Regional group forms to boost land protection

Leaders in five neighboring towns have come together to form the Champlain Valley Conservation Partnership. Recognizing that natural resources cross boundaries, the municipalities of South Burlington, Shelburne, Hinesburg, St. George and Williston have committed to collaborate in their efforts to conserve and manage land. The decision to join the partnership was approved by the South… Read More »

Live burn offers valuable fire training

Live burn offers valuable fire training

LEE KAHRS Shelburne News Firefighters from Shelburne and Charlotte were able to practice fighting the real thing during a live training burn of the former Waldorf School on Ferry Road in Charlotte last week. Shelburne firefighter Lee Krohn said that the departments spent the past month in flame/heat/smoke conditions with thermal imaging cameras, search and… Read More »

New library, town hall quite an accomplishment

Saturday, Sept. 14, saw the grand opening of the new library and renovated Town Hall. Public turnout was incredible. The festivities would not have been possible without the hard work of library staff, municipal support, and hundreds of hours of volunteer labor. Thank you all so much. The Trustees of Pierson Library would like to… Read More »

Barstow Road paving to begin Sept. 27

The Town of Shelburne wants residents to know that, weather permitting, repaving of Barstow Road will be done on Friday, Sept. 27 and Monday, Sept. 30, and that paving on Harbor Road will be done Saturday, Sept. 28 (to avoid school traffic on weekdays) from the Route 7 intersection down to Turtle Lane. Town officials… Read More »

‘I think the wound of this is generational’: Catholic Diocese report lists 40 Vermont priests accused of child sexual abuse

MARIA MERCIECA and LEE KAHRS  After a 10-month investigation, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington released a report on Aug. 22 detailing the names and bios of 40 priests who have served in Vermont and were credibly accused of sexual abuse. At least 26 of the priests on the list are deceased, plus two more… Read More »

Encore: Mozart festival entertains new offers

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent As they regroup in the wake of this summer’s cancelled concert season, volunteers with the Vermont Mozart Festival say they are optimistic that new leaders may emerge to take over the troubled but popular musical endeavor. Just last week, Gene Richards said he received two unsolicited, “encouraging” inquiries from people interested in… Read More »

Property taxes: Past, present, future

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Delinquent property taxpayers have been put on notice in Shelburne as town officials work to bring tax scofflaws into compliance. How? First by asking, then asking again, and ultimately looking at formal steps to collect what’s due. With the first payments of property taxes due Aug. 15 this week, the topic of… Read More »

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Iconic trees reach new heights as tables, bowls, earrings, picture frames

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Iconic trees reach new heights as tables, bowls, earrings, picture frames

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Tawny peels of bark and wood fiber flew from the cottonwood trunk on a recent Thursday afternoon. John Monks and his team at Vermont Tree Goods had lowered the saw to begin milling one of the trees they’d hauled from Shelburne Farms to their Bristol mill last winter. Vermont Tree… Read More »

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