Public records gadfly targets Dein emails about railroad

By MADELINE HUGHES Notorious public records requester and Vermont Republican Party Vice Chair Brady Toensing has filed a formal public records request with Shelburne Selectboard member Dr. Josh Dein related to Vermont Railway Inc. At Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, Dein announced that he had received a written request asking for all of his emails pertaining… Read More »

Woman in ricin case gets probation, fine

By MIKE DONOGHUE A former Wake Robin resident charged with possessing the poison ricin at the Shelburne retirement community last fall was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Burlington last Thursday to five years on federal probation. Betty Miller, who tested the ricin on her Wake Robin neighbors, pleaded guilty in May to a felony… Read More »

Students return, school tweaks schedule to address traffic jams

Students return, school tweaks schedule to address traffic jams

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne Community School was buzzing Tuesday as teachers put finishing touches on their classrooms ahead of Wednesday’s official start of the 2018-19 school year. Also in the halls were eighth graders wearing bright green shirts, showing they were there to welcome the sixth graders for orientation. Co-principals Steve Sivo and Alison Celmer… Read More »

Doney agrees to plea deal in Shelburne prostitution case

By MIKE DONOGHUE A longtime Central Vermont rescue member and law enforcement officer, arrested in Shelburne in May on charges of soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice, has cut a deal with Chittenden County prosecutors to avoid possible prison time and for a chance to have his criminal record wiped clean. Lynn Doney pleaded guilty… Read More »

Supreme Court finds in favor of Laberge Shooting Range

By CHEA WATERS EVANS For now, the long-running legal battle between the Laberge Shooting Range on Lime Kiln Road in Charlotte and the Firing Range Neighborhood Group — a collective of anonymous neighbors who take issue with the range’s Act 250 status — has come to an end. The Vermont Supreme Court ruled 3-2 last… Read More »

Schools to beef up security: District gets $115k in grants, nears officer contract

By MADELINE HUGHES and CHEA WATERS EVANS The Champlain Valley School District is getting just over $115,000 from the state for safety updates to its six schools, state officials announced last week. Gov. Phil Scott’s office released a list of the recipients of School Safety Grants, part of $5 million appropriated by the state Legislature… Read More »

The Other Paper joins group: Stowe Reporter buys third Chittenden County paper

The Other Paper in South Burlington is joining the Stowe Reporter newspaper family. The purchase took effect today. That brings to six the number of micro-local weekly newspapers in the Stowe Reporter group. The others are the Shelburne News; The Citizen, which covers Charlotte and Hinesburg; the Waterbury Record; and the News & Citizen of… Read More »