Tag Archives: John Maynard

Bank robber gets 3 years in prison

Jill Ludwig, one of two robbers who hit a string of banks across the Vermont and New York border last fall, was sentenced on Dec. 7 to just over 3 years in prison. After robbing five banks between September and November of last year, Ludwig was arrested along with fellow Castleton resident John Maynard. The […]

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Suspects await court


The two suspects in a series of bank robberies in the region remain in jail as their case makes it was through the first of what could be several legal jurisdictions. Officials with the Rutland District Court in Rutland, Vt. said Jill Ludwig and John Maynard each await further court action following their arraignments Nov. […]

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Nov. 2 was a flurry of action for police

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At least one motorist somewhere out there knows what it’s like to be a wanted bank robber. Granville Police Sgt. David Williams said he and Officer T.J. Zovistoski surprised a motorist when they pulled her over on Route 22A near the Panorama Motel in Hampton just after 3 p.m. Nov. 2. Initially, reports from witnesses […]

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Making a Federal case of it? No word yet


Washington County District Attorney Kevin Kortright said the couple arrested in Castleton accused of striking five area banks on both sides of the state border over an eight week period will remain in Vermont custody for some time but their fate afterwards in somewhat murky. Kortright said he had not yet spoken with Federal authorities […]

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Barber’s tip leads to quick arrest


Roberts is two-for-two     Poultney has a security system on Main Street that doesn’t have a single camera or motion sensor and it’s been in place for 36 years. Barber Jeff Roberts was the man who provided police with the crucial information that led to the capture of Jill Ludwig and John Maynard, both […]

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Drugs fueled robbery spree


Witness ends robbery spree   In the sudden resolution to a series of cross-border bank robberies, a tip and a routine day on the job combined to result in the arrest of a Vermont couple within an hour of the robbery of a Poultney bank. The call went out to police at 3:10 p.m. Nov. […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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