Shelburne to provide school resource officer: Local police will contract with school district

By MADELINE HUGHES The Champlain Valley School District board gave its approval Tuesday night for school administrators to contract with the Shelburne Police Department to hire a school resource officer for the district. The three-year contract will cost the district about $85,000 a year. During the summer, school administrators talked with officials from Hinesburg, Shelburne,… Read More »

Teenagers involved in fatal Williston crash

By MADELINE HUGHES  and LISA SCAGLIOTTI A car crash in Williston last week took the life of a 16-year-old Montpelier boy and involved a teenage driver who is a student at Champlain Valley Union High School. Solomon Jenkins, 16, was trapped in a vehicle that crashed on River Cove Road in Williston just before 2… Read More »

Public records gadfly targets Dein emails about railroad

By MADELINE HUGHES Notorious public records requester and Vermont Republican Party Vice Chair Brady Toensing has filed a formal public records request with Shelburne Selectboard member Dr. Josh Dein related to Vermont Railway Inc. At Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, Dein announced that he had received a written request asking for all of his emails pertaining… Read More »

Woman in ricin case gets probation, fine

By MIKE DONOGHUE A former Wake Robin resident charged with possessing the poison ricin at the Shelburne retirement community last fall was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Burlington last Thursday to five years on federal probation. Betty Miller, who tested the ricin on her Wake Robin neighbors, pleaded guilty in May to a felony… Read More »

Students return, school tweaks schedule to address traffic jams

Students return, school tweaks schedule to address traffic jams

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne Community School was buzzing Tuesday as teachers put finishing touches on their classrooms ahead of Wednesday’s official start of the 2018-19 school year. Also in the halls were eighth graders wearing bright green shirts, showing they were there to welcome the sixth graders for orientation. Co-principals Steve Sivo and Alison Celmer… Read More »

Doney agrees to plea deal in Shelburne prostitution case

By MIKE DONOGHUE A longtime Central Vermont rescue member and law enforcement officer, arrested in Shelburne in May on charges of soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice, has cut a deal with Chittenden County prosecutors to avoid possible prison time and for a chance to have his criminal record wiped clean. Lynn Doney pleaded guilty… Read More »

Supreme Court finds in favor of Laberge Shooting Range

By CHEA WATERS EVANS For now, the long-running legal battle between the Laberge Shooting Range on Lime Kiln Road in Charlotte and the Firing Range Neighborhood Group — a collective of anonymous neighbors who take issue with the range’s Act 250 status — has come to an end. The Vermont Supreme Court ruled 3-2 last… Read More »

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