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Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 10 this year, and it will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you may have noticed that pollen seasons are getting longer and more intense. A new study confirms that this is not a coincidence, but a consequence of human-caused climate change.
The following notice was released by Vermont Senator Peter Welch.
MORRISVILLE, Vermont (7:25 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2023) — Following a three-day manhunt, police on Sunday evening, April 23, 2023, arrested Henry Lovell in Hyde Park.Join our free news email list - cancel anytime
Norwich University Architecture, Art and Construction Management Programs to Partner on Barre Auditorium Renovation
Northfield, Vt. – The Norwich University Schools of Architecture + Art and Construction Management announced today that their proposal for the renovations to Vermont’s historic Barre Municipal Auditorium was approved for implementation.
The Mad Birders have announced a full schedule of Spring Walks for 2023. The club has expanded the number of birding enthusiasts who will guide the walks, and some new ideas that will help expand our offerings. Here is their information.
Vermont Law School President Rod Smolla Helped Secure $800 Million Settlement for Dominion Voting Systems
Vermont Law School President Rod Smolla was one of three lawyers who argued on behalf of Dominion Voting Systems in its defamation lawsuit against Fox News. The case was settled for nearly $800 million, a major victory for Dominion and a setback for Fox News.
The Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival arrives on Sunday, May 7, on the Connecticut River in Rockingham, Vermont -- presented by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society.
The 8-Track Tape and Act 250 Are About the Same Age; One of Them Modernized; the Other is Still Stuck in the '70s
Remember the 8-track tape? It seemed like such a good idea 50 years ago, but the truth was that sooner or later, the tape would get tangled up in the player, garbling the sound and costing you time and money. Act 250 is like that. It was a good idea when it was passed in 1970, but it has bec…
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WASHINGTON-- Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA), and a bicameral group of colleagues last week to call for an ethics investigation into Justice Clarence Thomas’s failure to disclose luxury travel financed by Republican mega…
The Vermont Warden Service will be holding three public information meetings this month to raise awareness about updated recruitment criteria.
Billy Kidd, Olympic skier and Steamboat Springs local, celebrated his 80th birthday on April 13, 2023. He celebrated by skiing down Heavenly Daze, a slope at Steamboat Resort, alongside a couple hundred people.
At his press conference on Wednesday, April 12, some of the very first words out of Governor Phil Scott's mouth were this:
The Town of Northfield Economic Development Department has announced that Mureta's Meat Processing has been awarded a Vermont Working Lands Enterprise grant that will enable the local butcher to become a certified USDA butcher, allowing them to expand their capacity in an area of great need …
Barre, VT – Mayumi L. Wagstaff-Blaise, 33, of Barre, was sentenced on Tuesday in Washington County criminal court to 15 days of work crew and probation for hitting and seriously injuring a tow-truck driver with her vehicle in November 2021 and then fleeing to New York.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Attorney General Charity Clark today joined a multistate coalition to challenge the decision issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that could restrict medication abortion access nationwide.
The Bennington Police Department is making people aware of an especially dangerous and lethal brand of Fentanyl being distributed in and around Bennington.Join our free news email list - cancel anytimeMembers of the Bennington Police Department and Bennington Rescue have responded to five (5…
Permit applications are available on Fish & Wildlife’s website
INCIDENT TYPE: Missing person
PASS or F*AI*L is a series where Compass Vermont enters various prompts into AI Chatbots to see where they take us. Here is the latest:
On Monday, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that Burlington International Airport would be renamed Patrick Leahy International Airport.
Owen Wilson stars as a Bob Ross-like quick paint Vermont Public TV star in 'Paint'
In addition to the many Vermont trails that are currently closed to reduce impacts during mud season, several cliff areas are closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
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First Lady Jill Biden will sweep through New England on Wednesday to support the Biden administration’s economic policies; her office announced Friday night.
April 1 Announcement from the Bennington Rescue Squad:Join our free news email list - cancel anytimeWe're excited to announce a new direction for our operations.Due to the rising costs of maintaining traditional ambulances we are going to cut our fleet to 3 ambulances and add 3 new rescue ho…
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MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont’s trout fishing season opens Saturday, April 8.
Vermonters Like Their Dollar General Stores, But It Looks Like Dollar General Doesn't Like It's Employees
Dollar General Is Deemed a ‘Severe Violator’ by the Labor Department according to a New York Times Article.
Governor: "Appropriations increased the State Budget over last year by 12 percent; I Hope Vermonters Are Paying Attention"
Governor Phil Scott registered his strong disapproval of the state budget proposed by House Appropriations, arguing that it was calling for "spending over $60 million more than [he] proposed in ongoing base expenditures.
WASHINGTON – Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) today voted in support of legislation led by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IND) to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq.
In the Woods Somewhere, Robyn Hood's Gang of Thieves plays April 1 and 2 at Essex High School.
The following is some heavy news, as in lardaceous rather than serious.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
A video series in partnership with Vermont Tourism has been produced over the past year to showcase the accessibility of outdoor recreation in Vermont.
The Green Mountain Care Board has approved UVM Health Network's request to repurpose $18 million from a planned psychiatric hospital in Berlin to other mental health services.Join our free news email list - cancel anytimeThe money will be used to improve the state's mental health resources, …
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has begun to receive reports of bears coming out of their dens as the weather warms.
In January 2023, the Norwich University Alumni Association kicked off Buddy Check Day, which continues on the 18th-19th of every month. Under the program, the university sends alums an email or text to remind them to contact classmates and friends for camaraderie and to check on each other's…
On 03/17/2023 at approximately 1955 hrs., the Vermont State Police along with the Waterbury Fire Department and Waterbury Ambulance Service were called to a report of a person who had been struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train on the railroad tracks adjacent to the Waterbury - Stowe …
VERMONT TEACHERS INVITED TO GATHER FOR VITAL LESSONS, RESOURCES TO EXAMINE CONSEQUENCES OF CHOICE
The impacts of today’s heavy wet snowfall are being felt in most areas of Vermont. Tens of thousands of utility customers are without power, and travel will continue to be hazardous.
Another important story from our brave rescue teams of Vermont:
The Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative (Cooperative)—a working group of fisheries professionals from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and United States Fish and Wildlife Service—announced their decision to…
It is hard to imagine Waterbury's Hen of the Wood leaving the dazzling waterfalls of its mill setting for another location, until you hear that they are adding a new restaurant to their portfolio in the same space.
Compass Vermont, whose HQ is in rural Vermont, relies on Starlink to ensure high-speed internet, knowing it will take many years, if ever, for broadband expansion to make it to all the dirt road residences in the Green Mountain State.
Losing the Mt. Mansfield Trail in a Blizzard, Hiker Calls for Help Before Cell Phone Dies, Commits to Joining Rescue Team
Another tale of rescue on Mt. Mansfield as told by the Stowe Mountain Rescue Team: We were called on a big mission yesterday – and ‘big’ just means it took some time and effort on our part. An adventurous hiker was tackling Mt Mansfield from the Underhill side. He climbed Sunset Ridge and go…