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Vote for Senator Michael Sirotkin When Senator Michael Sirotkin was appointed to fill his late wife Sally Fox’s Senate seat we all knew he had very big shoes to fill, and he has done so truly admirably. While he brings energy and enthusiasm and a new perspective to the Senate, he also brings 30 years… Read More »

Update on Sewer Service Area Study

Each week, Town Manager Joe Colangelo writes detailed reports regarding the activities of Shelburne’s municipal bodies. Below is an excerpt from this week’s report, published on Oct. 24. Last week, The Shelburne News published an article written by Heather McKim detailing actions taken by the Selectboard in their Oct. 14 meeting. Below, Colangelo provides an… Read More »

Selectboard Meeting Draft Agenda

Oct. 21, 7pm Shelburne Town Offices Meeting Room #1 Call to Order Consider Approval of the Agenda* Conduct Interview and Consider Recommending that the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) Contract with the Consultant Team of Crane & Associates and Fergonese & Associates for the Sewer Service Area Study Based on their Response to the… Read More »



Births Amy (Ravit) and Josh Korin of Chicago, Ill. had a baby boy, Simon Bennet on Aug. 23, 2014 at Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago. Congratulations to grandparents Sam and Gail Ravit of Shelburne and uncle Josh, aunt Sivan, and cousin Yoni Ravit of Boynton Beach, Fla. Deaths Melinda “Mandy” Fortuna – Shelburne/Colchester Mandy Fortuna, 21, died in… Read More »

Meetings in Town

Thursday, Sept. 25 Planning Commission, 7pm, Town Center Meeting Room 1 Saturday, Sept. 27 Special Selectboard Meeting 10am, Shelburne Farms Wednesday, Oct. 1 Development Review Board, 7pm, Town Center Meeting Room 1 Monday, Oct. 6 Shelburne Village Dog Park Committee, 6pm, Town Center Meeting Room 2 Tuesday, Oct. 7 Pierson Library Steering Committee, 7pm, Town… Read More »

DRB discusses form based zoning proposal

Kate Lalley, Planning Commission Chair, and Dean Pierce, Director of Planning and Zoning, appeared before the Development Review Board (DRB) at their meeting on Sept. 3 to present the latest draft of the form based zoning proposal. Lalley quickly reviewed the early background of the project, its guiding principles, and the key points of the… Read More »

The Readers Write

Who’s in charge here? I have lived in Shelburne for over 54 years, paid my taxes, gotten along pretty well with the cops, made appropriate donations to all the good “causes”, and watched with amusement, amazement, and sometimes actual fear, at how Shelburne has evolved over that period of time. But the latest “board game”… Read More »

Sparks fly at DRB meeting

At the Development Review Board (DRB) meeting on Aug. 20, former Planning Commission Chair Brian Precourt asked DRB member Bill Stuono to recuse himself due to bias during a discussion of an application concerning a property on Point View Drive in which Precourt has an ownership interest. In making the request, Precourt stated that Stuono… Read More »

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