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August 21, 2014

Young Adults Need to be Reminded – Get Vaccinated

Every year, thousands of young adults in the U.S. suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, and even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines. To highlight the importance of immunizations throughout life, and to help remind young adults that they need vaccines too, the Vermont Department of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. Read more

August 21, 2014

Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Application Deadline is Sept. 15

Applications are available for controlled waterfowl hunting permits to be used at two Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife management areas. Applications must be filled out correctly and postmarked no later than September 15. There is no fee to apply. Read more

August 21, 2014

Coming Soon to a Plate Near You: Wild, Organic Venison

Of all the connections between the land and food we eat, none is more direct than hunting. But without friends or relatives who hunt, venturing out on the solo path from table to field can be intimidating. To make this journey easier, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering three “Getting Started in Deer Hunting” seminars this September. Read more

August 21, 2014

Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area Public Meeting to Obtain Input on Hunting Plan

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VTFW) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) will hold a public meeting Wednesday, August 27th to invite public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for hunting at the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area. Read more

August 21, 2014

Vermont Moose Hunt Auction Nets over $32,000 for Wildlife Education

Vermont’s annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on August 14, with $32,494.50 taken in from the five winning bids. The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths. Read more

August 20, 2014

Hunter Ed Courses Offered

It’s back to school season … for would-be hunters. With most hunting seasons just around the corner, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging new hunters to sign up now for a hunter education course. Read more

August 20, 2014

New Hampshire Spice Overdoses Raise Concerns in Vermont

During the past weekend in New Hampshire, several overdoses occurred due to a synthetic drug commonly called “spice.” Spice is a mixture of herbs and spices that is sprayed with chemicals similar to the active ingredient in marijuana. Sometimes, other chemicals are also sprayed on spice, and these can cause adverse health effects, according to Sarah Vose, state toxicologist for the Vermont Department of Health. Read more

August 19, 2014

Shumlin Selects Leadership Team for Department of Human Resources

MONTPELIER – Aug. 19, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of a new leadership team for the Vermont Department of Human Resources.  read moreRead more

August 19, 2014

Six Vermont Communities to Benefit from Certified Local Government Grants

Preservation, protection and education lead the list of initiatives that six Vermont towns will soon embark upon due to federal grants recently received. The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation have awarded Certified Local Government (CLG) matching grants totaling $41,000 to support community-based preservation initiatives. Read more

August 19, 2014

Gov. Shumlin and Director Flynn: Vermont Communities Should Prepare for Disaster Relief Funding Changes

MONTPELIER – Aug. 19, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and Joe Flynn, Director of Vermont Emergency Management and Homeland Security, today urged communities to prepare for new criteria related to state disaster relief funding that will go into effect in October.  read moreRead more

August 19, 2014

Primary Election Date Fast Approaching

With the Primary Election a week away, Secretary of State Jim Condos would like to remind all Vermonters about the importance of voting. Please see the important upcoming deadlines below: Read more

August 18, 2014

Department of Libraries August 2014 Newsletter

Department of Libraries August 2014 Newsletter   We invite you to spread the word to others so they can add their names to our email subscription list.   Previous editions can be found in our Newsletter Archive.  Read more

August 18, 2014

Lt. Governor Phil Scott Issues Statement on Passing of Sen. James Jeffords

August 18, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement on the passing of former Senator James Jeffords: read moreRead more

August 18, 2014

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott's remarks on Bennington Battle Day

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott delivered this speech in the form of a letter at the 50th Bennington Battle Day Parade on August 17, 2014 in Bennington. read moreRead more

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