Man found, arrested in Shelburne after officials say he threatened state workers

By Lisa Scagliotti, Shelburne News and Alan J. Keyes, Shelburne Police have arrested a man wanted after making threats to state employees in Williston and Burlington, prompting heightened security at state offices in those locations today. Police arrested Malachi Buswell, 34, around 11 a.m., according to Officer Bob Lake. Lake said Buswell was previously… 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 »

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 »

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