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Recent News Releases - Past 7 Days

October 30, 2014

Vermont’s Rifle Deer Season Starts Saturday, November 15

Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s statewide traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins November 15 and ends Sunday, November 30. Read more

October 29, 2014

Vermont Updates Groundwater Protection Rule

Vermont’s groundwater will now be better protected from pollution discharged into underground wells. Today the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued new Underground Injection Control Rules, replacing less protective 1982 standards. The rules regulate waste below ground through Vermont’s Underground Injection Control Program, authorized under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Read more

October 29, 2014

High School 3D Printing Competition Announced at Vermont Tech Jam

The Preservation Trust of Vermont, Google, Hartford High School and the State of Vermont have partnered to put on the first Vermont High School Town History in 3D competition. Students will use cutting edge technology to bring Vermont history to life. Read more

October 29, 2014

Vermont Moose Hunters Had a Successful Season

Vermont moose hunters had a successful hunting season according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. A record bull was taken in the October 1-7 archery moose hunt, and the regular moose hunting season was October 18-23. Read more

October 28, 2014

Vermont is Carefully Monitoring Travelers from Ebola-affected Regions

The Vermont Department of Health has requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27. Read more

October 28, 2014

Popular Wildlife Management Area Sees Broad Expansion

A central Vermont wildlife management area popular with birders and waterfowl hunters has nearly doubled in size, thanks to a donation of land by the Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO). Read more

October 28, 2014

CWD Discovered in Ohio Deer; Hunters Reminded of VT Rules on Importing Deer and Elk

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department issued a reminder to hunters traveling outside Vermont to hunt that the regulation restricting the importation of deer and elk carcasses, which is designed to protect Vermont's wild deer from chronic wasting disease, remains in effect. Read more

October 28, 2014

Vermont Has Much to Celebrate During National Farm to School Month

Vermont is a national leader in the Farm to School movement. More than 89 of Vermont schools report that they participate in Farm to School programming, according to the USDA’s Farm to School census. Read more

October 28, 2014

2014 Farm Safety Program Open to All Vermont Producers

The Vermont Farm Safety Program is designed to assist farmers and producers in navigating safety requirements established by the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration ((V)OSHA), and provide critical tools to improve on-farm safety, including proper safety program documentation and implementation guidelines, and bilingual language resources. New this year, the Vermont Farm Safety Program will be open to all Vermont farms and producers regardless of size or sector. Read more

October 28, 2014

Lt. Governor Phil Scott Issues Statement About Protest and State Response

October 28, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement about Monday’s protest in the Pavilion Building and the State’s response: read moreRead more

October 28, 2014

Tips for Youth Deer Hunting Weekend, Nov. 8-9

To make the most of the upcoming youth deer hunting weekend on November 8 and 9, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department offers these tips for the adult who is mentoring the young hunter. Read more

October 28, 2014

Listening Session Announced for Supplemental Proposed Rules to Federal Food Safety Law

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, in conjunction with the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA), will host an open Listening Session on November 17th, 2014, to offer farmers and food processors an opportunity to provide comment on new supplemental rules proposed by the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Read more

October 28, 2014

Orange is the New Camouflage for Vermont Hunters

The fashion mags suggest bold prints and the color gray are in this fall, but trendy hunters always choose hunter orange. Read more

October 27, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, Mayor Louras, legislative leaders and others highlight transportation improvements

RUTLAND – Oct. 27, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin joined Mayor Chris Louras, transportation officials and legislators at the Ripley Bridge to highlight the latest in a series of transportation improvement projects in Rutland City. read moreRead more

October 24, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, Sen. Sears, Bennington officials announce opiate treatment center

BENNINGTON – Oct. 24, 2014 -- Gov.  Peter Shumlin was joined today by Sen. Dick Sears, Bennington health care and law enforcement officials, State’s Attorney Erica Marthage and others at the Bennington Police Station to announce a collaborative program between United Counseling Service and Southwestern Vermont Health Care to offer opioid medication assisted treatment. read moreRead more

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