Graduates: Don’t follow the crowd

BARBRA MARDEN Editor’s note: Barbra Marden is a Shelburne Community School board member and parent. She was a guest speaker at the school’s 8th grade graduation on June 20. Her presence at the event and her remarks were not included in a story about the graduation in the June 20 issue. Her speech is printed… Read More »

Viewpoint: Pedestrian Safety Group update

JANE ZENATY The Village Pedestrian Safety Group is an ad hoc group of village residents who have been meeting monthly since July of 2016. Our mission is: “To actively work toward the creation of a culture of safe year-round walkability and connectivity in the village core. This includes, but is not limited to, safe paths,… Read More »

Viewpoint: F-35s even worse than we thought

JOE RANDAZZO Early on May 31 we had a preview of what is in store for South Burlington when the F-35s will be permanently based at our airport. Our home is not in the most sensitive area. Although we are near University Mall, the noise level was intolerable. The F-35s are much louder than the… Read More »

Viewpoint: Foster Care Month honors families

MEGHAN FLANDERS Resource coordinator, Vermont Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division, Burlington District Office May is Foster Care Month, a time to celebrate the hundreds of foster and kinship foster families in Vermont who provide safe, nurturing homes for children while they can’t be at home. It is with deep appreciation that the… Read More »

Viewpoint: Embrace neighboring farms

BERNIE GUILLEMETTE Bernie Guillemette is a second generation farmer in Shelburne. My family has farmed our land here in Shelburne for more than 70 years. It’s part of our DNA. And our fields are part of the fabric of the landscape that is beyond beautiful. It’s no wonder it’s a lure for many when they… Read More »

Viewpoint: Shelburne’s trees need you to serve

Viewpoint: Shelburne’s trees need you to serve

HOPE JOHNSON Co-Vice Secretary Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee Over two years ago, I was minding my own business while perusing the fresh produce and craft stalls at the Shelburne Farmer’s Market, when a lovely blooming hydrangea shrub caught my eye. The Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee (STAC) was raffling off this beauty to raise money for… Read More »

It’s time to close the women’s prison

By BILL SCHUBART Editor’s note: This commentary is by Bill Schubart, a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio who lives in Hinesburg. This piece was first aired on VPR. As the Legislature and the Department of Corrections consider how to repatriate the Vermont prisoners housed in Mississippi, several legislators see the larger picture. We don’t… Read More »

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