Second salt shed to be filled this week

Second salt shed to be filled this week

The new Vermont Railway salt transfer facility off Shelburne Road was bustling with activity on Monday afternoon, as a railway train delivered hundreds of tons of road salt to add to the growing piles in the sheds. Rail cars lined up on the section of diverted track on the east side of the property, and… 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 »

Summer food program helps put meals on all tables

Summer food program helps put meals on all tables

Folding tables were piled high with boxes of food in the side hallway of the Shelburne Community School gymnasium on a rainy Thursday afternoon last week. Stacks of soup cans and pyramids of peanut butter jars covered one tabletop, while two long low coolers were filled with eggs and yogurt cups. Round green cantaloupes balanced… Read More »

Shelburne Museum has the skinny on local food

Shelburne Museum has the skinny on local food

Once a novelty in Vermont’s local food scene, the Skinny Pancake has been methodically extending its reach across Vermont, most recently planting its flag at Shelburne Museum. Formerly known as the Shelburne Museum Café, the on-site concession situated at the center of the famous folk-art museum has officially been renamed the Local Food Court. But… Read More »

Shelburne awarded ecosystem restoration grant

Shelburne awarded ecosystem restoration grant

The Town of Shelburne has been awarded a grant of $12,395 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to help fund stormwater system improvements on Brook Lane. The grant will pay for the town to replace 260 feet of failing stormwater pipe with 260 feet of perforated pipe, stone lining, and two catch basins, according… Read More »

Town and Shelburne Shipyard reach agreement

The Shelburne Selectboard voted last week to accept an agreement reached through mediation with Shelburne Shipyard, resolving a dispute over plans for a new boat storage building. A mediation session June 21 led to the resolution. “It worked out to be easier than I thought it was going to be and we’re happy,” said Mary… Read More »

Sanders addresses crowd of 3,000 at CVU graduation

Sanders addresses crowd of 3,000 at CVU graduation

The excitement was at its peak as bagpipers from the St. Andrews Pipeband of Vermont led the procession of 2017 graduates from Champlain Valley Union High School into the University of Vermont’s Patrick Gymnasium last Friday afternoon. CVU principal Adam Bunting welcomed the audience of approximately 3,000 parents, friends, and siblings who waved and snapped… Read More »

Library project to go on November ballot

Correction: This story was corrected to reflect a 4-1 vote by the Selectboard. Supporters of the proposed Pierson Library and Town Hall Development Project breathed an audible sigh of relief Tuesday night when the Shelburne Selectboard voted to put the project on the November ballot. The vote was 4-1. The project, which has been in… Read More »