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 »

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Shelburne borders land on Route 7 being developed by Vermont Rail System for transfer station operations that are slated to include salt and fuel storage. The conservancy filed a petition to be included in the proceedings for Vermont Rail’s Act 250 permit. The conservancy would like a cooperative solution that addresses… Read More »

Hearings and legislation continue in Vermont Railway case

Shelburne residents continue to be concerned about Vermont Railway’s plan to erect an intermodal facility on the parcel west of Harbor Industries. Vermont Railway claims federal preemption regarding local permits, but that is very much a matter of contention. At the March 7 hearing of Vermont Railway, Inc. v. The Town of Shelburne, the court… Read More »

Vermont Rail hosts open house

Responding to questions that have surrounded its intermodal facility proposed for a parcel west of Harbor Industries, Vermont Railway held an Informational Open House at Comfort Suites in South Burlington on Feb. 11. A small crowd, including several representatives from the town, braved the chill temperatures for the event. David Wulfson, President of Vermont Railway,… 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 »

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

In a four-page letter to the town of Shelburne, received prior to his requested executive session with the town, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson explained his relationship with his family-owned rail company and with Shelburne where he resides. “Sadly, many statements have been made that are not true,” Wulfson wrote in the letter. “Even… Read More »

Shelburne’s Railroad Lane is back open

“This morning Railroad Lane was reopened and parking can resume there as before,” Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo said. “David and I will work in good faith toward an agreeable lease.” Colangelo, the Selectboard, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson and other rail representatives attended a closed meeting to hash out their differences on Feb.… Read More »

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

In his seven years on Shelburne’s Selectboard, Chair Gary von Stange has never seen anyone do anything like this to impact public safety, he said referring to Vermont Rail System’s closure of Railroad Lane in response to a notice of zoning violation from the town. Von Stange made this comment to a packed room at… Read More »