Middlesex residents complain of ATV riders

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Officials in Middlesex say all-terrain vehicles traveling on town roads and private land are becoming a nuisance. But police say there’s little they can do to help.

A group of residents met this week with the Middlesex Select Board and Vermont state police to discuss the growing problem of illegal ATV use in the town. State Police Lieutenant David Harrington says he lacks the resources to respond to complaints or to patrol illegal ATV activity.

ATV riders are limited to riding on their own land or on private land with the permission of the owner. In Middlesex they’re using the town’s class three and four roads to reach trails on private land.

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