Petition submitted to protect LaPlatte wetlands

Petition submitted to protect LaPlatte wetlands

The LaPlatte River is a calm place to find a natural Champlain Valley environment in the developed corridors of Chittenden County. Now, the Vermont Natural Resources Council has submitted a petition to have the LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands designated a class I wetland. The petition area is unique and important for several reasons, said Arrowwood… Read More »

Town and Vermont Railway back in court

Town and Vermont Railway back in court

Whose intermodal project is this? Vermont Railway’s or Barrett Trucking’s? That is the fundamental question that District Judge William K. Sessions III is evaluating, as testimony continues this week in U.S. District Court in Burlington in the Vermont Railway v. Town of Shelburne case. This latest hearing is a result of Judge Sessions’s ruling in… Read More »

Bay Road Mobility study presented to Town

Bay Road Mobility study presented to Town

Depending on whom you ask, it is either an eco-friendly health booster that makes walking or bicycling to school safer for students, or it entails property theft that lowers home values. Over 65 people filled the room on Tuesday night to hear The Bay Road Mobility study, presented by Beth Isler, Senior Planner at Toole… Read More »

Town and Railway back in federal court next week

Town and Railway back in federal court next week

After a yearlong legal battle, the parties will be headed back into federal court later this month in what could be a decisive step in the VT Railway, Inc. vs. Town of Shelburne case. A hearing will be held with Judge William K. Sessions III presiding on March 27 at 9am, and it is expected… Read More »

CVU girls survive, earn fifth state title in a row

CVU girls survive, earn fifth state title in a row

When the buzzer sounded at Patrick Gym on Saturday, it set off a familiar scene for high school girls basketball fans. For the fifth year in a row, the Division I season ended with Champlain Valley Union High School celebrating a state championship. “Amazing, unbelievable,” said CVU senior Marlee Gunn. “It never gets old.” The… Read More »

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Barr Farm saved, thanks to Town, Vermont Land Trust and local contributions

Wayne Barr (left) worked the Barr Farm, a Shelburne dairy operation, for 45 years. Now, thanks in part to funds raised from the Shelburne community, the farm will remain in operation with Matt Baldwin (right), of Hinesburg, helming an organic hay, corn, and dairy outfit. Other contributors include the Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing Conservation… Read More »

Boys lose state final in OT heartbreaker

Boys lose state final in OT heartbreaker

Everything was primed for a storybook end to the Champlain Valley boys basketball season. With eight seniors, the program’s best-ever regular-season record, only one loss, and a No.-1 seed, the Redhawks were looking to cap it all off with the first Division I boys hoops title in school history. Unfortunately, Rutland High School had other… Read More »

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Townspeople gathered at Shelburne Community School on Monday night for Town Meeting. The evening included three meetings within the gathering – Town, Fire Department, and School – and kicked off with the traditional community dinner and a brief Legislative Update. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the first-ever Colleen Haag… Read More »

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