Vt. Democrats talk election security

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Vermont’s voter registration practices and election system are strong and those who oversee its security are vigilant ahead of the 2020 election cycle, Vermont’s top elections official told a gathering of local Democrats in Shelburne this week. Tuesday, Nov. 4, was Election Day across the nation with a few key contests in… Read More »

Bay Road’s tunnel continues to vex

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Bay Road’s low and narrow railroad overpass continues to vex both motorists and town officials who spent time at their Oct. 29 meeting revisiting the question of how traffic navigates the tight tunnel. The problem spot has been studied and reviewed with the most recent decision in 2017 to put stop signs… Read More »

Pratt appeals BCA tax decision

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A Shelburne man who disputed the property tax assessments for homes he owns in Lakeview Mobile Home park has appealed the decision by the town Board of Civil Authority. Chris Pratt, who owns two mobile homes in the Shelburne Road park, claimed earlier this year that he should not be charged a… Read More »

Hinsdale withdraws Fiddlehead appeal: Brewery nixes café, seeks space elsewhere

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent An appeal filed opposing Fiddlehead Brewing Co.’s plan to add a café to its Shelburne Green facility has been withdrawn, paving the way for the brewery to proceed with its much-needed expansion. Last week, Clark Hinsdale III withdrew the appeal he filed at the end of August in Vermont Superior Court Environmental… Read More »

Shelburne Selectboard looks ahead to 2020 spending items: Beaver policy, form-based zoning, sewer hook-ups discussed

UPDATE: Town officials have approved of Pizzagalli Properties as the development company that Healthy Living Market and Cafe has chosen to work on the proposed fire-rescue station and grocery store project at the corner of Route 7 and Longmeadow Drive. The choice was made public in an updated purchase and sale agreement signed Thursday by… Read More »

From 4 to 48 units: CLS Holdings project plan grows; residents express concerns over traffic, wildlife

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Development Review Board recently got its first look at expanded plans to construct 12 buildings with a total of 48 housing units near the new Rice Lumber development along Route 7 north of Shelburne village. The new proposal by CLS Holdings replaces initial plans for just four single-family homes along… Read More »

Selectboard looks to tweak agreement with Healthy Living

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Selectboard has tapped two board members who are lawyers, and the town manager, to renegotiate the details of the agreement with Healthy Living Market intended to lead to a new fire and rescue station. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the selectboard convened an abbreviated meeting with just this item for discussion,… Read More »

Neighbor files court appeal of Shelburne Green permit: Fiddlehead expansion hinges on permit approval

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A recent permit approval for Shelburne Green business park to expand Fiddlehead Brewing Co.’s facility has been challenged with an appeal filed by a homeowner in the adjacent neighborhood. The appeal dated Aug. 30 was filed with the Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division by Nancy C. Hinsdale and her son, Clark Hinsdale… Read More »

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