What an amazing photo of two bobcats on the front page of the Jan. 19, 2023, issue of the Shelburne News.

In reference to “Shelburne takes steps at regulatory reform,” the newly hired planning coordinator and assistant zoning administrator, the yet-to-be named consultant for laying out the initial framework and providing additional support to the town’s newly hired planning and zoning staff, the newly hired planning and zoning staff (staff typically implies more than one) and development review board coordinator assistant Kevin Belliveau — all these positions may cost upwards of $70,000 for the suggested three-phase implementation over a minimum of 19 months.

I would like to thank Walt Amses for his opinion piece regarding gun control. “Compromise on gun control needed, unlikely to happen,” Dec. 29, 2022) Shelburne News.

The shortest day of the year occurs this year on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at about 4:47 p.m. I have resubmitted a poem I wrote to celebrate this, published two years ago in the Shelburne News.

There is no greater personal evil than deliberately taking the life of an innocent, defenseless human being, and there is no greater tribute to selfishness than elective abortion.

Congratulations to Sen. Becca Balint and attorney general Charity Clark. The League of Women Voters of Vermont applauds you as ground-breaking women.

On Nov. 15, Shelburne’s selectboard will hold a special hearing to consider removing the mixed residential character district from form-based code zoning.

I write this before Nov. 8, with election outcomes unknown. Regardless of the results, I wish to correct statements of misunderstanding included in a letter to the editor.

George Till, in his Oct. 27 guest perspective proclaims his outrage over supposed reckless and dangerous misinformation. His indignation regards abortion and maternal health positions that he attributes to anti-abortion advocates.

Do you know anyone who has had a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy? How about infertility? Stillbirth, premature labor, premature rupture of membranes or a hemorrhage before delivery?

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