Beach house vandalized overnight; closes early

Beach house vandalized overnight; closes early

Vermont State Police are investigating an act of vandalism and burglary that occurred at Charlotte Beach sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday night and 10 a.m. Monday morning, leaving the beach house damaged and $50 in cash gone. Summer beach attendant Brandon Tieso discovered the vandalism when he arrived at work on Monday morning.  “I walked… Read More »

CVU to focus on childhood trauma

Just two days before students returned from summer break, roughly 100 educators and community members gathered in the small red auditorium at Champlain Valley Union High School to watch the hour-long documentary film “Resilience,” and discuss the effects of childhood trauma. The reason for this unique get-together was to discuss a growing consensus in the… Read More »

Five safe after sailboat overturns in Shelburne Bay

Five people took an unexpected dip in Shelburne Bay last Wednesday evening when their sailboat capsized as a result of high-wind swells on the lake. A bystander on a nearby boat witnessed the accident and called 911, said Petty Officer Ryan Rusnak from the U.S. Coast Guard in Burlington. No one was injured in the… Read More »

Serial offender charged with burglary on board Charlotte yacht

Vermont State Police have identified 41-year-old Jason Breault of Burlington as the perpetrator of a theft July 31 onboard a boat in Charlotte. According to a police report, Breault entered a 40-foot Silverton Convertible yacht which was moored near Lanes Lane, and removed multiple unidentified items from the boat. State troopers later recovered the property,… Read More »

Demand for free toys overwhelms Vt Teddy Bear

Last Wednesday, Shelburne’s Vermont Teddy Bear Company announced an ambitious goal: to provide every 4-year-old in Vermont with a teddy bear, free of cost. The venture, dubbed the Vermont Cub Project, is a way for the company to be socially responsible and give back to Vermonters, according to Bear Brand Manager Abby Temeles. But on… Read More »

Vermont seeks to woo young professionals

Vermont seeks to woo young professionals

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott held a press conference Monday in the brewing room of Fiddlehead Brewing Co. in Shelburne, amid the sounds of ventilators whirring, tanks being opened and the smell of the fermenting beer lingering in the air. The microbrewery, one of Vermont’s hippest thriving industries, provided the backdrop for Scott to make a… Read More »

Mass. man drowns at Point Bay Marina

A 64-year-old man was found dead in the water at Point Bay Marina on Thompson’s Point in Charlotte Saturday night, according to Vermont State Police. David Clement of Pittsfield, Mass. was returning his boat to its slip at the marina when officials say he fell into the water and drowned. State Police from the Williston… Read More »

Lewis Creek Assoc. director honored with environmental award

Lewis Creek Assoc. director honored with environmental award

Shelburne resident Marty Illick was recognized yesterday for her dedication to local watersheds with the eighth annual Green Mountain Power Zetterstrom Environmental Award. Illick and the Lewis Creek Association, of which she is the executive director, were honored at a ceremony at the Vermont State Fish and Wildlife Fishing Access in Shelburne. The award is… Read More »