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 »

Cause unknown, no injuries in Shelburne structure fire

Cause unknown, no injuries in Shelburne structure fire

By MADELINE HUGHES A vacant barn tucked into the woods off Harbor Road was destroyed by fire Tuesday despite firefighters from four departments battling the blaze that triggered live ammunition stored inside. No one was injured and the structure was vacant at the time, according to fire officials. Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Shelburne dispatch… Read More »