High-quality candidates; Heins earns my vote — Tom Zenaty

I have been excited to see the array of quality candidates running for election. I am hopeful that, following this upcoming election, we will see an improvement in the internal workings of the board and in its interactions with town residents. Jerry Storey and Mary Kehoe are running unopposed and both bring intelligence, maturity and… Read More »

Remember to vote on Town Meeting Day

By Secretary of State Jim Condos Voting is the bedrock of our democracy. One-person, one-vote is an ideal that lies at the corner of our collective democratic values. On Town Meeting Day, the first Tuesday in March, citizens across Vermont come together in their communities to discuss the business of their towns. For over 200… Read More »

Town manager discusses town meeting vote on regional dispatch

by Joe Colangelo Article VII on the Town Meeting Warning asks voters to consider authorizing Shelburne’s ability to enter into an agreement for the formation of a union municipal district referred to as the Chittenden County Public Safety Authority for the purpose of providing regional emergency dispatch. This “Agreement” is equivalent to a municipal charter… Read More »

Regional dispatch may not benefit Shelburne

By Craig Wooster Shelburne voters should think twice when considering Ballot Article 7, which would approve a regional dispatch authority. What appears to be an earnest effort to improve response times in other towns will do little for Shelburne, and may cost taxpayers more money. While one can appreciate the effort the town manager has… Read More »

Thoughts and prayers? No. Do something.

EDITORIAL A pox on the politicians who have allowed American schools to become charnel houses, on the lobbyists who have turned the Second Amendment into a perverted religion, on the leaders who offer “thoughts and prayers” and do absolutely nothing to prevent the next school shooting. In 2012, when 20 children ages 6 and 7,… Read More »

Sitting ducks: Are we powerless against gun violence?

By Kelly Hedglin Bowen As Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was terrorized, I attended my fourth-grader’s chorus concert. 150 students and parents tucked into the auditorium at the same moment 3,000 Parkland students sheltered in place or ran for their lives or were shot to death. I live in a rural community. It-will-never-happen-here, we force ourselves… Read More »

Students: Send us your letters

A week ago, our country once again watched a horrific tragedy play out in a school — students murdered in a place they expect to be safe. In the days since the deaths of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Fla., teenagers who dodged bullets have taken center stage in the public debate about guns.… Read More »

Chris Boyd for Shelburne Selectboard — Bruce Nunziata

After careful consideration of two very capable candidates, I have decided to support Chris Boyd for the remainder of the two-year position on the Shelburne Selectboard. I’ve known Chris Boyd for only a few months but we’ve had some meaningful conversations about the many issues and challenges currently facing the town. Chris perceived the difficulties… Read More »

Boyd a ‘quiet voice of reason’ — Linda Riell

Over the past 30 plus years, I’ve come to recognize Chris Boyd as a quiet voice of reason in our town. Through his work with the fire and highway departments and service as a former Selectboard member, Chris has demonstrated his willingness to listen respectfully, study important issues, learn the facts and seek best outcomes… Read More »