Police recover body of missing man in Charlotte

By Madeline Hughes A Connecticut man drowned in Lake Champlain at a Charlotte marina last week. Vermont State Police last Thursday found the body later identified as George Ruhe, 67, of Wethersfield, Conn., and Brattleboro. The Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday confirmed Ruhe’s identity and ruled the cause of his death an accidental… Read More »

Ann Janda resigns from Shelburne administration

Ann Janda resigns from Shelburne administration

Shelburne has another town-government management position to fill as the town Director of Administration Ann Janda has resigned with her last day on staff being Friday. Janda resigned Oct. 12 saying that she plans to pursue a new career as an independent project manager working with municipalities, nonprofits, regional planners and the state. In her… Read More »

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 »