Town and Railway back in federal court next week

Town and Railway back in federal court next week

After a yearlong legal battle, the parties will be headed back into federal court later this month in what could be a decisive step in the VT Railway, Inc. vs. Town of Shelburne case. A hearing will be held with Judge William K. Sessions III presiding on March 27 at 9am, and it is expected… Read More »

CVU girls survive, earn fifth state title in a row

CVU girls survive, earn fifth state title in a row

When the buzzer sounded at Patrick Gym on Saturday, it set off a familiar scene for high school girls basketball fans. For the fifth year in a row, the Division I season ended with Champlain Valley Union High School celebrating a state championship. “Amazing, unbelievable,” said CVU senior Marlee Gunn. “It never gets old.” The… Read More »

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Wayne Barr (left) worked the Barr Farm, a Shelburne dairy operation, for 45 years. Now, thanks in part to funds raised from the Shelburne community, the farm will remain in operation with Matt Baldwin (right), of Hinesburg, helming an organic hay, corn, and dairy outfit. Other contributors include the Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing Conservation… Read More »

Boys lose state final in OT heartbreaker

Boys lose state final in OT heartbreaker

Everything was primed for a storybook end to the Champlain Valley boys basketball season. With eight seniors, the program’s best-ever regular-season record, only one loss, and a No.-1 seed, the Redhawks were looking to cap it all off with the first Division I boys hoops title in school history. Unfortunately, Rutland High School had other… Read More »

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Townspeople gathered at Shelburne Community School on Monday night for Town Meeting. The evening included three meetings within the gathering – Town, Fire Department, and School – and kicked off with the traditional community dinner and a brief Legislative Update. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the first-ever Colleen Haag… Read More »

Incumbents win, new fire truck passe

Over 2,000 of the 6,197 voters—32.8%—turned out for Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote. After weeks of spirited campaigning, Colleen Parker defeated Don Stevens 1,111 to 828 to win another three-year Selectboard term and John Kerr defeated Doris Sage 1,079 to 841 for the two-year Selectboard term. Current Town Clerk Diana Vachon defeated Dorilee Gaudette Leblanc 1,251… Read More »

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 »

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