Fact-based dialogue needed in ongoing gun debate — Robert Rich South Burlington

Champlain Valley Union High School student Ethan Duncan’s recent contributions to the Shelburne News are commendable. It is heartening to hear from young people who present cogent, reasoned arguments based on critical thought and factual evidence. In formulating his position, Mr. Duncan demonstrated the capacity to reject the hysterical and fearful misinformation so often presented in… Read More »

Proposed park plan is a disaster for Mt. Philo State park users — Stephen P. Kiernan

The Agency of Natural Resources has released its 25-year plan for Vermont’s oldest state park, and it is a disaster. The park’s popularity has created real challenges (worn trails, dog poop, parking on adjacent roads), but this plan’s response is to reduce access. That’s right. Although the deed that created the park prioritized “health, recreation… Read More »

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