Charges dropped against Independent Vermont gubernatorial candidate

Dennis talks with reporters

BARRE – He couldn’t get a word in edgewise at the gubernatorial candidates forum where he was arrested for disorderly conduct in April.

At his scheduled arraignment in Vermont District Court early Thursday afternoon, everyone suddenly wanted to hear what Independent candidate for governor Dennis Steele had to say.

Steele, a fifth-generation Kirby native and U.S. Army veteran, entered the Main Street courthouse expecting to plead innocent to charges stemming from his alleged disruption of a union-organized debate at the Old Labor Hall. But Washington County State’s Attorney Tom Kelly had opted to not to file the charge.

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