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 »

Raising the Black Lives Matter flag

We propose that the Black Lives Matter flag will be raised at Champlain Valley Union High School in honor of Black History Month. We affirm that Black Lives Matter is a peaceful and empowering grassroots movement, advocating for racial justice and collective liberation. By raising the flag, we hope to make CVU a more inclusive… Read More »

We don’t have money for new fire and rescue station

This Town Meeting Day, the taxpayers will be asked to appropriate $25,000 in order to enter into a purchase/sale agreement with Healthy Living for a new firehouse/rescue location study. The land cost will be $650,000. Bob Finn, in an earlier, soundly-written letter, has rightly questioned this public/private funding, a valid observation. There has been no… Read More »

Article 8 right solution

’ll be voting in favor of Article 8 (the site study for a potential combined rescue and fire location) next week because it’s something that should have been given high priority a very long time ago. It has been disappointing to learn that former selectboards and town managers did not bring the request for a… Read More »

Open Space Conservation Fund request important

This year, our Town Meeting Day ballot will ask us to vote to add $35,000 to the Town’s Open Space Conservation Fund (OSF), a request that adds only $2 per $100,000 assessed property value to our tax bill. For the average Shelburne homeowner, this request amounts to less than a one-day admission to a Vermont… Read More »

Article 8 wrong solution

“I am writing to explain why I will be voting “No” for ballot Article 8 in the election in March.  The Rescue and Fire Chiefs put together an excellent Q &A  presentation last Monday. I came away convinced that the town must begin planning to replace the rescue team’s facilities in the near future and develop… Read More »

Rice Lumber site best for fire and rescue

On behalf of the officers and members of the Shelburne Fire and Rescue Departments, we would like to thank everyone that attended our open forum and asking questions. Over the course of the last week, we have had a number of people reach out to us posing questions that we did not address at that… Read More »

Ashooh: Asking for your vote

Hello neighbors, you may already know that I am running (unopposed) for a three-year term to the selectboard. I wanted to introduce myself and, somewhat awkwardly, assure you that a vote for me is better than the alternative. My family and I have lived in Shelburne since 2007.  My wife, Sarah Nilsen, and I teach… Read More »

Public/private partnership is troubling

With Election Day coming up on March 5, we need to think carefully about Article VIII on the back of the ballot. It proposes that the Town of Shelburne partner with Healthy Living in the “soft costs” of developing and, next year, vote to purchase land for a new fire/rescue facility on Route 7. There… Read More »