town Gym. The last day to register to vote in this election is Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 5pm. Ballots are in and registered voter may come in to vote early in the… Read More »

Planning Commission reviews proposed Form-Based Zoning document

At a special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Planning Commission reviewed the latest draft of the proposed Form-Based Zoning document. Commission Chair Kate Lalley opened the discussion by quoting the original objectives of this exercise: “Whatever direction [zoning] takes, it should ultimately be simple, graphic, objective, easy to use and understand, and produce buildings… Read More »

Drive to make a difference

This article is part of a series written by the Shelburne Social Services Committee to provide information to Shelburne residents on local social services issues. By David Cranmer, Shelburne Social Services Committee Chair Vermont is a rural state with a decentralized transportation system. Public funding for human services transportation, including para-transit for seniors and persons… Read More »

Shelburne’s primitive path explained

By Sadie Williams & Sheri Duff A proposed path from Pierson Drive to Hawley Road in the Boulder Hill subdivision was a discussion topic at the June 10 Selectboard meeting. The proposal, presented by Shelburne Heights resident Michael Ashooh, would establish a primitive path approximately 2,400’ long and 2’ wide that would involve clearing vegetation… Read More »

The Readers Write

We support Ed Cafferty for Sheriff Ed is our brother-in-law, friend, and next door neighbor (married to Susan Krasnow), but we support his bid to become Chittenden County Sheriff for many, more important reasons. Well qualified, he will be proactive in modernizing the office, hiring women Deputies (currently none), effectively advocate for more community drug… Read More »

DRB Agenda

Development Review Board Draft Agenda Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7pm Municipal Center Meeting Room 1 (Agenda items subject to change prior to meeting date) Call to Order Public Comment Topics not otherwise included in agenda. Design Review Application(s) Application SUB02-02R1 Application by Bay’s End, Inc. and Diego Lemos and Ingrid Camelo for a Final Plan amendment… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Road Trip: Interested in meeting Louise Penny in person and getting an advance copy of her new book “The Long Way Home?” Then sign up for our road trip to Knowlton, Quebec, just two hours away, on Saturday, Aug. 23. Penny will be speaking about her novel and the Three Pines community at a pre-launch… Read More »