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College Town Passes Order Limiting Gatherings

A Vermont college town has passed an order requiring residents to limit gatherings to 25 people.
The measure passed by the Castleton Select Board this week excludes religious services, bars and restaurants. Those are still subject to current state capacity limits and guidelines.

The Rutland Herald reports Select Board Chairman Jim Leamy indicated the order was drafted with college students in mind.

It carries a $150 fine for the first offense, $300 for the second and $500 for the third. Residents wishing to hold gatherings in excess of 25 people may apply for a permit with the town.

James Lambert, associate dean of advancement at Castleton University, said the university “fully supports” it. A party at a house turned violent last week, with a report of one student stabbing another.  

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