Shelburne man gets 18 months in federal fraud case

Shelburne man gets 18 months in federal fraud case

A Shelburne man, who created a scheme to defraud multiple companies across the country between 2008 and 2013, is going to prison for 18 months for mail fraud, money laundering and later making false statements to a federal probation officer. Matthew S. Melvin, 36, of Olde Orchard Lane will be on supervised release for three… Read More »

Jaime Heins leaves planning commission for selectboard

Jaime Heins leaves planning commission for selectboard

Planning Commission chairman Jaime Heins has been picked to fill a seat on the Shelburne Selectboard until town meeting in March. Heins, a lawyer, has been senior legal counsel at Keurig Green Mountain since January 2015 and earlier did legal work for Burton Snowboards for nine years. He was on the South Burlington Land Trust… Read More »

Six applicants step up to fill open Selectboard seat

Six candidates with a wide range of experience have applied to fill the Shelburne Selectboard seat created by the resignation of Vice Chairman John Kerr. The group includes several newer residents in Shelburne, two lawyers, and a longtime resident who previously served on the board. Public interviews with the Selectboard are planned for next Tuesday at 7 p.m.… Read More »

Temporary Ethics Committee: No basis for controversial complaint

The temporary replacement panel for the Shelburne Ethics Committee voted unanimously Tuesday that there are no grounds to proceed with an Oct. 20 complaint about a possible violation of the town’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest Ordinance. Under the committee rules, the complaint — including the target and the complainer — remains confidential because it… Read More »

Town, railroad wait for judge to rule

It is now a waiting game. Senior Federal Judge William K. Sessions III has given Shelburne and the Vermont Railway Inc. until Nov. 20 to file memoranda supporting their positions on a new ordinance restricting the storing, handling, and distributing of hazardous substances. Vermont Railway is seeking a permanent injunction to block enforcement of the… Read More »

UVM salutes first responders at center court

UVM salutes first responders at center court

As fall sports came to a close with championship games on Saturday, Champlain Valley Union High School basketball took to the court at UVM, proving that the winter sports season is right around the corner. CVU was front and center at the annual Vermont Basketball Coaches Association clinic over the weekend.  University of Vermont basketball… Read More »

Saturday tours of Vt. Railway salt facility postponed 

By MIKE DONOGHUE Organizers say they need to postpone a pair of educational tours for Shelburne residents planned for Saturday at the new salt transload facility operated by Vermont Railway. The delay of the two afternoon tours is due to the pending lawsuit between the railroad and the town of Shelburne in U.S. District Court, according… Read More »

Town, railroad back in court

A two-day hearing in U.S. District Court in Burlington concerning the legal dispute between the Vermont Railway and the town of Shelburne began Wednesday morning. The railroad is asking Senior Federal Judge William K. Sessions III to approve a permanent injunction to block the town of Shelburne from enforcing an ordinance regulating the storing, handling,… Read More »

Ethics Committee postpones Parker case; Requests a replacement panel to handle 3rd complaint

The Shelburne Ethics Committee has postponed Monday’s hearing on whether Selectboard member Dr. Colleen Parker violated the town’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest Ordinance with comments she directed at the Shelburne Volunteer Fire chief at a public meeting last month. And in an unusual request, the committee has asked the Shelburne Selectboard to appoint a temporary replacement… Read More »

Ethics complaints roil selectboard

UPDATE: This post was updated on Oct. 29 to link to the documents in the ethics cases discussed here — Ouimet’s complaint, Parker’s response, and letters from Parker’s lawyer requesting the committee to drop the case and turn over public records. The Shelburne Selectboard again has balked at authorizing its Ethics Committee a chance to… Read More »