Regional group forms to boost land protection

Leaders in five neighboring towns have come together to form the Champlain Valley Conservation Partnership. Recognizing that natural resources cross boundaries, the municipalities of South Burlington, Shelburne, Hinesburg, St. George and Williston have committed to collaborate in their efforts to conserve and manage land. The decision to join the partnership was approved by the South… Read More »

Therrien claims victory at the 57th Vermont Milk Bowl

Therrien claims victory at the 57th Vermont Milk Bowl

Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien plants a kiss on Ayris, aka Miss Vermont Milk Bowl 2019, in Victory Lane after winning the 57th edition of the historic event Sept. 29 at Barre’s Thunder Road. The 2017 “King of the Road” bounced back from a heartbreaking runner-up finish in the 2018 edition of the Vermont Milk Bowl by… Read More »

Police seize drugs in search linked to Auclair murder case: Kory Lee George only arrest made so far

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent Investigators found a large quantity of drugs and pills when they searched a motorcycle belonging to a five-time convicted felon who is accused of possessing the firearm used to kill his stepfather, court records show. Kory Lee George, 31, of Monkton, has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Burlington to… Read More »

Feelings, memories shared in wake of David Auclair killing: Stepson, longtime friend say Auclair was well-liked in community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer He is a stepson of Hinesburg shooting victim David Auclair. She is one of Auclair’s longest and closest friends. Both evoked the game of chess to explain their thoughts on the recent arrest of another of Auclair’s stepsons, Kory Lee George. George, 31, was charged on Sept. 4 with possession of… Read More »

Stepson pleads not guilty to gun charge: Judge orders Kory Lee George held, new search warrant issued in Auclair homicide

Stepson pleads not guilty to gun charge: Judge orders Kory Lee George held, new search warrant issued in Auclair homicide

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent The stepson of a man intentionally gunned down in a remote section of Hinesburg nine weeks ago will remain behind bars while awaiting trial in federal court for illegal possession of firearms charges – including the gun used in the homicide. Kory Lee George, 31, of Monkton, a five-time convicted felon, pleaded… Read More »

Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer As in much of Vermont, some farmers in Charlotte and Hinesburg may have tossed the dice, drawn to an inside straight, gone all in – maybe even have bet the farm – on growing hemp for CBD production. “It’s a modern-day agricultural gold rush,” said Heather Darby, UVM extension professor of… Read More »

UPDATE: Prosecutor — Hinesburg killing “carefully planned and executed”: Kory Lee George arraigned on federal gun charges, possession of murder weapon

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent Investigators have their first break in the fatal shooting of David Auclair, 45, of Williston eight weeks ago in Hinesburg with the arrest of his stepson on federal gun charges. Kory Lee George, 31, of Monkton, a five-time convicted felon, was charged Wednesday with illegal possession of a stolen 9-mm Beretta by a… Read More »

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