Second Shelburne pedestrian hit by car

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter The second car versus pedestrian accident on Shelburne Road in just over two weeks occurred Sunday night. At 7:35 p.m., Shelburne police, fire and rescue responded to a report of a man hit by a car going southbound on Shelburne Road near Harbor Place. Police said Joseph Ask, 50, of… Read More »

State adding ‘X’ gender option for driver’s licenses

By ELLIE FRENCH VT Digger James-Beth Merritt has had nonbinary gender experiences for as long as they — Merritt’s preferred pronoun — can remember, since they were about 7. About 10 years ago, they figured out what those experiences meant, and a few years after that, they decided on a label: bi-gender. At the age… Read More »

Free CPR clinic in Hinesburg

The Hinesburg Fire Department is challenging the community to learn CPR to be prepared in a life-threatening emergency and on Feb. 2, the department will hold a drop-in CPR clinic all day. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. hourly, volunteers will conduct free training sessions at the fire station on Vermont 116. The event is… Read More »

Mullin: Charlotte Fire and Rescue assists Shelburne Fire at mutual aid barn fire

Mullin: Charlotte Fire and Rescue assists Shelburne Fire at mutual aid barn fire

By ROB MUILLIN Editor’s note: Firefighters from multiple area departments worked together last week on Harbor Road in Shelburne to extinguish a large barn fire with some exceptional challenges. Charlotte Deputy Fire Chief Rob Mullin put together this detailed firsthand account.  On the afternoon of Jan. 8, 2019 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Charlotte Fire and… Read More »

Dangerous driving

Dangerous driving

Sunday’s slick roads contributed to multiple slide-offs in the region including this one on Vermont 116 in Shelburne. The driver lost control on the snow-covered road and struck a tree. A Hinesburg EMS crew was first on scene, according to fire officials. Shelburne Rescue transported the driver to UVM Medical Center. Traffic was limited to… Read More »

Police charge Charlotte man with DUI

Vermont State Police charged a Charlotte man with DUI after a traffic stop on U.S. Route 7 in Ferrisburgh early Sunday. According to police, troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Grant Manning, 41, just after midnight Sunday. After conducting field sobriety tests, police took Manning to the New Haven barracks where he was charged with… Read More »

Vergennes man charged with speeding on U.S. 7 in Charlotte

Vermont State Police stopped a Vergennes driver on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte Sunday afternoon, charging him with excessive speed. Trooper Bradley Miller in a press release said police stopped 24-year-old Mathew Montgomery just after 2 p.m. near Nursery Lane. Montgomery was clocked at 89 mph in a 50 mph zone, police said. Montgomery was taken… Read More »

Crime victims invited to comment on experiences

The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is hosting a series of listening forums around Vermont this fall to give victims and survivors of crime – including business owners and family members – a chance to speak out about their experiences in the criminal justice system. The organization would like to hear about both positive… Read More »

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