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Worcester addresses off-road vehicle trail damage

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WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont town is considering increased penalties and a greater law enforcement presence to protect two trails that have been damaged by the unauthorized use of motorized off-road vehicles.

Vermont Public Radio reports the concerns are directed at Eagle Ledge Trail, which runs over a ridge, connecting Eagle Ledge Road in Worcester with Eagle Ledge Road in Elmore. Shepherd's Hill Trail intersects with Eagle's Ledge on the Worcester side.

In recent years, trail damage complaints have been brought before both towns and the Lamoille County Planning Commission.

The select board plans to re-examine an ordinance that prohibits unauthorized motorized travel on the trails, with the possibility of increasing penalties. It also wants to revisit a plan to create a concrete block barricade at the Elmore/Worcester town line.

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