Another reason to be proud of Shelburne

A bill with many connections to our town is being considered at the State House. H. 297 is an act to save elephants and rhinoceroses by prohibiting the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn. Kudos to our Shelburne Reps. Joan Lenes for co-sponsoring the bill and Kate Webb, who helped H. 297 pass out of […]

Vermont intermodal facility: a health concern

The proposed Shelburne intermodal facility threatens our health and undermines efforts to clean up Lake Champlain. Lake Champlain provides drinking water as well as recreational opportunities to surrounding communities. The health of the lake is inextricably linked to our health, and the health of our economy. Towns that border Lake Champlain, including Shelburne, recognize the […]

No thank you Vermont Railway

I am in opposition to the Vermont Railway development for many reasons. As chair of the Shelburne Community School school board, my main concern is the safety of kids. The increased train and truck traffic exposes kids walking and biking to and from school to increased danger. This increased traffic increases fire and emergency response […]

More Josh Dein support

I am so pleased to learn that Josh Dein has stepped forward to run for a three-year term on the Selectboard. I’ve come to know Josh as a neighbor and as a fellow Shelburne Natural Resources and Conservation Committee (SNRCC) member. I’ve seen how his past experience with small town governance while he lived in Wisconsin has given […]

Vermont Rail and public safety

The details of the Vermont Rail System plans have clearly elicited public comment. Of all the potential negatives that this planned development brings to town, the most concerning is related to public safety. I want to make several points which have not been widely discussed to this point. First is that the proposed facility is about […]

Director of the Shelburne School District position

To continue to serve the people of Shelburne, my name will be on the ballot March 1 for another term as a director of the Shelburne school district. My six years on the board have included: serving as Clerk and Vice Chair; representing Shelburne on the CSSU Board; annual budget development for SCS; participation on […]

Railway development concerns

Recently, I have listened to the links to the last two Shelburne Select board meetings regarding the Vermont Rail System’s proposed facility. I understand how the preemption issue complicates the issue of this rail project, but while Vermont Rail had its success with preemption of Act 250 back in 2005, my understanding is that if […]

Vermont Rail System pushback

We are under attack. If Vermont Rail System is not stopped from making an unload and distribution station in our village, we will lose all that makes Shelburne special and unique. We will become an industrial by-product. It angers me that we must suffer as a town and community for the profit of railroad and […]

In support of Dein

As a twenty-year resident of Shelburne, I am writing in support of Josh Dein for the open three year Selectboard position. I have known Josh for some time. His experience, ability to listen and balance differing ideas and opinions, work collaboratively to solve problems and commitment to a sound economic future for the town while […]

Flying Pig book drive

Our sincere thanks to The Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne for hosting a book drive over the holiday season to benefit the children served by the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF). We at CLiF are extremely grateful to the thoughtful patrons who donated a total of 65 brand-new, high-quality children’s books to the drive. These books […]