Local residents, officials troubled about national gun violence

Hinesburg Selectboard Chair Michael Bissonette was shaken by the murder of two Virginia broadcast journalists last week. He is at a loss to explain the surge in gun violence, both state-wide and nationally. There have been calls for tougher gun control laws, designed to keep firearms out of the hands of violent criminals or those… Read More »

Pierson Library’s Steering Committee works on new building plans

By Margery Sharp Pierson Library has been serving Shelburne for over a hundred years. Its first collection in 1888 included 100 books and served a population of 1,300. Now they offer use of over 25,000 items to 7,000 citizens. The library services today include access to libraries throughout Chittenden County, inter-library loan, museum passes, adult… Read More »

Lack of changes at Harbor Place raises concerns with adjoining neighbors

Harbor Place was on the agenda for the July 28 Selectboard meeting. Michael Monte, Champlain Housing Trust Chief Financial and Operating Officer, addressed the board as an outgrowth of a meeting held in June regarding the facility. While Monte’s presentation was to address updated policies and procedures regarding admission to Harbor Place from feeder agencies,… Read More »

Parks and Rec News

Fall Soccer registration deadline is June 2! Register now for Fall Youth Soccer! This program is open to kids entering 1-8 grades this fall. Boys and girls divisions will be divided into teams by grades 1 & 2, grades 3 & 4, and grades 5 & 6. Registration fee is $30. It will increase to $55… Read More »

No financial support for dredging project

By Heather McKim A report from the Natural Resources and Conservation Commission, dredging Shelburne Bay, a review of a recent meeting involving Harbor Place, and more young leaders joining town commissions, boards, and committees were just a few of the items addressed at the June 23 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard. The NRCC gave its… Read More »

Town Beach Boat Launch

On Wednesday, June 25th, I experienced a troubling event while launching and retrieving my sailboat at the town beach. The boat launch is clearly posted “Boat access is strictly for launching watercraft. No dogs or pets. No sunbathing, picnicking, swimming, No fires.” When I launched my sailboat around 4:30pm there was a family (mother and… Read More »

Between homes at Harbor Place

Between homes at Harbor Place

By Heather McKim Harbor Place was designed to provide a short-term shelter to those in need, with the hope being a better model than having the homeless scattered in motels. Since its opening 18 months ago, the temporary shelter has been the subject of ongoing concern. A June meeting between town officials, Champlain Housing Trust,… Read More »

Community grieves loss of Kenneth Najarian

Community grieves loss of Kenneth Najarian

By Matt Keller In a community already reeling from the death of bicycling enthusiast Richard Tom on April 26th of this year, the death of respected UVM Medical Center Radiologist Kenneth Najarian, of Charlotte, struck another tragic blow last week. The mood was somber in town Thursday afternoon as people went about their daily routines… Read More »

Zero tolerance

My husband and I used to traverse the many bike routes of Vermont with total peace of mind and pure joy, our senses exploding with all nature has to offer. Now it is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to the Editor and community at large. The recent, tragic deaths of three… Read More »

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