Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Shelburne borders land on Route 7 being developed by Vermont Rail System for transfer station operations that are slated to include salt and fuel storage. The conservancy filed a petition to be included in the proceedings for Vermont Rail’s Act 250 permit. The conservancy would like a cooperative solution that addresses… Read More »

Shelburne’s Julia Luckett to host gallery opening in Burlington

Shelburne’s Julia Luckett to host gallery opening in Burlington

An abiding interest in imagery, human connection and storytelling often lures photographers to their craft. The medium encourages an exploration of subjects and issues and allows for creativity, Julia Luckett, 25, of Shelburne said. She will join Rick Peyser, Janice Nadworny and Charlene Farmer-Lewey to host a gallery opening from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Uncommon… Read More »

Young hero keeps pushing forward

Young hero keeps pushing forward

The Vermont Air National Guard sponsors the Young Hero Program to recognize children living with life-changing health issues. It is designed to pay tribute to their courage and dignity. Lauren Hunt, 14, of Shelburne received the Young Hero Award at University of Vermont Medical Center on March 16. This award was presented by Lt. Col.… Read More »

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

After the purchase of industrial-zoned land in December, Vermont Rail System wasted no time in preparing a 19-acre lot on Route 7 in the village of Shelburne for a new transfer station without consulting the town’s planning and zoning department. The railroad assumed that process was preempted by federal law. Shelburne and the railroad have… Read More »

Vermont Rail open house to be held in South Burlington

Vermont Rail open house to be held in South Burlington

Thursday, a Vermont Railway Intermodal Salt Facility Information Open House will be held from 6pm to 9pm at Sunset Ballroom Comfort Suites in South Burlington, as announced by Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson on Front Porch Forum. The post said Vermont Rail is hosting the event so the public can learn more about his… Read More »

Underwater robotics field trip for Shelburne students

Eight Shelburne Community School students constructed underwater robots for their 8th grade culminating project named Sea Perch. Robots hit the water to finalize their neutral buoyancy at the YMCA in Burlington on Jan. 26. The machines were piloted through a small obstacle course in the pool.  The project was led by Shelburne Community School Facility… Read More »

Wulfson proclaims story begins Tuesday

Wulfson proclaims story begins Tuesday

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson declared his story about the new railway transfer station slated for Shelburne Village will begin on Tuesday. Responding to a Jan. 27 Shelburne News interview request, Wulfson wrote in an email just after the start of the Super Bowl on Sunday, “Our story begins on Tuesday. Hopefully you guys… Read More »

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

In a four-page letter to the town of Shelburne, received prior to his requested executive session with the town, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson explained his relationship with his family-owned rail company and with Shelburne where he resides. “Sadly, many statements have been made that are not true,” Wulfson wrote in the letter. “Even… Read More »

Cheers to Punxsutawney Phil!

Cheers to Punxsutawney Phil!

Spring weather has many commuters living on rural roads mudding it to work this February. Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, usually has winter-worn Vermonters crossing their fingers and toes for warm weather as Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil peeks out of his burrow on live television. Not this year. The groundhog emerged on schedule, but most Vermonters were… Read More »

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