Super Tuesday update: Exit polls show Sanders was especially popular among young voters

Samantha Siegal UVM student, political correspondent Senator Bernie Sanders saw a landslide victory in his home state on Super Tuesday, winning 86.1% of the democratic vote over Hillary Clinton. Thousands gathered at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction Tuesday night to hear Sanders speak. Addressing his supporters, Sanders said, “It is great to come […]

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

After the purchase of industrial-zoned land in December, Vermont Rail System wasted no time in preparing a 19-acre lot on Route 7 in the village of Shelburne for a new transfer station without consulting the town’s planning and zoning department. The railroad assumed that process was preempted by federal law. Shelburne and the railroad have […]

Shelburne to benefit from economic development financing

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has approved $15.7 million in loan and bond financings for commercial, agricultural and energy projects totaling $37.5 million throughout Vermont. “Manufacturing businesses employing hundreds of Vermonters will continue to grow with the help of VEDA financing,” said Jo Bradley, VEDA Chief Executive Officer.  “In addition, a number of agricultural […]

AARP Foundation tax-aide to provide free tax assistance

Staff report Tax season is underway. The AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Vermont with low to moderate income through their Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You do not need […]

DRB approves final plan for Rice Lumber property

The Development Review Board approved the final plan application for the Rice Lumber property on Feb. 3. Four existing lots will be divided into six commercial lots and four will be used for residences. Two new buildings higher on the ridge and southwest of the existing structures will be erected as the main retail centers, […]

Spiritual, Not Religious?

Spiritual, Not Religious?

Elizabeth Flynn Campbell, Wind Ridge columnist Almost 20 years ago, when my children were little and I was about as busy as I was ever going to be, I foolishly bought a huge hardcover book with the ambitious title, A History of the World, and placed it on my bookshelf, where it sat for almost […]

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

In his seven years on Shelburne’s Selectboard, Chair Gary von Stange has never seen anyone do anything like this to impact public safety, he said referring to Vermont Rail System’s closure of Railroad Lane in response to a notice of zoning violation from the town. Von Stange made this comment to a packed room at […]

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Steven Antinozzi, known as Rocco to his Shelburne neighbors, came upon an obstacle course of sorts on his way to work Jan. 26. Vermont Rail System blocked access to travel and parking with cement blocks on Railroad Lane in Shelburne in response to a notice of zoning violation sent to them last week by Town […]

Police discover a sad ending to a missing person case, NYC gangs visit Church Street for the holidays, and Burlington ends the year with the state’s first officer-involved shooting. Skeletal remains of missing person Denise Hart found in Goshen Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner identified the human skeletal remains located in the town of Goshen as […]