‘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 »

Keeping the fire of tradition burning

Keeping the fire of tradition burning

At a recent campfire family program at Shelburne Farms, Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation teaches participants about Abenaki culture through stories, artifacts, drumming and song. Behind the Farm Barn, visitors to the farm can see an Abenaki totem with carved symbols: eagle, bear, otter, turtle and pine. Stevens writes about… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

102 traffic violations 29 miscellaneous complaints 7 speed, traffic enforcement 5 checking unsecured businesses 4 unlocked vehicles 3 child car seat installations 3 911 accidental hang-ups 3 monitor school traffic 2 false fire alarms 1 burglar alarm Sept. 1 12:30 a.m. A 911 caller from Harbor Place on Shelburne Road reported she was assaulted and… 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.

Concrete plans

Concrete plans

Construction for the Pierson Library and Town Center Project is on time and on schedule, as footers are placed before the first-floor concrete is poured. The next step involves construction of the building’s steel frame, which will show the outline of the new facility.

Ann Janda resigns from Shelburne administration

Ann Janda resigns from Shelburne administration

Shelburne has another town-government management position to fill as the town Director of Administration Ann Janda has resigned with her last day on staff being Friday. Janda resigned Oct. 12 saying that she plans to pursue a new career as an independent project manager working with municipalities, nonprofits, regional planners and the state. In her… Read More »

Scarecrows honor beloved neighbor

Scarecrows honor beloved neighbor

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne’s Falls Road has lost its matriarch, but her neighbors hope to keep her spirit and memory – particularly at this time of year – alive for many years to come. Neighbors are remembering Maedean L. Birmingham for her whimsical fall lawn decorations and her expansive kind heart. Birmingham, 91, died Oct. 10… Read More »

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