Be responsible regarding Easter bunnies and chicks

In the weeks following Easter, after all the goodie baskets have been emptied and chocolate rabbits have long since been eaten, thousands of real live bunnies flood into animal shelters across the country. What’s that all about? Amidst all the springtime advertising linking Easter with baby bunnies and chicks, some well-meaning parents give live animals… Read More »

Look back and learn

I’m glad the town finally decided to end the battle against Vermont Railway. Now, I ask they look back and learn from the mistakes that cost us $516,000. Reflection may improve the operation of the select board, which may help regain the trust of taxpayers and business owners. I opposed the ordinance from the beginning… Read More »

Raising money for the poor

Raising money for the poor

The 5th Grade PREP (religious education) students from St. Catherine of Siena in Shelburne wish to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for joining us and contributing so generously to our Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Project Poverty Awareness Campaign Bake Sales at the Parish Hall and Shelburne Market on Sunday, March 31.… Read More »

Scott Hadley’s legacy

To the Shelburne Community, King Street Center would like to publicly recognize Shelburne resident Scott Hadley for his dedication to children in our community over the past 12 years. Scott exhibits all the attributes you’d want in a board member – he cares deeply about giving kids meaningful opportunities, and also understands how a stable,… Read More »

Shelburne Field House rocks!

What a night we had in celebration of Earth Hour, music, and the library! A big “Thank You” to Lou Natale, Shelburne resident and owner of the Shelburne Field House, for organizing such a great event. After spending years on the fields with my children playing baseball, soccer, and field hockey, I loved seeing this… Read More »

Monitor sex offenders

Your story about soon-to-be-released sex offender, Gregory Gabert (March 28 issue), is an example of what should happen when police and justice agencies work together and are transparent in their actions. Nevertheless and not long ago, a local man charged with sex crimes against children seemingly fell through the cracks with tragic results. In May… Read More »

Open letter to Vermont Commissioner of Health

In your Feb. 25, 2019 letter to Congress, you call for censorship of online vaccine “misinformation,” meaning reports or science that contradict the health department’s “state-sanctioned” messaging, which has included supporting the removal of all non-medical exemptions to vaccines. I find this deeply disturbing, and an obvious attack on an individual’s right to free and… Read More »

Kudos for CVU

Kudos to CVU, Candy Padula and the students involved in “The Laramie Project.” I commend you on your courage for putting this marginalized community front and center. I also congratulate you for the amazing skill and talent that was displayed in performing such an intense and emotionally jarring production. CVU has taken a big step… Read More »

Appreciation of community

I want to express my appreciation to the many of you who have offered thanks for my efforts on behalf of Shelburne during my term on the selectboard. The current level of engagement by the public in town policy-making is impressive and bodes well for the future. This, along with an increased focus on community… Read More »

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