Shelburne election overview

In this presidential election year, voters in Shelburne will also be voting for U.S. senator, U.S. representative, governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor of accounts, attorney general, and state senator. Shelburne voters will join others in the Champlain Water District to vote on three articles. Article I: An amount not to exceed… Read More »

Wizards, goblins, and princesses enjoy parade

Wizards, goblins, and princesses enjoy parade

For more halloweenie photos, click here! “Better than ever.” That’s how Parade Marshall Dave Rice of Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club described the 43rd annual Shelburne Halloween Parade that filled the town with brightly costumed people, from tiny tots to elders, on Sunday afternoon. Organizers estimate the crowd at 1,000, partly based on the fact that they… Read More »

Decision on Bay Road underpass on hold

Decision on Bay Road underpass on hold

The stop signs at the Bay Road underpass, which the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission recommended as a possible solution to safety concerns, is nearing the end of its six-month pilot program. The underpass is considered a risky location for crashes. In an online survey that had been conducted regarding the project, most of the… Read More »

Hands to Honduras-Tela celebrates its tenth year

Hands to Honduras-Tela celebrates its tenth year

It began with one woman and a dream. During the past decade, the realization of that dream in the town of Tela, Honduras has meant the betterment of numerous lives and a connection between people in different countries. Businesswoman Elisa Castro Echeverria had lost her son Oscar to a disability. That loss fueled a desire… Read More »

Court orders new hearing in Railway case

Court orders new hearing in Railway case

  Who owns the Vermont Railway intermodal facility in Shelburne, and who is developing it? These questions were at the heart of Tuesday’s hearing in U.S. District Court in Burlington. District Judge William K. Sessions III, the same judge who heard the original case in May, ordered Vermont Railway to obtain the loan documents from… Read More »

Preserving the town’s land records for the future

Preserving the town’s land records for the future

Planning for the future, while preserving the past. That is the driving force behind the project Colleen Haag began during her tenure as town clerk: the digitization of all of Shelburne’s land records. “It’s a great foundation for the town, for the future,” Haag said. Over the past four months, Haag has been discussing the… Read More »

Spear Street water bond up for vote

Spear Street water bond up for vote

After months of broken line issues on Spear Street, a water bond will be presented to voters in a special town meeting on Nov. 8. This course of action was determined at the Oct. 3 Water Commission meeting and voted to be warned by the Selectboard at its Sept. 13 meeting. Line breaks have been… Read More »

A parade so fun it’s scary in Shelburne Oct. 30

A parade so fun it’s scary in Shelburne Oct. 30

On Sunday, Oct. 30, Charlotte Shelburne Rotary’s annual Halloween Parade will form on Church Street in Shelburne. The parade that has been a tradition for local children (and their parents and grandparents) for more than 40 years. The parade, which begins at 2pm, is an opportunity for youngsters to show off their creative, scary, beautiful,… Read More »

First salt shed completed, controversy continues

First salt shed completed, controversy continues

Vermont Railway opened the first of its two 40,000-ton salt sheds to the public last Friday. The controversial project is on track to be fully operational for the winter season, depending on the outcome of the temporary restraining motion that the town filed in U.S. District Court against Vermont Railway last month, claiming that the… Read More »