Arrests made in ferry robbery

Arrests made  in ferry robbery

Two suspects were arrested Dec. 1 in connection with an armed robbery back in November 2016 at the Charlotte ferry dock. Richard West, 22, and Tiera Herron, 21, both of South Burlington, have been charged with assault and robbery. Police say a third suspect is still being sought. The assault and robbery happened Nov. 11,… 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 »

FBI investigating discovery of ricin at Wake Robin in Shelburne

By Lisa Scagliotti and Chea Waters Evans State and federal authorities Wednesday were investigating an incident involving possible exposure to the toxic poison ricin at the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne. First responders were called to the center Tuesday morning to investigate a report of possible exposure to a toxic substance. According to a… 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 »

Preliminary storm-damage assessment begins

State officials have begun their work to assess storm damage from last week’s high winds and rain in order to determine whether the state qualifies for federal assistance and a disaster declaration. Vermont Emergency Management, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other partners were to begin that evaluation Wednesday. Vermont… Read More »

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