Deceiving the beavers: Device to thwart beavers installed in Munroe Brook culvert on Webster Road

Deceiving the beavers: Device to thwart beavers installed in Munroe Brook culvert on Webster Road

MADELINE CLARK and LISA SCAGLIOTTI  Leave it to beaver and you’ll end up with a mess. That’s why a Beaver Deceiver was installed near a culvert along the Munroe Brook on Webster Road last Friday, Aug. 23. The Shelburne Selectboard, residents and a Vermont-based nonprofit are hoping it’ll do the trick to humanely deter beavers… Read More »

Don’t leave it to beaver: Selectboard agrees to try pilot deterrent project

Don’t leave it to beaver: Selectboard agrees to try pilot deterrent project

CULLEN PARADIS Community News Service Beaver activity along Webster Road has prompted Shelburne town officials to take the first steps toward considering how it handles wildlife situations with the hope of using non-lethal tactics to deal with nuisance animals. The Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday agreed to a pilot project with a local animal rights group and… Read More »

Town ends legal fight over salt storage sheds

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A 30-minute private conversation with the town’s lawyer was all it took Tuesday night for the Shelburne Selectboard to decide it is time to end the costly, unsuccessful legal battle regarding Vermont Railway Inc.’s new salt storage facility in town. “This is not an evening to look back as much and entirely… Read More »

Appreciation of community

I want to express my appreciation to the many of you who have offered thanks for my efforts on behalf of Shelburne during my term on the selectboard. The current level of engagement by the public in town policy-making is impressive and bodes well for the future. This, along with an increased focus on community… Read More »

Shelburne voters OK first step to new fire-rescue station

Shelburne voters OK first step to new fire-rescue station

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent By a two-to-one margin, Shelburne voters on Tuesday decided to take the first step toward building a new, combined fire and rescue station within the next few years. They also approved a $9.5 million budget for 2019-20, filled key offices including seats on the selectboard and school board, and added to… Read More »

Selectboard chooses library solar provider, bids farewell to Dein

By MADELINE HUGHES STAFF REPORTER The New Library and Town Center Project Committee suggested early in the planning process that the library be equipped with solar panels. On Tuesday night, the selectboard took the committee’s recommendation and chose to contract with Shelburne-based Bullrock Solar. The solar panels on the library will generate almost enough electricity… Read More »