Kids take the stage

Kids take the stage

Local school students have been rehearsing for weeks for a variety of theatrical and musical productions. Here are a few highlights. Top: Rice Memorial High School freshman students in the 2017 Stunt Nite performance at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. A school tradition for 89 years, 2018 Stunt Nite is Tuesday,… Read More »

LaPlatte Crossing footbridge officially opens

LaPlatte Crossing footbridge officially opens

The LaPlatte Crossing footbridge officially opens this weekend with a ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring a live band and refreshments. Years of planning and the help of nearly a 100 contributors and volunteers have gone into the construction of a footbridge over the LaPlatte River. The bridge creates a shortcut through the LaPlatte Nature… Read More »

‘Everything gets counted’: Surge of absentee, early ballots contribute to voter turnout

‘Everything gets counted’: Surge of absentee, early ballots contribute to voter turnout

By MADELINE HUGHES Voter turnout in last week’s general election in Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne was higher than the state average.Voters chose incumbents over newcomers, but still turned out at high rates compared to midterm elections past. “There’s a lot of work that goes into it behind the scenes,” said Judy Frazer, a Shelburne resident… Read More »

Board chooses Krohn: Job will involve reining in library, town hall construction project costs

Board chooses Krohn: Job will involve reining in library, town hall construction project costs

By MADELINE HUGHES As Shelburne’s interim town manager is poised to take the job permanently, the high-profile municipal construction project underway is facing unexpected costs that are pushing the limits of its budget. The Shelburne Selectboard last Thursday offered the town manager position to Lee Krohn, who has been in the post as interim manager… Read More »

Undefeated: Season goes down the wire to D-I boys soccer title

Undefeated: Season goes down the wire to D-I boys soccer title

By LAUREN READ Fewer than three minutes into the Division I boys soccer state championship game on Saturday at Burlington’s Buck Hard Field, Champlain Valley Union found itself in an unfamiliar position. The top-seeded Redhawks surrendered an early goal to the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers and, for the first time all season, trailed in a game.… Read More »

Seventh title in eight years, CVU girls dominate

Seventh title in eight years, CVU girls dominate

By LAUREN READ For 45 minutes in relentless cold rain on Saturday, Colchester goalkeeper Olivia Moore stymied the potent Champlain Valley Union defense. Six minutes into the second half, the Redhawks figured out how to get through the Lakers’ brick wall: keep the ball away from her. “As soon as I saw Olivia cross the… Read More »

Library construction kicks into high gear

Library construction kicks into high gear

By MADELINE HUGHES Sounds from the choreographed dance of construction equipment at Shelburne’s Historic Town Hall compete with Route 7 traffic these days. About a dozen construction workers are building the $6.5 million library and town center project. “Who knew what we were getting into?” Interim Town Manager Lee Krohn joked with one of the… Read More »

Shelburne’s big dig

Shelburne’s big dig

Falls Road construction continues, and the road will be opened for night traffic  starting Friday, tentatively, said Chris Robinson Shelburne water quality superintendent. The road will remain closed during the day from 7 a.m to 5 p.m.