Town and Railway back in federal court next week

Town and Railway back in federal court next week

After a yearlong legal battle, the parties will be headed back into federal court later this month in what could be a decisive step in the VT Railway, Inc. vs. Town of Shelburne case. A hearing will be held with Judge William K. Sessions III presiding on March 27 at 9am, and it is expected… Read More »

Water department fixes break during blizzard

Water department fixes break during blizzard

During last Tuesday’s blizzard, residents in the Harbor Road area were faced with a concern other than the snow that was blanketing towns throughout the region. That afternoon, as the storm raged, a waterline break on Harbor Road left that area without water. The break was first discovered at approximately 3pm, Water Superintendent Rick Lewis… Read More »

Local family battles rare bleeding disorder

Governor Phil Scott signed an official proclamation on March 3 declaring this to be Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. The proclamation, which marks the first time that the Green Mountain State is observing the month, acknowledges the concerns of the approximately 6,000 Vermonters who live with bleeding disorders. The month hits close to home for one… Read More »

Remembering beloved friend Dick Hess

Remembering beloved friend Dick Hess

More than a boss—more like family. That is how Chris Croteau would describe Richard “Dick” Hess. The 65-year-old restauranteur, who preferred to be described as a cook rather than chef, lost his battle with esophageal cancer last Thursday. Hess had established the beloved Archie’s Grill along Shelburne Road. It was not Hess’s first foray into… Read More »

Genealogist John Kelley leads free three-part class

Genealogist John Kelley leads free three-part class

Where do you come from? Some upcoming classes led by John Kelley will be helping area residents explore their families’ pasts. Kelley first got involved with genealogy about two decades ago. “I’ve been doing genealogy since the mid-1990s. First my own genealogy, then helping others with theirs,” he said. A few years ago, Pierson Library… Read More »

von Stange re-elected as Selectboard Chair

Due to Tuesday’s blizzard, Selectboard members did not gather for the regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting for March 14. Instead, the re-organizational portion of the meeting was held via conference call. All other items that had been on the evening’s agenda were tabled until the March 28 meeting. In a 4-1 vote, member Gary von Stange… Read More »

Town looks to take over railroad parking lot

Town looks to take over railroad parking lot

Things are moving toward an agreement for the Town to take over the lease on the railroad parking lot. The Town determined a need for this course of action about 13 months ago when the lot had been blocked off by Vermont Railway. The railway’s action at that time was allegedly in retaliation for receiving… Read More »

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Townspeople gathered at Shelburne Community School on Monday night for Town Meeting. The evening included three meetings within the gathering – Town, Fire Department, and School – and kicked off with the traditional community dinner and a brief Legislative Update. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the first-ever Colleen Haag… Read More »

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