Bay Road railroad overpass shows signs of deterioration

Bay Road railroad overpass shows signs of deterioration

A 2015 State of Vermont inspection report describes the Bay Road railroad overpass’s condition as showing “serious deterioration.” The report was received by the Town of Shelburne late last week as part of research being conducted for a Bay Road feasibility study. Town Manager Joe Colangelo first publicly reported the finding in his weekly report… Read More »

Wastewater spills into LaPlatte River

Wastewater spills into LaPlatte River

For the second time in two weeks, the town of Shelburne reported another accidental discharge of wastewater – this time into the LaPlatte River.  While the discharge was reported as being in the 100-1,000-gallon range, Water Quality Supervisor Chris Robinson said much of that fluid did not reach the LaPlatte River. He estimated that less… Read More »

38 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election

38 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election

Although Shelburne’s Bruce Lisman captured 62 percent of the Republican vote in the gubernatorial primary in Shelburne, ultimately he lost the nomination to Phil Scott. Scott pulled about 60 percent of the votes statewide. Winners in Shelburne’s contested Democratic primary races were: Patrick Leahy, US Senator; Sue Minter, Governor; Shap Smith, Lt. Governor; TJ Donovan,… Read More »

Town appeals Railway decision

Town appeals Railway decision

After the Federal Court decision in Town of Shelburne v. Vermont Railway, which ruled in favor of Vermont Railway, the town has decided to file an appeal. The interlocutory appeal was filed on the town’s behalf last week. “As this case has not been resolved fully, Defendant only appeals the denial of its motion for… Read More »

Primary voting is August 9

By Eileen O’Grady Primary Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, August 9, which means that it is time to narrow down the candidates for some of Vermont’s top positions. On the ballot this year are candidate for U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor… Read More »

Severe storm rocks Shelburne Bay last Saturday

Severe storm rocks Shelburne Bay last Saturday

By Boston Neary and Eileen O’Grady Last Saturday started as a fairly typical summer day on the Lake –  hazy, hot and humid.  A great day for boating, kayaking, fishing or swimming, although the forecast called for thunderstorms in the afternoon. However, anyone who was on the lake around 3pm will not soon forget the… Read More »

Discussion begins about new town library

Discussion begins about new town library

The library should be a place that is dynamic, indispensable, compatible, welcoming, open, visionary, nurturing, all-encompassing, opportunistic, serendipitous, community-based and inclusive. It should also be, Library Director Lara Keenan said, a place that is “geektastic.” Those were just some of the visions shared by attendees at a library visioning kick-off meeting. The gathering took place… Read More »

Kidney donor needed for owner of the Dutch Mill

Kidney donor needed for owner of the Dutch Mill

By Boston Neary For over 20 years, Jamie Bissonette has made a career out of serving great meals at the Dutch Mill Restaurant in Shelburne, a business that has been in his family for 49 years. He is known among his neighbors as a caring person who loves helping people. “If someone is in crisis,… Read More »

Shelburne business survey completed; starting point for future discussions

Shelburne business survey completed; starting point for future discussions

The 2015 Shelburne Business Survey is complete, and the Planning Commission presented the results at their June 14 meeting. Michael Moser, research specialist at the University of Vermont, gave a look at the data that was collected from business community respondents. Planning Commissioner Ann Hogan spearheaded the project. It received the support and design assistance… Read More »

Shipwrecks of Shelburne Bay: uncovering mysteries

Shipwrecks of Shelburne Bay: uncovering mysteries

By Lauren Milideo On a recent June morning on a beach near Shelburne Shipyard, boats bobbed on a sparkling Lake Champlain. A group of people with a shared interest in this shipyard’s vessels assembled at the water’s edge. The tools of their trade were laid here and there: cameras, notepaper, pens, and most importantly, scuba… Read More »

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