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 […]

Dein runs for selectboard

I would like to announce that I am running for a seat on the Shelburne Selectboard. As a wildlife veterinarian who worked for the US Department of the Interior for over 30 years, I understand how governance with public input works. Conversations with friends and neighbors have convinced me that there are issues facing the […]

A round of applause for Be a Santa for a Senior 2015

On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s very successful Be a Santa for a Senior program. With support from generous shoppers, area businesses, and various nonprofit companies we were able to deliver over 1,350 gifts to 700 Vermont seniors. We also […]