Bristol teen sets sights on Vermont’s top office

Bristol teen sets sights on Vermont’s top office

By Caleigh Cross Ethan Sonneborn turned 14 on May 24. Last year, at age 13, the Bristol teenager announced his candidacy for governor of Vermont in the 2018 race. Now he’s competing with James Ehlers and Christine Hallquist for the Democratic nomination in the primary election Aug. 14, and he hopes to go on and… Read More »

State Notes

Senate rejects Gov. Scott’s labor board nominee The Vermont Senate has rejected the controversial nomination of a retired utility executive to the state Labor Relations Board. Senators on Saturday refused to confirm Gov. Phil Scott’s nomination of Karen O’Neill, whom the governor had named to serve as a “neutral” member on the six-member labor relations… Read More »

Election results Shelburne

Town Clerk, 3 years Diana K. Vachon 1,845 Selectboard, 1 of 2 years Chris A. Boyd 949 Jaime Heins 1,065 Selectboard, 3 years Mary Kehoe 1,754 Selectboard, 2 years Jerry Storey 1,692 CVSD School Director, 3 years Barbara Marden 1,743 Town Constable, 2 years Bob Lake 1,731 Town Moderator, 1 year Thomas A. Little 1,864… Read More »

Scenes from Town Meeting part 1

Scenes from Town Meeting part 1

Shelburne voters gathered Monday night at Shelburne Community School for the town’s 230th annual town meeting. Most business was decided at the polls, far right, on Tuesday. To see scenes from town meeting part 2 click here.  

Candidates talk issues and Shelburne’s future

See Selectboard candidates Chris Boyd and Jaime Heins’ surveys here. See Selectboard candidate Jerry Storey’s survey here. See Selectboard candidate Mary Kehoe’s survey here. At a Tuesday evening candidates’ forum, Shelburne’s ongoing litigation with Vermont Railway provided the sharpest difference between the two contenders for a seat on the Selectboard in the March 6 upcoming… 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 »

Boyd, Heins vie for remaining year of two-year Selectboard term

Name: Chris A. Boyd Age: 54 Occupation: Assistant state fire marshall Education: High school, some college-level classes Married/Family: Married, no children How long have you lived in Shelburne? 34+ years Experience with town boards, commissions, etc.: 15+ years on the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department, three years as Selectboard member What organizations do you belong to?… Read More »

Jerry Storey: Incumbent unopposed for two-year seat

Jerry Storey: Incumbent unopposed for two-year seat

Name: Jerry Storey, incumbent Age: 79 Occupation: Retired Education: Yale University, anthropology; Columbia University, anthropology and Teachers College, education (joint degree program) Married / Family: Married, five children, five grandchildren How long have you lived in Shelburne? Five years Experience with town boards, commissions, etc.: Served on Shelburne Development Review Board and on the town… Read More »