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 […]

Shelburne filmmaker Colin Thompson releases It’s Us

Shelburne filmmaker Colin Thompson releases It’s Us

Vermont’s Green Mountains set the scene for a new film about a married couple who seeks refuge in living a simpler life. In It’s Us, written and directed by Shelburne native Colin Thompson, the couple moves to Vermont to save their marriage, in what is known as a geographic fix. Thompson, 32, now lives in […]

Trump stumps in Burlington

Trump stumps in Burlington

Billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is slated to speak at 7pm at the Flynn Center in Burlington on Jan. 7. Tickets were free and are sold out. Vermont Republican Party Executive Director Jeff Bartley sent out a statement that said they did not invite Trump. “Like all presidential candidates, he is welcome […]

Another bomb threat for Champlain Valley Union High

Champlain Valley Union High School will have a two-hour delay on Thursday due to another bomb threat. The threat found this afternoon warns of an explosion at a very specific time and location before school starts tomorrow morning, Principal Adam Bunting said. While the Crisis Team, which includes local police and fire, believes that the […]

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson, along with his lawyer, spoke to the Selectboard last night 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 […]

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