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Philanthropist Pomerleau rescues endangered Shelburne mobile home park


By Candace Page, Burlington Free Press staff writer. Reposted from the BurlingtonFreePress.com, January 2, 2013. “SHELBURNE — Vicki Carleton embraced Trinity Episcopal Church Rev. Craig Smith, exclaiming “Can you believe it? I don’t believe it. I had to hear it three times before I could believe it.” She turned to Selectman Al Gobeille. “Somebody should pinch me,” the resident of the Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park said. A few minutes later Carleton and a dozen-and-a-half tenants of the park applauded loudly as Burlington businessman and philanthropist Tony Pomerleau entered the church’s common room Wednesday night. Pomerleau had come to announce that he had delivered on his promise to purchase the mobile home park, ending nearly eight years of uncertainty and controversy about the future of the affordable housing. ‘This is going to be your trailer camp. We’ll make it better than it ever was,’ Pomerleau told the little gathering. ‘It’s signed, sealed and delivered.'” Link to Full Burlington Free Press Article  PDF of Full Burlington Free Press Article

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