I’d like to extend a public thank you to Ritchie Berger for his extraordinary efforts to help resolve the ethics complaints and related litigation among Chief Jerry Ouimet, Dr. Colleen Parker and the Shelburne Ethics Committee. Mr. Berger volunteered his time and expertise as a neutral mediator (at no cost to the town) and we owe him a debt of gratitude for helping the parties achieve a mutually acceptable resolution of the matter at the 11th hour. It’s now our job as a community to move forward from this incident. I’m confident that we will do so with a collective commitment to restoring a neighborly civic dialogue.
Shelburne selectboard member