Vermont town loses its cops

Downtown Randolph, Vt.    Photo by M.S.Maguire Copyright: ©2006 M.S.Maguire

Downtown Randolph, Vt.

Photo by M.S.Maguire Copyright: ©2006 M.S.Maguire

From Robert Whitcomb’s “Digital Diary,’’ in GoLocal24.com

‘The Boston Globe had a rather poignant story Dec. 4 about the perhaps permanent  loss of the town police force of Norman Rockwellian Randolph, Vt., in the White River Valley, because of fiscal and other issues. Law enforcement will, at least for the time being, be provided by Orange County. Townspeople are saddened that they’re losing an element of their local identity and some folks seem to feel less secure. It’s important to preserve such local agencies. Not every public service should be outsourced, or privatized.

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