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 »

Kwiniaska development clears first hurdle for approval

Kwiniaska development clears first hurdle for approval

In a decision dated Jan. 4, the Development Review Board approved the sketch plan submitted by Snyder Custom Homes for 91 housing units, including a mix of 26 single-family homes, 38 carriage homes, and nine multi-family townhouses that would provide 27 housing units, on 53.5 acres with 24 acres of open space on the west… Read More »

Nominations due for Colleen Haag Public Service Award

When Colleen Haag retired from her position as town clerk last autumn, the town of Shelburne created an award to honor her 35 years of service as town clerk and treasurer. This March, the first Colleen Haag Public Service Award will be presented to a resident who has dedicated himself or herself to the community.… Read More »

2016: A year of many changes in Shelburne

2016: A year of many changes in Shelburne

The Reckless Rail Rally in May had several hundred supporters walk down Harbor Road protesting Vermont Railway’s proposed salt shed. By October, the first salt shed was built near the LaPlatte River, and it is now operational. After serving 34 years, Colleen Haag stepped down as Town Clerk. Over 500 friends, family, coworkers, and dignitaries… Read More »

The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation raises $130,000 at its Polar Express event

The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation raises $130,000 at its Polar Express event

With the help of over 700 community volunteers, including many individuals from Shelburne, and student groups from CVU and Shelburne Community School, The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation raised $130,000 in its 15th annual fundraising event, The Polar Express, held earlier this month. “Bringing holiday joy to over 3600 riders would not be possible without the… Read More »

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