Vermont United stands for responsible railways

On behalf of so many concerned Shelburnites, the Vermont United working group would like to thank Kate Webb and Joan Lenes. The citizens of Shelburne are most fortunate to have you both engaged in and understanding of the critical issues we are facing regarding Vermont Rail System’s proposed transfer and storage rail yard. We also […]

Ingram for State Senate

I’d like to announce my candidacy as a Democrat for State Senate from Chittenden County. I’m currently serving my fifth year on the Williston Selectboard, after five years on the Williston Planning Commission. I think of myself as a public servant, not a politician, because that was the way I was brought up – my father […]

Thank you from Ron Bouchard

Dear Shelburne residents, It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve the citizens of our town as a member of the Planning Commission for the last seven years. I have been extremely fortunate to serve with such a dedicated group of individuals who I truly believe always had the best interests of the […]

Commerce and community, industry and neighbors

Having experienced the frustrating and disillusioning process of a legally preempted industrial project in my own neighborhood, I have been closely following the progression of litigation and negotiation regarding Vermont Rail’s proposed industrial facility in Shelburne. In light of the offensive and defensive maneuverings of both sides, it remains clear that open, honest and civil […]

Paying close attention to the issues at hand

Vermont Rail System’s David Wulfson sugarcoats the facts, and out and out bends the truth to his benefit. He has a pattern of this type of behavior. In Charlotte he failed to follow the hazardous materials plan, potentially endangering surrounding residents to the point VELCO nearly turned off power to allay the fire hazard of […]

Consequences of a major salt distribution facility

My wife and I have been Shelburne residents since 1984 and raised our two daughters here. After living in Colchester and Hinesburg since 1970, we chose to move to Shelburne for its beauty and proximity to Burlington. I was shocked, as were most town residents, by the arrogant disregard by Mr. David Wulfson on how […]

Thank you Shelburne voters

Thanks to Shelburne voters for your support of my service as a school director. I’d like to take this opportunity to salute the teachers and administrators of SCS and CVU and, in particular, Chittenden South Supervisory Union. These professionals are dedicated to delivering the highest quality education experience to our children, as they do for […]

Not in this location

There is a huge issue facing our town, and it is one that I believe we all need to pay attention to, and hopefully support. That is the proposed Salt Depot/Intermodal Station Vermont Rail System is starting to build behind Harbour Industries. There are dozens of reasons why this particular location is a really bad […]

Concern as an engineer, parent and resident

I am deeply concerned about the Vermont Railway development here in Shelburne on many levels. As an engineer, I am concerned that Vermont Railway has submitted risk management documents in the past with respect to the storage of explosive material in Charlotte that were deemed inadequate by the Charlotte Fire Chief. When questioned on this, […]

Look beyond the clear cutting of a clay plain forest

“We’re not changing anything,” Wulfson said. “All we’re doing is moving from the neighborhoods in Burlington to the backwoods in Shelburne.” That statement belies the 19-acre site clearing and multiple buildings, pits, garages, offices and salt warehouses planned for the railroad’s new railyard off Route 7 in Shelburne. If we can look beyond the clear […]