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.
Jeffrey Noyes, former police chief in Brighton and Canaan, was cited Monday on the felony charge after a yearlong investigation by Vermont State Police.
The jury awarded Mark Potanas $605,000 for a claim under the whistleblower protection act.
On Monday, Brandon McRae, 36, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Trevor Vandenburg, 32, of Rutland.
Patricia Duff, 60, was cited Thursday evening following an investigation by Vermont State Police. She will be arraigned next month on charges of false pretense and grand larceny.
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.
Police are looking for Danny Daniels, 30, of Philadelphia in connection with a drug robbery and fatal shooting last month of 49-year-old Israel Jimenez Lugo, according to Vermont State Police.
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.
State police are also investigating sheriff-elect John Grismore, who is slated to take office next month. Officials were mum on details about the investigation Thursday.
Paul Pennoyer, 29, of Barre Town, is scheduled to be arraigned next month on a charge of unauthorized access, according to Vermont State Police.