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 »

Police investigating death of fisherman at Lake Iroquois

The state medical examiner’s office has ruled that the death of an Essex fisherman at Lake Iroquois last week was accidental. Kyle E. Ebbett, age 45, was fishing at Lake Iroquois Oct. 15 and was reported missing when he did not return home as expected, according to local police. First responders from Williston, Hinesburg, Charlotte… Read More »

Police seek car that sheared pole in Huntington, kept driving

Vermont state police are looking for the public’s help in tracking down the driver of a car that struck a utility pole Saturday night in Huntington and kept driving. According to a news release Sunday from state police in Williston, the accident happened just before 11 p.m. Saturday at 5175 Main Road in Huntington near… Read More »

Tractor-trailer carrying sludge overturns in Monkton

No one was injured when a tractor-trailer carrying sludge overturned on Tyler Bridge Road in Monkton last Thursday, according to Vermont State Police. The road was closed for several hours after the crash for cleanup of composted sludge spilled from the truck, officials said. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. when the tractor-trailer was traveling… Read More »

Coin dealer denies felony lewd conduct charge

Coin dealer denies felony lewd conduct charge

By MIKE DONOGHUE A well-known Chittenden County coin and jewelry businessman, who faces criminal charges of failing to keep proper anti-theft records for precious metals received at his store, now faces an unrelated felony count of sexual abuse of an elderly woman. Stephen J. Edwards, 70, has pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to… Read More »

Police, fire crews rescue dog stuck in rocks

STAFF REPORT Police and rescue crews were called into action last week when a dog wandered off into the woods near Cheesefactory Lane in Shelburne and  became stuck between two rocks. Shelburne Police arrived first on the scene late last Thursday morning and found that the dog – a hound named Baby Girl – had… Read More »

All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

Fire departments from Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg and South Burlington responded to a call for smoke from a blown transformer at Shelburne Museum’s Webb Gallery on Friday. A museum maintenance worker caught the smoke coming from the boiler room, and the departments responded quickly. There was no damage to the gallery, according to a museum spokeswoman.