Shelburne Selectboard update

Members voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Shelburne and the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA) representatives of the town’s police and dispatch employees. The agreement is the result of several months of negotiations between the two sides. With it, employees will be seeing a 4% salary increase during the […]

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

After the purchase of industrial-zoned land in December, Vermont Rail System wasted no time in preparing a 19-acre lot on Route 7 in the village of Shelburne for a new transfer station without consulting the town’s planning and zoning department. The railroad assumed that process was preempted by federal law. Shelburne and the railroad have […]

Harbor Place hearing postponed once again

At its meeting on Feb. 17, the Development Review Board again continued the hearing on the appeal by Champlain Housing Trust of the notice of violation issues by the town. This time, the hearing was continued at the request of the town manager because the town is working on providing additional information requested in an […]

Town and school budgets passed, articles approved

Town and school budgets passed, articles approved

Shelburne residents gathered Monday at Shelburne Community School for town meeting. Dave Connery, SCS school board chair, gave a presentation that highlighted the institution’s successes and he spoke about the budget. Among the high points were students’ high scores on the NECAP tests, which included taking top spot in the state for Science. Connery pointed […]

Vermont Rail hosts open house

Responding to questions that have surrounded its intermodal facility proposed for a parcel west of Harbor Industries, Vermont Railway held an Informational Open House at Comfort Suites in South Burlington on Feb. 11. A small crowd, including several representatives from the town, braved the chill temperatures for the event. David Wulfson, President of Vermont Railway, […]

Town Manager addresses budget

Milton Friedman, the libertarian minded crusader of free markets and limited government intervention, viewed local government favorably because the direct link between the payment for and receipt of public services preserved personal and political freedoms. Shelburne voters have the opportunity to exercise their freedoms at Town Meeting by determining whether the level of municipal services […]

From Google executive to top office run

“We are out running hard,” Matt Dunne said as he addressed voters at Shelburne Town Offices at an event Tuesday night co-sponsored by the Shelburne, Charlotte and South Burlington Democratic Committees. The Hartland native is seeking to go from Google executive to the top office in Vermont. He recently left his spot with the tech […]