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Recent News Releases - Past 7 Days

September 23, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, substance abuse community highlight progress in battle against opiate addiction since January

BERLIN – Sept. 23, 2014 -- Joined by state officials, substance abuse experts, medical staff and others, Gov. Peter Shumlin today outlined Vermont’s progress in the battle against opiate addiction since January. The group highlighted expanded addiction treatment across the state, a new regional and national focus on the crisis promoted by Vermont’s leadership, an increased number of counties launching pre-trial risk assessment programs to move more Vermonters into treatment rather than prison, and more. read moreRead more

September 22, 2014

Vermont Agencies Work Together to Promote Zero-Emission Vehicles

Today, Governor Peter Shumlin’s Climate Cabinet released the Vermont Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan. The Vermont Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan sets out tasks and timelines Agencies and Departments including Natural Resources, Transportation, Health, Public Service, and Buildings and General Services will take to promote electric vehicle deployment in Vermont. Read more

September 22, 2014

Antlerless Deer Permits to be Mailed Out in November — Some Still Available

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be mailing out Vermont antlerless hunting permits for the December muzzleloader season in mid-November. The department also says it has some unallocated permits available in southwestern Vermont that can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more

September 22, 2014

Early Voting Begins and Other Important General Election Dates

On Friday, Absentee and Early Voting began for the General Election. From now until 5pm or the close of the town clerk’s office on the day before the election, which, for the General Election is Monday, November 3rd, any registered voter may request a ballot from their town clerk, whether in person, by phone or by mail. Read more

September 22, 2014

Vermont State Calendar of Events: October Harvest, Heritage and Foliage Festivals Abound

The month of October marks peak foliage and several harvest and heritage festivals honor this dynamic change of seasons. Here’s a sampler of the 200 various events on VermontVacation.com: Read more

September 17, 2014

Loons Post Record Year for Nesting Success, Bald Eagle Nesting Down

Vermont’s loon population had a record year for nesting success, producing 65 fledglings, or chicks that survived to leave the nest, on lakes and ponds throughout the state. Read more

September 17, 2014

Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conference September 18

Emergency responders from all corners of Vermont will come together tomorrow, September 18th, to take part in the state’s annual Emergency Preparedness Conference. The event is presented by the Vermont Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Management & Homeland Security and Fire Safety divisions. Read more

September 17, 2014

Health Department cautions Vermonters about Hantavirus

The Health Department is reminding Vermonters to use caution when cleaning up rodent infested areas after an out-of-state resident recently contracted Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome while visiting Vermont. Read more

September 17, 2014

Tree Stand Safety Tips for Hunters

Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here areas some tips from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience. Read more

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