South Burlington incumbents returned to offices; Winooski newcomer Eric Covey ousts City Council incumbent Robert Millar.
Channel 17 will broadcast live town meeting coverage starting at 7 pm on Tuesday.
Three candidates are vying for two seats on the city council. Residents will also weigh in on a $15.9 million school budget, which represents a 6.8 percent increase in spending over last year.
News Release — Eric Covey February 27, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey, 802-825-8789 Winooski – Today many long-time local Winooski community leaders, former and current elected officials, local activists and community members announced their endorsement of Eric Covey for Winooski City Council. Eric Covey, who lives on Champlain Place, is currently the Chief of Staff to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Protesters urged police to release video footage of the 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.
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 […]
Police identified the officer and the victim in the fatal Winooski shooting. Jesse Beshaw was shot six times in the torso and head.
Vermont State Police confirmed Jesse Beshaw, 29, of Winooski, was shot and killed. Officers involved in the shooting have not been identified.
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 […]