Police to outline cases against those charged with vandalizing Frost farmhouse

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The Vermont State Police are expected to outline today the cases against nearly two dozen people charged with vandalizing the historic Ripton farmhouse where poet Robert Frost once lived.

Police say 50 people, most of them teenagers, attended an underaged drinking party at the Homer Noble Farm last month. Beer bottles and antique furniture were smashed, windows and picture frames broken, and fire extinguishers set off, causing an estimated $10,000 damage.

Police say a 17-year-old Ripton resident planned the party and a 22-year-old Middlebury resident bought the alcohol.

Prosecutors say the charges could include underage drinking, unlawful mischief and trespassing.

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