Bruce Erdmann is serving a three-month prison sentence on a federal charge related to a non-fatal drug overdose at his home. Several months later, the overdose deaths of his wife and a neighbor on consecutive days were ruled accidental and did not lead to any further charges.
Author: Auditi Guha
Charlotte hopes to fix damaged Dorset Street bridge by end of next week
The town plans to spend $21,300 to repair the structure, which has been closed since April 25.
In revote, Charlotte residents pass a leaner $2.7M town budget
The total amount presented Tuesday represents a recent expense reduction of 5.12%.
Massachusetts cyclist dead after accident during Northeast Kingdom gravel bike race
Richard Wanstall was participating in the Rasputitsa gravel bike race in Burke. According to the Vermont State Police, neither speed nor impairment factored into the accident.
Man indicted on charges of stealing 5 Teslas changes plea to guilty
A sentencing hearing is set for Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. in federal court in Burlington.
Former Chester teacher receives 10-year sentence for possessing child sexual abuse materials
Norman Merrill II, 46, pleaded guilty in December to one count of possession of child sexual abuse materials, according to court documents. Two remaining counts were dismissed.
Morrisville shooting suspect arrested in Hyde Park after a 3-day search
A state trooper and an officer from the Morristown Police Department who were in the immediate area followed information from a tip, police said. They took Lovell, 24, into custody at the side of the road without incident.
Essex Junction finds no fault in IT bid process, despite challenge
The city’s decision to award a one-year contract to Open Approach stands.
Essex cop, arrested for excessive speeding and eluding police, on paid leave
Essex police Chief Ron Hoague said his department “has cooperated fully with the investigation” and will conduct its own internal investigation “upon completion of the criminal charges.”
Residents, firefighters pack Colchester selectboard meeting, demand accountability, staffing
The day after a packed Selectboard meeting, the town manager announced plans to hire two new firefighters — one to fill a vacant spot “as soon as possible” and another in July.