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 »

Hinesburg’s Chief Koss tapped to lead chiefs group

Hinesburg’s Chief Koss tapped to lead chiefs group

Hinesburg Community Police Chief Frank Koss has been selected by his peers to be president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police for the coming year. Koss replaces Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison, the first woman to lead the statewide association. There are plenty of important issues facing the association, which represents the interests… Read More »

Shelburne Farms workers fall ill after ingesting marijuana-laced candy

Two employees of Shelburne Farms were treated at a Burlington hospital after they unsuspectedly ate marijuana-laced chocolates left behind by guests, according to Shelburne Police. Police and rescue responded to the Inn at Shelburne Farms about 10:22 a.m. last Wednesday after a report that an employee had become ill and was lying in the parking lot, Officer… Read More »

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