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In 2011, I started writing about Charlotte and Hinesburg residents for a weekly feature entitled Notable Neighbor in the Citizen. Four years later, I was happy to add Shelburne residents when the Shelburne News began to run the feature, as well. It has been my good fortune to spend these yea…

I write to respond and expand upon the recent Letter to the Editor, “Lake Iroquois Improvements”, from Daniel Sharp. With one exception, I agree that Dan got it right. The parts with which I w…

Efforts to address ecological problems in Lake Iroquois should be based on facts and scientific knowledge. Geologically, Lake Iroquois is a glacially formed kettle pond with a relatively deep …

I am writing in support of re-electing Merrily Lovell to another three-year term on the Hinesburg Selectboard.

I’m writing to you to let you know of my support for Merrily Lovell, an exemplary member of the Hinesburg Select Board for the past three years. I’d like her to stay on the board and I’m hopin…

I am so pleased that we have two incredibly strong candidates running for the selectboard this year: Merrily Lovell and Jeff Tobrocke. I am proud to support them both! Merrily, as an experienc…

Serving as a member of your Hinesburg Selectboard has been an honor. Having lived my entire life in Hinesburg, it has been rewarding to help the town through some difficult issues. It’s even m…

I served with Merrily on a search committee for a new Town Administrator and again for a new Chief of Police and in both cases found Merrily to be a thoughtful hardworking contributor. In her …

Tom Ayer and Mike Bissonette have experience as volunteers and board members in Hinesburg. They bring a practical perspective in weighing the affordability of every decision. Mike Loner has al…

I am writing to clarify a statement made in The Citizen’s Jan. 30 article “CVSD sends budget to district voters” by Scooter MacMillan. In the article, it states that the budget of $82.4 millio…

I recently heard about the couple and their puppy who were attacked by bear “hound” hunting dogs this past October on public land. I hope that the Legislature will take up the hounding issue t…

I want to clarify my vote on the Official Map as it was described in the December 12 issue of The Citizen, “Packed House at Lot 15 Discussion”, by Scooter MacMillan. Although most of the artic…

Your recent story (The Citizen, Nov. 27, 2019, “A Hinesburg Horror story”) about Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake Iroquois stands out as a perfect example of inflammatory, polarizing and irrespon…

The weekly reporting of local news by The Citizen is a valuable resource to the community. It is good to see reporters taking the time to get background information and to cover the complexity…

I was very disappointed to see the highly dramatized article about the “Hinesburg Horror story” (The Citizen, Nov. 27, 2019) related to the problem with milfoil in Lake Iroquois. The story by …

I read Mike Donoghue’s article “Shelburne felon wants off early from federal supervision,” (The Citizen, Dec. 5, 2019). He writes that Mr. Melvin has applied for shorter federal supervision: 2…

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