VT Rail Plan and Charlotte tanker storage update

Chief of the Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department, Chris Davis, attended the Vermont Rail Council Meeting in Montpelier on Dec. 16. The Vermont Rail Council is the group of railroad and Vermont Agency of Transportation representatives who work on rail related policy and planning. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Davis asked the meeting… Read More »

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson, along with his lawyer, spoke to the Selectboard last night to announce the purchase of land west of Harbour Industries on Shelburne Road where salt, lumber and tanker storage will begin in the spring. He was invited to speak by Town Manager Joe Colangelo. The visit was purely out… Read More »

Season kicks off with signs of love, peace and camaraderie

Season kicks off with signs of love, peace and camaraderie

Hello again, Santa Claus. Children scampered to the green in front of Jamie Two Coats Toy Shop, an apropos station for the merriment to commence in Shelburne. Town Manager Joe Colangelo was there, with his family in tow, to kick off the traditional Holiday Stroll on Dec. 4. Selectboard Chair Gary von Stange was there,… Read More »

Student-run refugee outreach club thrives

Student-run refugee outreach club thrives

Champlain Valley Union High School junior Natalie Meyer of Hinesburg started the Refugee Outreach Club last year with the purpose of getting high school students involved in international service locally and abroad through working with local New American students at different tutoring and mentorship programs. The club has grown, now with chapters at South Burlington… Read More »

Veterans Day salute with special coffee klatch

Veterans Day salute with special coffee klatch

In a weekday gathering of veterans, known as Shelburne Airport’s Coffee Klatch, thoughts on Veterans Day were shared last week. The group celebrates more than two decades of camaraderie. “It’s a brotherhood,” Bob Paradis, 77, of Colchester said. He was at the airport having coffee with the gang on Oct. 30. Sometimes up to 14… Read More »

Vampires galore on Falls Road for annual Halloween Parade

Morning showers ceased just long enough for vampires and zombies to make their way to Falls Road in Shelburne Sunday. Werewolves and goblins held out ghoulish neon buckets to catch tricks and treats handed to them by Rotarians dressed as clowns as big trucks, hay wagons and spooky floats passed by in the decades-old tradition… Read More »

Spectacular autumn views with Shelburne Airport

Spectacular autumn views with Shelburne Airport

Champlain Valley Union High School grad Kate Songer took a solo flight in a Cessna 150 for her graduation challenge project last year. She flew alone for the first time March 16, 2015. A day she will never forget. “There are no words to describe what it’s like to solo,” she said. “I’ve heard old… Read More »

EMTs and ambulance drivers wanted

EMTs and ambulance drivers wanted

Shelburne Rescue was founded more than 25 years ago, and operated without an ambulance. Today the department is two ambulances and 40 volunteers strong. They answered 899 calls last year. The volunteer service provides coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A minimum of three Emergency Medical Technicians work each 12-hour shift, ready to… Read More »