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 »

Woman in ricin case accepts plea agreement

A Shelburne woman who authorities said possessed the poison ricin at the Wake Robin retirement community has settled on a plea agreement that could net her a nine-month prison sentence. Betty Miller, 70, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Burlington last Friday afternoon to a felony charge of knowingly possessing ricin last October and November. The incident caused a major scare at… Read More »

EMT, cop, denies prostitution and obstruction charges

EMT, cop, denies prostitution and obstruction charges

A longtime rescue squad member and part-time police officer busted in Shelburne by police on charges of soliciting a male prostitute and obstruction of justice denied the criminal counts in court last week. A lawyer for Northfield resident Lynn Doney, 57, entered not guilty pleas to the two charges during a brief arraignment in Vermont… Read More »

Officer, EMT faces charge of soliciting prostitution

A veteran rescue squad member and part-time police officer in central Vermont is facing charges of soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice in Shelburne, officials said Monday. Lynn Doney, 57, who also is a Northfield Selectboard member, is due in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington for arraignment today on the two criminal charges, Shelburne police said. Shelburne police… Read More »

Shelburne, state police may lose dispatchers

The E911 emergency call centers operated by the town of Shelburne and Vermont State Police in Williston may lose funding for two dispatchers each if the proposed new Chittenden County Regional Dispatch Center begins operation. Emergency calls dispatched to Charlotte and Hinesburg’s first responders – police, fire and rescue – are served by the Shelburne… Read More »