Board chooses Krohn: Job will involve reining in library, town hall construction project costs

Board chooses Krohn: Job will involve reining in library, town hall construction project costs

By MADELINE HUGHES As Shelburne’s interim town manager is poised to take the job permanently, the high-profile municipal construction project underway is facing unexpected costs that are pushing the limits of its budget. The Shelburne Selectboard last Thursday offered the town manager position to Lee Krohn, who has been in the post as interim manager… Read More »

Library construction kicks into high gear

Library construction kicks into high gear

By MADELINE HUGHES Sounds from the choreographed dance of construction equipment at Shelburne’s Historic Town Hall compete with Route 7 traffic these days. About a dozen construction workers are building the $6.5 million library and town center project. “Who knew what we were getting into?” Interim Town Manager Lee Krohn joked with one of the… Read More »

UPDATED: Town Manager search continues for Shelburne

After a three-hour long executive session Wednesday evening interviewing the final two town manager candidates, the Selectboard announced Thursday morning that it has made a conditional offer to Interim Town Manager Lee Krohn. Board Chair Jerry Storey in an email to the Shelburne News said: “The Selectboard has extended a conditional offer of employment as… Read More »

Redhawks boys soccer faces St. J in Division I final Saturday

Redhawks boys soccer faces St. J in Division I final Saturday

By MADELINE HUGHES Fans braced the chilly October day Tuesday to watch the Champlain Valley Union boys soccer team win the Division 1 semifinal game. The team followed their post-season script, playing a strong defense and getting onto the scoreboard in the second half, beating Burlington High School 1-0. Despite the wind and muddy field,… Read More »

Police recover body of missing man in Charlotte

By Madeline Hughes A Connecticut man drowned in Lake Champlain at a Charlotte marina last week. Vermont State Police last Thursday found the body later identified as George Ruhe, 67, of Wethersfield, Conn., and Brattleboro. The Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday confirmed Ruhe’s identity and ruled the cause of his death an accidental… Read More »

Ann Janda resigns from Shelburne administration

Ann Janda resigns from Shelburne administration

Shelburne has another town-government management position to fill as the town Director of Administration Ann Janda has resigned with her last day on staff being Friday. Janda resigned Oct. 12 saying that she plans to pursue a new career as an independent project manager working with municipalities, nonprofits, regional planners and the state. In her… Read More »

Burglary spree targets child care centers, restaurants in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne Police are investigating a burglary spree on Shelburne Road over the past few weeks. Police believe multiple people are targeting child care centers and restaurants for cash. “They are primarily looking for cash,” Cpl. Jon Marcoux said. “We don’t normally consider these to be high cash targets… This is odd.” Two… Read More »