Ethics hearing reveals conflict

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 »

Town poet remembers the cottonwoods

Town poet remembers the cottonwoods

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 »

Topping it off

Topping it off

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 »

Cause unknown, no injuries in Shelburne structure fire

Cause unknown, no injuries in Shelburne structure fire

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 »

A total loss

A total loss

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.

Champlain Lanes ends 55-year run

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 »