Charlotte author’s book of poems tells horse stories of her youth

Charlotte author’s book of poems tells horse stories of her youth

Adorned with artwork from Stowe painter Douglas Scribner, the slim-bound volume of Charlotte author Kathleen McKinley Harris’ equestrian poetry is making its way to independent bookstores in the community. Flying Pig and Hopkins bookstores in Shelburne are first, but the soft-spoken former school teacher beams at the challenge of getting her work into the hands… Read More »

UPDATED: Wake Robin resident held on federal poison charge; Facility limits public comments

By Mike Donoghue and Lisa Scagliotti A 70-year-old Wake Robin resident made her first appearance in federal court Friday after her arrest for making the deadly poison ricin at her home and attempting to give it to her neighbors at the upscale retirement center in Shelburne. Betty Miller is charged with possession of an unregistered… Read More »

Snowmobile club seeks new members (and snow)

Snowmobile club seeks new members (and snow)

The snow guns are going full tilt on Vermont’s ski hills and snowplows have already been working the interstates, but in Shelburne and Charlotte, there’s a handful of snow enthusiasts especially eager to see the landscape covered in white without the threat of an afternoon melt. Next Tuesday, the Shelburne Charlotte Association of Snow Travelers… Read More »

Police on trail of door-to-door burglar

South Burlington Police are looking for help identifying an ax-wielding suspect in a recent chain of break-ins at businesses along Shelburne Road. According to Det. Sean Pope, police were called to check out a burglar alarm at Pauline’s Café at 1834 Shelburne Road at 4:32 a.m. on Nov. 10. Police discovered broken windows where someone… Read More »

Hannaford store in limbo after court ruling

Plans to build a Hannaford’s grocery store in Hinesburg remain unclear despite a recent ruling in the case by the Vermont Supreme Court. Opponents hailed the decision that, in part, rejected a town zoning permit for the project. But the high court’s action also affirmed part of the case, and directed the lower state Environmental… Read More »

Fire destroys Hinesburg barn, kills several piglets

Fire destroys Hinesburg barn, kills several piglets

Last Wednesday morning, fire destroyed a large tool shed and storage barn and killed several piglets on the Charlotte-Hinesburg Road. Firefighters and emergency services from four communities responded to the blaze at 6:05 a.m., according to the Hinesburg Fire Department. The structure was located at 2594 Charlotte Rd. While en route, Hinesburg units were updated… Read More »

Family questions suicide ruling

Family questions suicide ruling

The investigation into the shooting death of a 24-year-old St. George woman is officially closed, but her family members say they will pick up where police detectives left off. They plan an inquiry of their own to seek answers to questions they believe are unresolved. Pamela Price, 24, died July 4 at her home in St. George… Read More »

Secretary Moore, Chittenden Senators to hold forum on water issues Tuesday in Shelburne

Chittenden County’s six-member delegation to the Vermont Senate visits Shelburne Tuesday at a special public forum to discuss water quality and water issues facing the region and Vermont. Sen. Chris Pearson, P/D, said the group plans several meetings this fall around the county to meet with constituents on a variety of issues. Joining the conversation… Read More »

On deck for their Oath of Allegiance

On deck for their Oath of Allegiance

Hailing from 15 nations, they boarded the Ticonderoga Monday under blazing late-summer sunshine for a solemn but festive ceremony with about 100 friends, family and onlookers. They left an hour later as newly minted United States citizens. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III presided over the 20th naturalization ceremony held aboard Shelburne Museum’s iconic… Read More »

Maplefields proposed for busy U.S. 7 intersection

The Charlotte Planning Commission tonight will begin its review of plans for a Maplefields convenience store and gas station proposed for the southeast corner of the busy U.S. 7 intersection with Ferry Road and Church Hill Road. The application by R. L. Vallee, Inc., of St. Albans, would create the company’s 48th store with locations… Read More »