Birds love Vermont maple syrup!

Birds love Vermont maple syrup!

Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon Vermont conservation biologist If there was one word to describe this winter, unpredictable would be a good choice. Although Vermont can’t seem to buy a good ol’ fashion snowstorm and the temperatures are all over the map, one thing we can be assured of is another excellent crop of the world’s best… Read More »

Community Solar Array projects on the rise

Community Solar Array projects on the rise

SunCommon of Waterbury Center will build a one-acre solar array on Hinesburg resident Marilyn Brown’s property at 534 Fletcher Farm Road. The Hinesburg Planning Commission reviewed the project on Nov. 25 and voted 6-0 in support of the array that will serve about 30 Vermont households. “We feel the size and scale of the proposed… Read More »

Troop 602 off to a roaring start

Troop 602 off to a roaring start

Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602 began the 2015-16 season with a five-day, 50-mile Adirondack paddle from Long Lake along the Raquette River to Tupper Lake in August. In September, the troop was invited to act as color guard for the dedication of the Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial. This month, the boys returned to the Adirondacks where… Read More »

Kim Frigault: A lifetime of love for dogs

Kim Frigault: A lifetime of love for dogs

When she was eight years old, Kim Frigault walked by what was then called a “dog pound” on her way home from school. Heartbroken at the sight of the dogs stuck behind bars, she freed the animals when she thought nobody was looking. The town constable caught her and took her home where she was… Read More »

Schooner Lois McClure leaves home port

Schooner Lois McClure leaves home port

On Monday, Aug. 24, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure left her home port on a very important mission – getting ship-shape in anticipation of her twelfth year of operation. Her destination is the New York State Canal Corporation shipyard at Waterford, New York, where a team of shipwrights working with David Short of… Read More »

UVM Extension projects awarded market development grants

UVM Extension projects awarded market development grants

University of Vermont Extension projects on assessing the commercial viability of elderberries as a niche crop for Vermont and helping new American farmers establish a stronger market presence were among the 36 projects statewide that were awarded Local Food Market Development grants this year. These grants are presented annually for agricultural and forestry projects that… Read More »

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Harbor Road’s playground, across from Shelburne Community School, is under construction. The new natural playground at Davis Park is expected to be completed by July 17, weather depending. Until then, town officials are asking visitors using the tennis courts to park north of the parking circle, closer to Harbor Road. Shelburne Community School visitors are… Read More »

Leahy announces mobile home pilot program in Shelburne

Making homeownership more easily accessible was the focus of a news conference held at Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park on June 30. During the event, held at the Cathedral Square Corporation-owned Vermod unit, USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez and Senator Patrick Leahy announced the USDA Energy Efficiency Manufactured Home Pilot Program. The pilot is… Read More »