A letter of gratitude from Homeward Bound

The season of giving has made me reflect on the many ways that our community has supported Homeward Bound over the year. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people who have helped turn life around for the homeless and neglected animals that come to our shelter. Thank you to volunteers who […]

Concerns about fluoride

Ah, the road well-traveled where those who choose it find themselves going along to get along. Travelers on this road tend to ask few questions and are eager to march along a path dictated and endorsed by government and professional organizations.  Absorbing endorsements without questioning their origin or seeking full understanding of health concerns has […]

The Readers Write

Thanks for voting Dear Shelburne Voters, It is with deep appreciation that I express my gratitude to the voters who recently passed the school bonds. Your investment in education and our community is appreciated and will surely pay dividends for years to come. At SCS you have boosted staff and student morale for those who […]

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 […]

The Readers Write

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 […]

Readers Write

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 […]