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 »

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 »

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