Police divers find body of lost kayaker

By Lisa Scagliotti and Madeline Hughes Vermont State Police divers using sonar discovered the body Wednesday of a New Jersey man who was missing since July 2 when his kayak capsized on Lake Champlain. The Vermont chief medical examiner’s office completed an autopsy today and identified the remains as those of Eric Plett of Weehawken,… Read More »

Hinesburg man dies when car hits tree on 116

An early morning car crash Wednesday on Vermont 116 that killed a 23-year-old Hinesburg man. Christian Maglaris was dead at the scene when emergency responders arrived after being called at 3:14 a.m., Shelburne Police said. Also responding were Shelburne Fire and Rescue, Hinesburg Fire and First Response and Williston Police. The single-vehicle crash happened on… Read More »

Kayaker still missing off Shelburne Point

Kayaker still missing off Shelburne Point

A New Jersey man is still missing after officials say his kayak overturned in Lake Champlain Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard, Vermont State Police, and Shelburne and Charlotte rescue crews worked around the clock Monday evening into Tuesday after someone reported seeing a man holding onto his overturned kayak. Officials believe that Eric Plett, 41,… Read More »

Four do’s and don’ts for fireworks

See list of fireworks, July 4 events, page 12 Professionals and amateurs alike are going to be igniting fireworks in the coming week. Here are a few tips: There are two types of fireworks – consumer and commercial. Fireworks for sale in stores such as Roman candles, skyrockets and sparklers are classified as consumer fireworks.… Read More »

Hinesburg man dies in Route 116 crash Wednesday

STAFF REPORT Shelburne Police are investigating an early morning car crash Wednesday on Vermont 116 that killed a 23-year-old Hinesburg man. Christian Maglaris was dead at the scene when emergency responders arrived after being called at 3:14 a.m., Shelburne Police said. Also responding were Shelburne Fire and Rescue, Hinesburg Fire and First Response and Williston… 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 »

Demolition underway at Hinesburg property

Demolition underway at Hinesburg property

Hinesburg-based Clark Excavating began court-ordered demolition of 477 Gilman Road last week and continued working at the site into this week. The demolition comes years after neighbors began complaining to the town of vermin running loose – particularly rats –  and trash, vehicles and other items piling up on the property. Four abandoned vehicles, a… Read More »