Santa Claus visits Shelburne early

Santa Claus visits Shelburne early

By MADELINE HUGHS Santa Claus made his entrance into Shelburne on a firetruck Friday night as the sounds of holiday carols filled the air for the annual tree-lighting festivities on the village green. A crowd easily numbering more than 100 people – mostly families with young children – gathered on the relatively mild night as some… Read More »

Harbor Place team connects guests, services and homes

Harbor Place team connects guests, services and homes

By MADELINE HUGHES Sitting to the west of one of Vermont’s busiest highways with Lake Champlain as a backdrop is a motel with a mission. The 59-room Echno Lodge was bought by Champlain Housing Trust in 2013 and renamed Harbor Place. The goal is to help people moving from homelessness to a home. Today, Harbor Place is… Read More »

Residents question growing project costs

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne residents filled the room for Tuesday’s Selectboard meeting where they raised concerns about the Library Town Center project. With steel expected to be delivered by the end of the week, unforseen costs have increased. Roughly 25 residents waited out an executive session on the Vermont Railway lawsuit in order to address… Read More »

‘Everything gets counted’: Surge of absentee, early ballots contribute to voter turnout

‘Everything gets counted’: Surge of absentee, early ballots contribute to voter turnout

By MADELINE HUGHES Voter turnout in last week’s general election in Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne was higher than the state average.Voters chose incumbents over newcomers, but still turned out at high rates compared to midterm elections past. “There’s a lot of work that goes into it behind the scenes,” said Judy Frazer, a Shelburne resident… Read More »

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 »

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