Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

After the purchase of industrial-zoned land in December, Vermont Rail System wasted no time in preparing a 19-acre lot on Route 7 in the village of Shelburne for a new transfer station without consulting the town’s planning and zoning department. The railroad assumed that process was preempted by federal law. Shelburne and the railroad have […]

Town and school budgets passed, articles approved

Town and school budgets passed, articles approved

Shelburne residents gathered Monday at Shelburne Community School for town meeting. Dave Connery, SCS school board chair, gave a presentation that highlighted the institution’s successes and he spoke about the budget. Among the high points were students’ high scores on the NECAP tests, which included taking top spot in the state for Science. Connery pointed […]

Beer in Vermont, important to the economy

Beer in Vermont, important to the economy

Cameron Kovach, Vermont correspondent Vermont’s craft beer industry has experienced remarkable growth. In just five years, the number of breweries in the state has more than doubled. Today, we have more craft breweries per capita than any other state. It’s not just the quantity of breweries, though, that’s impressive. Vermont brewers have gained an international […]

Sugarmakers find that sweet spot

Sugarmakers find that sweet spot

Strange and unpredictable winter weather has become commonplace in Vermont—especially in recent years. This means that local sugarmakers have to adapt and be ready at a moment’s notice to catch the weather at just the right time for tapping trees. Shelburne Farms Natural Resource Manager and Assistant Woodlands Manager Dana Bishop says the whole process […]

Great project, wrong location

Great project, wrong location

“This board is willing to work with Vermont Railway to find an alternative site,” Shelburne Selectboard Chair Gary von Stange said, addressing the crowd as the board’s Feb. 9 meeting came to a close. The statement was an echo of the desire that had been expressed by many throughout the course of the evening. Shelburne […]

CVU senior Tony Moran mourned

A 17-year-old Champlain Valley Union High School student was found dead in his car in Hinesburg last week. Senior Tony Moran of St. George was discovered around 1:30pm on Ledgewood Lane, a road off Texas Hill Road, after police received several calls about a suspicious vehicle parked there on Feb. 9. Hinesburg Community Police Chief […]

Survivor premiere features Shelburne native Julia Sokolowski

Survivor premiere features Shelburne native Julia Sokolowski

The 32nd season of Survivor premiers Feb. 17 on CBS with Shelburne native Julia Sokolowski competing on the Beauty Tribe. The Emmy Award-winning series theme this time around is Brains, Brawn and Beauty. Champlain Valley Union High School graduate, Sokolowski, 19, is the youngest female player in the show’s history. She turned 19 during the […]

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