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Lenes endorses Sirotkin Prior to entering the Senate, our lawmakers already knew and respected Michael Sirotkin as a highly effective, trusted advocate for Vermont consumers and working families. He has taken on some of the most powerful interest groups–tobacco, insurance and drug makers–and scored impressive victories against them. I have known Michael for more than… Read More »

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Support for Michael Sirotkin I am writing in support ofSenator Michael Sirotkin’s campaign for re-election. Senator Michael Sirotkin has earned a well-deserved reputation of taking on powerful interests and fighting for the underdog. Over the course of his 30 years as an advocate for consumer groups at the state house, he has successfully spearheaded affirmative… Read More »

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Bay Road Railroad underpass This underpass was built long before many of us were born. The drivable width through this underpass has not changed. What has changed is…motor vehicles are much smaller. Typical parking lot/street spaces have gone from 10’x20’ to 8’x16’ as testimony. But most importantly, we continually find ways to sanction the motorist… Read More »

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Vermont United responds to court ruling Dear Neighbors, The recent ruling from U.S. District Court (Vermont Rail System v. Town of Shelburne, Case 2:16-cv-00016-wks, June 29, 2016) allows for the continued construction of VRS’s intermodal rail transfer station in Shelburne and leaves open the possibility for future oversight from the Town of Shelburne once (and… Read More »

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Support for Bay Road single lane The Shelburne Bike and Pedestrian Path Committee supports the single car lane and new pedestrian and bike lanes under the Bay Road railroad bridge. The tunnel has always been nerve-wracking for walkers and bikers to travel through. Without these improvements, the Shelburne Bike and Pedestrian Path Committee feels the… Read More »

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Lisman will provide fresh leadership Vermont needs a change at the top – a new leader without ties to special interests or political blocs; a responsible administrator who will correct or throw out old policies that were ill advised or misguided; a smart businessman with a clear vision of where we need to go and… Read More »

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To all who made Shelburne’s Memorial Day Ceremony successful As always, the success of any endeavor requires the cooperation, assistance and coordination of many individuals and activities. This was again demonstrated by the success of Shelburne’s Memorial Day tribute. It was especially gratifying to be able to celebrate this day around our Veterans Monument. In… Read More »

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Bay Road stop signs don’t work The new STOP signs and one-way traffic at the Bay Road underpass is a classic example of using falsehoods and scare tactics as reasons to coddle a small minority. Underpass safety has not been an issue when common sense and courtesy are used by all. There has not been… Read More »

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Vote for Act 46 Next Tuesday, June 7th, we have an important special election. For the many advantages of Act 46 to be realized, we need to approve a change in our school structure and governance. From a supervisory union made up of five separate districts, Shelburne’s school would become part of a single, unified… Read More »

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Town manager addresses Vermont Railway case First of all, I want to recognize the overwhelming community support shown for the actions of the Town since this project became public in early January. Second, Chairman von Stange deserves special praise for his leadership and volunteer time commitment throughout this ordeal. Third, Claudine Safar was outstanding representing Shelburne… Read More »