Whitcomb promoted to commander

Whitcomb promoted to commander

Vermont State Police Director Col. Matthew T. Birmingham has announced that Capt. James Whitcomb has been promoted to major/Field Force Division Commander at headquarters. He assumed sole command of the division effective Monday, April 29.  Whitcomb, who had been Staff Operations Commander has served for more than 20 years in all three of the Vermont… Read More »

Hinesburg Police Log

April 14 1:15 a.m. An officer was called out for a 911 hang-up with no answer on Patricias Place. The officer was unable to get a response but the residence was secure. Upon returning later, the resident was contacted and there was nothing wrong. April 15 11:50 a.m. An officer responded to North Road to… Read More »

Superior Court judges, including Hoar, retained

ELLIE FRENCH VT Digger All eight Superior Court judges — and one magistrate — up for judicial review this year will retain their positions on the bench for another six-year term. Among that group is Judge Samuel Hoar, who faced scrutiny during the retention process after two female attorneys accused him of sexist, aggressive and condescending behavior… Read More »

High profile sex offender released after 30 years: Gregory J. Gabert considered high-risk to re-offend, according to Vermont Corrections Department

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent One of the most dangerous sex offenders in Vermont history will be released from prison on Monday after spending more than 30 years behind bars for his crimes, officials said. Gregory J. Gabert, 50, planned to reside in South Burlington, according to the Chittenden Unit for Special Investiga-tions, but Gabert is reportedly… Read More »

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 »