Banyai “has demonstrated a willfulness, perhaps even an enthusiasm, for disregarding the Town’s Bylaws, this Court’s Orders, and the authority of the Judiciary,” the judge wrote in his decision.
The phony threats are believed to be part of an ongoing nationwide hoax campaign that has hit neighboring states in recent months. None are believed to be credible, according to Vermont State Police.
The town is asking hotel owners involved in state housing programs to cover expenses for providing police services near their hotels.
Tovi Mesick was in court on Monday to face charges of second degree attempted murder after allegedly shooting a man Sunday night.
The Department of Corrections has expanded housing offerings and points to data showing fewer people are stuck in prison due to lack of housing, but prison reform advocates say the state should be doing more.
Judge John Pacht said during a hearing Monday that he would order a competency evaluation for Gurung after his defense attorney raised the issue of whether her client understood the court proceedings taking place
The shooting at the Salmon Run Apartments on Riverside Avenue sent one man to the hospital, according to Acting Police Chief Jon Murad. A suspect, identified as Tovi R. Mesick, was in custody.
Attorneys for a contractor that lost its bid to demolish Burlington High School argued in court on Friday that the winning bidder is not qualified based on the district’s own criteria. The judge heard arguments for a possible injunction.
The former president and CEO of Jay Peak took aim at state officials in a court filing for failed oversight in the largest fraud case in Vermont’s history. Former Gov. Peter Shumlin called it “a classic example” of blame-shifting.
State officials say Vermont Correctional Industries has been losing money and doesn’t help people find jobs later.