NEWPORT â€“ The six protesters arrested on Lowell Mountain last December were in court Tuesday for a sentencing hearing.
Judge Martin Maley issued the sentence but delayed execution pending an appeal before the Vermont Supreme Court. If the defense loses the appeal, the sentence will be a $250 fine or 25 hours of community service.
Deputy Stateâ€™s Attorney Sarah Baker asked for a $250 fine or two to three days on a work crew because it cost the state money to send deputies to Lowell Mountain to arrest the protesters.
GLOVER â€“ Looking for a little Christmas Cheer? Then join Deveney Choquette and Tod Pronto from WMOO-FM. Between now and Friday, Dec. 21, the pair will be going to area nursing homes, one each day, to sing Christmas carols to the residents.
Yesterday the duo sang at the Union House in Glover.
Marie Guertin, social services director for Union House, said Pronto and Choquette brought Christmas cheer to the residents. â€śI think itâ€™s good for their well being and I think it will make them happy,â€ť said Guertin. â€śI really thank them (Pronto and Choquette) for coming."