Parker, Ouimet withdraw complaints and lawsuit, put differences behind them

Parker, Ouimet withdraw complaints and lawsuit, put differences behind them

After meeting with a mediator, Shelburne selectboard member Dr. Colleen Parker and Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet have agreed to put their differences behind them, drop their ethics complaints and a pending lawsuit, and move forward. The mediated settlement ends two complaints before the Shelburne Ethics Committee and a civil lawsuit Parker filed against the… Read More »

Settlement in ethics dispute reached

By MIKE DONOGHUE The feud that has consumed Shelburne government and has been talk of the community for the past 10 weeks is apparently over. A tentative settlement has been reached in the dispute involving Shelburne Selectboard member Dr. Colleen Parker, Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet and the Shelburne Ethics Committee. The final agreement has… Read More »

11th hour mediation effort for ethics problems in Shelburne

The special selectboard meeting moved into the town administration offices to accommodate another group that had rented the conference room Saturday morning. Seated (left to right) are board members Dr. Josh Dein, Jerry Storey and Jaime Heins. Board chair Gary von Stange participated by speakerphone. Standing: Dr. Steven Metz (left) and Dr. Craig Bartlett, husband of selectboard… Read More »

UPDATED: Wake Robin resident held on federal poison charge; Facility limits public comments

By Mike Donoghue and Lisa Scagliotti A 70-year-old Wake Robin resident made her first appearance in federal court Friday after her arrest for making the deadly poison ricin at her home and attempting to give it to her neighbors at the upscale retirement center in Shelburne. Betty Miller is charged with possession of an unregistered… Read More »

Town trying to end feuding in ethics complaints, lawsuit

Dr. Colleen Parker, Shelburne Selectboard member, is suing Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet and six members of the town Ethics Committee, claiming she has suffered from intentional infliction of emotion distress. She also is claiming defamation by the fire chief. The Ethics Committee has scheduled its long-awaited hearing for Tuesday night to consider the complaints… Read More »

FBI investigating discovery of ricin at Wake Robin

FBI investigating discovery of ricin at Wake Robin

By Lisa Scagliotti and Chea Waters Evans State and federal authorities Wednesday were investigating an incident involving possible exposure to the toxic poison ricin at the Wake Robin retirement community. First responders were called to the center Tuesday morning to investigate a report of possible exposure to a toxic substance. Shelburne Police and Fire Department… Read More »

Shelburne man gets 18 months in federal fraud case

Shelburne man gets 18 months in federal fraud case

A Shelburne man, who created a scheme to defraud multiple companies across the country between 2008 and 2013, is going to prison for 18 months for mail fraud, money laundering and later making false statements to a federal probation officer. Matthew S. Melvin, 36, of Olde Orchard Lane will be on supervised release for three… Read More »

Jaime Heins leaves planning commission for selectboard

Jaime Heins leaves planning commission for selectboard

Planning Commission chairman Jaime Heins has been picked to fill a seat on the Shelburne Selectboard until town meeting in March. Heins, a lawyer, has been senior legal counsel at Keurig Green Mountain since January 2015 and earlier did legal work for Burton Snowboards for nine years. He was on the South Burlington Land Trust… Read More »