Library bond to be lower than expected

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Selectboard signed off on the final bond amount for the new Pierson Library and historic Town Hall construction project Tuesday night with the total coming in at $5.9 million. That’s $600,000 less than the $6.5 million voters approved for the project in 2017. Fundraising efforts aimed at lowering the bond… Read More »

Town ends legal fight over salt storage sheds

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A 30-minute private conversation with the town’s lawyer was all it took Tuesday night for the Shelburne Selectboard to decide it is time to end the costly, unsuccessful legal battle regarding Vermont Railway Inc.’s new salt storage facility in town. “This is not an evening to look back as much and entirely… Read More »

What’s on the Town Meeting Day ballot in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Debt and other fixed costs drove up the proposed Shelburne municipal FY2019-20 budget before the selectboard heard from departments about their fiscal needs. “We came in at roughly a 4 percent increase, and that was driven by fixed costs – debt and employee contracts,” Town Manager Lee Krohn said. The… Read More »

Tesla burns on frozen Shelburne Bay

Tesla burns on frozen Shelburne Bay

Shelburne dispatch received a call about a car on fire in Shelburne Bay at roughly 8:15 p.m. Sunday. But it wasn’t just any car fire. “When I got on scene, the vehicle was approximately 400-yards out near the boat moorings and about 50-yards from shore,” Shelburne Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet said. “It was fully involved… Read More »

Rice Lumber site best for fire and rescue

On behalf of the officers and members of the Shelburne Fire and Rescue Departments, we would like to thank everyone that attended our open forum and asking questions. Over the course of the last week, we have had a number of people reach out to us posing questions that we did not address at that… Read More »

Shelburne voters ask chiefs about new fire and rescue station: Good turnout for first of many public information meetings on proposed Shelburne Road project

Shelburne voters ask chiefs about new fire and rescue station: Good turnout for first of many public information meetings on proposed Shelburne Road project

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Shelburne voters are being asked to enter into a purchase agreement to potentially buy 2.3 acres of land at the intersection of Route 7 and Longmeadow Drive. With voter approval, the land would be the site for a new combined fire and rescue station. On Monday night, residents gathered at… Read More »

Ongoing real estate talks may impact town budget

By MADELINE HUGHES  At Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, Vice Chair Jaime Heins and member Mary Kehoe were directed to continue negotiations on a potential real estate purchase over the coming week. This decision comes after the board has met in executive session four times since December about a real estate purchase. “We will continue to… Read More »