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 […]

Many thanks from the Shelburne Food Shelf

I am writing to thank the town and people of Shelburne for the incredible support they have given to the Shelburne Food Shelf over the past year. The town graciously ceded some additional space for food storage which will make it much easier to have the food on hand that the people we serve depend […]

A letter of gratitude from Homeward Bound

The season of giving has made me reflect on the many ways that our community has supported Homeward Bound over the year. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people who have helped turn life around for the homeless and neglected animals that come to our shelter. Thank you to volunteers who […]

Concerns about fluoride

Ah, the road well-traveled where those who choose it find themselves going along to get along. Travelers on this road tend to ask few questions and are eager to march along a path dictated and endorsed by government and professional organizations.  Absorbing endorsements without questioning their origin or seeking full understanding of health concerns has […]

The Readers Write

Thanks for voting Dear Shelburne Voters, It is with deep appreciation that I express my gratitude to the voters who recently passed the school bonds. Your investment in education and our community is appreciated and will surely pay dividends for years to come. At SCS you have boosted staff and student morale for those who […]

The Readers Write

Dear editor, We support a Carbon Pollution Tax. After the hottest summer on record, after Pope Francis exhorts us to stop polluting our planet’s atmosphere and waters, after Volkswagen revealed that their diesel auto engines emit far more pollutants than advertised, after Hurricane Patricia blew and flooded Mexico and our South West, it is time […]

Legislative intent of Act 46

The State Board of Education interpretation of Act 46 and the underlying school choice statuses does not allow for all districts in Vermont to comply with Act 46 and retain choice. I believe that the interpretation stifles the ability of local communities to be innovative and creative in complying with Act 46. It was, and […]

The Readers Write

A mile in an educator’s shoes In the 1960s the community of Shelburne made a decision to start the process of building a new school for a future they could likely not yet envision. Education at that time was a traditional model that encompassed, in most cases, hours of sit and get. As a nation […]

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