Shelburne Farms workers fall ill after ingesting marijuana-laced candy

Two employees of Shelburne Farms were treated at a Burlington hospital after they unsuspectedly ate marijuana-laced chocolates left behind by guests, Shelburne Police said Wednesday. Police and rescue responded to the Inn at Shelburne Farms about 10:22 a.m. for a complaint that an employee had become ill and was lying in the parking lot, Officer Josh Flore said. … Read More »

Shelburne fetes Warden in award, retirement sendoff

Shelburne fetes Warden in award, retirement sendoff

It was both a celebration and send-off Saturday afternoon for longtime Shelburne Police Chief James Warden who, along with about 200 well-wishers, marked his retirement and his selection as the winner of the 2018 Colleen Haag Public Service Award. There were plenty of laughs, a few tears, and lots of stories shared. The crowd included a… Read More »

Woman charged in Shelburne ricin case agrees to plea deal

BURLINGTON – A Shelburne woman who authorities said possessed the poison ricin at the Wake Robin retirement community has settled on a plea agreement that could net her a nine-month prison sentence. Betty Miller, 70, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Burlington on Friday afternoon to a felony charge of knowingly possessing ricin last October and November. It caused a major scare… Read More »

UPDATE: EMT, cop, selectboard member denies prostitution and obstruction

A longtime rescue squad member and part-time police officer busted in Shelburne by police on charges of soliciting a male prostitute and obstruction of justice denied the criminal counts on Thursday. A lawyer for Lynn Doney, 57, entered not guilty pleas to the two charges during a brief arraignment in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.… Read More »