Federal judge gives Berino another chance for recovery

By MIKE DONOGHUE A federal judge is giving one more chance to a former Hinesburg resident arrested multiple times for building illegal methamphetamine labs and testing positive for drugs. Jacob A. Berino, 25, now of South Burlington, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss on Friday and admitted violating the terms of his supervised… Read More »

Burlington man charged in Charlotte assault

Burlington man charged in Charlotte assault

By MIKE DONOGHUE A Burlington man pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court this week to two counts each of unlawful restraint and of simple assault on two women while visiting them at a Charlotte residence known by police as a drug trafficking site. Dajuan A. Williams, 24, of 47 Willow St. was arrested after… Read More »

Woman in ricin case gets probation, fine

By MIKE DONOGHUE A former Wake Robin resident charged with possessing the poison ricin at the Shelburne retirement community last fall was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Burlington last Thursday to five years on federal probation. Betty Miller, who tested the ricin on her Wake Robin neighbors, pleaded guilty in May to a felony… Read More »

Hot wheels

Hot wheels

Mark Tarnacki of Burlington inspects a mint-condition 1956 Ford tractor owned by Leo Fortin of Hinesburg during the Champlain Valley Fair, which ended Sunday.

Coin dealer denies felony lewd conduct charge

Coin dealer denies felony lewd conduct charge

By MIKE DONOGHUE A well-known Chittenden County coin and jewelry businessman, who faces criminal charges of failing to keep proper anti-theft records for precious metals received at his store, now faces an unrelated felony count of sexual abuse of an elderly woman. Stephen J. Edwards, 70, has pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to… Read More »

Hinesburg man back in jail on new drug charges

By MIKE DONOGHUE A former Hinesburg resident, arrested multiple times due to his attraction to clandestine methamphetamine labs, is back behind bars on new federal charges. Jacob A. Berino, 25, now of South Burlington, completed a two-and-a-half-year federal prison sentence this month and was free for one week when he resumed using drugs, according to… Read More »

Burlington spills again into Lake Champlain

The City of Burlington, the state’s largest polluter of Vermont waterways, says it dumped another unpermitted 3 million gallons of waste into Lake Champlain last week. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources said Wednesday the spill has sparked a second investigation into the city of Burlington for its improper dumping. The dumping by Burlington was within a… Read More »

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