Jaime Vachon, 19, creates a new chalk mural at the Shelburne Town Office on Monday afternoon.
By MADELINE HUGHES An ethics complaint filed against Shelburne’s Development Review Board chair brought more than a dozen people to the Shelburne Town Offices for a public hearing last week. The complaint by Dean Pierce against chair Jeff Pauza was filed in mid-December, days before a Development Review Board meeting where the board was set… Read More »
By MADELINE HUGHES Town Meeting Day is March 5, less than two months away, and as selectboards around Vermont are finalizing budgets, local candidates are circulating their petitions to run for local offices. In Shelburne, town meeting will be held the evening of March 4. Voters on March 5 will elect two selectboard members and… Read More »
By MADELINE HUGHES There have been some unexpected costs related to the Shelburne’s Town Center Library project, but Town Manager Lee Krohn said it’s not as bad as expected. In November, Krohn came to the Selectboard with about $200,000 in estimated project cost overruns. When the Shelburne News sat down with Krohn on Monday for… Read More »
By RICK BESSETTE I enjoyed the article “Changing Shelburne Farms’ landscape” and photos in the Dec. 27, 2018 issue of the Shelburne News. Though saddened by the loss of these “Silent Giants,” I understand that safety became an important issue. I was raised on Shelburne Farms and grew up knowing Poplar Drive. As a young… Read More »
The cupola atop Shelburne’s Historic Town Hall gets attention to waterproofing and flashing at the joint with the slate roof. Workers from Williston roofing subcontractor A.C. Hawthorne handled the job along with other minor repairs to the cupola trim and louvers. The rehabilitation is part of the major renovation to the Town Hall building and… Read More »
By MADELINE HUGHES A vacant barn tucked into the woods off Harbor Road was destroyed by fire Tuesday despite firefighters from four departments battling the blaze that triggered live ammunition stored inside. No one was injured and the structure was vacant at the time, according to fire officials. Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Shelburne dispatch… Read More »
Falls Road hamlet seeks historic nod: Area once home to Ira Allen would be recorded in national registry
By MADELINE HUGHES Falls Road resident Tom Tompkins grew up finding pieces of history around his house: a 1923 calendar page, a religious book from the 1800s, and an early 1900s school book. Tompkins has lived in the home at 969 Falls Road since his parents bought the place in the 1960s. He even found… Read More »
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 MADELINE HUGHES The owners of Champlain Lanes bowling alley on Shelburne Road announced this week that they will be closing their doors in May. The business has been in the Longe family for 55 years. “It’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster over the next couple of months,” co-owner Randy Longe said in an… Read More »