Selectboard debates, passes hazmat and truck ordinances

After much debate Tuesday evening, the Shelburne Selectboard adopted two new municipal ordinances that regulate truck traffic on town roads and curtail the handling of hazardous materials. Representatives from several local companies attended the public hearing, mostly in opposition to the new regulations which they considered as a threat to their business practices. The ordinance… Read More »

Second salt shed to be filled this week

Second salt shed to be filled this week

The new Vermont Railway salt transfer facility off Shelburne Road was bustling with activity on Monday afternoon, as a railway train delivered hundreds of tons of road salt to add to the growing piles in the sheds. Rail cars lined up on the section of diverted track on the east side of the property, and… Read More »

Selectboard covers range of issues at latest meeting

The Selectboard met April 25 for the second regular meeting of the month. Before them was a slate of items ranging from CBC appointments to the Vermont Railway, Inc. v. Town of Shelburne litigation. The meeting started in executive session to discuss litigation strategy regarding Shelburne Shipyard’s appeal to the environmental court over a Development… Read More »

Town not able to work deal for Railroad parking lot

Town not able to work deal for Railroad parking lot

After more than a year of trying to sort things out regarding the Railroad parking lot, there will be no lease between the State of Vermont and the Town due to Vermont Railway choosing to exercise their right to rescind the offer. However, a deal has been struck that allows the Shelburne Craft School to… Read More »

Tractor-trailer gets stuck under Bay Road underpass

Tractor-trailer gets stuck under Bay Road underpass

Brandon Hill was driving his U.S. Express Enterprise tractor-trailer south on Shelburne Road on Saturday evening at about 7pm when, according to a Shelburne police report, he missed the business he was looking for and decided to head down Bay Road and loop back to U.S. Route 7. However, Hill missed several signs that warned… Read More »

MILESTONES

  Margaret Ottinger, 56, died peacefully, as she had lived, with husband Matt of 28 years by her side in their home in Shelburne on Monday, March 13. Her children Harvey (21) and Lila (17) were Margaret’s greatest joy in life. She loved watching both of them grow and succeed in life. Diagnosed with brain… Read More »

Town looks to take over railroad parking lot

Town looks to take over railroad parking lot

Things are moving toward an agreement for the Town to take over the lease on the railroad parking lot. The Town determined a need for this course of action about 13 months ago when the lot had been blocked off by Vermont Railway. The railway’s action at that time was allegedly in retaliation for receiving… Read More »

Intermodal facility noise creating ruckus in Shelburne

Intermodal facility noise creating ruckus in Shelburne

Noise from the Vermont Railway intermodal facility has become a focus of conversation, even making its way onto a recent Selectboard agenda. “I have received a noticeable uptick in emails and phone calls from people expressing concerns about noises coming from the intermodal facility,” Town Manager Joe Colangelo said. In a letter addressed to Colangelo… Read More »

Dein’s future on Selectboard to be determined

Dein’s future on Selectboard to be determined

The Town of Shelburne is preparing for a special Selectboard meeting on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7pm to consider the removal of board member Josh Dein. The move comes after nearly a year of an alleged pattern of concerning behaviors from Dein, both during Selectboard meetings and in other personal and written interactions with his… Read More »

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