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Have you ever driven down a Vermont road, looking at the river and think: "I wonder if there is a place where I can stop and fish and not be trespassing?"
Hikers and rock climbers were able to return to Vermont cliffs on August 1, now that peregrine falcon nesting season has ended. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has confirmed that all the young falcons have learned to fly and should not be disturbed by human presence on the cliffs.
Teens ages 15-17 are invited to spend a weekend full of fun and adventure at the Edward F Kehoe Conservation Camp. Participants will spend the weekend participating on activities taught by department biologists, wardens and other staff.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Go on to almost any social media group site in Vermont, and you will likely find a recent discussion, including stunning pictures and videos, of black bears having their way with any barrier between them and the food they know is on the other side.
On the day after July 4th, at around 8:00 pm, 37-year-old Antonio Baldomero from Miami, Florida, knowingly drove his 18-wheeler past the variety of lights, signs, and warnings that forbade him to navigate his rig up Vermont Route 108, over Smuggler's Notch.
Between July 1 and the end of September, employees of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will drive all state-maintained highways, using a special handset to measure cell phone coverage strength across Vermont.
WATERBURY CENTER, Vt. (WCAX) - Despite pandemic challenges, the Green Mountain Club has hit a $4 million fundraising goal. And it comes as an increasing number of people are using the Long Trail, the club’s 273-mile hiking trail that traverses the Green Mountains.
WATERBURY, Vermont (Thursday, July 14, 2022) — Vermont’s Department of Public Safety announces a new public safety initiative, called SURVIVERMONT.
The primary focus of Tuesday, July 12's Governors Press Conference was mental health, specifically the new 988 Mental Health Emergency Hotline that goes live on Saturday, July 16, with a clear message: "You are not alone."
VERMONT – Amtrak, in conjunction with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT), is now selling Ethan Allen Express tickets for daily travel between Burlington and New York City including new stops in Vergennes and Middlebury, via Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, …
Many species have successfully raised chicks by now, and adults with fledglings are common around the state. Peregrine falcons and bald eagles are fledging young, though the families will remain around the nest sites for a few weeks as the young birds develop and gain more independence.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Warden Service and Vermont State Police are asking Vermonters to boat responsibly this Fourth of July weekend, as part of the nationwide Operation Dry Water campaign to reduce alcohol and drug related boating injuries through education and more visible deterrence.
With school now out for the summer, families across Vermont may be looking for meal programs for their kids to ensure good nutrition continues.
Montpelier, Vt. - Forty years of service to the State of Vermont was more than enough to prove Suzanne Young's loyalty to the Green Mountain State when she retired after holding many esteemed positions in Montpelier, from Governor's Legal Counsel to Secretary of the Administration. But her S…
When turkeys comes your way in a flock, that group can be called a gaggle or a rafter. Then there is a "brood" of turkeys, formally defined as "composed of at least one adult hen with young (poults). As the summer progresses, multiple broods may gather into what is termed a “gang
MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is receiving reports from across the state of black bears seeking food in yards, outbuildings and livestock enclosures this spring, and the department urges Vermonters to take proactive steps for safely coexisting with bears.
Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is this Saturday, June 11, 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.
Gov. Phil Scott signed two key housing bills Tuesday that will pump $45 million in federal money into programs designed to make home ownership affordable for middle-income Vermonters and fix up run-down rental properties throughout the state.
If you fish for sunfish in Vermont, the state's Fish and Wildlife Department asks you to take a few moments to answer some questions in our on-line survey, linked below.
In the wake of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and several concerning reports in Vermont, the Agency of Education and Department of Public Safety are reviewing and updating state safety and security supports for Vermont schools.
Breeding season is underway throughout the state. Early-breeding species have already hatched chicks—ducks, geese, robins, and bald eagles among them—while most species are still establishing territories and beginning breeding.
Montpelier, Vt. – As impacts from the terrible acts committed in New York, California and Texas are being felt throughout the country, the State of Vermont is reminding Vermonters of the mental health resources available to them.
A Canada goose and turkey vulture in Vermont's Washington County tested positive for the avian flu, along with three bald eagles, one each in Franklin, Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, but to date there is still only one report of the disease in chickens.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott was busy with his thumbs early Tuesday morning, May 17, as he tweeted to his 4,574 followers and all of the media who were sure to follow his intentions to run for reelection.
WINOOSKI, VT - Charity Clark announced that she is running for Attorney General. Clark, who previously served as an Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Attorney General’s Office, outlined her vision for the office of Attorney General at a press conference in Winooski this morning.
Speaking at the Governor's weekly press conference on Tuesday, May 11, Vermont Health Secretary Dr. Mark Levine announced that they will begin to look at COVID-19 results the way they look at other infectious diseases like the flu, and abandon the longstanding COVID-19 Dashboard.
Vermont lawmakers stripped a key housing bill of a proposal that would have required rental property owners to pay $35 per unit and register with the state, a provision Gov. Phil Scott opposed.
Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, drugs or counterfeit pills purchased in nonmedical settings may contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl.
On Thursday, May 12th, 2022 between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, an exercise of the Vermont AMBER Alert System will be conducted by the Vermont Department of Public Safety.
Barre, Vt. – The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA) and its partners held its fourth annual student video contest to make motorists aware of the dangers of distracted driving.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — The first overseas deployment of the Vermont Air National Guard’s F-35 fighter jets will have the pilots and their aircraft patrolling the skies of Europe during one of the most tense periods in recent history.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Watching wildlife is enjoyable, especially when young animals appear in the spring. But it is best to keep your distance.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is stocking a new strain of rainbow trout this spring and is looking for help from anglers to evaluate its performance.
One might think only of states with major cities and a significant crime problem as places where gun deaths outpaced motor vehicle deaths, but a newly released 2020 study shows that more states have this problem than those that don't.
SOUTH BURLINGTON – The Vermont Air National Guard members of the 158th Fighter Wing deployed to Europe early Friday morning to support NATO’s air policing mission.
More birds are arriving all the time. Migratory waterfowl, including snow goose, continue moving through Vermont to northern breeding areas. Broad-winged hawks have been returning from the south, while rough-legged hawks are leaving for the north.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University celebrated commencement and commissioning with April 30 ceremonies in Shapiro Field House in which 531 students graduated from 32 undergraduate programs and one master’s program and 134 graduates commissioned into the U.S. armed services.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to join them for fun-filled weekends to get the camps ready for the 2022 season.
Still not in agreement with the state legislature's budget proposal, Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement on the Senate version of the fiscal year 2023 budget:
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife have announced that the walleye fishing season opens on Saturday, May 7, "marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England."
A former trooper with the Vermont State Police, Zachary Gauthier, 31, of Weathersfield, was cited Tuesday morning, April 19, 2022, on suspicion of animal cruelty and perjury.
Migratory birds are well into their spring return to (and through) Vermont. On the water, returning residents include Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, and mergansers, while migrants passing through include blue-winged and green-winged teal, northern shoveler, gadwall, bufflehead, and more…
It used to be when a police officer pulled you over from their motorcycle; you could at least hear it coming. Not so much in the future.