Winooski Names Jessie Baker as City Manager

News Release — City of Winooski February 3, 2017 Contact: Seth Leonard, Mayor of Winooski [email protected] 802 777 3381 The City of Winooski is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessie Baker as City Manager effective March 13, 2017. Ms. Baker currently serves as Assistant City Manager of Montpelier. In a statement, Mayor Seth Leonard […]

Police: Dead man’s injuries consistent with fall from bridge

BURLINGTON — An autopsy has confirmed that 22-year-old Nicholas Cusson-Ducharme, who died Saturday, was killed by injuries consistent with falling from the Blue Bridge, which connects Burlington and Winooski, police say. Cusson-Ducharme’s body was discovered at the bridge by a “concerned acquaintance,” according to police. He was out with friends in downtown Burlington on Saturday […]

UPDATED: Prosecutors say deputy justified in shooting unarmed man

Prosecutors said that when police confronted Jesse Beshaw, his actions made it appear he might have a gun. State police also released video of the encounter.

Neighbors Demand Justice for Jesse Beshaw

News Release September 25, 2016 Winooski, VT — Dozens of residents of Winooski and Burlington staged a demonstration today, condemning the recent police murder of Winooski resident Jesse Beshaw and demanding justice for all victims of police brutality. The group, including members of Jesse Beshaw’s family, gathered at the O’Brien Community Center, marched past the […]

Dozens rally in Winooski one week after fatal police shooting

Protesters urged police to release video footage of the shooting.

ACLU, NEFAC call for release of body camera footage in Winooski shooting

Vermont State Police say that Beshaw advanced on Palmier while holding his right hand behind his back, prompting Palmier to fire seven shots. Beshaw was hit six times in the torso and head, and grazed by the seventh bullet. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Sheriff’s deputy in Winooski police shooting on leave

A member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is on leave after his involvement in the shooting of an unarmed man in downtown Winooski on Friday. Deputy Nicholas Palmier is on paid administrative leave pending resolution of several investigations into the incident, according to a statement from Franklin County Sheriff R.W. Norris. Vermont State Police […]

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.

UPDATED: Man killed in Winooski police shooting identified

Vermont State Police confirmed Jesse Beshaw, 29, of Winooski, was shot and killed. Officers involved in the shooting have not been identified.

Winooski Woman Sentenced To 25 Months For Heroin Dealing

News Release — United States Attorney District of Vermont September 13, 2016 Contact: Office of the U.S. Attorney District of Vermont (802) 951-6725 Fax: (802) 951-6540 The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that, on September 8, 2016, Rebecca Lawrence, 32, of Winooski, Vermont, was sentenced to 25 months […]

Burlington ends pact for Moran plant redevelopment

The effort had remained stalled more than a year past a deadline for progress, and the recent end to a development company’s role alongside the nonprofit New Moran Inc. appears to have brought things to a head.

Redstone no longer working on Moran redevelopment

The City of Burlington asked the real estate development firm to drop out over a conflict of interest.

Winooski city manager steps down

Winooski city manager Katherine Decarreau announced Monday that she will be resigning to take a job with the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union.

Robert Millar of Winooski Announces Candidacy for Vermont House

News Release — Robert Millar May 24, 2016 Contact: Robert Millar Phone: 802-238-0089 Email: [email protected] Winooski, VT – Robert Millar is excited to announce his candidacy as a Progressive candidate for the Chittenden 6-7 House district, which includes the city of Winooski and part of the city of Burlington. Robert has lived in Winooski for […]