Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont is offering support and assistance to other states hit harder by Hurricane Sandy. U.S. Forest Service officials are urging extra caution for those who may want to venture out in the woods in the days following the storm. Interest in early voting is high in several parts of the state. In some communities, it’s expected that as many as a third of all voters will cast their ballot before Election Day. Residents of St. Johnsbury are due to vote next week on whether to approve a major public works project. A Springfield man has been accused of throwing a bottle at a state trooper and injuring him in a scuffle at a gas station.