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 »

Conceptual designs for new library unveiled

Conceptual designs for new library unveiled

Shelburne Vineyard hosted a community meeting on Sept. 20 for those interested in hearing more about proposals for restoring the Historic Town Hall and building a new library. More than 50 people attended a presentation where architects from Vermont Integrated Architecture (VIA) displayed three different concepts and asked for feedback. Andrea Murray, Nicholas Wood, and… Read More »

Town holds Stormwater Summit

Town holds Stormwater Summit

How do pet waste bags relate to stormwater? That was one of the many topics covered during the Stormwater Summit held on Sept. 22 and sponsored by the Shelburne Planning Commission. The summit featured six experts who gave insight into federal, state, and local regulations the town of Shelburne is facing, what is currently being… Read More »

Town, railway dispute continues

Town, railway dispute continues

The Town filed a temporary restraining order with the U.S. District Court on Sept. 17 seeking relief from the Court’s June 29 ruling, which allowed Vermont Railway to continue constructing its transload transmodal facility near the banks of the LaPlatte River because of federal preemption. The Town says the ruling was based on incomplete information… Read More »