Selectboard postpones decision on Vermont Railway court appeal

By Mark Kobzik The Shelburne selectboard members did not make a decision in regard to its ongoing legal battle with Vermont Railway Inc. The Tuesday night meeting left some frustrated at the indecision and others hoping the town appeals. Selectboard members exited executive session after approximately an hour of deliberation stating they’re not ready to… Read More »

Wake Robin resident indicted; Due in court Friday for ricin charge

By MIKE DONOGHUE A 70-year-old Wake Robin resident is due for arraignment in U.S. District Court on Friday on a felony charge she possessed the poison ricin at the upscale retirement community in Shelburne. Betty Miller was named in a one-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury last Thursday, according to federal court records. The indictment… Read More »

Selectboard still to discuss next steps in court case against Vt. Railway

By Mike Donoghue A discussion among the Shelburne Selectboard last week regarding possible next steps in the court case involving Vermont Railway was postponed after the chairman was taken ill, cutting short the board’s meeting time. The topic is on the agenda for the selectboard’s meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The board met all day last Wednesday with town government… Read More »

New complaints lodged with ethics committee

By Lisa Scagliotti Just when it looked as if the Shelburne Ethics Committee’s workload had lightened this week, what appears to be two new complaints have been filed, triggering a special meeting of the panel for Monday evening. Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, a new agenda was announced for a special meeting Monday with two… Read More »

Court rules that hazmat ordinance does not apply to Vt. Railway salt sheds

By MIKE DONOGHUE A federal judge has issued a permanent order, banning the Shelburne town government from enforcing a hurriedly passed ordinance dealing with the storage, handling and distribution of hazardous substances — an ordinance that targeted Vermont Railway and its new salt-storage facility. The rules would “pose unreasonable restrictions on the railway in its… Read More »

Judge: Woman charged in ricin case stays in jail

Judge: Woman charged in ricin case stays in jail

by Mike Donoghue and Lisa Scagliotti A 70-year-old Wake Robin resident, accused by the FBI of making homemade ricin, will remain in jail until her criminal case is decided. Betty Miller, who is accused of possessing an unregistered biological agent, appeared briefly in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, where Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy ordered she… Read More »

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 »

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