- Associated Press - Sunday, May 24, 2015

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont shooting range has been cited twice in the past month for noise violations after terminating its agreement with the town of Williston - which rejected its proposal to add a third day of shooting.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/1ITbRs1 ) that the North Country Sportsman’s Club chose to terminate the agreement May 1.

The club - in business nearly 50 years - has about 100 members.

Bob Otty, president of the range’s board, claims the town may be failing to comply with a 1988 Vermont statute that prevents municipalities from regulating the firing of guns at pre-existing shooting ranges. He says the range will appeal the violations and $300 in fines.

Town officials say that, in the absence of an agreement, police can issue tickets for nuisance complaints.

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