Police take seatbelt safety message to the big screen

Shelburne Police Lt. Allen Fortin said a 15-second public service announcement about the importance of fastening your seat belt will be running at the Essex Cinemas for six months. The Safe Highway Alcohol Reduction Program and the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced the new educational program during a news conference at the Essex movie… Read More »

Williston state police barracks gets new station commander

Williston state police barracks gets new station commander

A Vermont State Police trooper with more than 15 years’ experience has been named the new station commander for the barracks in Williston. Sgt. Robert J. Lucas also received a promotion to lieutenant, according to Col. Matthew Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police. As station commander in Williston, Lucas is responsible for the uniformed… Read More »

Wake Robin resident indicted

A 70-year-old Wake Robin resident is due for arraignment in U.S. District Court on Friday on a felony charge that she possessed the poison ricin at the upscale retirement community in Shelburne. Betty Miller was named in a one-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury last Thursday, according to federal court records. The indictment… Read More »

UVM salutes first responders at center court

UVM salutes first responders at center court

As fall sports came to a close with championship games on Saturday, Champlain Valley Union High School basketball took to the court at UVM, proving that the winter sports season is right around the corner. CVU was front and center at the annual Vermont Basketball Coaches Association clinic over the weekend.  University of Vermont basketball… Read More »

Sen. Ingram charged with DUI after crash

Sen. Ingram charged with DUI after crash

State Sen. Deborah Ingram, D-Chittenden, says she is admitting fault for driving drunk and crashing her car in Williston last Thursday. “I accept full responsibility for the consequences of my actions,” Ingram said in a prepared statement issued through her attorney on Friday, the day after her arrest. Veteran defense lawyer Edward “Ted” Kenney said “it… Read More »

Railway asks federal court to block new ordinance

Vermont Railway Inc. is asking a federal judge in Burlington to block the Shelburne town government from enforcing a new ordinance approved last month for regulating storage, handling and distribution of hazardous substances. “The town hurriedly passed two new municipal ordinances” on Aug. 8 and now wants to effectively prohibit the railroad from storing road… Read More »