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 »

Meghan Nick flipping for aerial skiing

Meghan Nick flipping for aerial skiing

When Meghan Nick decided to take up Champlain Valley Union High School’s Graduation Challenge, she had no idea it would change the course of her life. Just four years after hitting the slopes at Lake Placid to get a crash course in how to become a freestyle aerial skier, Nick was back at the upstate… Read More »

Town and village group addresses traffic safety issues

Town and village group addresses traffic safety issues

In recent months, Shelburne Village pedestrian and bicyclist safety has been in the spotlight, in particular, on Falls Road and Marsett Road. A group of concerned residents has been actively involved in bringing attention to the issues, and the Town has taken steps to respond to some of those concerns. The grassroots group was originally… Read More »