The pleasures of fall boating

The pleasures of fall boating

By John Freeman  of Small Boat Exchange Vermonters start pulling their boats out of the water starting Labor Day. What a mistake. Granted, some boaters are heading south for the winter, and some are parents of school-aged kids with weekends filled with sporting events and other activities. But for the rest of us, we should… Read More »

Last-minute efforts not enough to stop Essex

Last-minute efforts not enough to stop Essex

By Eli Hark Coming off a two-game winning streak, the CVU football team failed to rally against Essex, leaving the 2-2 Redhawks with plenty to work on before this week’s game in St. Johnsbury. In a shocking game, the 2-1 CVU Redhawks football team fell to 2-2 with their 20-14 loss to the 0-4 Essex… Read More »

Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial dedication ceremony

Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial dedication ceremony

A Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial dedication ceremony was held on Sept. 13. A $5,000 grant was received from the Veterans Fund of the Veterans Affairs office for the $121,500 project. The generosity of several residents and area businesses allowed for the project to happen. Shelburne resident Rick Bessette wrote the poem engraved in stone upon entering… Read More »

Teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness decorate town

Teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness decorate town

Large teal ribbons hug utility poles at the center of town. Melody Danaher of Hinesburg said the towns of Shelburne, Hinesburg, Charlotte, Richmond, Bristol and Williston are decorated with about 400 bows total. What started in Hinesburg and Charlotte in 2013 as an awareness campaign for ovarian cancer in honor of a dear friend, has… Read More »

More issues arise with VTrans’ big rail plans

More issues arise with VTrans’ big rail plans

The town of Shelburne weighed in on the 2015 Vermont State Rail Plan draft with a letter approved at the Sept. 8 Selectboard meeting. The document came just in time for the Sept. 15 deadline for comments from the public on the draft plan, which is getting its first update since 2006. Town Planner Dean… Read More »

Residents experience swimmers’ itch from Lake Champlain

Residents experience swimmers’ itch from Lake Champlain

A swim in Lake Champlain on a hot, late-summer day can cause many things: happiness, a sense of well-being, and for some people, an itchy rash. Over the last few weeks, at least a dozen swimmers in the Charlotte and Shelburne area, many at the Charlotte Beach, have experienced an unfortunate side-effect of enjoying the… Read More »

Drone hovers above Shelburne Community School playground to capture high altitude image

Drone hovers above Shelburne Community School playground to capture high altitude image

Shelburne Community School co-principal Allan Miller said all 800 students and staff came out to the playground to celebrate its completion and to thank members of the committee on Aug. 28. The structure was installed with the help of about 20 volunteer parents and staff, he said. Bob Gurwicz, the school’s drone expert, captured images of… Read More »

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