Stepping down: Lt. Fortin to take highway safety program on the road

Stepping down: Lt. Fortin to take highway safety program on the road

After nearly 30 years with Shelburne Police, Lt. Allen Fortin will be retiring Aug. 12, but don’t expect him to move from a cruiser to a rocking chair. Fortin said his “retirement” will be all about one of his favorite passions: highway safety. He is expected to become Chittenden County’s first full-time highway safety coordinator beginning… Read More »

Shelburne Cadet Ouimet Vermont’s Youth Firefighter of the year

Shelburne Cadet Ouimet Vermont’s Youth Firefighter of the year

Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department member Lauryn Ouimet was honored last weekend with the Vermont Youth Firefighter annual award from the Vermont State Firefighter’s Association at its yearly banquet. The award recognizes a firefighter under the age of 18 who shows outstanding commitment to the fire service and the community. The Shelburne Fire Department nominated her and… Read More »

Shelburne Police arrest man after threats to state workers

By Lisa Scagliotti, Shelburne News and Alan J. Keyes, VTDigger.org Shelburne Police have arrested a man wanted after making threats to state employees in Williston and Burlington, prompting heightened security at state offices in those locations Thursday. Police arrested Malachi Buswell, 34, around 11 a.m., according to Officer Bob Lake. Lake said Buswell was previously… Read More »

Burlington continues spilling wastewater into Lake Champlain

For more on Vermont’s water concerns, click this story: State asks Vermonters to weigh in on clean water funding The City of Burlington, the state’s largest polluter of Vermont waterways, says it dumped another unpermitted 3 million gallons of waste into Lake Champlain last week. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources said Wednesday the spill has sparked… Read More »

UVM Medical Center, nurses to restart contract talks

UVM Medical Center, nurses to restart contract talks

By Mike Faher VTDIGGER.ORG University of Vermont Medical Center administrators and the hospital’s unionized nurses have agreed to resume contract negotiations next week. The two sides are scheduled to meet the evening of July 24 – 10 days after nurses ended a 48-hour strike that the union called amid continued disagreement about salary and staffing issues.… Read More »