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Game warden impersonators try to strangle victim

ALSO: small amounts of Pfizer vaccine to arrive in VT Dec. 10 / Barre flag-flying schedule posted

At 3:39 this morning, Vermont State Police received a call that a resident of a home on Lamkin St in Highgate had been awakened by two males allegedly impersonating Vermont Fish & Game Officers. The two males assaulted the homeowner to include strangulation and the pointing of a firearm. 

The two males were wearing dark in color jackets with camouflage pants and face masks. The Vermont State Police are requesting assistance with any information regarding the identification of these two males and encouraged to contact the St. Albans Barracks.

Early availability of vaccine – A Covid-19 vaccine will be available in Vermont in very small quantities by December 10, Health Commissioner Mark Levine said at today’s press conference.

The Pfizer vaccine must be kept at -70 below zero (fahrenheit). Vermont does have some freezer capacity to -73, Gov. Phil Scott said. 

Barre flag-flying schedule posted – Tuesday night, the Barre City Council agreed to fly the Black Lives Matter flag in City Hall Park in December, the Blue Lives Matter flag in January, and another flag every month through October, 2022. 

The plan, a compromise to an original proposal to fly only the BLM flag, was bitterly opposed by BLM advocates. A pro-BLM flag supporter on the Council condemned the “hatred” of the pro-police flag, and said there are people in Barre who “cannot see past their hatred.”

Here’s the complete list of proposed flags, subject to change, as provided by an involved Barre resident:

Black Lives Matter, December 2020

Thin Blue Line, January 2021

Green Mountain Boys flag, February 2021

Ireland, March 2021

Earth Day, April 2021

Firefighter Support, May 2021

United States Army, June 2021

Betsy Ross, July 2021

Woman’s Suffrage, 19th Amendment, August 2021

LGBT Rainbow, September 2021

Abenaki, October 2021

United States Marine Corps, November 2021

Human Rights Equality, December 2021

Canada, January 2022

Union Jack, February 2022

Italy, March 2022

Autism Awareness, April 2022

Star of David (Jewish American Heritage Month), May 2022

Juneteenth, June 2022

France, July 2022

United States Coast Guard, August 2022

AFLCIO, September 2022

United States Navy, October 2022

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