by Michael Bielawski
Republished from www.keepvermontsafe.com, a news website dedicated to public safety in Vermont.
The City of Montpelier does not plan to take initial action regarding a homeless camp between State Street and the Winooski River not far from the high school. Also, the executive director of Good Samaritan Haven, which is a homeless shelter located in Barre, says he’s never seen so many homeless.
“Oh it’s definitely worse,” said their director Rick DeAngelis in a phone interview on Wednesday evening. “I don’t know what’s happened in recent years, it’s just the worst it’s ever been. I’ve been working in housing my whole career and it’s a long career and I’ve never really seen anything like this before.”
The Montpelier camp seen above is on the western side of Vermont’s capital city (and should not be confused with the homeless encampment near the Rte. 2 railroad tracks near the Montpelier/East Montpelier line, part of the investigation into a school bus window shooting), and could be seen last week off to the left near the river bank while driving away from the city center. It is mostly blocked from view by a large tarp facing towards the road…… Read more at Keepvermontsafe.com