Franklin County

Grants up to $500,000 Available for Economic and Infrastructure Development in Northern Vermont

News Release — Agency of Commerce and Community Development Feb. 13, 2017 Contact: Jared Duval, Economic Development Director and VT NBRC Program Manager Agency of Commerce and Community Development (802) 272-2461; [email protected] Four Information Sessions Announced MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), a federal-state partnership for economic and infrastructure development, has announced […]

McAllister backs out of plea deal on sex charges

If McAllister is allowed to withdraw his plea, he will once again face the more serious charge of sexual assault, which carries a possible life sentence.

Report: McAllister considering withdrawing plea deal

Channel 5 also says the ex-state senator talked about possibly firing his legal team. He pleaded no contest to three charges Tuesday, just before his second sexual assault trial.

McAllister takes plea deal to avoid second sex assault trial

The former state senator agreed to plead no contest to two counts of prohibited acts and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct.

McAllister to stand trial next week in second sex assault case

The defense will challenge the credibility of his accuser, according to court filings, as his attorneys did in an earlier trial that ended with those charges dropped.

Georgia shooting suspect denies charges, claims self-defense

Ethan Gratton is being held without bail. Attorneys said he acted in self-defense after a fight with two men who were using his family’s driveway to turn around.

Degree, Branagan take Franklin County Senate seats

Lawmakers look to tackle job growth and the budget when the session starts in Montpelier.

Family’s wind energy application draws mixed reviews

Some who live near the site in Swanton say the structures will devalue their property and diminish their quality of life, while others express no worries.

Denise Smith Candidate for State Senate for Franklin County and Alburgh

News Release — Denise Smith Sept. 28, 2016 Contact: Denise Smith State Senate Candidate Franklin County and Alburgh [email protected] 802-393-4730 As the newbie on the block running for State Senate for Franklin County and Alburgh, I thought I would share some of my reasons for why I am choosing to do this at this […]

Officer identified in fatal Winooski police shooting

Police identified the officer and the victim in the fatal Winooski shooting. Jesse Beshaw was shot six times in the torso and head.

Domestic violence-related felony leads to firearm sentence

A Burlington man has been sentenced to 25 months in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. Before he was sentenced this week, Mark Caron, 53, had six previous felony convictions, three of which were violations of abuse prevention orders from state court. The federal […]

Franklin Senate Candidate Releases List of Endorsements

News Release — Denise Smith for Senate Campaign Aug. 19, 2016 Contact: Linday Hunn Denise Smith for Senate Campaign Manager [email protected] St. Albans – First time Franklin senate candidate, Denise Smith, has announced the release of a substantial list of initial endorsements for her run for senate. The Franklin senate district includes all of Franklin […]

Franklin County Senate hopefuls focus on economy, opiates

Meanwhile, criminal charges against Sen. Norm McAllister loom in the background of a three-way race for two GOP nominations. The Democrats don’t face a primary.

Second McAllister trial delayed until December

ST. ALBANS — The second of two sexual assault trials for state Sen. Norm McAllister, which was set to begin next week, is being rescheduled for December, the Franklin County Superior Court clerk’s office confirmed. The state dropped rape and sexual misconduct charges in the first trial in June after the accuser in that case […]