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 »

Mary Kehoe: Unopposed for three-year seat on Selectboard

Mary Kehoe: Unopposed for  three-year seat on Selectboard

Name: Mary Kehoe Age: 60 Occupation: Attorney Education: B.A. from Wesleyan University, Middletown Conn. and J.D. from Syracuse University Law School, Syracuse, N.Y. Married / Family: Married to Jeff Johnson (attorney at Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer in Burlington), three children (all adults) How long have you lived in Shelburne? Moved to Shelburne in 2013… Read More »

Text of Gov. Scott’s State of the State address — Jan. 4

Madame Speaker, Mr. President, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests and fellow Vermonters: Since 1778, Vermonters, elected by their neighbors and bound by a common oath, have gathered to open the legislative session. They left farms, families and businesses, traveled over rugged mountain gaps and winding valley roads, from every corner… Read More »

Sen. Sanders: Expand community health centers to tackle primary health-care crisis

Sen. Sanders: Expand community health centers to tackle primary health-care crisis

By Sen. Bernard Sanders The Trump-Ryan-McConnell “health care” bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Washington is one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the modern history of our country. This legislation would throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance, cut Medicaid by almost $800… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

By RePs. Kate Webb and Jessica Brumsted The Legislature is currently on Town Meeting break, scheduled to reopen on March 14. Over the next two weeks, we will provide an update on a variety of topics under discussion in the State House. First up: addressing the Vermont State Budget. While we monitor potential cuts the… Read More »