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Shoplifter allegedly holds knife to employee’s throat

Williston, VT — On Tuesday afternoon, the Williston Police Department were notified of a shoplifting incident in the Maple Tree Place development. Investigations reveal 23-year-old John L. Martin, of St. Albans, had stolen a chainsaw from Home Depot and then stole $1,700 worth of clothing and camping gear from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
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Police: St. Albans man holds knife at employee’s neck, shoplifts

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Williston store employee trying to stop a shoplifter gets a knife held against their throat. Now, that has a St. Albans man in court Wednesday. 23-year-old John Martin was arrested. Williston Police say around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Martin stole a chainsaw from Home Depot and...
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New bridge idea panned by Vermont governor

A group in northern New York wants a new bridge built between New York and Vermont. But Vermont’s governor is not enthusiastic about the idea. A group called Bridge the Gap, frustrated by the time and cost of ferries to cross Lake Champlain, is mounting a nascent local campaign to assess the feasibility of building a bridge between Plattsburgh, New York and Grand Isle, Vermont. Asked about the effort during his weekly briefing, Republican Governor Phil Scott called it a want and not a need.

Leunig’s Le Marché to Open This Summer in Shelburne

Chef-owner Donnell Collins of Burlington's Leunig's Bistro & Café has leased the former Harrington's of Vermont Shelburne location for "a little French café and market," she said. Construction and equipment deliveries permitting, Collins hopes to open her new Leunig's Le Marché in July. Work on the 3,000-square-foot...

Williston shopping hub inches closer to reinvented look and design

WILLISTON, Vt. — Williston's Planning Commission went in front of the Town Selectboard on Tuesday night to present another piece of their Taft Corners project. This second meeting was to discuss the form-based code, which regulates the design of the buildings. It dictates features like the height, placement on the site and its elements like doors and windows.

Skufca, Briggs elected to Lake Placid school board

LAKE PLACID — Voters in the Lake Placid Central School District have elected Colleen Skufca and Ron Briggs as the two newest members of the district’s board of education. Voters also approved the district’s proposed $20,911,744 budget for the 2022-23 school year. This year’s board of education...

Burlington City Council approves decarbonization resolution at latest meeting

The Burlington, Vermont City Council is considering how to accelerate decarbonization policies that support the city’s Net Zero 2030 goals. Councilors began their latest meeting with an executive session to receive an update on early negotiations with the city’s unions. Then Department of Public Works Director Chapin Spencer led a presentation on updated conceptual plans to upgrade Main Street.

Wednesday marks '518 Day' in northern New York

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Wednesday marks a special occasion in northern New York — 518 Day. The date is celebrated annually on May 18 in recognition of the region's area code, 518. It has become a date some residents use to express why they love the area. NBC5 News...

Vt. Beekeepers Bounce Back After Destructive Driver Kills 150,000+ Bees

Three beekeepers are bouncing back from a maddening situation earlier this year — which saw well over 100,000 innocent honeybees killed in a senseless act of destruction in Burlington, Vermont. "They’re healthy, they’ve come from good homes, and now it’s our job to keep them healthy and productive," beekeeper...

Middlebury student-athlete carries winning streak across three different sports

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - No one probably knows how to win more than Middlebury’s Audrey Lazar. All in this calendar year alone, Lazar has won two national titles. She was a member of the field hockey team that went perfect as well as the ice hockey team that earned its first-ever perfect season. If that wasn’t enough, Lazar then ran track and field to try and go for the triple crown. That may not have panned out, but the sophomore still has a few semesters under her belt to try and win some more.

Lund taps Mary Burns for agency's next president, chief executive officer

Lund(link is external), a family-based services provider in Vermont, has hired Mary Burns as its next president and chief executive officer, effective June 1. Burns was president and CEO of the Greater Burlington YMCA from 2007 to 2015, a role she worked her way up to over 20 years with the organization, beginning as office manager. More recently, she held leadership positions in other YMCAs in the Northeast. In one of those roles her, focus was philanthropy; in another she led child care services.

Mary Burns named Lund President and CEO

Experienced non-profit executive to lead impact-driven agency with focus on hope, opportunity, and family. South Burlington – Lund is pleased to announce that Mary Burns will be the agency’s next President and CEO. Burns, an experienced non-profit executive, will join Lund on June 1st. “We are enthusiastic about...

A bushwhack up Knob Lock Mountain

Knob Lock Mountain, praised by ice climbers, is a relatively unknown peak among hikers. With no established trail and with Hurricane Mountain right across the road, this peak is overlooked, but not to be missed. As a disclaimer, bushwhacking requires key navigational skills learned through hands-on practice. A knowledge of...

Patriots walk off v. Red Storm

Au SABLE FORKS | The Saranac Lake varsity baseball team built up a 4-1 lead heading into the last inning against host AuSable Valley May 17. However, a three-run seventh capped by a Nate Doner triple led to extra innings, where Carson Garcia's RBI single in the eighth brought the Patriots all the way back for a 5-4, walkout win.

Traffic delays on Shelburne St. starting this Sunday

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Significant delays are coming to a busy road in Burlington, as crews move forward with the roundabout project. Starting this Sunday, May 22, at 6 p.m., night work will begin on Shelburne Street, reducing traffic to one lane. Then at 8 p.m., the entire road between Ledge Road and Hoover Street will be closed continuing until Thursday, May 26, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.