Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

In his seven years on Shelburne’s Selectboard, Chair Gary von Stange has never seen anyone do anything like this to impact public safety, he said referring to Vermont Rail System’s closure of Railroad Lane in response to a notice of zoning violation from the town. Von Stange made this comment to a packed room at […]

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Steven Antinozzi, known as Rocco to his Shelburne neighbors, came upon an obstacle course of sorts on his way to work Jan. 26. Vermont Rail System blocked access to travel and parking with cement blocks on Railroad Lane in Shelburne in response to a notice of zoning violation sent to them last week by Town […]

It’s spreadsheet season on the farm

It’s spreadsheet season on the farm

By Lettie Stratton There’s no off-season when you’re a farmer. Not even in wintertime when the ground is frozen over and it will be months until something green sprouts from the soil. It can be easy to picture farmers with their feet up in front of the fireplace simply waiting for the thaw, but that’s […]

Shelburne and Hinesburg top FBI’s safest city list

There’s good news for the towns of Shelburne and Hinesburg as a ConsumersAffairs.com study showed that the two southern Chittenden County communities were ranked among the Green Mountain State’s safest cities. The study can be found in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual report, Crime in the United States. Using data from 2014, the report […]

Shelburne’s Sokolowski in Beauty Tribe on next season of Survivor

Shelburne’s Sokolowski in Beauty Tribe on next season of Survivor

When the 32nd season of Survivor premieres Wednesday, Feb. 17 on CBS, Shelburne native Julia Sokolowski, 19, will be front and center in the Beauty Tribe. The Emmy Award-winning series theme this time around is Brains, Brawn and Beauty. Sokolowski, the youngest female player in the show’s history, will join 18 castaways, separated into three […]

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 […]

New rail transfer station to begin operations in Shelburne Village

New rail transfer station to begin operations in Shelburne Village

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson, along with his lawyer, spoke to the Selectboard last week to announce the purchase of land west of Harbour Industries on Shelburne Road where salt, lumber and tanker storage will begin in the spring. He was invited to speak by Town Manager Joe Colangelo. The visit was purely out […]

Community Solar Array projects on the rise

Community Solar Array projects on the rise

SunCommon of Waterbury Center will build a one-acre solar array on Hinesburg resident Marilyn Brown’s property at 534 Fletcher Farm Road. The Hinesburg Planning Commission reviewed the project on Nov. 25 and voted 6-0 in support of the array that will serve about 30 Vermont households. “We feel the size and scale of the proposed […]

Toxic toy law falls short of protecting children

Toxic toy law falls short of protecting children

By Cameron Kovach Community concern over chemicals in water had some investigating the safety of Hinesburg’s fluoridation program, but what about all of the other chemicals we encounter on a daily basis? A new law in Vermont plans to limit children’s exposure to toxic chemicals, but some local toy manufacturers have their doubts. According to […]