The town of Castleton passed a measure on Aug. 27 requiring residents to limit gatherings to 25 people.
The Select Board’s action comes after an off-campus party in the college town last weekend ended in a stabbing and sent three people to the hospital. Officers estimated between 50 and 75 people had gathered at the house on Mechanic St.
The order exempts religious services, bars, and restaurants. It carries a $150 fine for the first offense, $300 for the second and $500 for the third. Residents wishing to hold gatherings in excess of 25 people must apply for a permit with the town.