Shelburne

This satellite image care of Google Maps shows the location of Wake Robin, in Shelburne, Vt. Officials released a statement Wednesday saying they're investigating a possible Ricin exposure at the facility.
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Ricin, a toxic poison was found at Wake Robin, a retirement community in Shelburne, on Tuesday.

Shelburne House is located at Shelburne Farms and is one element of the property explored in Glenn Suokko's new book, "Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns."
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In the late 19th century, Dr. William Seward Webb and his wife, Lila Vanderbilt Webb, built an estate on the shores of Lake Champlain. A new book dives into the history of that estate, which became Shelburne Farms.

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Across Vermont, organizations are experimenting with new models to combat homelessness. In some communities they're being welcomed, but in others, there's been push back.

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Nestled in a corner near the children's barn at Shelburne Farms is a bakery that's been making fresh, artisanal bread for nearly 40 years.

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This week, new form-based zoning regulations went into effect in Shelburne. It’s a concept the town has been studying for over five years, in an effort to fight sprawl on Route 7.

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A lawyer representing Champlain Housing Trust says an emergency housing facility in Shelburne does not violate local zoning codes.

Ten thousand gallons of raw sewage flowed from a manhole in Shelburne and eventually into the LaPlatte River on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to a report from city officials.

The LaPlatte River flows into Lake Champlain's Shelburne Bay.

The overflow was caused by a failure in the power supply of a computer in the pump station that’s supposed to monitor the station’s systems and turn the pump on and off as necessary, according to Shelburne wastewater superintendent Chris Robinson.

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Vermont isn’t Kentucky or Palm Beach, but there are some dedicated equestrians in the state. While some trail ride or show jump, there is a small group who love the stick-and-ball sport of polo.

The Sugarbush Polo Club started playing in Waitsfield in 1962. But this summer, they’ve added a new polo field in Shelburne.

For Shelley Henson from Hinesburg, this was her first time at the polo field.