Federal appeals court upholds ruling: Shelburne ordinance does not apply to Vermont Railway salt facility

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City issued a ruling today on the Town of Shelburne’s appeal of a district court decision involving Vermont Railway Inc. The appeals court has affirmed the decision made by the U.S. District Court in Burlington in December 2017. The case… Read More »

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 VTDigger.org 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 »

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