By Madeline Clark
September 11, 2019
Three South Burlington residents and one Burlington resident were cited with unlawful trespass after refusing to leave U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Burlington office, during a sit-in protest against the F-35 basing at the Burlington International Airport, this evening.
The individuals: Roddy O’Neil-Cleary, Carmine Sargent and Kara Paige of South Burlington, plus Joshua Chasan of Burlington, arrived at the senator’s office at 4:30 p.m. bearing a packet of documents demanding the senator direct the Air Force to delay basing at Burlington International Airport until six criteria are met, as well as several informational packets.
The documents were identical to those retired Air Force Col. Rosanne Greco and Lt. Col. Roger Bourassa brought to the office on Monday, when they refused to leave and were cited with trespass.