Stormin’ back

Stormin’ back

Usually a walk-off win is the highlight of a high school baseball game. But on Thursday, Champlain Valley Union High School’s victory was just the cherry on top of an already great day. CVU sophomore Storm Rushford, who has battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the last 10 months, returned to the mound for the Redhawks… Read More »

Selectboard gives summer events a thumb’s up

Charlotte’s beachfront summers are a treasure for the town and the Selectboard has approved multiple summer events already on the calendar. • This year the Charlotte Recreation Beach party is scheduled for July 14 at the town beach. • The Green Mountain Bicycle Club Time Trial Series on south Greenbush Road is set for June… Read More »

Woman in ricin case accepts plea agreement

A Shelburne woman who authorities said possessed the poison ricin at the Wake Robin retirement community has settled on a plea agreement that could net her a nine-month prison sentence. Betty Miller, 70, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Burlington last Friday afternoon to a felony charge of knowingly possessing ricin last October and November. The incident caused a major scare at… Read More »

EMT, cop, denies prostitution and obstruction charges

EMT, cop, denies prostitution and obstruction charges

A longtime rescue squad member and part-time police officer busted in Shelburne by police on charges of soliciting a male prostitute and obstruction of justice denied the criminal counts in court last week. A lawyer for Northfield resident Lynn Doney, 57, entered not guilty pleas to the two charges during a brief arraignment in Vermont… Read More »

As merger dust settles, school district rearranges staffing to meet needs

The Champlain Valley School Board gave the district’s administrators a challenge when they were putting together the 2018-19 budget: Stick to a 2.3 percent increase. That really meant just a 1.2 percent increase after bonds for Shelburne and Williston schools were factored in. It was a puzzle; each school needed more resources in various areas.… Read More »

David Zuckerman: A life of politics and produce

David Zuckerman: A life of politics and produce

Editor’s note: Contributor Phyl Newbeck meets and writes about the people who call Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg home. This is her 300th Notable Neighbor feature for The Citizen and the Shelburne News. It was his childhood summers in rural western Virginia that instilled a love of farming and the outdoors in David Zuckerman, and those… Read More »

Shelburne cleans up after wild windstor

Last Friday’s intense storm caused havoc for evening commuters as rain, hail and high winds ripped through Shelburne, causing zero-visibility driving conditions. The National Weather Service in Burlington reported high winds in Shelburne between 50 and 60 mph. Though, it’s been tricky to tell how fast the winds were exactly in Shelburne because there is… Read More »

Charlotte, Hinesburg volunteers keep Green Up traditions alive

Charlotte, Hinesburg volunteers keep Green Up traditions alive

On Saturday Vermonters fanned out across the state with heavy-duty bright green trash bags, cleaning up trash along roadsides and sprucing up their communities. In Hinesburg, volunteers said they saw patterns to the trash litterbugs tend to toss. Coffee cups, beer cans and Gatorade bottles were the most picked-up items in Hinesburg. Volunteers talked about… Read More »