Woman charged in Shelburne ricin case agrees to plea deal

BURLINGTON – A Shelburne woman who authorities said possessed the poison ricin at the Wake Robin retirement community has settled on a plea agreement that could net her a nine-month prison sentence. Betty Miller, 70, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Burlington on Friday afternoon to a felony charge of knowingly possessing ricin last October and November. It caused a major scare… Read More »

Stray cat in Charlotte tests positive for rabies

Residents of Charlotte are being urged to take precautions after a stray cat tested positive for rabies, the Vermont Health Department announced Tuesday. After appearing healthy on Monday, May 6, a stray cat was seen again on May 8 with symptoms associated with rabies – inability to use its hind legs, loud meowing or crying,… Read More »

Veteran EMT, police officer charged with soliciting prostitution at Harbor Place

A veteran rescue squad member and part-time police officer in central Vermont has been charged with soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice in Shelburne, officials said Monday. Lynn Doney, 57, who also is a Northfield Selectboard member, is due for arraignment Thursday in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington on the two criminal charges, Shelburne police said. Shelburne police… Read More »

Storm slams Shelburne

Storm slams Shelburne

  For more coverage of the storm click here. Last Friday’s intense storm caused havoc for evening commuters as rain, hail and high winds ripped through Shelburne, causing zero-visibility driving conditions. The National Weather Service in Burlington reported high winds in Shelburne between 50 and 60 mph. As the sun shined Saturday morning, chainsaws were… Read More »

Shelburne Police assist in two homicide cases

Shelburne Police assist in two homicide cases

Two people wanted in connection with a bizarre Franklin County homicide were arrested after leaving a Shelburne Road motel early Tuesday, officials said. Shelburne police played a role in the capture during a week when they and other area law enforcement officers have been on alert with two homicide cases under investigation. Since last Thursday,… Read More »

Friday storm slams Shelburne

Friday storm slams Shelburne

  By MADELINE HUGHES Friday’s intense storm caused havoc for evening commuters as rain, hail and high winds ripped through Shelburne causing zero-visibility driving conditions. Emergency responders were called into action to handle trees blocking roads and downed power lines in multiple locations overnight into Saturday. Conditions deteriorated just before 7 p.m. Friday. Police closed… Read More »

Vermont’s transformational governor, Phil Hoff dies at 93

Vermont’s transformational governor, Phil Hoff dies at 93

By Kevin O’Connor VTDIGGER.ORG Philip Hoff was the Democratic candidate for Vermont governor in 1962 when he called his father in Massachusetts with an invitation to dinner on election night. “I don’t know,” Hoff would remember his father saying. “Are you going to win?” “Dad, they’ve never elected a Democrat by popular vote in the history… Read More »