Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

A new Vermont Rail System transfer station proposed for 19-acres west of Harbour Industries along Route 7 is being described by Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo as potentially the single most impactful event that Shelburne has ever seen. Vermont Rail System plans to move part of its Burlington operations out of the city and into […]

Mysterious rumblings in the night wake Shelburne residents

By Cameron Kovach This year’s unseasonably warm winter weather mixed with waves of bitterly cold air has brought a rare and often frightening natural phenomenon back to Vermont—Cryoseisms. A cryoseism, or frost quake, occurs after a sudden deep freezing of the ground, when the pressure created from water expanding into ice abruptly causes stress fractures […]

Undecided voters denied access to Trump rally in Burlington

By Cameron Kovach Last week’s unsolicited and impromptu visit of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump at the Flynn Center left many Vermonters, even Republicans, scratching their heads. Though a politically active and informed state, Vermont will have the smallest delegation at this year’s Republican National Convention. So why would a bombastic and often controversial Republican […]

Driver found to be on federal watch list during Shelburne traffic stop

At a recent Selectboard meeting, member Toni Supple mentioned a Shelburne Police Department traffic stop that involved someone on a “terror watch list.” Shelburne is generally a fairly quiet town, so it can be jarring to know there are people of interest to federal law enforcement in town. Police Chief James Warden said the stop […]

Another bomb threat hoax at Champlain Valley Union

Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg had a two-hour delay on Thursday, Jan. 7, due to another bomb threat that was confirmed to be a hoax. This is the second bomb threat this semester and the third in the decade Hinesburg Police Chief Frank Koss has served the town. “The rise is unusual,” Koss […]

Rural Vermont reaches one-thousand-member goal

To resounding applause, Rural Vermont board member Susan Hayes announced that the group is 1,000 members strong. The announcement came at the end of the final event of Rural Vermont’s year-long 30th Anniversary celebration, a rousing evening of farmers telling their stories on a theme of “What’s eating you? What’s feeding you?” The evening was […]

Shelburne student joins Flyin Ryan family

Shelburne Community School fifth grader Riley Norman wanted to share his love of skiing with those less fortunate. As part of a school fundraising project, he raised $50 for the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. Norman presented his donation to the foundation in front of a pair of Flyin Ryan skis at the Alpine Shop in […]

When was your chimney cleaned?

By Jim Buell, 2nd Assistant Chief, Shelburne Fire Department In the first five days of 2016, the Shelburne and Charlotte fire departments responded to three chimney fires, two in Charlotte and one in Shelburne, with devastating results in two of those homes. When was your chimney last cleaned? If it has not been cleaned within […]

Winter deadline for SCHIP grant applications approaches

The winter deadline for Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects grant applications is Sunday, Jan. 31. Since Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP) began making grants, many nonprofits have used their awarded funds to continue their mission to improve the lives of neighbors and strengthen communities. Grants range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. […]

VT Rail Plan and Charlotte tanker storage update

Chief of the Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department, Chris Davis, attended the Vermont Rail Council Meeting in Montpelier on Dec. 16. The Vermont Rail Council is the group of railroad and Vermont Agency of Transportation representatives who work on rail related policy and planning. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Davis asked the meeting […]