Hinsdale withdraws Fiddlehead appeal: Brewery nixes café, seeks space elsewhere

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent An appeal filed opposing Fiddlehead Brewing Co.’s plan to add a café to its Shelburne Green facility has been withdrawn, paving the way for the brewery to proceed with its much-needed expansion. Last week, Clark Hinsdale III withdrew the appeal he filed at the end of August in Vermont Superior Court Environmental… Read More »

Neighbor files court appeal of Shelburne Green permit: Fiddlehead expansion hinges on permit approval

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A recent permit approval for Shelburne Green business park to expand Fiddlehead Brewing Co.’s facility has been challenged with an appeal filed by a homeowner in the adjacent neighborhood. The appeal dated Aug. 30 was filed with the Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division by Nancy C. Hinsdale and her son, Clark Hinsdale… Read More »

Fiddlehead Brewing expansion approved

Fiddlehead Brewing expansion approved

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent After developers of Shelburne Green business park made impassioned pleas at a public hearing last week, the development review board issued a decision Monday that paves the way for Fiddlehead Brewing Co. to expand its operation in Shelburne. The board ruled on the request that started in late 2017 when Shelburne Green… Read More »

Shelburne Green café doesn’t fit zoning regs

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Efforts to align the successful Fiddlehead Brewery operation at Shelburne Green within the boundaries of town zoning laws continue to lurch through the Shelburne permitting process. At its July 8 meeting, the Shelburne Development Review Board spent over an hour in discussions with representatives of the Shelburne Green commercial park and Fiddlehead… Read More »

Town approves parking plans for Fiddlehead Brewing

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Changes at the new tasting room at Fiddlehead Brewing are luring patrons in to sit with some pizza and a pint, and the new traffic patterns being created have gotten caught up with town zoning regulations. The Development Review Board on June 5 approved a request from Fiddlehead connected to the tasting… Read More »

Putting Shelburne’s best foot forward: Selectboard retreat eyes pedestrian safety, town plan goals and changes to dog park

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Pedestrian safety and ideas for “a walkable, bikeable Shelburne” took center stage early this week when the Shelburne Selectboard met for its annual retreat. A public meeting with an agenda, this annual exercise is intentionally somewhat informal, and the board opted to gather away from its usual municipal offices meeting space. It… Read More »

Fiddlehead Brewing Co. feels growing pains

By MADELINE HUGHES Since opening in Shelburne in 2012, Fiddlehead Brewing Company has been steadily growing. Now, seven years later, the craft brewer is pushing the limits of the space it occupies in the Shelburne Green commercial development along Route 7 and its landlord is looking to expand the beer company’s footprint in the commercial… Read More »

Ethics Committee: Pauza did not violate ordinance

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI The Shelburne Ethics Committee reached a unanimous decision this week saying the chair of the Development Review Board had not violated the town’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest ordinance with a comment made nearly three years ago. A three-page decision dated Tuesday ruled on a complaint filed Dec. 18 by Dean Pierce… Read More »

Ethics hearing reveals conflict

By MADELINE HUGHES An ethics complaint filed against Shelburne’s Development Review Board chair brought more than a dozen people to the Shelburne Town Offices for a public hearing last week. The complaint by Dean Pierce against chair Jeff Pauza was filed in mid-December, days before a Development Review Board meeting where the board was set… Read More »