Hartford VT Woman Faces Multiple Charges
ShookA Hartford VT woman faces multiple charges after Lebanon Police stopped her for improper use of a turn signal. Police say they stopped Lindsey Shook 31, at 9:30 and determined she had been drinking since early afternoon. Inside of her vehicle were children under the age of 16 years old. Shook was arrested for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, two counts each of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Common Law Indirect Criminal Contempt since she was out on bail. Shook also had an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for Driving After Suspension. Shook was released on $1,000 cash bail with a court date of March 28.

 

WRJ Man Arrested for Sexual Assault
Canaan Police arrested a White River Junction man on one count of Sexual Assault earlier this month. Police say David James Devost was arrested after a sexual assault investigation of a 28-year-old disabled woman in December. David James Devost was acting in a position of trust and provided services as a care provider for the woman. Devost was released on Bail and will be arraigned on April 4, 2016 at Lebanon District Court.

Election Results On Line
It is Primary election day in Vermont and Secretary of State Jim Condos announced that unofficial election night results will be available online. City and Town Clerks are statutorily mandated to post their results to the website on election night and results are uploaded by the towns. Visitors to http://vtelectionresults.sec.state.vt.us can view the unofficial results – statewide and by town. The website will refresh the display of results every ten minutes to update and add town by town results.
The Secretary expects that the majority of results will be entered between 8 -11pm.

Newport Select Board Shave Budget
Newport Select Board ended their budget meeting on Monday with a proposed tax rate of $11.27 down from its original proposal of $11.55, Cuts were made in all departments except the Library, Recreation and road overlay project, which were level funded.
A budget cut to the EMS department brought a heated discussion between Town Manager Sean O’Keefe and Vice Chair Todd Fratzel after which a motion by Fratzel to reduce the EMS budget to $485,000 failed. A second motion by Fratzel to reduce the budget to $500,000 passed 4-1 resulting in a $27,000 cut. The board voted unanimously to authorize the Town Manager to solicit the cost for the evaluation of the EMS department. Like most communities, Newport is finding a difficult in getting volunteers and on call personal for their Fire and EMS Department and costs increase with the use per diem personal.