First salt shed completed, controversy continues

First salt shed completed, controversy continues

Vermont Railway opened the first of its two 40,000-ton salt sheds to the public last Friday. The controversial project is on track to be fully operational for the winter season, depending on the outcome of the temporary restraining motion that the town filed in U.S. District Court against Vermont Railway last month, claiming that the… Read More »

The Readers Write

Transload facility and traffic on Falls and Marsett Roads I would like to express my concerns with two issues involving the Town of Shelburne. I am a lifelong town resident and I am having a hard time understanding where the Town is coming from on two issues. First, the new Shelburne Transload Facility has generated… Read More »

The Readers Write

Shelburne Police are outstanding We live on what is fondly referred to as“ Du Bois Corner ” on Route 116, which is a main artery for people traveling to and from Hinesburg to South Burlington. This year we have more children than ever getting on and off the school bus. Since the beginning of the… Read More »

Village safety tops Selectboard meeting

Paths were on the agenda again for the July 26 Selectboard meeting. Village safety for pedestrians and traffic concerns was another item that took significant focus. After previous votes had failed, Selectboard members were faced with a discussion on the future of the bicycle and pedestrian priority sidewalk and paths map. This agenda item drew… Read More »

Shelburne Selectboard update

A training with the town attorney regarding the relationship between the town manager and Selectboard, an update on the evidentiary hearing Vermont Railways v. Town of Shelburne, a presentation on Act 46, and a review of the initial draft of fiscal year 2017’s wastewater budget were key items on the agenda at the May 24… Read More »

The Readers Write

Town manager addresses Vermont Railway case First of all, I want to recognize the overwhelming community support shown for the actions of the Town since this project became public in early January. Second, Chairman von Stange deserves special praise for his leadership and volunteer time commitment throughout this ordeal. Third, Claudine Safar was outstanding representing Shelburne… 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 »

Reckless Rail Rally protest held in Shelburne

Reckless Rail Rally protest held in Shelburne

Chanting “Salt sheds no! Watersheds yes!” as they marched through the streets of Shelburne, several hundred protesters braved dreary weather on Sunday, May 1 at the Reckless Rail Rally. Anti-rail activists made plenty of noise as they banged on pots and pans and walked from Shelburne Community School down Harbor Road and onto Route 7.… Read More »