Selectboard asks Vermont Railway to talk out of court

By Lisa Scagliotti and Mark Kobzik The Shelburne Selectboard announced on Thursday that it has approached Vermont Railway Inc. to discuss mediation to end their dispute that has been fought in federal court over the past two years. A brief statement to the Shelburne News from Town Manager Joe Colangelo said: “As a result of… Read More »

Selectboard postpones decision on Vermont Railway court appeal

By Mark Kobzik The Shelburne selectboard members did not make a decision in regard to its ongoing legal battle with Vermont Railway Inc. The Tuesday night meeting left some frustrated at the indecision and others hoping the town appeals. Selectboard members exited executive session after approximately an hour of deliberation stating they’re not ready to… Read More »

Groundwater near Vermont Railway sheds tests high for salt

By Mike Polhamus Road salt from Vermont Railway storage sheds in Shelburne has contaminated groundwater to almost five times the state’s enforcement limit, but a representative for the company says the pollution levels are decreasing. A two-day hearing was held last week in federal court over whether Shelburne can essentially ban the salt sheds… Read More »

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 »

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