Shelburne’s fight with Vermont Railway loses steam

The aftermath of last month’s federal District Court decision favoring Vermont Railway Inc. over the Town of Shelburne has been a quiet affair in the town where only a year ago the issue stirred protests and community action. The Selectboard meeting Tuesday evening was the board’s first since the ruling, but not a single community… Read More »

Vermont Railway salt shed prevails in U.S. District Court

By Lisa Scagliotti and Eileen O’Grady The Shelburne town government was dealt another blow in federal court last week in its efforts to thwart Vermont Railway Inc.’s construction and opening of a salt storage and distribution facility near the LaPlatte River without any significant local or state regulatory review. A U.S. District Court Judge ruled that federal… Read More »

Town and Vermont Railway back in court

Town and Vermont Railway back in court

Whose intermodal project is this? Vermont Railway’s or Barrett Trucking’s? That is the fundamental question that District Judge William K. Sessions III is evaluating, as testimony continues this week in U.S. District Court in Burlington in the Vermont Railway v. Town of Shelburne case. This latest hearing is a result of Judge Sessions’s ruling in… Read More »

Vermont Railway v. Shelburne and the upcoming election — Gary von Stange

Two significant points respond to questions raised regarding the Vermont Railway litigation. First, recent Court decisions favorable to the Town provide strong reason to be optimistic that we are close to a positive outcome. Second, the Selectboard has acted in accordance with what can only be characterized as a Town mandate. One thousand people signed… Read More »

Vermont Railway receives permit for stormwater runoff

Vermont Railway receives permit for stormwater runoff

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has approved Vermont Railway’s application for a permit to discharge stormwater runoff into the LaPlatte River from its Transload Facility on Catamount Road in Shelburne. The Nov. 21 ruling follows a public hearing held in Shelburne on Oct. 13, where more than 50 concerned citizens voiced their concerns and… Read More »

Vermont Railway stormwater discharge hearing tonight

Vermont Railway’s transload facility has been the topic of much conversation during recent months. Another step in its process forward will take place tonight when it is the subject of a public hearing. In July, the railway had submitted an application to the Watershed Management Division of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for… Read More »

Town files request for hearing on Vermont Railway stormwater discharge plans

Town files request for hearing on Vermont Railway stormwater discharge plans

Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo filed a request with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation requesting a public hearing regarding a stormwater discharge plan filed by Vermont Railway on July 8. The rail company’s documents outline plans to discharge stormwater into Shelburne Bay via the LaPlatte River. The town’s concerns focus on possible increased levels… Read More »

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