Youth Catalytics grant rescission short-sighted — Susan Hong

The recent abrupt rescission by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of $2.25 million in grant funds to develop evidence-based and effective pregnancy prevention programs for youth is alarming. (Charlotte nonprofit loses $2.25 million in federal budget cut, Aug. 3) Charlotte-based Youth Catalytics and its collaborators excel in using scientific findings to develop… Read More »

Shelburne Rescue thanks community — John Kelley

The members and officers of Shelburne Rescue would like to thank all the residents who responded so generously in support of our annual subscription drive, with an added special thanks to those who gave a gift over and above the subscription amount. Your support and generosity are a key reason why, despite the ever-increasing cost… Read More »

Excess of bunnies — Victoria Lariviere

As you may have noticed, the wild rabbit population in Vermont is unusually high this year. With this increase in the bunny population, our paths are more likely to cross with theirs. Two main issues to be prepared for are how to discourage bunnies from damaging your vegetable and flower gardens, and what to do… Read More »

Shelburne Museum, Higher Ground respond to concert sound concerns — Thomas Denenberg and Alex Crothers

We understand that a number of neighbors commented on the sound levels at the July 12 My Morning Jacket concert at Shelburne Museum. While the decibel readings recorded that night stayed well within the limits and industry standards at the concert, we know that sound can be affected by wind, temperature, and humidity, causing it… Read More »