Town official questions hospital preparedness

A Shelburne Selectboard member who is employed by the University of Vermont Health Network says she believes local hospitals “do not have the response capabilities to deal with a mass casualty event.” Dr. Colleen Parker made the comment in a sworn affidavit filed this week by the Shelburne town government in its contentious lawsuit with… Read More »

CV School District to lose $778,000

VTDigger.org and The Citizen Champlain Valley School District is poised to lose more than $778,000 to the state over the next two fiscal years as part of the deal Gov. Phil Scott and the Legislature struck in June to settle the state budget negotiations. The state of Vermont expects to recapture nearly $13 million in… Read More »

Latest attempt to delay hazardous materials ordinance rejected

The Shelburne Selectboard rejected the latest calls on behalf of residents and businesses to either delay or revise a controversial newly enacted hazardous materials ordinance. The ordinance was approved, 3-2, on Aug. 8 despite serious objections and questions from some town officials, residents and well-known local businesses, including a few firms that said they might be forced… Read More »

Railway asks federal court to block new ordinance

Vermont Railway Inc. is asking a federal judge in Burlington to block the Shelburne town government from enforcing a new ordinance approved last month for regulating storage, handling and distribution of hazardous substances. “The town hurriedly passed two new municipal ordinances” on Aug. 8 and now wants to effectively prohibit the railroad from storing road… Read More »

CCS principal leaves for new position within school district

CCS principal leaves for new position within school district

Just two years after joining Charlotte Central School as its lead principal, Barbara Anne Komons Montroll is leaving her position at the school to take on the role of director of communications and public relations within the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Komons Montroll announced her departure through an email to the CCS community… Read More »

Chief Warden, Town reach agreement

Chief Warden, Town reach agreement

To read the town’s statement on Warden’s agreement click here. By Mike Donoghue Correspondent The town of Shelburne and longtime Police Chief Jim Warden have reached a separation agreement ending his time with the department and allowing him to be paid as a consultant through Jan. 31. Under the agreement Warden’s resignation was effective last Friday.… Read More »

Demand for free toys overwhelms Vt Teddy Bear

Last Wednesday, Shelburne’s Vermont Teddy Bear Company announced an ambitious goal: to provide every four-year-old in Vermont with a teddy bear, free of cost. The venture, dubbed the Vermont Cub Project, is a way for the company to be socially responsible and give back to Vermonters, according to Bear Brand Manager Abby Temeles. But on… Read More »