Amid mass resignations, the sheriff’s department canceled its 120-hour-per-week patrol contract with Randolph. Now the town hopes to expedite the creation of its own police department.
As drafted, the proposed system could transfer responsibility for updating property values — the basis for property taxes — from municipalities to the state and require reappraisals on a regular schedule. It would also impose a moratorium on the reappraisals that would otherwise be ordered in two-thirds of Vermont towns this year.
William Arthur Nichols Jr., 41, was arrested Monday on charges related to his participation in the Capitol riot.
Filed by two former board members of the Woodstock Foundation against their former colleagues, the suit describes an abusive culture that was allegedly upheld by leadership of the Woodstock Inn and the nearby Billings Farm.
Eleven part- and full-time deputies and all five of the department’s administrative staffers, also called duty clerks, will no longer work for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department when George Contois takes over next week.
James Hines, 53, was arrested last week and charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and crack cocaine. He’s the fifth person indicted on those charges. A sixth individual has been added to the indictment, but the person’s name is redacted.
Four separate child care providers are expected to receive funding, which will expand day programs for kids under 3 and after-school care for children up to 12.
The Vermont Criminal Justice Council agreement found Sheriff Bill Bohnyak engaged in “unprofessional conduct” when he delegated sexual abuse investigations to an unqualified deputy.
Rights & Democracy said it had received online threats in advance of an upcoming meeting. The group has worked to support students in the Randolph area in the wake of hate speech directed toward LGBTQ+ youth.
According to the town manager, road crews began using larger stones to repair roads after last year’s awful mud season. After a dozen residents complained of flat tires, the town will switch back to its old methods.