The Readers Write

We support Ed Cafferty for Sheriff Ed is our brother-in-law, friend, and next door neighbor (married to Susan Krasnow), but we support his bid to become Chittenden County Sheriff for many, more important reasons. Well qualified, he will be proactive in modernizing the office, hiring women Deputies (currently none), effectively advocate for more community drug […]

Representatives, local news appreciated

I would like to use this opportunity to thank our Representatives, Joan Lenes and Kate Webb, for all their work this past year on our behalf, and also, notably, for their dependable and informative reports from Montpelier which routinely appear in this paper. Thanks also goes to Shelburne News for these feature articles. Since I frequently travel […]

Thanks to Champlain Valley Hawks wrestling donors

The Champlain Valley Hawks wrestlers just completed their third very positive season.  The wrestling club attended many events and wrestled hard and proud. Without the support of our wrestling family, parents, coaches, and donors, we would not have had as much success. We look forward to another successful season. Your contributions helped. Thank you very […]

Shelburne Supermarket deserves praise

The fifth annual bread baking event for Shelburne Community School (SCS) third graders held on May 14 as a partnership between SCS’s Food Education Every Day (FEED) program and Shelburne Farms is one of many opportunities throughout the year that aims to educate students about the connection between healthy food, Vermont farms, and good nutrition. […]

Grateful for Memorial Day 2014 support

Again, our annual Memorial Day Ceremony, on May 26, 2014, on the Parade in Shelburne was a tremendous success. Only through the outstanding support provided by all those involved in the planning process from the beginning several months prior to and to the final conduct of the ceremony can this success be accomplished. In addition, […]

Still no word: what will single payer cost?

We appreciate the “Report from Montpelier” that our state representatives, Joan Lenes and Kate Webb, provided in last week’s Shelburne News.  We wish there were more information provided, such as an indication of the new health care system cost. As was stated in their report, “many have expressed frustration with the Governor because of a […]

CVU family thanks communities for efforts

We wanted to send out a huge “thank you” to everyone involved with the Champlain Valley Union “Strike Out Cancer” game on May 2 and the associated fundraising through the entire month of May. This has been a great event for the past couple of years, but we were touched and overwhelmed by the gesture […]

Vermont Legislature adjourns, tax increases stay

Well, the Vermont Legislature adjourned last Saturday but not without leaving us with two significant tax increases. The 2015 General Fund Budget grew by 5.6 percent over a year ago which means state spending is increasing about twice as fast as revenues. The Education Fund grew 4.4 percent (to $1.5 billion) while the number of […]

Tsk, tsk, Toxic Substances Control Act

In light of recent Vermont Senate activity, I’d like to thank Senator Ginny Lyons and Representative Kate Webb for leading the passage of the Toxic Free Families Act (S.239), and here’s why: It’s hard to imagine in a state such as Vermont, prided with its natural beauty that anyone might be at risk for exposure […]

Green Mountain Care on slow track

I appreciate Rep. Kate Webb’s communication in the Shelburne News as to where she stands on the Governor’s failure to provide a Green Mountain Healthcare financing plan on Jan. 15, 2013 as required by Act 48. She explains that a slip of an assumed federal government waiver was the reason for not meeting the date. […]