Shelburne’s Railroad Lane is back open

“This morning Railroad Lane was reopened and parking can resume there as before,” Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo said. “David and I will work in good faith toward an agreeable lease.” Colangelo, the Selectboard, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson and other rail representatives attended a closed meeting to hash out their differences on Feb.… Read More »

GMP to the rescue!

GMP to the rescue!

More than 50 Green Mountain Power line workers, supervisors, safety personnel and mechanics headed to Long Island last weekend to help restore power when a massive snowstorm hit the mid-Atlantic region. New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Saturday and issued a travel ban for the city starting at 2:30pm that… Read More »

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Steven Antinozzi, known as Rocco to his Shelburne neighbors, came upon an obstacle course of sorts on his way to work Jan. 26. Vermont Rail System blocked access to travel and parking with cement blocks on Railroad Lane in Shelburne in response to a notice of zoning violation sent to them last week by Town… Read More »

Don’t slip, trip or fall!

Don’t slip, trip or fall!

That nor’easter that threatened to hit last weekend missed its mark and left the Champlain Valley with mild temperatures and little snow. Roads were slick at times. The sun did shine on Livery Horse Farm in Hinesburg long enough for horse and rider to get some much-needed time outside. Owner Kim Johansen said she and… Read More »

Community Solar Array projects on the rise

Community Solar Array projects on the rise

SunCommon of Waterbury Center will build a one-acre solar array on Hinesburg resident Marilyn Brown’s property at 534 Fletcher Farm Road. The Hinesburg Planning Commission reviewed the project on Nov. 25 and voted 6-0 in support of the array that will serve about 30 Vermont households. “We feel the size and scale of the proposed… Read More »

Upcoming weather isn’t all wind, thunder and rainbows

Upcoming weather isn’t all wind, thunder and rainbows

After Sunday’s sensational display of unseasonably high temperatures, destructive winds, thunder, lightning and rainbows, the week that followed was rather benign. The downed trees and power outages from that storm system were quickly removed and repaired. Crews were at the ready before the winds even struck. James Mack at the Shelburne Police Department said there… Read More »

Frigid start leads to mild weekend

It was caps, hats, socks and mittens for siblings Wyatt and June Hill who took an official snow day off with their mom, Maureen, in Middlebury during the first snow storm of the season last week. The snow was perfect for constructing a life-sized Olaf and durable snow fort built for the two snowsuit-clad toddlers.… Read More »

Shelburne filmmaker Colin Thompson releases It’s Us

Shelburne filmmaker Colin Thompson releases It’s Us

Vermont’s Green Mountains set the scene for a new film about a married couple who seeks refuge in living a simpler life. In It’s Us, written and directed by Shelburne native Colin Thompson, the couple moves to Vermont to save their marriage, in what is known as a geographic fix. Thompson, 32, now lives in… Read More »