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 »

Town accepts $20,000 to pursue Vt. Railway appeal

A divided Shelburne Selectboard has voted to appeal a federal judge’s decision to issue a permanent injunction blocking the town from enforcing a hurriedly passed ordnance for the storage, handling and distribution of hazardous substances. Selectboard Chairman Gary von Stange and members Dr. Colleen Parker and Jaime Heins agreed to accept an offer from the… Read More »

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