Armed Robbery At Cavendish General Store
cavendish vt mapVermont State Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Cavendish General Store that happened shortly before noon on Monday.
Police say a lone male entered the store and held a knife to the cashier and demanded cash. The cashier could not get the drawer open and a second worker from the store appeared from the rear of the store
and intervened. A struggle ensued and the second employee struck the suspect in the arm with a machete. The suspect took the cash register and fled from the store on foot. The suspect dropped the register in the parking lot and he was seen by driving away in a 2005 tan Volkswagen Jetta with VT plates GGD960.
No employees were injured during the incident. It is believed the suspect did not suffered significant injuries. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’9 – 5’10, of medium build. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, winter coat (possibly blue and white), and a black baseball cap.

Superior Court Rules for Newport’s ZBA
Newport’s Zoning Board of Adjustment’s (ZBA) decision on requiring a variance was upheld in Superior Court. Judge John C. Kissinger of Cheshire Court upheld the Newport’s Zoning Board decision for requiring a variance for Richard Kelley to process and store septage on his property at 566 Unity Road in Newport.
Kelley who lives in Sunapee owns a start up septic hauling service. Mr. Kelley intended to process that septage on his Unity farm property to fertilize hay.
In April the ZBA ruled that the proposed septage processing andstorage was a commercial use and the hay farm was a secondary use. An appeal to the ZBA was made by Kelley was denied after a hearing on June 18, and On Aug 4 the Zoning Board voted 4-1 against a second appeal for Kelley.

2 Perkinsville VT Residents Arrested on Multiple Charges
A pair from Perkinsville VT was arrested after a traffic stop. The Windham Sheriff’s Department says Tharen M. Amidon 23, and Heather L.Parker gave false names when they were stopped in Vernon VT after violating lanes. An investigation revealed that Parker the driver had an active arrest warrant for numerous charges out of the State of Vermont. Parker’s passenger Amidon had an active arrest warrant for
past charges out of State and an active extraditable warrant from New Hampshire.
Parker was arrested on the warrant and new charges of providing false information to a police officer and disorderly conduct. Amidon was arrested as a fugitive from justice and false information to a police officer. Both parties were cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date and held on cash bail at Southern State Correctional Facility.

Lebanon Holds Forum on Budget
Lebanon is preparing for their budget this week. Citizens are
encouraged to attend a public hearing this Wednesday, Dec.16 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers in City Hall. The hearing is for the 2016 City Budget proposed by City Manager, Dennis Luttrell. Action by the City Council will follow. Citizens are encouraged to provide written and
oral comments, and ask questions. A copy of the proposed budget may be obtained from the City Manager’s office or on the Lebanon website.