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 »

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Public Service Award, budget, fire, and school department updates featured at Town Meeting

Townspeople gathered at Shelburne Community School on Monday night for Town Meeting. The evening included three meetings within the gathering – Town, Fire Department, and School – and kicked off with the traditional community dinner and a brief Legislative Update. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the first-ever Colleen Haag… Read More »

Incumbents win, new fire truck passe

Over 2,000 of the 6,197 voters—32.8%—turned out for Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote. After weeks of spirited campaigning, Colleen Parker defeated Don Stevens 1,111 to 828 to win another three-year Selectboard term and John Kerr defeated Doris Sage 1,079 to 841 for the two-year Selectboard term. Current Town Clerk Diana Vachon defeated Dorilee Gaudette Leblanc 1,251… Read More »

Candidates’ Forum draws big crowd

Candidates’ Forum draws big crowd

Approximately 100 people turned out last Thursday to listen to what the candidates had to say at the Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the town Republican and Democratic Committees and the Shelburne News. Tom Little moderated the 90-minute event. The forum was open to candidates who are running for contested seats. Voters will decide on March… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Reps. Kate Webb and Jessica Brumsted On Jan. 4, we took our oath of office to serve in the Vermont House of Representatives, with Kate representing a little over half of Shelburne in Chittenden 5-1 and Jessica representing the remainder of Shelburne, as well as St George in Chittenden 5-2. This oath is significant… Read More »

Shelburne has 79 percent voter turnout

By Heather McKim and Boston Neary Shelburne’s voters came out strong for Tuesday’s election with a 79 percent voter turnout. Out of the 4,874 votes cast, 2,578 were absentee ballots. The number of absentee ballots cast this year more than doubled the 969 absentee votes cast in the 2014 midterm election. Voting results for Shelburne:… Read More »

Shelburne election overview

In this presidential election year, voters in Shelburne will also be voting for U.S. senator, U.S. representative, governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor of accounts, attorney general, and state senator. Shelburne voters will join others in the Champlain Water District to vote on three articles. Article I: An amount not to exceed… Read More »