Burglary spree targets child care centers, restaurants in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne Police are investigating a burglary spree on Shelburne Road over the past few weeks. Police believe multiple people are targeting child care centers and restaurants for cash. “They are primarily looking for cash,” Cpl. Jon Marcoux said. “We don’t normally consider these to be high cash targets… This is odd.” Two… Read More »

Portion of Falls Road closing for detour soon

By MADELINE HUGHES A portion of Falls Road will soon be closed for continued sewer upgrade work with a detour along Bacon Drive through late November, town officials said this week. Local residents and workers will be allowed access to their homes and businesses in the affected area, but there will be no through traffic… Read More »

Man sentenced in Harbor Place machete attack

STAFF REPORT The  man who attacked a Meals on Wheels volunteer at Harbor Place with a machete early this year has agreed to a plea deal that keeps him in jail through December. WCAX Channel 3 reported that Abukar Ibrahim pleaded guilty in Vermont Superior Court Monday. As part of an agreement with prosecutors, the… Read More »

St. George woman pleads guilty to stealing Social Security checks

By MIKE DONOGHUE A former Merchants Bank vice president has pleaded guilty to stealing $93,345 by continuing to cash her mother’s Social Security checks for five years after she died. Carol Philbin, 66, of St. George admitted in U.S. District Court in Burlington Friday that she made false statements to a federal agency so she could… Read More »

Gov. Kunin’s new memoir is personal and poetic

Gov. Kunin’s new memoir is personal and poetic

By MADELINE HUGHES Boisterous laughter roared from the secluded Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms Tuesday night as Madeleine Kunin read excerpts from her new book “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties.” Kunin’s reading also at times evoked solemn “mmmm-hmmmms” from the audience. At the launch of her fourth book, Kunin shared more personal… Read More »

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 »