Hinesburg Town Forest Committee hosts public walk to showcase LaPlatte restoration projects

The Hinesburg Town Forest Committee and Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper will host a public walk Saturday, Sept. 28, at the LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest. It is a 301-acre conserved municipal forest owned by the Town of Hinesburg since 2007. The purpose of this walk is to seek input on the upcoming management plan for… Read More »

Stepson pleads not guilty to gun charge: Judge orders Kory Lee George held, new search warrant issued in Auclair homicide

Stepson pleads not guilty to gun charge: Judge orders Kory Lee George held, new search warrant issued in Auclair homicide

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent The stepson of a man intentionally gunned down in a remote section of Hinesburg nine weeks ago will remain behind bars while awaiting trial in federal court for illegal possession of firearms charges – including the gun used in the homicide. Kory Lee George, 31, of Monkton, a five-time convicted felon, pleaded… Read More »

Feelings, memories shared in wake of David Auclair killing: Stepson, longtime friend say Auclair was well-liked in community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer He is a stepson of Hinesburg shooting victim David Auclair. She is one of Auclair’s longest and closest friends. Both evoked the game of chess to explain their thoughts on the recent arrest of another of Auclair’s stepsons, Kory Lee George. George, 31, was charged on Sept. 4 with possession of… Read More »

UPDATE: Prosecutor — Hinesburg killing “carefully planned and executed”: Kory Lee George arraigned on federal gun charges, possession of murder weapon

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent Investigators have their first break in the fatal shooting of David Auclair, 45, of Williston eight weeks ago in Hinesburg with the arrest of his stepson on federal gun charges. Kory Lee George, 31, of Monkton, a five-time convicted felon, was charged Wednesday with illegal possession of a stolen 9-mm Beretta by a… Read More »

Stemming the tide: Fighting invasive plants in Hinesburg’s LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest

Stemming the tide: Fighting invasive plants in Hinesburg’s LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer You might say that Will Dunkley is a personal trainer for forests because he enjoys helping forests get healthy and in shape. At least that’s what he’s working toward in Hinesburg’s LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest, where he is treating invasive plant species. Dunkley’s Trout Lily Forestry Services was awarded a $7,000… Read More »

Neighbor fearful in shooting aftermath

Neighbor fearful in shooting aftermath

STAFF REPORT Neighbors are rattled and one resident has put the Hinesburg Selectboard on notice following a homicide last week. Police have not shared any new information one week after a man was shot to death in a trailhead parking lot in Hinesburg, but the shooting has prompted one resident to call for increased monitoring… Read More »