Monkton


RALPH CHESTER "CHET" JEWEL
11/01/2019
VERGENNES — Chet passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, peacefully, after a long illness, surrounded by his family. He was born in Monkton on Sept. 24, 1942, to Ernest and Ina (Thurston) Jewell. He lived in Monkton most of his life, wintering in Lake Placid, Fla. since 1991. Chet was a truck driver for over 50 years. Driving a Peterbilt truck was his passion. Chet is survived by his wife of 56 years Joyce (Shepard) Jewell; his five children, Lori, Tina, James (Sue), Glen (Kim) and Danny Jewell; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Melissa, Brian, Elizabeth, Andrew, and Akara; several...
10/24/2019
MONKTON — On Thursday, Oct, 24, the Russell Memorial Library will host ‘Book Share’ at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will gather to share a book with the group that was enjoyable, exciting, moving, inspiring or in some way compelling enough to share with other readers. You are invited to bring your own book or use one from the library that you have read. Light refreshments will be shared.  All are welcome! On Saturday, Oct. 26, the library is featuring a fun hour of Halloween Story Time from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be stories and songs along with simple crafts.  Wear a costume if you want but they are...
09/30/2019
BRISTOL AREA — Like many neighboring communities in Addison County, the Mount Abraham Unified School District is facing significant challenges such as declining student enrollment and aging facilities. On the district website, the Community Engagement Committee posted a notice saying, “We need to figure out, together, how to address these challenges and give our kids the education they deserve.” A group of school board members and community volunteers is sponsoring a series of interactive, professionally facilitated conversations this fall. There will be one in each community in the 5 Town...
09/26/2019
MONKTON — The following arm’s-length real estate sales were recorded in Monkton between Oct. 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019: •  Oct. 2: Frederick Rotax to Miranda E. Fisk, home on 46.67 acres at 40 Cemetery Road, $300,000. •  Oct. 9: Nancy P. Zylstra to Ethan H. Swift, home on 10.03 acres at 475 East View Road, $348,000. •  Oct. 12: Kassie V. Deary to Alyse Wanke, home on 2 acres at 29 Hardscrabble Road, $261,000. •  Oct. 16: Corinne Hayes to Kevin Lambert, home on 2.59 acres at 230 Twin Ridge Road, $425,000. •  Oct. 25: Michael Alderman to Miles Lindsay, home on 17.1 acres at 2432 Monkton Road...
09/23/2019
Vermont Gas was out of compliance with regulations when it blasted along the route of the Addison Natural Gas Pipeline in June 2016, a regulatory panel says. In a ruling issued Sept. 12, the Public Utility Commission denied Vermont Gas’ request to dismiss a case that alleged the company failed to comply with requirements with a blast in Monkton in June 2016. The commission concluded that the company violated both its final order and certificate of public good by failing to provide adequate notice of the blast, failing to exercise the industry standard in its oversight of the blast, and...
09/19/2019
BURLINGTON — Monkton resident and five-time convicted felon Kory Lee George, 31, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of firearms violations, including possession of the Beretta pistol that police say was used to kill his stepfather, David Auclair. Auclair, 45, a longtime Monkton resident, was shot to death in the parking lot of the LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest, off Gilman Road in Hinesburg, at approximately 9:45 p.m. on July 11, police say. No one has been charged with killing Auclair, and police have yet to name a suspect in that case. On Sept. 5 George was charged in U.S. District Court...

DAVID AUCLAIR WAS shot and killed in the parking lot of the La Platte Headwaters Town Forest in Hinesburg. Police charged his stepson Kory George with possession of the gun that killed him. Independent photo/Christopher Ross
09/09/2019
BURLINGTON — Vermont State Police have arrested Kory Lee George, 31, of Monkton for firearms violation charges, including possession of the gun police say was used to kill his stepfather, David Auclair. “A VSP investigation has established that George possessed the Beretta which was used to kill his stepfather, David Auclair,” said Det. Sergeant James Vooris of the VSP Major Crimes Unit in an affadavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Burlington Wednesday. David Auclair, 45, a longtime Monkton resident, was shot and killed in the parking lot of the LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest, off...

THE TOWN OF Monkton owns the beautiful 6.6-acre parcel in Monkton Ridge — just south of the Methodist Church — for the proposed community center that would house town offices and library. Learn more about it at a Sept. 26 meeting.
09/09/2019
MONKTON — For nearly a decade, Monkton has been searching for a solution to its aging and inefficient town offices and library facilities. Later this month, a town committee will host a public meeting where citizens can see the latest architectural drawings and question officials about a solution they are developing. This past April, town officials solicited proposals from qualified architecture and engineering firms to assist the town with creating a community center to house the new Monkton Town Offices and library. On Aug. 12, the selectboard approved the proposal from Bellwether...
09/05/2019
BURLINGTON — Vermont State Police have identified the gun that was used to kill Monkton resident David Auclair on July 11, and have arrested Auclair’s stepson, Kory Lee George, 31, of Monkton, on firearms violation charges. The firearms charge alleges that George was in possession of the gun that was used to kill Auclair. George, a convicted felon, has been charged with possession of two firearms — a 9mm Beretta pistol and a shotgun — both of which state police say had been stolen. His felony convictions prohibited him from possessing either weapon. According to the criminal complaint filed...
09/02/2019
MONKTON — The Monkton Friends Methodist Church is in transition with the arrival of a new minister, Pastor Len Rowell. He is making a fresh investment in serving the community, a renewed commitment to our fall youth program, and even a new starting time for Sunday morning services, beginning Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. The church is a group of people from different walks of life who gather for worship, ministry from the Scriptures, spirit-filled music in a variety of styles, and fellowship. This is a community church. Whether long-standing or new residents, all are welcome. Regardless of background,...

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