Shoreham

SHOREHAM — At least one of the two out-of-state men arrested on felony cocaine and Fentanyl trafficking charges following a raid on an Addison County home last week is getting his case moved to federal court where stiffer penalties can be imposed. At around 2:10 a.m. on Oct. 24, Vermont State Police troopers armed with a search warrant raided a home at 255 Lapham Bay Road in Shoreham. Police said they found Fentanyl and cocaine with a combined estimated street value of more than $35,000. The FBI, working with Vermont State Police, filed a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court against...
SHOREHAM — Two out-of-state men were cited for trafficking cocaine and Fentanyl following an investigation at a Shoreham home on Thursday, Oct. 24. It was at around 2:10 that morning that Vermont State Police troopers from the Rutland barracks responded to a Shoreham home and executed a search warrant. During their investigation, VSP said they found approximately 18.8 grams of Fentanyl and approximately 158.3 grams of cocaine, with a combined estimated street value of more than $35,000. Police arrested Angel Stevenson, 30, of The Bronx, N.Y., and Robert Boyd, 32, of Hollywood, Fla., in...
SHOREHAM — Bruce A. Lustgarten passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 14, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born on April 22, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa. His passion for outdoor adventures drew him to Vermont, where he enjoyed hiking, skiing, canoeing, tennis, and spending time with his loved ones. His home was always filled with music and good food, both of which he loved to share with friends and family.  He is survived by his wife, Jane Lustgarten, three children, and six grandchildren.◊

'LIGHT RING' BY Bruce White (foreground) acts both as a work of art and a window onto its surroundings. In the middle distance John Clement’s “Hot Tamale” coils into itself, while Peter Lundberg’s 30-foot, 60,000-pound “Leap of Faith” seems to hold up the sky. Independent photo/Christopher Ross
SHOREHAM — Every July, when the Lemon Fair Sculpture Park in Shoreham opens for public use, the fine summer light seems to clarify every detail of the large-scale artwork gathered there. Colors pop. Reflective surfaces sparkle. Dark shadows emphasize density and weight. The art seems to stand out from the landscape. Three months later, however, the park tells a very different story. “Autumn everything changes,” said Frank Ittleman, who owns, curates and maintains the park with his wife, Elaine. “The woods offer a more variegated background and the autumn light has more subtle tones to it. The...

THE SHOREHAM CONGREGATIONAL Church will throw a celebration of the community on Saturday, Oct. 12, just prior to the commencement of renovations in its lower level. Photo courtesy Shoreham Congregational Church
SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Congregational Church has been an important part of the Shoreham community for 225 years. Established in 1794 as the First Congregational Church and Society of Shoreham, over the years the Church has served as a town meeting hall, a schoolroom, an emergency shelter, a pre-school, and a gathering place for receptions and celebrations as well as a house of worship. The current 1846 church is the second building to house the congregation.  The Church will honor its place in the community on Saturday, Oct. 12, with an event called Celebrate Shoreham! The celebration begins...
It was a shock to parishioners and council members of St. Genevieve/St. Bernadette’s Catholic community to hear last month that Bishop Coyne may close down and possibly demolish St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church that heads Main Street in Shoreham Village. Built in 1873, St. Genevieve’s has a long-standing, proven Catholic presence in our community. This decision may be made as soon as Nov. 1. As a group, we are urgently campaigning to save our church. Please help us by sending a letter/message to Bishop Coyne proving we value the presence of our local, iconic, historic church in Shoreham, and...

SHOREHAM VEGETABLE FARMER Will Stevens ran a trial this summer using wool pellets as fertilizer. The crop came in earlier than plants that got conventional fertilizer. Independent photo/Steve James
SHOREHAM — Will and Judy Stevens of Golden Russet Farm & Greenhouses in Shoreham spent a little extra time with their broccoli harvest this year. They counted and weighed it, head by head. Earlier this summer Golden Russet had planted a 300-foot row of broccoli without any soil amendments, Will Stevens explained. In a second row, they had fertilized 100 feet with peanut meal, which is commonly used, and another 100 feet with a trial organic fertilizer provided by UVM Extension as part of a new study. The trial fertilizer, it turned out, produced nearly the same size broccoli as the peanut...

THE BURLINGTON CATHOLIC Diocese is considering closure of St. Genevieve’s Church in Shoreham. The 142-year-old building that needs major repairs, and attendance at masses has flagged. Independent photo/John Flowers
SHOREHAM — Christopher Coyne, bishop of the Burlington Catholic Diocese, is expected to decide later this fall whether to close St. Genevieve Church, a majestic place of worship that has also helped define Shoreham village’s streetscape for the past 142 years. If it does close the Shoreham church, the Burlington Diocese could choose to maintain or dismantle the building, and either sell or rent the property. “These are separate decisions, and the proceeds remain with the parish,” said the Father Luke Austin, who serves the congregations of St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury and the St....
I am a student of leadership and of human behavior. This past week I was amazed at the example of astonishing leadership behavior and human behavior in the wake of a serious incident. Last Monday there was a very serious farming accident at one of the Shoreham dairy farms. I was one of the first to arrive after immediate family and first responders. I have not witnessed a more amazingly positive response to such a negative situation. The dairy owner, Jeep Madison, the victim of the accident, is recovering at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. He is expected to make a full recovery. In the wake...
SHOREHAM — For the 11th year running, Shoreham will host its annual Apple Fest celebration. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Shoreham town green and gazebo from noon-4 p.m. The day kicks off with a 5 and 10K run at 10:30. Activities and live music with Snake Mountain Bluegrass begin at noon. Lunch, made and served by the Friends of Platt Memorial Library, will include pulled pork sandwiches with sides of coleslaw, baked beans or mac’n cheese. Apple desserts will be sold along with cider and snow cones. The festival will also include the annual apple pie contest, a...

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