Town and Railway back in federal court next week

Town and Railway back in federal court next week

After a yearlong legal battle, the parties will be headed back into federal court later this month in what could be a decisive step in the VT Railway, Inc. vs. Town of Shelburne case. A hearing will be held with Judge William K. Sessions III presiding on March 27 at 9am, and it is expected… Read More »

CVU girls survive, earn fifth state title in a row

CVU girls survive, earn fifth state title in a row

When the buzzer sounded at Patrick Gym on Saturday, it set off a familiar scene for high school girls basketball fans. For the fifth year in a row, the Division I season ended with Champlain Valley Union High School celebrating a state championship. “Amazing, unbelievable,” said CVU senior Marlee Gunn. “It never gets old.” The… Read More »

The sweet taste of spring

The sweet taste of spring

On a perfect sunny almost spring day, a happy crowd enjoyed the 4-H Explorers fund-raising Pancake Breakfast, pancakes with syrup, at Shelburne Farms at the annual Maple Sugaring Celebration last Sunday. Many headed up the hill behind the Farm Barn to explore the sugarbush and watch the sap boil in the sugarhouse. Educator Cat Wright,… Read More »

Remembering beloved friend Dick Hess

Remembering beloved friend Dick Hess

More than a boss—more like family. That is how Chris Croteau would describe Richard “Dick” Hess. The 65-year-old restauranteur, who preferred to be described as a cook rather than chef, lost his battle with esophageal cancer last Thursday. Hess had established the beloved Archie’s Grill along Shelburne Road. It was not Hess’s first foray into… Read More »

Exploring Shelburne’s farming history

Exploring Shelburne’s farming history

By Odale Cress Farming was, undoubtedly, one of the best reasons non-Native American settlers came to the town of Shelburne in the early years and has played an important part in the economy and culture of the town throughout its history. The Shelburne Historical Society plans to focus on this interesting subject, and its evolution,… Read More »

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Wayne Barr (left) worked the Barr Farm, a Shelburne dairy operation, for 45 years. Now, thanks in part to funds raised from the Shelburne community, the farm will remain in operation with Matt Baldwin (right), of Hinesburg, helming an organic hay, corn, and dairy outfit. Other contributors include the Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing Conservation… Read More »

Tractor-trailer gets stuck under Bay Road underpass

Tractor-trailer gets stuck under Bay Road underpass

Brandon Hill was driving his U.S. Express Enterprise tractor-trailer south on Shelburne Road on Saturday evening at about 7pm when, according to a Shelburne police report, he missed the business he was looking for and decided to head down Bay Road and loop back to U.S. Route 7. However, Hill missed several signs that warned… Read More »

CVU girls advance to basketball semifinals

CVU girls advance to basketball semifinals

Champlain Valley Union girls basketball booked a spot in the Division I semifinals for the seventh year in a row with a 45-34 win over Essex on Saturday afternoon. The Redhawks (19-3) will take on number-three Mount Anthony tonight at 6pm at the University of Vermont’s Patrick Gym. Abby Thut paced CVU in the quarterfinal… Read More »

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