Shelburne Cadet Ouimet Vermont’s Youth Firefighter of the Year

Shelburne Cadet Ouimet Vermont’s Youth Firefighter of the Year

Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department member Lauryn Ouimet was honored last weekend with the annual Captain Charles Taylor Youth Firefighter of the Year award from the Vermont State Firefighter’s Association at its yearly banquet. The award recognizes a firefighter under the age of 18 who shows outstanding commitment to the fire service and the community. The Shelburne… Read More »

Guster rocks Shelburne with VSO

Guster rocks Shelburne with VSO

Concert-goers to Shelburne Museum are in for a treat this Saturday when the Vermont Symphony Orchestra takes the stage behind indie rock band Guster. Unlike much of the symphony’s summer schedule, the program is rock ’n’ roll. For the four-man band Guster, this gig promises the biggest and grandest sound of the monthlong tour that… Read More »

Sex offender released into Burlington

Sex offender released into Burlington

The Vermont Department of Corrections announced that it on Wednesday was to release into the Burlington area a sex offender who has served a prison term for stalking a minor girl in 2014. Ryan Donald Aldrich, 46, will living at a Burlington motel, according to Department of Corrections personnel. The stalking offense was not his… Read More »

Flynn Garden Tour strolls through Charlotte

Flynn Garden Tour strolls through Charlotte

Every year hundreds of people converge in one Vermont town to tour eight exceptional home gardens. Along the way, visitors use a guide written by tour organizers with the histories of the gardens, maps and every detail tour-goers may need. Participants often carry notebooks and cameras to chronicle plant varieties and settings, and record inspirations.… Read More »

Planning Commission approves horse farm subdivision

The Charlotte Planning Commission has approved a Connecticut couple’s request to subdivide 54 acres near Mt. Philo to build three homes and an equestrian therapy center. The proposal attracted attention this spring as it went through local permitting hearings where residents and other town committee members raised concerns about the impact the development might have… Read More »

UVM hospital says strike won’t disrupt most patient services

UVM hospital says strike won’t disrupt most patient services

By Mike Faher VTDigger.org University of Vermont Medical Center leaders say they have a “comprehensive plan” that will keep most hospital services unaffected if unionized nurses go on a 48-hour strike starting today. The hospital has made some concessions for a work stoppage: Administrators say they’ve postponed 68 elective surgeries that had been scheduled for today and… Read More »

When tipsters call ICE, the phone rings in Vermont

When tipsters call ICE, the phone rings in Vermont

By Elizabeth Hewitt VTDigger.org The tipster called in to report his ex-girlfriend. For years, the man had known the woman was in the country without proper documentation. But the relationship had recently ended, and he decided to alert federal immigration authorities that his ex had overstayed a visa, and now was living and working in… Read More »