Want a way to help business? Raise the minimum wage

By DAN BARLOW Want to hear something obvious? Raising the minimum wage increases the take-home pay for low-income workers without hurting job growth. That’s not just a sound bite from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It’s now a proven economic fact. A study released this month from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC… Read More »

Thanks for supporting Richmond auction

To the Editor: On behalf of the Community Senior Center of Bolton, Richmond and Huntington I’d like to thank your readers and The Citizen and Shelburne News for your coverage of the Sept. 19-20 Harold V. Walsh art exhibit and benefit auction. We met several people from Hinesburg and Shelburne in particular who mentioned the… Read More »

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 »

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