Police take seatbelt safety message to the big screen

Shelburne Police Lt. Allen Fortin said a 15-second public service announcement about the importance of fastening your seat belt will be running at the Essex Cinemas for six months. The Safe Highway Alcohol Reduction Program and the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced the new educational program during a news conference at the Essex movie… Read More »

Vermont Department of Taxes responds to federal tax reform

The Vermont Department of Taxes is assessing the impacts of federal tax reform passed recently in Washington, D.C. and it plans a forum on Jan. 2 in Montpelier on the issue. Coordinating closely with other departments and agencies, the department is focused on determining how aspects of the proposed bill will impact Vermonters, and what… Read More »

Winter manure spreading ban is on

Winter manure spreading ban is on

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets reminds all state farm operations that the annual winter manure-spreading ban is underway. No manure or other agricultural wastes including compost and spoiled feed may be spread on farm fields in Vermont through April 1. Farmers must either have a storage structure capable of holding all manure,… Read More »

Nephew charged in Charlotte coin and gun theft

Nicholas L. Bushnell, 25, of Ferrisburgh, is facing charges of petty larceny after a series of thefts from his uncle’s home on Lake Road in Charlotte, Vermont State Police said. Troopers began an investigation Oct. 16 into a burglary complaint at the home of Thomas Larson, 70, in Charlotte, Cpl. Andrew Leise said. The investigation revealed coins and… Read More »

Charlotte Fire and Rescue Log

Dec. 9: 3:37 p.m. Charlotte Rescue assisted Shelburne Rescue at a medical call on Aspen Circle and took a patient to the hospital. 5:35 p.m. Charlotte Rescue Paramedic assisted Richmond Rescue at a medical call on Christmas Hill Road in Richmond; Richmond Rescue took a patient to the hospital. Dec. 11: 7:02 a.m. Charlotte Fire,… Read More »

Family Formal at CVU is a fun way to help Make-a-Wish

Champlain Valley Union High School’s business ethics class is hosting its 10th annual Family Formal, a friendly and fun dance that brings families together, on Sunday Jan. 14. With a DJ, a photo booth, and dinner included, this is a good way families with young children can enjoy a night out together and raise money… Read More »

Hinesburg Safety Log

Dec.10: 11 a.m.  Police received a call from someone saying they slid off of Silver Street during the storm the previous night. 7:36 p.m. Police received a call from a man reporting a vehicle was following his daughter’s car.  The person following was contacted and stated that she was following the car while on 911… Read More »