- Associated Press - Friday, October 6, 2017

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) - A member of a Vermont town select board has announced his resignation, blaming rampant incivility and divisiveness in an open letter to his colleagues.

John Kerr, a member of the Shelburne Select Board, said Thursday a “vile subset of the population” that always second-guessed town government prompted his resignation. The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/2y3vFcA ) he plans to step down on Oct. 31.

Kerr was re-elected to a two-year term in March. Town Manager Joe Colangelo says board will appoint a replacement to serve until March 2018 after Kerr leaves office.

Kerr says his replacement would benefit from a level head and a commitment to balance.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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