Bay Road underpass still vexing motorists

To the Editor: I’m writing about the Bay Road stop sign area, which I travel through daily. Some town residents may remember that the pilot program of drivers taking turns to go under the railroad bridge ended some 23 months ago in November 2016. (Many, if not most, drivers have no idea!) Since that time, I communicated… Read More »

A morning jog shows that crosswalks work

To the Editor: I’m writing in response to Ernie Goodrich’s letter from last week about the crosswalks in the Falls Road area. As I was jogging around my “loop” this morning that includes four of the village crosswalks – the one that crosses Falls Road by Church Street, the one at the end of Falls… Read More »

Clarifications on pedestrian safety improvements

To the Editor: The Village Pedestrian Safety Group would like to respond to a recent letter to the Shelburne News regarding our efforts to reduce vehicular speed and enhance safe pedestrian movement in the village.  It was suggested that the results of our advocacy, (resulting in such things as the installation of crosswalks and reduced… Read More »

Village traffic safety still needs our attention

To the Editor: I agree with Ernie Goodrich (Letter, Shelburne News, Sept. 27) that village traffic has noticeably increased. However, contrary to his assertions, the Village Pedestrian Safety Group has pursued a very long and thorough process with town officials and professionals in proposing improvements. And the group has bent over backwards to minimize costs.… Read More »

New citizens can keep old allegiances

To the Editor: Please note that upon becoming a U.S. citizen by naturalization, most applicants do not lose the citizenship of their home country contrary to “Aboard Ticonderoga, Vermonters become new American citizens” (The Citizen, Sept. 20). Based on the U.S. Department of State regulation of dual citizenship, the Supreme Court of the U.S. has stated… Read More »

Chief Frank Koss explains Hinesburg’s rejected bid for school resource officer

To the Editor: After Shelburne News’s article on the school resource officer (Sept. 20), I have received several calls concerning Shelburne Police receiving the contract for the office at Champlain Valley Union High School, located here in Hinesburg. My biggest concern was the question of why an officer in Hinesburg costs $103,000 a year and… Read More »