Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

After the purchase of industrial-zoned land in December, Vermont Rail System wasted no time in preparing a 19-acre lot on Route 7 in the village of Shelburne for a new transfer station without consulting the town’s planning and zoning department. The railroad assumed that process was preempted by federal law. Shelburne and the railroad have… Read More »

Wulfson proclaims story begins Tuesday

Wulfson proclaims story begins Tuesday

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson declared his story about the new railway transfer station slated for Shelburne Village will begin on Tuesday. Responding to a Jan. 27 Shelburne News interview request, Wulfson wrote in an email just after the start of the Super Bowl on Sunday, “Our story begins on Tuesday. Hopefully you guys… Read More »

Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

A new Vermont Rail System transfer station proposed for 19-acres west of Harbour Industries along Route 7 is being described by Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo as potentially the single most impactful event that Shelburne has ever seen. Vermont Rail System plans to move part of its Burlington operations out of the city and into… Read More »

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson, along with his lawyer, spoke to the Selectboard last night to announce the purchase of land west of Harbour Industries on Shelburne Road where salt, lumber and tanker storage will begin in the spring. He was invited to speak by Town Manager Joe Colangelo. The visit was purely out… Read More »

Oasis Hotstone Spa target of police probe

The Oasis Hotstone Spa in Shelburne recently re-opened its doors after a criminal probe by local and county law enforcement officials that has now expanded to include the U.S. attorney’s Office. Last November, the company shut its doors after the Shelburne Police and investigators from the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations arrived with warrants in… Read More »

YES for SCS: Both Shelburne Community School articles presented in Shelburne’s special meeting passed

YES for SCS: Both Shelburne Community School articles presented in Shelburne’s special meeting passed

Both Shelburne Community School articles presented in Shelburne’s special meeting passed. Thirty-five percent of registered voters voted. The school roof replacement $2.39 million bond passed with more than 80 percent of voters in favor of the project. Window replacement and D and E Wing renovations, for $6.86 million, passed with 65 percent in favor. Bonds… Read More »

Vampires galore on Falls Road for annual Halloween Parade

Morning showers ceased just long enough for vampires and zombies to make their way to Falls Road in Shelburne Sunday. Werewolves and goblins held out ghoulish neon buckets to catch tricks and treats handed to them by Rotarians dressed as clowns as big trucks, hay wagons and spooky floats passed by in the decades-old tradition… Read More »

Troop 602 off to a roaring start

Troop 602 off to a roaring start

Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602 began the 2015-16 season with a five-day, 50-mile Adirondack paddle from Long Lake along the Raquette River to Tupper Lake in August. In September, the troop was invited to act as color guard for the dedication of the Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial. This month, the boys returned to the Adirondacks where… Read More »

Progress in town planning deliberations

The Planning Commission made progress in its deliberations on the form-based code proposal at its meeting on Oct. 8. Most of the discussion centered on how best to integrate into the proposal comments made by the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission for protecting historic resources in the Route 7 corridor. Historic Preservation Commission member… Read More »