Board looks to regional planner as possible interim town manager

By MIKE DONOGHUE and LISA SCAGLIOTTI Shelburne Selectboard Chairman Jerry Storey has nominated Lee Krohn, a member of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission staff, to serve as the interim town manager. The move came at a special meeting Tuesday night and appeared to surprise a majority of the members because the town had not solicited applications to fill the position yet. The board… Read More »

Colleen Haag Award goes to Jim Warden

Retired Shelburne Police Chief Jim Warden will be the 2018 Colleen Haag Award winner for public service to the community. The Shelburne Selectboard voted 5-0 on Tuesday evening to select Warden, who completed 30 years of service with the town in January. The move brought a round of applause from the audience. Tears came to… Read More »

Town Manager Colangelo accepts position in Mass.

Town Manager Colangelo accepts position in Mass.

Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo has reached a final agreement with the town of Hanover, Mass. to become its new municipal manager. Colangelo told the Shelburne News on Tuesday that a contract was signed this week. His acceptance was first reported by the Shelburne News online. He is expected to begin work in Massachusetts by… Read More »

Colangelo leaving Shelburne for Hanover, Mass.

By MIKE DONOGHUE Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo has inked a contract with the town of Hanover, Mass. to serve as its new municipal manager. Colangelo, who told the Shelburne News he signed the contract last night, was in Hanover over the weekend and into Monday. He and the Shelburne Selectboard will begin their preliminary discussion tonight on his planned exit. The meeting is set… Read More »

Woman charged in bank fraud in Shelburne and other towns

Woman charged in bank fraud in Shelburne and other towns

A New York city woman, who attempted to bilk four Vermont banks, including illegally withdrawing $6,500 from a Shelburne branch, has been indicted by a federal grand jury, court records show. Elizabeth Rodriguez, 57, is being held for lack of $250,000 on state charges filed in Windsor County. Rodriguez, also known as Elizabeth Ortega, is jailed… Read More »

Out of order

Out of order

A Tuesday afternoon fender-bender in the parking lot at the Shelburne Post Office knocked over both drive-up mailboxes, damaging them enough to be removed. Shelburne Police said no one was injured in the accident. Police said Jeanne Detenbeck, 86, accidentally put her car in reverse and it struck the mailboxes and another vehicle at the… Read More »

Pilot walks away after crash-landing in Dorset Street field

Pilot walks away after crash-landing in Dorset Street field

By Lisa Scagliotti A pilot walked away from his single-engine Cessna airplane that crash-landed Friday afternoon nose down in a snow-covered front yard on Dorset Street in Shelburne. The accident happened around 2:40 p.m. when the pilot was doing aerial land-surveying. “For some unknown reason, the engine suddenly quit,” said Shelburne Police Officer Brian Fox.… Read More »

Colangelo offered town manager job in Hanover, Mass.

This updates a story in Thursday’s print edition of the Shelburne News.  By MIKE DONOGHUE Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo has been given a conditional offer to work as the new town manager for Hanover, Mass. The job offer is still subject to a background check and contract negotiations, Colangelo told The Shelburne News this morning.  Those are… Read More »

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