Local resources for suicide prevention

In the past few months, Chittenden County’s Howard Center has been working with local municipalities to put more mental health resources within easy reach of the people who need them most. The new Community Outreach Program involves South Burlington, Colchester, Williston, Winooski, Essex and Shelburne. It pairs social workers with police officers to help de-escalate… Read More »

Digging out to move ahead

Digging out to move ahead

Gas tanks at the site of the former Steve’s Citgo on the corner of Route 7 and Ferry Road in Charlotte were removed on Monday. The property has been for sale for years, and the Spear family has faced several obstacles in their attempts to sell it. A plan last winter to build a gas… Read More »

Schools mull hiring resource officer

In the past few months, school safety has dominated national news following the February high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman shot and killed 14 students and three staff members. Since then, more school shootings have happened including ones in Maryland, Texas and Indiana. The question of school safety has dominated the discussions… Read More »

Vehicle belonging to murder suspect found in Albany, N.Y.

South Burlington Police announced last week that a Nissan Pathfinder registered to the suspect in a recent local shooting death was found in Albany, N.Y. Police are still investigating the May 3 murder of Anako “Anette” Lumumba, age 33, of South Burlington. The main suspect, Leroy Headley, 36, remains at large. Albany police notified South… Read More »

Hinesburg salutes veterans, responders

Hinesburg salutes veterans, responders

Approximately 180 people turned out on Monday for the Hinesburg Memorial Day prayer service at the veterans’ monument. Chief Al Barber (left) of the Hinesburg Fire Department and Chief Frank Koss (right) of the Hinesburg Police Department placed memorial bouquets during the ceremony. Local residents gathered to pay tribute to veterans, the police and fire departments,… Read More »