The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Tom Shampnois of Burlington will join the staff as the Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing.Tom is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of diverse experience in the travel and tourism industry. Most recently, Tom was the Group Sales Manager for the Best Western Windjammer Inn in South Burlington, Vermont.Tom will begin his duties with the Vermont Chamber on March 28th.
Martin County detectives have made an arrest in the murder of an elderly couple that occurred last month.Martin County Sheriff’s made the announcement via Twitter:MCSO makes arrest in double homicide of elderly Rocky Point couple. Sheriff Snyder to call press conference later this afternoon to release details.— MartinCountySheriff (@MartinFLSheriff) September 9, 2020 Sheriff William Snyder will hold a news conference later in the afternoon.—ORIGINAL STORY—Martin County officials say an elderly couple was found dead inside their home in Martin County on Friday.Detectives are investigating the case as a double homicide.According to reports, a friend of the couple told officials they had not heard from them, and went to go check on them Friday morning. That’s when the bodies were discovered. Deputies arrived to the scene and said they found Donald and Lorraine Smiths’ bodies in a living room with clear signs of trauma.Sheriff William Snyder said the couple’s silver 2007 Lincoln sedan on Jefferson Street in the Golden Gate neighborhood of Stuart. Martin County Sheriff’s OfficeA 2007 silver Lincoln owned by Donald and Lorraine Smith, who were found dead in the Martin County home on Aug. 28, 2020.Officials are still investigating but are seeking the public’s help and is asking if anyone knows or has seen anyone who was driving the couple’s Lincoln over the last couple of days to notify them.