VICTORY, Vt. (AP) — The insurance provider for the small Vermont town of Victory has placed the town on probation after a series of legal disputes and internal strife among current and former elected officials.

The board of the Vermont League of Cities & Town's insurance provider announced its decision Friday.

The Caledonian Record reports the insurance provider described the reason as "a pattern of continued poor judgment and dysfunction which prevents the Town from following good risk management practices."

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns had asked the board to drop the town's coverage. The town requested that it keep the coverage while it worked to change its business practices.

Officials say the terms of the probation will be finalized at the next board meeting on Nov. 17.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com