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Recent News Releases - Past 7 Days

August 29, 2014

New England Governors urge HHS to ban Zohydro ER

MONTPELIER – Aug. 29, 2014 -- Five New England Governors, including Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, this week called on the federal Health and Human Services Department “to prevent easily abused and highly addictive painkillers, such as Zohydro ER, from entering the market.” read moreRead more

August 28, 2014

Teacher’s Retirement Board Approves Fossil Fuel-Free Fund for 403(b) Plan

The Vermont State Teacher’s Retirement Board of Trustees has approved the addition of a fossil fuel-free mutual fund investment option for the 403(b) plan. State Treasurer Beth Pearce said the addition gives more choices to teachers who want to invest supplemental retirement dollars in Socially Responsible Investments. Read more

August 27, 2014

Federal Grant to Help VT Bat Research

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will receive a grant for $42,895 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this year to support bat research and monitoring related to White-nose Syndrome. This funding will support conservation and recovery of the six cave bat species affected by the deadly fungal disease. Read more

August 26, 2014

Free Online Certification for Vermont Diesel Truck Drivers and Fleet Managers Available

Free training and certification for Vermont diesel truck drivers and fleet managers about the benefits of idling reduction is now available online. This program can have a powerful impact resulting in cost savings, increased vehicle efficiency, reduced number of employee sick days, and reduced environmental impacts. Read more

August 26, 2014

Town of Randolph Agrees to Settle Significant Environmental Violations at its Wastewater Treatment Facility

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Compliance and Enforcement Division (CED) announced that it has formally settled environmental violations involving the Town of Randolph. Randolph operates a wastewater treatment facility which discharges to the White River and is subject to a discharge permit. Read more

August 26, 2014

State Board Releases Statement on Use and Misuse of Standardized Tests

The State Board of Education unanimously approved a statement concerning the proper and improper uses of standardized testing after a four-month review and study, the Board announced today. Read more

August 26, 2014

Vermont’s Big Game Reporting Stations for 2014

Hunters who take a bear, deer, turkey, or moose during the Vermont hunting seasons must bring the animal within 48 hours to the nearest game warden or to a Vermont Fish & Wildlife reporting station. Below is a list of wardens and reporting stations for 2014. Read more

August 26, 2014

Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative Will Treat Six Rivers and Three River Deltas to Control Sea Lamprey Populations

The Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative (Cooperative) will be applying lampricides to portions of six tributaries and three delta areas of Lake Champlain during the months of September and October. Read more

August 26, 2014

VT Fish & Wildlife Seeks Bear Teeth from Hunters

Vermont bear hunting starts September 1, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters to submit a bear tooth so that wildlife managers can collect information on Vermont’s bear population. Read more

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