Bay Road underpass pilot project begins

Bay Road underpass pilot project begins

The Town of Shelburne and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) are currently conducting a pilot program at the Bay Road underpass. The stop signs positioned at either end of the underpass are designed to create a single-lane alternating flow of traffic which is addressing the safety concerns for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists who… Read More »

Fire departments quell brush fire on Bostwick Road

Fire departments quell brush fire on Bostwick Road

Fire departments from Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg, as well as Shelburne police responded on the evening of May 12 to a brush fire on the train tracks off Bostwick Road in Shelburne. Fire trucks, UTVs, and pickup trucks were dispatched to put out flames that the Shelburne Fire Department said were most likely caused by… Read More »

Munroe Brook flow restoration plan taking shape

“Without question, it’s going to be a challenge. We have to come up with a plan to do these improvements over the next 16 years,” Town Manager Joe Colangelo said. The work facing Shelburne over that 16-year time frame will be to address the impaired Munroe Brook. A three-year study on the matter was just… Read More »

Eight new homes proposed on Irish Hill Road, DRB update

Property owner Betsy Rich and Dave Marshall of Civil Engineering Associates appeared before the Development Review Board on May 4 for a pre-application conference on a subdivision proposal. Their plan is to subdivide the Rich property on the south side of Irish Hill Road and west side of Dorset Street into nine lots, which would… Read More »

The LaPlatte River’s falls were the engine that powered industry at Shelburne Falls

The LaPlatte River’s falls were the engine that powered industry at Shelburne Falls

By Judy Frazer, Shelburne Historical Society Ira Allen, the youngest brother of Colonel Ethan Allen, was a lieutenant in the Green Mountain Boys but his primary career was surveying and purchasing land ideal for manufacturing and business. In 1775, Ira sent Silas Hathway to survey Shelburne including the LaPlatte River which flowed 15 miles from… Read More »

Water Matters event coming up in Hinesburg

Water Matters, Part 2: Getting to Clean Water without Going Broke is the next installment in a series of conversations about water and citizens’ responsibility toward maintaining and caring for the local watershed. After focusing on poor water quality conditions under current regulations on March 31, this May 24 event will focus on the new… Read More »