Haag award choice delayed

The Shelburne Selectboard has decided to postpone presentation of the Colleen T. Haag Public Service Award until after Town Meeting Day and will allow the new board to select the winner. The Selectboard was expected to go into closed-door session to pick the winner of the award, named for the legendary town clerk and treasurer… Read More »

Police chief named

Police chief named

A stop at rank of deputy chief for Shelburne Police lasted only seven months for Aaron Noble, as the 30-year law enforcement veteran assumes his new role as chief today. Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo made the announcement Wednesday. Noble told the Shelburne News he was honored by the promotion. “It is an honor to serve… Read More »

Ex-bar owner accused of pocketing charity money

A former South Burlington bar owner, who investigators said stole proceeds from break-open charity tickets at his establishment, is headed to court for embezzling $168,181, according to the the Vermont Liquor Control Department. Nicholas Bermudez, 32, of Milton, operated the former Sugarhouse Bar & Grill on Queen City Park Road near Shelburne Road. Bermudez is due… Read More »

Ethics Committee tosses complaint after review

The Shelburne Ethics Committee has agreed there was inadequate information to move forward on the latest complaint about a town official. The members voted 4-0 last Wednesday night that the written complaint filed on Jan. 11 failed to note a specific violation that the Shelburne ethics ordinance covers. The committee reviews complaints in private and only reveals… Read More »

Town appeals federal court ruling in railroad case

By MIKE DONOGHUE and LISA SCAGLIOTTI The Town of Shelburne has formally filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City, taking the two-year-old battle with Vermont Railway Inc. to the next level of legal review. The town is appealing a decision issued Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court in Burlington concerning a new local ordinance… Read More »

Police chief choice expected

By MIKE DONOGHUE An announcement about filling the post of Shelburne Police Chief is expected before the end of the month, according to Town Manager Joe Colangelo. In an interview Tuesday he explained the process has already quietly begun. A police chief screening committee met for about 90 minutes last Thursday, Colangelo said. That was… Read More »

Judge orders suspect evaluated

Judge orders suspect evaluated

A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation and competency review for a machete-wielding man who police say attacked a 73-year-old woman delivering Meals on Wheels in Shelburne. Abukar A. Ibrahim, 32, of Maple Street in Burlington pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to attempted first-degree murder, two counts of unlawful mischief and one count… Read More »

Man in Shelburne machete attack ordered held without bail

Man in Shelburne machete attack ordered held without bail

A machete-wielding man who police say attacked woman delivering Meals on Wheels in Shelburne pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of attempted first-degree murder. Abukar A. Ibrahim, 32, of Maple Street in Burlington, was ordered held without bail by Vermont Superior Court Judge David Fenster. Ibrahim also denied two counts of unlawful mischief… Read More »

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