Consolidation of regional dispatch discussed

Consolidation of regional dispatch discussed

The issue of regional dispatch services is not a new one for the area, but it is one that has gained significant traction during the past year. The time is ripe, Town Manager Joe Colangelo feels, for such a system to be implemented. “It has been studied to death,” Colangelo said. Over the past half-century,… Read More »

Suspension bridge to cross LaPlatte once more

Suspension bridge to cross LaPlatte once more

What began several years ago with a temporary bridge formed by a fallen log is slowly inching toward a more permanent solution in the form of a suspension foot bridge. The project has been driven by a group of dedicated citizens and is headed up by local teacher Joplin James. On a blog devoted to… Read More »

Shelburne candidate’s forum tonight

Shelburne candidate’s forum tonight

The Shelburne Democratic and Republican Committees and the Shelburne News are co-sponsoring a Candidates Night on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Town Offices at 7pm. All candidates on the March ballot have been invited. Invited Selectboard candidates include: • Incumbent Colleen Parker, who is running against Don Stevens for a three-year term; • Incumbent John… Read More »

Steamboat graveyard history revealed and corrected

Steamboat graveyard history revealed and corrected

History lovers, boat lovers, steamship lovers, mystery lovers and lake lovers filled the Town Hall to capacity on Saturday morning to hear the results of three summers of nautical archaeology in the waters of Shelburne Bay just off the Shelburne Shipyard. Chris Sabick, Director of Archaeology at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, has led the… Read More »

Intermodal facility noise creating ruckus in Shelburne

Intermodal facility noise creating ruckus in Shelburne

Noise from the Vermont Railway intermodal facility has become a focus of conversation, even making its way onto a recent Selectboard agenda. “I have received a noticeable uptick in emails and phone calls from people expressing concerns about noises coming from the intermodal facility,” Town Manager Joe Colangelo said. In a letter addressed to Colangelo… Read More »

Dein’s future on Selectboard to be determined

Dein’s future on Selectboard to be determined

The Town of Shelburne is preparing for a special Selectboard meeting on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7pm to consider the removal of board member Josh Dein. The move comes after nearly a year of an alleged pattern of concerning behaviors from Dein, both during Selectboard meetings and in other personal and written interactions with his… Read More »

Funds needed to preserve a Shelburne farm

Funds needed to preserve a Shelburne farm

The Barr Farm on Pond Road in Shelburne was a dairy farm for 70 years, and for 45 of them, Wayne Barr worked on it. “I don’t want to see it become a development with houses on it,” Barr said. Now, the Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing Conservation Board, the Shelburne Natural Resources Commission, and… Read More »

Teeny-tiny house to fund much larger dream

Teeny-tiny house to fund much larger dream

The peacock-blue house sits atop a trailer at the end of a wooded driveway in Shelburne. The cedar shingle roof curves down in a sloping eave around an arched doorway, and walls with live-edge siding. What sets this house apart from others isn’t just the attractive detailing or the bright color; it’s the size. Dubbed… Read More »

Next steps for the Pierson Library project

Next steps for the Pierson Library project

What should the future of the Pierson Library project be? After receiving numbers on the new library, historic Town Hall renovations, and improvements to the municipal campus that place the cost of the total project in the $5.8-7.2 million range, there are questions of how to proceed. Those questions will be put to the town’s… Read More »

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