Interim manager wears many hats

Interim manager wears many hats

Lee Krohn had a busy first weekend as interim town manager. Krohn, a resident of South Burlington, volunteers with the Shelburne Fire Department. He wore many hats over the weekend. In the morning he took photos and documented storm damage, some of which is featured in this issue, as interim manager. He then got called… Read More »

Friday storm slams Shelburne

Friday storm slams Shelburne

  By MADELINE HUGHES Friday’s intense storm caused havoc for evening commuters as rain, hail and high winds ripped through Shelburne causing zero-visibility driving conditions. Emergency responders were called into action to handle trees blocking roads and downed power lines in multiple locations overnight into Saturday. Conditions deteriorated just before 7 p.m. Friday. Police closed… Read More »

Green building, green business, growing grapes

Green building, green business, growing grapes

Nearly 12 years in the making, the building at Shelburne Vineyard is officially certified for having been sustainably built and energy efficient. Ken and Gail Albert started their journey into wine over 20 years ago in the Champlain Valley. They decided to build their current building over a decade ago, and they planned the project… Read More »

Shelburne zoning updates tinker with fences, building additions and math errors

The Shelburne Selectboard recently voted unanimously to approve changes to town zoning bylaws that fixed some math mistakes, now allow lakeshore property owners to put up fences and rural property owners to add onto non-conforming structures. These changes came about as residents and property owners brought the issues to the Planning Commission. In one case,… Read More »

Fresh voices: Women show path to leadership

Fresh voices: Women show path to leadership

Some dairy farmers, an artist, a social worker and an apple farmer gathered around a table to write some laws. That’s not the beginning of a joke; rather, it’s an average day in the Vermont Statehouse, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, recalls from her days on the House Agriculture Committee. Something seemed off when… Read More »

Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

After nearly three years of trying to deal with health hazards at a home on Gilman Road, the Hinesburg town government has obtained an injunction from the Vermont Superior Court, authorizing the town to get the place cleaned up. As The Citizen reported last October, neighbors say the property at 477 Gilman Road is overrun… Read More »

Collision shuts down Route 7 for hours

Collision shuts down Route 7 for hours

An overturned tractor-trailer truck blocked Route 7 after it collided with a car in Ferrisburgh Wednesday, April 11. Traffic was blocked in both directions and police had to set up a detour for drivers between 12:50 p.m., when the crash occurred, and 5 p.m. The accident happened as the tractor-trailer truck was headed north, Vermont… Read More »