Several dozen firefighters from Shelburne and surrounding communities battled a blaze Tuesday at a converted barn on Harbor Road in Shelburne to no avail. The structure owned by Tom Cabot was destroyed; no one was injured – the building was unoccupied at the time – and the cause is under investigation.
By LAUREN READ GIRLS HOCKEY Rutland 2, CVU 1 (OT): Rutland forward Brianna Beauchamp scored 50 seconds into overtime lifting Rutland to a win over CVU in the Fletcher “Buster” Brush Holiday Classic in Middlebury on Saturday. It was Beauchamp’s second goal of the game for the Raiders (4-1) and Kristen Pariseau stopped 21 shots… Read More »
In 2018, Shelburne weathered transitions and storms, and celebrated youngsters and seniors. In many ways, Shelburne looks to the future and reflects on its past nearly every day. Since it’s the season, we’ve collected some of our favorite images from 2018 to revisit. Have a look and drop us a line in the comments on… Read More »
The view from Shelburne Farms frames a snow-capped Camel’s Hump on a recent bluebird day. The forecast calls for a mild weekend ahead.
Vermonters typically take one of three different approaches to winter. Some (usually retired) Vermonters have the “snowbird” approach, spending the winter in a warmer southern climate. Others hibernate, staking out a warm spot next to the woodstove with a cup of cocoa, going outside only when absolutely necessary. But hardier Vermonters embrace winter, breaking out… Read More »
By Anne Wallace Allen VTDIGGER.ORG For the first time in nearly 100 years, there’s a design revolution underway in air travel. Kyle Clark, an entrepreneur who has created an electric aircraft with a top speed of about 170 miles an hour, would like to lead the charge from his company in Burlington. Clark’s company, Beta… Read More »
At last week’s Advent Concert, officials at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington announced the creation of an endowed fund to support school music programs. Principal Lisa Lorenz informed attendees at the holiday performance that as a commitment to the arts, a new fund will be established at the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation to… Read More »
The columns on the façade of Shelburne’s Historic Town Hall were put back into their places last week as renovations continue on the structure, along with construction of the new Pierson Library in the rear of the building.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging drivers to be alert for birds of prey that are seeking food along the highway this time of year due to snow-covered ground. Many species of hawks and owls are hit by motor vehicles on highways when they swoop down to catch small rodents crossing the open… Read More »
Changing Shelburne Farms’ landscape: Sixteen massive iconic cottonwood trees to be replaced, re-purposed
By MADELINE HUGHES It was dark when the crew of six arrived at Shelburne Farms just before 7 a.m. last Wednesday morning, one of the shortest days of the year. They were there for a big task: removing the 16 massive Eastern Cottonwood trees that have lined Poplar Drive for over a century. “It’s crazy… Read More »