Zero tolerance

My husband and I used to traverse the many bike routes of Vermont with total peace of mind and pure joy, our senses exploding with all nature has to offer. Now it is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to the Editor and community at large. The recent, tragic deaths of three […]

CSWD new cost to you

$5.46. That’s about how much the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) would charge your household if you were to bring all the recyclables you generate in an entire year to our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Williston, once the July 1 fee increase goes into effect. The MRF is where we process recyclables that trash […]

Thanks for support on Memorial Day 2015

I wish to thank all those who made the Memorial Day Ceremony, 25 May 2015, such a tremendous success. This was only accomplished by the outstanding support provided by those involved in the planning process from its beginning several months ago to the final conduct of the ceremony. And, I wish to express my sincere […]

The Readers Write: Concerns over Harbor Place

On April 28 a group of about 20 residents from Hullcrest/Hedgerow and surrounding neighborhoods in Shelburne attended a Selectboard meeting. After discussion with neighbors, I agreed to speak on behalf many of them. Below are my comments. The reason I am [writing this] is to express my concerns about safety and quality of life issues […]

The Readers Write

Happy Birthday Zach This would’ve been our happy refrain on the 14th of this month, had our son and brother Zachary not left us two Decembers ago. In honor of Zach’s birthday, the Wells family would like to let you know that the Zachary James Wells Dedicated Fund has been established at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in […]

The Readers Write

Support carbon pollution tax I am a lifelong lover of our planet earth. The fabric of all life calls for committed and responsible care. Respected experts agree that CO2 is a major factor in climate change. Recent analysis commissioned by VPIRG (Vermont Public Interest Research Group) shows that financial proceeds from a carbon pollution tax on […]

The Readers Write

CVU Turf Field Bond explained I have been following the vigorous discussions regarding the upcoming March ballot, and would like to remind voters of the CVU articles they will also be considering.  The CVU board is asking for your support for the budget, which is down year to year (1.9 percent) with a net education […]

The Readers Write

Corrections to last week’s letters to the editor As a member of the Shelburne Community School (SCS) Facilities Committee, I would like to correct some inaccuracies stated in letters to the editor in the Shelburne News last week, Feb. 12. In separate letters, writers indicated that roof and window replacement for SCS were estimated at $2 […]

The Readers Write

Vote no on school bond Yes, we Shelburne voters have a history of supporting quality education. And yes, we understand the need for bonding $2 million for important school deferred maintenance needs. But to tack on another $9 million for a major change to the school structure and lump the two together as one bond […]

The Readers Write

Vote no on SCS bond Thank you School Director Robert Finn for being so forthright and honest about why you voted “No” on the $11,200,000 bond vote at the October School Board Meeting. It is very troubling to learn that other members of the Shelburne School Board and the Facilities Committee felt it would be […]