Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Vermont made political history Tuesday by choosing Christine Hallquist as the Democratic nominee for governor. She now looks to unseat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November. Hallquist, a Hyde Park resident and former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, is the first transgender candidate in the nation to win a major party nomination… Read More »

LaPlatte River Marsh receives greatest protection status

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh has received the highest level of state wetlands protection, ensuring that the critical 270-acre wetland remains preserved from development. The environmental advocacy group, Vermont Natural Resources Council, filed a petition in March to have the LaPlatte River Marsh designated a Class I wetland. Jon Groveman, the organization’s policy… Read More »

Shelburne Cadet Ouimet Vermont’s Youth Firefighter of the year

Shelburne Cadet Ouimet Vermont’s Youth Firefighter of the year

Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department member Lauryn Ouimet was honored last weekend with the Vermont Youth Firefighter annual award from the Vermont State Firefighter’s Association at its yearly banquet. The award recognizes a firefighter under the age of 18 who shows outstanding commitment to the fire service and the community. The Shelburne Fire Department nominated her and… Read More »

Shelburne Police arrest man after threats to state workers

By Lisa Scagliotti, Shelburne News and Alan J. Keyes, VTDigger.org Shelburne Police have arrested a man wanted after making threats to state employees in Williston and Burlington, prompting heightened security at state offices in those locations Thursday. Police arrested Malachi Buswell, 34, around 11 a.m., according to Officer Bob Lake. Lake said Buswell was previously… Read More »

Guster, VSO to rock Shelburne Museum

Guster, VSO to rock Shelburne Museum

Concert-goers to Shelburne Museum are in for a treat this Saturday when the Vermont Symphony Orchestra takes the stage behind indie rock band Guster. Unlike much of the symphony’s summer schedule, the program is rock ’n’ roll. For the four-man band Guster, this gig promises the biggest and grandest sound of the monthlong tour that… Read More »

Police divers find body of lost kayaker

By Lisa Scagliotti and Madeline Hughes Vermont State Police divers using sonar discovered the body Wednesday of a New Jersey man who was missing since July 2 when his kayak capsized on Lake Champlain. The Vermont chief medical examiner’s office completed an autopsy today and identified the remains as those of Eric Plett of Weehawken,… Read More »

Hinesburg man dies when car hits tree on 116

An early morning car crash Wednesday on Vermont 116 that killed a 23-year-old Hinesburg man. Christian Maglaris was dead at the scene when emergency responders arrived after being called at 3:14 a.m., Shelburne Police said. Also responding were Shelburne Fire and Rescue, Hinesburg Fire and First Response and Williston Police. The single-vehicle crash happened on… Read More »