Police recover body of missing man in Charlotte

By Madeline Hughes A Connecticut man drowned in Lake Champlain at a Charlotte marina last week. Vermont State Police last Thursday found the body later identified as George Ruhe, 67, of Wethersfield, Conn., and Brattleboro. The Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday confirmed Ruhe’s identity and ruled the cause of his death an accidental… Read More »

Ann Janda resigns from Shelburne administration

Ann Janda resigns from Shelburne administration

Shelburne has another town-government management position to fill as the town Director of Administration Ann Janda has resigned with her last day on staff being Friday. Janda resigned Oct. 12 saying that she plans to pursue a new career as an independent project manager working with municipalities, nonprofits, regional planners and the state. In her… Read More »

Burglary spree targets child care centers, restaurants in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne Police are investigating a burglary spree on Shelburne Road over the past few weeks. Police believe multiple people are targeting child care centers and restaurants for cash. “They are primarily looking for cash,” Cpl. Jon Marcoux said. “We don’t normally consider these to be high cash targets… This is odd.” Two… Read More »

Scarecrows honor beloved neighbor

Scarecrows honor beloved neighbor

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne’s Falls Road has lost its matriarch, but her neighbors hope to keep her spirit and memory – particularly at this time of year – alive for many years to come. Neighbors are remembering Maedean L. Birmingham for her whimsical fall lawn decorations and her expansive kind heart. Birmingham, 91, died Oct. 10… Read More »

Portion of Falls Road closing for detour soon

By MADELINE HUGHES A portion of Falls Road will soon be closed for continued sewer upgrade work with a detour along Bacon Drive through late November, town officials said this week. Local residents and workers will be allowed access to their homes and businesses in the affected area, but there will be no through traffic… Read More »

School board hears about aliens, vaping, more

By MADELINE HUGHES Do aliens exist? That’s the question at the heart of middle school humanities and science this fall, taught by special educators Ashley Sutton and Matt Glass at Williston Central School. The teachers have noticed a difference in student behavior and learning in the classroom. The curriculum has “really shifted student engagement,” Sutton… Read More »

A light of hope: CVU mourns loss of team player

A light of hope: CVU mourns loss of team player

By MADELINE HUGHES Last Wednesday night, the baseball field at Champlain Valley Union High School was lit up by candlelight and filled with several hundred people. The occasion wasn’t a game but instead a rare school community gathering to mourn the loss of a 17-year-old student who died two days before, on Oct. 8. The… Read More »