Burglary spree targets child care centers, restaurants in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne Police are investigating a burglary spree on Shelburne Road over the past few weeks. Police believe multiple people are targeting child care centers and restaurants for cash. “They are primarily looking for cash,” Cpl. Jon Marcoux said. “We don’t normally consider these to be high cash targets… This is odd.” Two… Read More »

Hannaford project denied in Hinesburg

The Hinesburg Development Review Board has denied the Hannaford Brothers Co. grocery store project in a 4-3 vote. The board has been reviewing the project for months, analyzing a lengthy list of evidence brought forward from Hannaford and other interested parties. Four board members – Sarah Murphy, Ted Bloomhardt, Greg Waples and Jon Slason –… Read More »

Wildlife biologist honored with environmental award

Wildlife biologist honored with environmental award

By Lisa Scagliotti Longtime Vermont Fish and Wildlife Biologist Steve Parren of Hinesburg sees tangible results of his dedicated work on behalf of Vermont endangered wildlife often, and last week he received another significant accolade acknowledging his efforts. At a presentation ceremony Oct. 4 at Sand Bar Wildlife Management Area in Milton, Parren was honored… 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 »

Shelburne to provide school resource officer: Champlain Valley School District finalizing contract with police

By MADELINE HUGHES The Champlain Valley School District board gave its approval Tuesday night for school administrators to contract with the Shelburne Police Department to hire a school resource officer for the district. The three-year contract will cost the district about $85,000 a year. During the summer, school administrators talked with officials from Hinesburg, Shelburne,… Read More »

Fatal crash involves teenagers

By MADELINE HUGHES and LISA SCAGLIOTTI A car crash in Williston last week took the life of a 16-year-old Montpelier boy and involved a teenage driver who is a student at Champlain Valley Union High School. Solomon Jenkins, 16, was trapped in a vehicle that crashed on River Cove Road in Williston just before 2… 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 »