Shattering some glass with Emerge Vermont — Ruth Hardy

A year ago this week, our country elected a misogynist, sexual predator as president. Over these past 12 months, I’ve heard countless stories from women about the emotional landslide they underwent Nov. 7-9, 2016 — from exuberant anticipation to electoral shock to depressed misery. Many of us felt betrayed. For Democratic women in Vermont, the… Read More »

Rick’s Field of Dreams

Rick’s Field of Dreams

by Rick Bessette Shelburne’s Poet Laureate It finally looks as if the warm temperatures have left and the holiday season is quickly approaching. I have much to be thankful for this year: warmth, a job, a roof overhead, food, family, and friends. I sincerely hope that you may all find something to give thanks for this… Read More »

Need for Australian Ballot vote on town’s legal expenses — Doris Sage

At the beginning of [last week’s Selectboard] meeting, Rick Bessette, poet laureate, asked us to honestly see ourselves as a community, a family of kind, to live in peace. He shared his heartfelt message. The Selectboard chair loves to bamboozle residents and focuses his answers on circumventing questions. I appreciate a direct approach, and needless… Read More »

Transparency deficiencies—Vinny DeToma Shelburne

As I continue to witness and experience organizations who are ruled by committees, private agendas, and lack of civility toward one another, I continue to be amazed at the lack of transparency. From what I’ve been reading it sounds the same with the Shelburne Selectboard, the Water and Sewer Department, the “friends” of Pierson Library… Read More »

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