Lebanon Man Receives Serious Injuries in Car Crash
VT Holding Forums on Sentencing Reduction
sentencing“Should Vermont reduce its reliance on incarceration as a response to criminal conduct?” VT’s Attorney General Bill Sorrell is asking that question of Vermont residents. Sorrell is holding three forums throughout the state to see if Vermonters are ready to ask legislators for a statewide policy for sentences and release decisions that reduce reliance on incarceration or lengthy incarceration for criminal conduct.
Representatives from law enforcement, corrections and human services officials, prisoner rights groups, victim advocates, and others will join the Attorney General at the following forums:
Monday, December 7 at 5:30 pm in White River Jct. – Selectboard Room, 171 Bridge Street, 1st Floor, Room 1
Tuesday, December 8, at 7:00 pm Rutland – Fox Room at Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street and on Monday, December 14 at 5:00 pm Burlington – Burlington City Hall, Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street.

Westminster Man Facing Multiple Charges
A Westminster VT man is being held on $10,000 cash bail after he became violent with police officers. Bellows Falls Police say Charles Noss 32 refused to leave after employees asked him to leave the premises of the Flat Iron Exchange. Noss became violent with police officers when they arrived and police and the patrons at the Flat Iron subdued him. Noss was charged with Unlawful Trespass, Resisting Arrest, Two Counts of Simple Assault on a Police Officer, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, and Arrest on Warrant. Noss was taken to Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000.00 Cash Bail.

New London’s Construction Projects Face Delays
Town Administrator Kim Hallquist said the work on the Mary Haddad Bandstand has been delayed. The setback is due to additional work needed on the Academy Building. Workers found additional structural rot in the Building including some in work that was done in 2000. The added repairs have increased the project by $25,000 building, bringing repair costs to $307,000.