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 »

Fiddlehead Brewing expansion approved

Fiddlehead Brewing expansion approved

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent After developers of Shelburne Green business park made impassioned pleas at a public hearing last week, the development review board issued a decision Monday that paves the way for Fiddlehead Brewing Co. to expand its operation in Shelburne. The board ruled on the request that started in late 2017 when Shelburne Green… Read More »

Town committees seek new members: Shelburne Natural Resources Committee, Planning Commission need volunteers

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Local residents, including high school students, interested in getting involved with town government have several opportunities with vacancies on the planning commission and the natural resources and conservation committee. The seven-member planning commission has two regular positions to fill as well as a non-voting spot for a student, typically a high schooler.… Read More »

Tax appeal by Lakeview man denied

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Board of Civil Authority has denied a property tax appeal by a Lakeview Mobile Home Park man who challenged how taxes have been calculated now that the park is owned by the residents’ cooperative. “The appellant did not present compelling evidence to justify the BCA altering the total value for… Read More »

Encore: Mozart festival entertains new offers

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent As they regroup in the wake of this summer’s cancelled concert season, volunteers with the Vermont Mozart Festival say they are optimistic that new leaders may emerge to take over the troubled but popular musical endeavor. Just last week, Gene Richards said he received two unsolicited, “encouraging” inquiries from people interested in… Read More »

Property taxes: Past, present, future

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Delinquent property taxpayers have been put on notice in Shelburne as town officials work to bring tax scofflaws into compliance. How? First by asking, then asking again, and ultimately looking at formal steps to collect what’s due. With the first payments of property taxes due Aug. 15 this week, the topic of… Read More »

Library, Town Hall opening Sept. 14

Library, Town Hall opening Sept. 14

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Landscaping, paving and final interior touches are under way at the new Pierson Library and renovated Shelburne Town Hall where a grand opening is set for Sept. 14, project officials announced this week. Events will begin at 9:15 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. Library Director Kevin Unrath said plans so far… Read More »

Board mulls mobile home tax appeal

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Board of Civil Authority is expected to issue a decision the next two weeks regarding a property tax appeal that could impact the Lakeview Mobil Home Park neighborhood. The board met Monday evening to discuss an appeal from Lakeview resident Chris Pratt who owns two mobile homes in the park… Read More »

Shelburne Green café doesn’t fit zoning regs

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Efforts to align the successful Fiddlehead Brewery operation at Shelburne Green within the boundaries of town zoning laws continue to lurch through the Shelburne permitting process. At its July 8 meeting, the Shelburne Development Review Board spent over an hour in discussions with representatives of the Shelburne Green commercial park and Fiddlehead… Read More »

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