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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »

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… Read More »

Trust the wolf at the door?

I suspect I am like so many of us, going about my (increasingly busy, busy) daily life, putting up some seemingly smart barriers to the deluge of information that comes at me. But I have woken up to the stark fact that no mental barrier will stop this “train wreck” flying at my town and… Read More »

Thank you SCHIPs!

On behalf of the families, students and teachers from Shelburne Nursery School, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to SCHIPs Treasures Resale Shop for their continued support of our school through their grant program. The grant money will be used to offset our actual costs associated with providing high quality preschool education… Read More »

Too much is at stake

I am deeply concerned by the actions of Vermont Railway. My greatest personal concern is the unchecked environmental impact on the land where this proposed transload facility is to be located near and partially in a flood zone and the danger that it presents to the LaPlatte River, Lake Champlain and to all the residents… Read More »

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