The Readers Write

Dear editor, We support a Carbon Pollution Tax. After the hottest summer on record, after Pope Francis exhorts us to stop polluting our planet’s atmosphere and waters, after Volkswagen revealed that their diesel auto engines emit far more pollutants than advertised, after Hurricane Patricia blew and flooded Mexico and our South West, it is time […]

Legislative intent of Act 46

The State Board of Education interpretation of Act 46 and the underlying school choice statuses does not allow for all districts in Vermont to comply with Act 46 and retain choice. I believe that the interpretation stifles the ability of local communities to be innovative and creative in complying with Act 46. It was, and […]

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A mile in an educator’s shoes In the 1960s the community of Shelburne made a decision to start the process of building a new school for a future they could likely not yet envision. Education at that time was a traditional model that encompassed, in most cases, hours of sit and get. As a nation […]

In support of Shelburne Community School bonds

As a grandparent of two children currently enrolled at Shelburne Community School (and a Shelburne taxpayer), I want to express my strong support of the upcoming school bonds. I pick up the kids three days a week and have had an opportunity to spend a good deal of time inside the school buildings at various […]

Cash the dog is alive and well

Cash the dog is alive and well In a letter to the editor written by Jennifer Henley of Canton, Ohio, in the Sept. 17 edition of Shelburne News, Cpl. Aaron Noble was named as the officer Henley talked to about alleged animal abuse at Shelburne Campground. In fact, Noble was not on duty that day. […]

Town manager investigates animal cruelty allegations

Dear Editor, I’m responding to the letter to the editor published in last week’s Shelburne News regarding possible animal abuse at Shelburne Campground and Shelburne Police Department’s response. As a result of that letter I investigated the incident. First of all, the officer mentioned in the letter was not on duty that day and therefore […]

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Special appreciation for completion of the Shelburne veterans’ memorial Dear editor, Thank you to the Shelburne Veterans’ Memorial Committee for all of your hard work and dedication that have made the Shelburne veterans’ memorial such a success. The memorial is beautiful and every aspect of it was perfectly designed and built with great thought and […]

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Vermont’s new climate agreements will boost our battle against climate disruption When Vermonters see a problem, we work to fix it. That is why earlier this year Vermont signed onto two historic climate agreements which will strengthen our state’s resolve to combat carbon pollution and transition to a new clean energy economy. In April, Governor […]

Technology, friend or foe to Vermont’s children and families

I think most of us understand that technology devices and the internet are here to stay. They are part of all of our lives whether in our doctor’s offices with online medical records or the many ways we use smart phones, laptops, work place computers, on-line games, directional tracking, news and weather updates and television […]

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Pensions and fossil fuel Recently there has been a push for the Vermont Treasurer and the Vermont Pension Investment Committee (VPIC) to divest itself of its fossil fuel holdings. While I believe most Vermonters support our state’s move away from its dependence on such fuel sources and embrace a clean energy portfolio, divestiture is not […]

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