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 »

Snow postpones school walkout; students still determined

UPDATE: The student walkout at CVU has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Friday, according to students and school officials.  Across the country on Wednesday, students participated in mid-morning walkouts to protest school shootings and raise awareness of the need to make changes to gun laws. At 10 a.m., students left their schools, congregated outside, and… Read More »

Storey chair, Heins vice chair

The first meeting of the new Selectboard following last week’s election began with unanimity as all agreed to choose Jerry Storey as chair and Jaime Heins as vice chair. The board welcomed Mary Kehoe who was elected last Tuesday. The board discussed whether or not going into executive session to decide on the release of… Read More »

Mom: Son is no threat

The mother of a Champlain Valley Union High School student said her son never made a threat to shoot up the school and is not a danger to others, even though police say they received two unrelated reports that he may be a risk. The mother said she was surprised when Hinesburg, Shelburne and state police showed… Read More »

CVU girls head to final round Sunday

CVU girls head to final round Sunday

UPDATE: CVU girls handily got past North Country Wednesday night 49-29, meaning they have a spot at center court Sunday at 2 p.m. for the D-1 girls basketball championship. It’s the 8th straight final for CVU, as they defend their title against St. J. at UVM’s Patrick Gym.   A third-quarter rally pushed No. 2… Read More »