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As longtime residents of Pond Road, I am responding to the article that appeared in the Shelburne News (Jan. 9, 2020) entitled, “Residents lobby to pave Shelburne’s last gravel road.”

No, no! You can’t pave Pond Road. Chip sealing will just lead to paving. To pave it is to destroy it. Come see the folks that walk it. You don’t see them on Cheesefactory or Dorset. Paul does …

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While working the crossword puzzle in the January 9th Shelburne News, my husband and I were questioning whether John Adams, or his son, John Quincy Adams, spelled their first names with an “h”…

I’m not sure if this letter should be titled “Here We Go Again,” but it’s certainly apropos. For the third time in less than 18 years, the subject of paving Pond Road has reared its head. The …

The legislative session has begun in earnest having now received both the Governor’s State of the State address and the Fiscal Year 2021 budget address. The leadership and committee chairs are…

January is a time when many of us think about making changes in our lives. Enrollments at gyms and in diet programs increase as we try to our implement our New Year’s resolutions. For many of …

Greta Thunberg certainly set the stage when she called international leaders to task for failure to address long-known core climate issues affecting the future of the planet and life as we know it.

January rolls around and I always find it necessary to write a column that encourages and inspires families to get outside and embrace the cold and the snow including getting the winter gear o…

It’s outrageous that attorney general T.J. Donovan — the state government’s top lawyer — is refusing to accept a ruling by the Vermont Supreme Court.

What didn’t get done in the first half of the biennium that you will work hardest to accomplish in this second year?

Happy New Year. I hope the year is off to a great start, and that you are feeling a boost of mental energy that comes with 365 fresh calendar pages not yet marred by appointments inked, then c…

Memories. They not only light the corners of my mind, they’re stacked so high back there, it’s like an episode of “Hoarders.”

The start of winter means we’re just weeks from the start of Vermont’s 2020 legislative session. We’ve been busy attending community meetings as we prepare to bring your thoughts and ideas to …

When I read a recent edition of the Shelburne News, I was a bit surprised to find a great deal of space dedicated to the viewpoint of someone who shared concerns about proficiency-based learni…

Magic and kindness during the holiday season are extra special. Learning to be kind is a trait we carry throughout our lives. Finding ways to instill goodness in our young children to make the…

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