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In July, I will start working at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO). The ideals that lead community action are embedded in social and racial justice.

I am writing to encourage everyone to vote in the Aug. 11 Primary Election - and to vote safely.

I am disturbed at the push for defunding the police. Even here in Vermont!


Over the past few months, our lives at work and at home have been upended by COVID-19. We have experienced a great deal of uncertainty and worry about our wellbeing and about the health of our communities on all levels.

On behalf of the entire Wake Robin community, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the Shelburne businesses that have been so kind and accommodating to us during these unprecedente…

The national spotlight is focused on policing practices, particularly involving mental health and racial equity.

So, what is Shelburne doing to address these concerns?

It’s been more than 40 years since my family fell asleep to the rapid sound of gunshots, the night before we fatefully crossed the Mekong River, the body of water that divided Laos from Thailand.

I am a white woman. What right do I have to weigh in on Black Lives Matter?

These are the two thoughts that have kept my mouth shut, my grief silent and my outrage worthless.

Did you know the LaPlatte River has fair to poor water quality (high phosphorus levels), and its lower reaches are impaired by E. coli bacteria? Historic channel straightening, building berms …

The application before the Telecommunications Review Board by an amateur “HAM” radio operator to erect two 84-foot towers to pursue his hobby was “paused” for the last few months due to COVID-19.

The Shelburne Police Department endorses and supports a statement from the Vermont Police Association and the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police. We remain committed to our community-base…

Breonna, an EMT working on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic, an aspiring nurse, was asleep in her apartment when she was killed by police this March.

The events of this past week, started by the horrific murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, are now seared into our collective conscience as Americans. Our hearts go out to Mr. Floyd’s family…

During the past two weeks we have witnessed an imperfect Union under duress for our inhuman treatment of a Black man, whom we have all come to know as George Floyd.

We condemn the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and mourn the many precious lives lost over the years at the hands of an unjust and racist system. At King Street …

Like many of you, I am sickened and saddened by the murder of George Floyd. His is just one of too many that we have been following over the years. My reaction is to bring the conversation to …

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