Health officials investigating Wake Robin illness outbreak

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI The Vermont Department of Health and officials from the federal Centers for Disease Control are investigating an outbreak of a highly drug-resistant bacterial illness at Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne. As of Tuesday, 22 cases of Shigella sonnei infections had been confirmed by health officials and another 44 probable cases had… Read More »

Hinesburg driver unhurt in three-vehicle crash at Ferrisburgh railroad crossing

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI A 23-year-old Hinesburg woman was unhurt in a three-vehicle chain-reaction crash near a railroad crossing last week on the Monkton Road in Ferrisburgh. The accident happened just before 3 p.m. near the intersection with Burroughs Farm Road on Oct. 25, according to state police in New Haven. Matthew Hawes, 33, of Vergennes,… Read More »

Canine actors join cast of CVU musical ‘Legally Blonde’

Canine actors join cast of CVU musical ‘Legally Blonde’

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Students at Champlain Valley Union High School are in the final stretch of rehearsing the fall musical, “Legally Blonde.” Based on the popular 2001 romantic comedy film, the stage production tells the story of Elle Woods as she takes Harvard Law School by pink storm. This is the first time that canine… Read More »

Teen dies in one-car crash in Williston

UPDATED with details from police Friday afternoon. A 16-year-old Williston boy died at UVM Medical Center from injuries in a one-car crash Thursday in Williston, according to the Williston Police Department. Solomon Jenkins, age 16, of Williston was trapped in a vehicle after a crash on River Cove Road in Williston just before 2 p.m.… Read More »

Hinesburg, Charlotte crews combine safety and fun at weekend events

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Fire, rescue and police departments in Hinesburg and Charlotte are busy preparing for upcoming public safety community events this weekend and next where local residents can meet first responders, check out equipment, get some safety tips and enjoy refreshments. The free events are especially kid-friendly too. This weekend is Hinesburg’s Public Safety… Read More »

Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Vermont made political history Tuesday by choosing Christine Hallquist as the Democratic nominee for governor. She now looks to unseat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November. Hallquist, a Hyde Park resident and former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, is the first transgender candidate in the nation to win a major party nomination… Read More »

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