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CVU Turf Field Bond explained I have been following the vigorous discussions regarding the upcoming March ballot, and would like to remind voters of the CVU articles they will also be considering.  The CVU board is asking for your support for the budget, which is down year to year (1.9 percent) with a net education… Read More »

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Corrections to last week’s letters to the editor As a member of the Shelburne Community School (SCS) Facilities Committee, I would like to correct some inaccuracies stated in letters to the editor in the Shelburne News last week, Feb. 12. In separate letters, writers indicated that roof and window replacement for SCS were estimated at $2… Read More »

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Vote no on school bond Yes, we Shelburne voters have a history of supporting quality education. And yes, we understand the need for bonding $2 million for important school deferred maintenance needs. But to tack on another $9 million for a major change to the school structure and lump the two together as one bond… Read More »

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Vote no on SCS bond Thank you School Director Robert Finn for being so forthright and honest about why you voted “No” on the $11,200,000 bond vote at the October School Board Meeting. It is very troubling to learn that other members of the Shelburne School Board and the Facilities Committee felt it would be… Read More »

Op-Ed: Teaching mindfulness to our children

by Monisha Vasa, M.D. Can we actually teach our children how to be mindful? Or are we just trying to preserve the inherent consciousness that they already seem to have? In other words – is mindfulness truly taught, or is it just “unlearned” over time? I remember watching my children eat when they were four or five… Read More »

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How I voted and why With an $11,200,000 bond on the ballot for vote in March, a clarification of my public objection to it in our school board meeting last October is warranted. My vote was cast after careful consideration of Shelburne Community School (SCS) capital spending needs, priorities, how comparable communities manage their school… Read More »

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SCHIP thanks community for 10th year celebration As the new year begins, SCHIP wants to thank all who helped make our 10th anniversary year a celebration to remember. We started off the year with a great community dinner fundraiser that realized over $1,200 at the Hinesburgh Public House. Many people attended and enjoyed great food,… Read More »

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Admiration for safety departments noted There is an occasional bad apple on every apple tree, of course, but it appears we have none in our Public Safety departments. I want to report that I have great admiration and deep respect for the Shelburne Police Department and the Vermont State Police. They are competent, professional, and… Read More »

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Bright Light’s Project gets green light An activism project for the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School class Money, Energy and Power titled “Bright Light’s Project” is aimed at benefiting the Hinesburg community. The traffic light at the intersection of CVU Road/Shelburne Falls Road and Route 116 has been identified as a system that can… Read More »

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Thanks for clear roads Shelburne has the luck to have road and sidewalk crews that do their job excellently and then, we have businesses or people who clean their driveways and put their snow back onto the sidewalks. I walked the past two days from Davis Park to the Post Office on one day and… Read More »