Fiddlehead Brewing Co. feels growing pains

By MADELINE HUGHES Since opening in Shelburne in 2012, Fiddlehead Brewing Company has been steadily growing. Now, seven years later, the craft brewer is pushing the limits of the space it occupies in the Shelburne Green commercial development along Route 7 and its landlord is looking to expand the beer company’s footprint in the commercial… Read More »

New fire station, market eyed for Shelburne Road

By MADELINE HUGHES The biggest grocery store between South Burlington and Vergennes could be coming to Route 7 in Shelburne alongside a brand new fire station.  Shelburne’s Selectboard announced Tuesday night that the town is looking to partner with Healthy Living Market and Café for a real estate development that would include a new market… Read More »

Rep. Kate Webb leads Education Committee

By MADELINE HUGHES Kathryn Webb has been a member of the Vermont House of Representatives for a decade. Webb served on the Fish, Wildlife, Water Resources Committee for her first eight years serving in the Legislature. The committee has since been renamed the Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee. She also held several leadership positions,… Read More »

Ongoing real estate talks may impact town budget

By MADELINE HUGHES  At Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, Vice Chair Jaime Heins and member Mary Kehoe were directed to continue negotiations on a potential real estate purchase over the coming week. This decision comes after the board has met in executive session four times since December about a real estate purchase. “We will continue to… Read More »

Federal shutdown ripples felt locally

By MADELINE HUGHES The record-breaking partial federal government shutdown is in its fifth week. Across the country, 800,000 federal employees are on furlough, not getting paid and not working. Here in Shelburne, the ripple effects of the shutdown are evident. Craig Stevens, owner of Wild Hart Distillers, is facing his own issues because of the… Read More »

Town real estate deal in the works: Selectboard discusses in closed session

UPDATE: This report was updated to correct details regarding the police department budget increase and the grand list factoring into the draft FY20 municipal budget.  By MADELINE HUGHES On Tuesday night, the Shelburne Selectboard spent time in a closed-door session to discuss a potential real estate purchase while also holding off on finalizing the budget… Read More »

Ethics hearing reveals conflict

By MADELINE HUGHES An ethics complaint filed against Shelburne’s Development Review Board chair brought more than a dozen people to the Shelburne Town Offices for a public hearing last week. The complaint by Dean Pierce against chair Jeff Pauza was filed in mid-December, days before a Development Review Board meeting where the board was set… Read More »