Storm slams Shelburne

Storm slams Shelburne

  For more coverage of the storm click here. Last Friday’s intense storm caused havoc for evening commuters as rain, hail and high winds ripped through Shelburne, causing zero-visibility driving conditions. The National Weather Service in Burlington reported high winds in Shelburne between 50 and 60 mph. As the sun shined Saturday morning, chainsaws were… Read More »

Friday storm slams Shelburne

Friday storm slams Shelburne

  By MADELINE HUGHES Friday’s intense storm caused havoc for evening commuters as rain, hail and high winds ripped through Shelburne causing zero-visibility driving conditions. Emergency responders were called into action to handle trees blocking roads and downed power lines in multiple locations overnight into Saturday. Conditions deteriorated just before 7 p.m. Friday. Police closed… Read More »

Shelburne celebrates Arbor Day on Saturday

Shelburne celebrates Arbor Day on Saturday

Arbor Day is Friday but Shelburne will mark the occasion on Saturday with a variety of events hosted by the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee. The public celebration will be held on the Shelburne parade, the green at Church Street and Falls Road starting at 1 p.m. Officials will publicly acknowledge the recent “Tree City USA”… Read More »

Boy Scout Christmas tree sale proceeds go a long way

Boy Scout Christmas tree sale proceeds go a long way

By Jim Brangan Every year since 1976, the scouts of Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602 have sold Christmas trees on the Shelburne Parade. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, the boys face all types of weather while slinging evergreens off the truck, grading and pricing them, keeping the racks full, and happily selling trees to neighbors,… Read More »

Shelburne awarded grant for Parade Ground tree care

Shelburne awarded grant for Parade Ground tree care

The Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee reports that Shelburne has been awarded a $1,350 grant to care for six trees showing wear and tear on the parade ground green in the village. The Caring for Canopy grant from the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program will fund root invigoration for six ash and sycamore trees along… Read More »

Eagle Scout projects have a big impact

Eagle Scout projects have a big impact

by Mary Ann Lickteig Eagle Scout projects are dotted all over Shelburne, and thanks to Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602, four new ones are nearing completion. • Nate Brangan rehabilitated and rebuilt a quarter mile of Clarke Trail in Shelburne Bay Park. • Nathaniel Mick designed and coordinated the construction of four benches for Bay… Read More »

Changes planned for Shelburne Veterans Monument landscaping

Changes planned for Shelburne Veterans Monument landscaping

The Veterans’ Monument on the Village Green is a quiet, strong presence in the midst of a busy spot. This is part of its appeal – the meditative space sits next to a bustling green, accompanied frequently by the farmers market, Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees, or children playing. Though the outdoor space was planted… Read More »

Shelburne Dog Park needs to find a new home

By Mark Kobzik The Shelburne Dog Park’s future is officially uncertain now that state and town officials have agreed that it must be moved from its current wetland location on Harbor Road. After much review with state environmental officials, Dog Park Committee Chair Kay Boyce told the selectboard Tuesday night that it is clear the… Read More »