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 »

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Fans of one of Vermont’s most popular outdoor summer music events will need to make new plans and in some cases seek ticket refunds after the Vermont Mozart Festival announced this week that it has cancelled its 2019 summer concert series. “Vermont Mozart Festival is currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options… Read More »

Waste district mulls plans for new mass recycling facility

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Sites in Williston and South Burlington are on a short list for possible locations for Chittenden County’s next-generation mass-recycling facility that could be built within the next several years.  That was one of several key issues discussed at the Chittenden Solid Waste District’s June 26 Board of Commissioners meeting in Williston. The… Read More »

Board sticks with sewer plan for Snyder project

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Plans to connect a new residential development along Spear Street to the town sewer system should continue following extra review prompted by a petition from residents of the Shelburne Heights neighborhood. The Shelburne Selectboard on Tuesday decided it would take no further action regarding wastewater system designs for the Snyder Homes project… Read More »

Trash, recycling drop-off out to bid: Project draws fire over costs, planning

Trash, recycling drop-off out to bid: Project draws fire over costs, planning

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Plans to return a trash and recycling drop-off center to Hinesburg moved one important step forward last week when the Chittenden Solid Waste District board decided to advertise for construction bids on the project. The district that manages solid waste and recycling for Chittenden County currently operates six drop-off facilities and had… Read More »

Residents still wary of new sewer plan

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Residents from the Shelburne Heights neighborhood along Spear Street returned to the selectboard Tuesday, continuing to push back against a development plan to connect to their neighborhood’s sewer lines. More than a dozen residents turned out for the discussion of additional analysis of the design for the Snyder Homes 90-plus unit residential… Read More »

Town approves parking plans for Fiddlehead Brewing

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Changes at the new tasting room at Fiddlehead Brewing are luring patrons in to sit with some pizza and a pint, and the new traffic patterns being created have gotten caught up with town zoning regulations. The Development Review Board on June 5 approved a request from Fiddlehead connected to the tasting… Read More »

Sallie Thompson Soule: A Vermont trailblazer passes on

Sallie Thompson Soule: A Vermont trailblazer passes on

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent On June 10 in Montpelier, Gov. Phil Scott signed into law a bill that protects abortion rights for Vermont women. The next day, more than 1,500 miles away in Fort Myers, Fla., lifelong Vermonter, lawmaker, activist and trailblazer Sallie Soule quietly passed away with her family at her side. “We whispered that… Read More »