VERMONT STATE POLICE Capt. Scott Dunlap, head of the Major Crimes Unit, at the New Haven state police barracks on Tuesday updates the press on the investigation into the Bristol murder-suicide. Independent photo/Christopher Ross
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BRISTOL — An investigation by Vermont State Police has determined that the recent deaths of a Bristol couple were the result of a murder-suicide.

Sometime between Saturday evening and Monday afternoon, 71-year-old Gary Guilmette shot and killed his wife, Candace Guilmette, 70, in their home at 2188 Upper Notch Road, and then turned the gun on himself, according to state police.

The timing of the incident is still under investigation, and police are still searching for a motive...

BRISTOL — Vermont State Police called to a domestic disturbance at a home on Lower Notch Road in Bristol Tuesday night shot a resident of that home...

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BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard will soon have five members again. In a special election held on Tuesday to fill an open seat on the board, Ian...

THE ORWELL TOWN Hall, right, could be demolished to make way for a cafeteria/gym addition to the adjacent Orwell Village School. That project is part of a $60 million capital improvement bond for the SVUUSD that includes major upgrades to Fair Haven Union High School and a new middle school in Fair Haven. Independent file photo/John S. McCright
ORWELL — Residents of the six towns in the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) will vote as soon as this coming spring on a massive...
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police called to a domestic disturbance at a home on Lower Notch Road in Bristol Tuesday night shot a resident of that home who police say was armed. VSP and a Bristol Police Department officer immediately rendered first aid to the man, identified as 28-year-old Greg West,...
December 5, 2019

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Letters - Opinion - Columns

  • December 5, 2019
    In a little noticed Department of Public Service review of the state’s current net-metering structure, the DPS recommends to the Public Utility Commission that the net-metering rate be reduced from the current 17-cents per kWh to 9.2 cents per kWh — cutting the rate almost in half, and...
  • December 5, 2019
    I checked out a book from Ilsley Library a few weeks ago that had a back cover proclaiming it a charming satire in the style of a particular author. I know that writer; his books are gentle, non-violent, and respectful of women. In this book I found torture, multiple murders, and graphic sexual...
  • December 5, 2019
    Vermont’s presidential primary will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, which is also Town Meeting Day. Voters in 13 other states will also be voting that day in “Super Tuesday” primaries. The deadline for candidates to file petitions to get on the Vermont primary ballot is Monday...

Arts & Leisure


  • EMILY CASEY OF Orwell, will give a talk on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m., about her new collection of essays “Made Holy.” The conversation will take place at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury in conjunction with an exhibit of eight pieces of artwork done by Vermont artists to represent portions of one of Casey’s essays. PHOTO / LESLIE TWITCHELL
    December 5, 2019
    ORWELL — Emily Casey didn’t always like essays. “I had always thought of essays as boring, nature stories… that just didn’t appeal to me,” she said in a conversation last week. “But when I was in college other people were really pushing the boundaries of...

  • MATTHEW DELIA-LOBO works on a coffee creation at Royal Oak Coffee on Seymour Street in Middlebury. Photo by Allison Hope
    December 5, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY — On the wall in Royal Oak Coffee, alongside the hanging plants and stylish geometric artwork, is a brightly-colored print entitled “The New Taster’s Flavor Wheel.” With more than fifty flavor and aroma possibilities, it’s clear that our collective...

  • LIVINGSTON TAYLOR WILL perform at Town Hall Theatre in Middlebury on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., in celebration of over 50 years of making music.
    December 5, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY — Livingston Taylor’s career as a professional musician has spanned 52 years. He maintains a performance schedule of more than 100 shows a year, delighting audiences with his unique brand of popular music which includes mostly original repertory from his 13 albums. He’s...

Sports


  • NBC ANNOUNCER AND Olympic medalist Doug Lewis interviews Mikaela Shiffrin in Killington. Lewis grew up in Middlebury, learned to ski at the Snow Bowl and raced for Middlebury College and on the downhill World Cup circuit in the 1980s. Photo by Steven Earl Photography
    December 5, 2019
    KILLINGTON — Before her first World Cup race at Killington, Mikaela Shiffrin was having anxiety attacks, crying and throwing up. That was in November 2016. At the time, Shiffrin was 20 years old, but she already had five years of World Cup racing under her belt. By the end of that season, she...

  • MIDDLEBURY’S MADIE LEIDT blocks a shot in the third period on Sunday as Plattsburgh State launches an all-out attack to get an equalizer in the Panther/Cardinal Classic final. The Panthers held on to win the game 2-1. Independent photo/Steve James
    December 5, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY — On March 15, 2013, the Middlebury College women’s hockey team defeated Plattsburgh, 4-1, in an NCAA Division III semifinal. Since then, the Cardinals ruled the rivalry between the two D-III powers, winning every meeting … until this past Sunday. On Sunday the...

  • ROY WILKINSON
    December 5, 2019
    I was at a meeting of outdoor writers down in Arkansas at the start of the summer when I met the editor of Backcountry Journal. The journal is a publication of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, a national organization devoted to the conservation of public lands and traditional outdoor activities....

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