Man With Claremont Ties Shot – Remains in Critical Condition
shooterDarryl Montague 48 remains in critical condition in a Burlington Hospital after he was shot on Monday. . Police say Montague who owns a firearm business in Westford VT was found shot and lying on the ground near his business.
Veronica Lewis 31, of Worcester VT was charged with 1st degree attempted homicide pleaded not guilty on Tuesday at her arraignment. Lewis lives in a VT regulated therapeutic home that provides short-term treatment for people with alcoholism, drug abuse and mental illness and lied to them about where she was going.
According to Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donavan, Lewis arrived with a hammer for her firearm lesson before firing three shots at Montague, striking him twice in the jaw and once in the abdomen and fled. When apprehended she gave a false phone number. Lewis is being held without bail.
Darryl Montague is husband of Dr. Laura Montague who had a family practice on Dunning Street in Claremont before moving to VT.

Washington Police Seek Help with ID

washington couple
The Washington Police are investigating a complaint of an offense on S. June 22 on So. Main St. A local business was able to supply police with photos of the two individuals wanted for questioning and police are asking the public’s help in identifying them.
Anyone recognizing either or both of the subject should contact the police department at 603-495-3233 or by email at

Cavendish VT Mailboxes Vandalized
The Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of mailbox vandalism’s in the Town of Cavendish. Police say the vandalism occurred during late night hours of Monday night and Tuesday morning and it appears the mailboxes were struck with a bat like object. Anyone with information should contact the Rockingham Barracks 802-875-2112.

Hands Free Goes Into Effect
Although NH’s Hands free law goes into effect today , VT Hands-Free Law has a change also effective today. VT’s law now prohibits use of your phone or texting while temporarily stationary due to traffic, traffic control devices or other temporary delays.

Critter Causes Outages in VT and NH
An animal making contact with A Green Mountain substation in Windsor VT on Tuesday afternoon caused power outages in VT and NH. Windsor, Plainfield, Cornish and parts of Claremont were without power for several hours. Windsor was the hardest hit with over 3,500 residents without electricity and Windsor Police were out directing traffic while their two traffic lights were out. Plainfield and Cornish each had over 300 outages and Claremont had about 40. All power was restored by 8 pm.