‘Wanton waste’ killing vs. safeguarding wildlife — Brenna Galdenzi

UVM’s Center for Rural Studies included the following question in their 2017 Vermonter Poll: “Vermont wildlife policies allow certain species, including coyotes, crows, porcupines, skunks and weasels to be killed without limit even when there is no intent to consume or use the remains. This is called ‘wanton waste’ killing. Should Vermont wildlife policies prohibit… Read More »

Safety Spot

By Jim Buell This week’s school visits The Fire Department this week is visiting local schools for its annual review of fire prevention and safety with the children. We encourage parents to discuss with their children the programs that they participated in with the fire department and review the important concepts as a family. Here… Read More »

Rick’s Field of Dreams

By Rick Bessette, Shelburne Poet Laureate I recently found out about a member of our community that had just lost her husband a few months ago. In his final moments she quietly asked him, “Where can I look for you and still talk to you?” In his weakened state and with a soft voice, he… Read More »

Children should never be allowed to name pets

By Bill Schubart I’m not obsessive about pet names. I usually leave them to the kids, perhaps with a little parental guidance, like avoiding undistinguished names like Fluffy or Spot, or ambiguous names like Pussy, or aggressive names like Genghis or Trojan. So, when we drove up to Frank Bryan’s hill farm in Starksboro to… Read More »

Big thanks to Colangelo — Sally Wadhams

I really appreciate the expertise, time, and positive energy Joe Colangelo brings to his position as Town Manager. Thank you, Joe! I join zillions of other Shelburne residents who believe you’re doing an excellent job in a very challenging position. I’m also deeply grateful to live in a town full of citizens volunteering their time:… Read More »