Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Shelburne borders land on Route 7 being developed by Vermont Rail System for transfer station operations that are slated to include salt and fuel storage. The conservancy filed a petition to be included in the proceedings for Vermont Rail’s Act 250 permit. The conservancy would like a cooperative solution that addresses… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »

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… Read More »

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