Shelburne Historical Society thanks

The Shelburne Historical Society would like to thank the organizers of the Shelburne Day event and everyone who visited the historical society’s tent. A very special thanks to the donors of the raffle prizes: A Little Something, Barkeaters, Chef Leu, Cucina Antica, Flying Pig, Folino’s, Jamie Two-Coats, Joan Madison (painting), Kwiniaska, La Villa, Lisa Kent… Read More »

3SquaresVT benefits in jeopardy

The Shelburne Food Shelf serves about 65 households per month. Almost all of the people who use this service are also receiving 3SquaresVT – the Vermont Food Stamp program. There are a mix of families that visit us. Some are elderly on fixed incomes, some are young families struggling to get by on two or three low… Read More »

Choose wisely on Fiddlehead expansion

As we watch the town of Shelburne fiddle with the proposed Fiddlehead expansion, we may be coming to a crossroad for our fair village. Few people would doubt that Shelburne has been the town of choice for families wishing to raise their kids in safe, peaceful surroundings. And when the kids are grown, their parents… Read More »

Heartbreak and being white in America

Last weekend, two back-to-back mass shootings happened in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. I am overwhelmed with heartbreak by the increasing proliferation of these attacks, and the continuing violence enacted on communities of color at the hands of white people, and white men in particular. What does it mean to be white in America?… Read More »

Young journalists preserving local news

Readers may have noticed the Community News byline on recent stories in this paper. This is a new project in collaboration with the University of Vermont to train and educate student journalists. I’m writing to let people know about the project and thank this paper for collaborating. In recent years, there has been a hollowing… Read More »

Coyote story nailed it

Thank you for the amazing front cover and gorgeous photo of the young coyote in last week’s Citizen and Shelburne News. That article was so well-written and compelling — and it’s so important that we continue to educate the world on the vital importance of our natural wildlife — and what happens when we destroy… Read More »

What’s up with ash trees?

On July 11,  the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee started tagging ash trees in the town center, on School Street, on the Parade Grounds and across from the entrance to the Shelburne Shopping Center to educate and alert the public on how to identify an ash tree and the impending invasion of the emerald ash borer. This… Read More »

Fake bike lanes on Falls Road

Driving along the rebuilt Falls Road a week ago, I was puzzled by the pairs of freshly painted white lines on the shoulders. Each shoulder has one straight line 10 feet from the center of the road and a second line meandering drunkenly in and out beyond that. Bike lanes came to my mind, but… Read More »

Thanking our legislators

The past legislative session seemed particularly challenging. I did have occasion to pay attention to it on a fairly regular basis and I must say that legislators have a tough job. It needs to be said again that they work long hours under real pressure for very little compensation. I especially want to thank Shelburne… Read More »

Thanks for 2019 Memorial Day support

I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for all those who participated in the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27 at the Shelburne Veterans’ Monument. Everyone did an outstanding job from the beginning of planning, through some rough spots, to the conduct and most successful conclusion of the ceremony. Year after year,… Read More »

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