Lieutenant Chuck Cacciatore and Sargeant Douglas Norton of the Vermont State Police will be leading the public safety discussion with the community and discussing the possibility of forming a neighborhood watch, something the organizer of the meeting, Estella Leach, said she felt may make people more attentive to the current situation.
Leach - a candidate for state representative - said she first became aware of the problem about two years ago and has continued to raise the issue.
"I don't think that I have talked to anyone who has not been affected by this. They know somebody or they have a family member," said Leach. "I've lived here all my life and this is not something that we're used to in the rural areas. We're not accustomed to having to watch every little thing."
Leach said she felt the problem needed to be addressed, but was unsure of how that would be accomplished.
She believed there would be a clearer idea of what the next step would be following the meeting next Wednesday after the community had the opportunity to have a discussion with Cacciatore and Norton and express their concerns and ideas.
"I guess we'll find out what's on people's minds and what they want," Leach said. "I think at the very least if people become aware and have some basic