Taking action on phosphorus in Lake Champlain would bring tens of millions in dollars in benefits to Vermonters, researchers say.
WASHINGTON – Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch sent a letter to the Biden administration late Monday urging him to work with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allow additional travel between the United States and Canada. With increased vaccination rates…
Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear that the decision to open the border with the United States would be made "carefully and with Canadian's safety in mind."
The World Fishing Network recently named Lake Champlain one of the seven best smallmouth bass lakes in North America, adding that it was “perhaps the best lake in all of North America for both quality largemouth and smallmouth bass.”
On Memorial Day, Vermont State Police reported a fatal crash in Cambridge, Vermont, that killed 48-year-old Marie Ann Perrault of Jeffersonville.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced at his Tuesday, June 1 press conference that the state had reached a COVID-19 vaccination rate of 78%.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says deer fawns are being born this time of year and asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced dozens of new walk-in clinics as the State works to make the COVID-19 vaccine easily accessible throughout Vermont.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is a demanding hotel guest whose requirements would make even the most pampered celebrity blush, according to a new book detailing Democratic Party politics.
CVS Health has announced that beginning June 1, eligible customers who received or plan to receive a COVID-19 vaccination through CVS Health may choose to enter the #OneStepCloser sweepstakes for an opportunity to win one of over a thousand fun and exciting prizes through weekly drawings an…
MONTPELIER – Attorney General T.J. Donovan today announced that his office has reached settlements with nine different online sellers of electronic cigarettes for violations of Vermont’s Delivery Sales Ban and Vermont’s Consumer Protection Act. Under the settlements, the companies resolved c…
Montpelier, Vt. -Last week, Governor Phil Scott announced that when 80% of Vermont’s eligible population - those age 12 and older - have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will enter Step 4 of the Vermont Forward plan – currently slated for July 4 – and remove its …
ST. ALBANS, Vt. - Leyline Renewable Capital has partnered with PurposeEnergy of New Hampshire to fund the SAINT project, converting industrial food waste into renewable energy and clean water.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says hunters who took a bear in the 2020 bear hunting seasons can now look up the age of their bear on the department’s website, www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
Responses from parents in 58 Vermont communities show how Vermont stacks up to national plans for vaccinating children.
In April of 2021, Vermont Governor Phil Scott released his proposed budget to use the $2.7 billion aid package Vermont is receiving under the American Rescue Plan.
The Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program is again accepting applications from Vermont homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hunters who provided the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department with a tooth from their deer can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department’s website.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) is on 24-7 duty, inspecting incoming flowers and plants to ensure a pest-free Mother's Day on May 9.
"Two friends living in Vermont decided to try a radical experiment: they asked White people in their community to give money directly to their Black neighbors — a DIY, hyper-local "reparations" program of sorts," according to NPR.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will host two electronic deer hearings to consider their recommendations for the 2021 hunting season.
A new VMBA chapter, the Velomont Collective, has the ambitious goal of connecting Vermont's bikeable trail networks from the state's southern border to its northern one, supported by a network of huts along the way. This would create an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to take mu…
Governor Phil Scott announced today that as of May 1, masks will only be required outdoors in situations where a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained.
BURLINGTON, Vt. – All combat units in the Vermont Army National Guard are now open to women — the first such policy in the U.S., Vermont's National Guard announced Wednesday.
Saturday, May 1 is Green Up Day in Vermont, as volunteers add to the 241 tons of trash and 9,000 discarded tires already cleaned up around the state.
Early spring is a great time to get outside for hikes, birding and collecting wild edibles. High on the list of the latter category are fiddleheads (the unfurling leaves of ostrich ferns) and ramps (wild leeks). Both species are quite common in Vermont, but excessive harvest has resulted i…
Last fall, The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department developed a new mobile application to help people recreate outdoors in a safe and socially distanced manner. The app, Vermont Outdoors, connects the public with department lands, fish and wildlife regulations, and up-to-date COVID guidance.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff have been starting their checks of eagle nests around the state. In collaboration with Audubon Vermont and numerous volunteers, VTFW staff monitor all known bald eagle nests in Vermont. Most bald eagles around the state are incubating eggs, many having retur…
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont officials are warning people who like to forage in the state for wild leeks, or ramps, to beware of a poisonous lookalike plant.
WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) re-introduced bipartisan legislation that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling non-dairy products as dairy.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Next month, the Composting Association of Vermont and the Agency of Natural Resources will be hosting the Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS). This event will bring together leaders and learners from across the state to discuss creative ways to keep organics out of the…
When it comes to the least tax-friendly states for military retirees, Vermont has the dubious distinction of ranking number 2, only behind California.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont General Assembly voted in favor of H.175, a bill to expand bottle redemption to include water, wine, and other non-carbonated beverages.
Keeping a small flock of chickens at home to provide eggs and meat has become increasingly popular, but many first-time small-scale poultry farmers are discovering that several species of wildlife like the taste of chicken as much as we do. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department urges pou…
BURLINGTON, VT – State officials announced Thursday that Vermont will follow the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and extend the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for an additional week. The federal pause is in place to allow the CDC’s Adviso…
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says a disease affecting rabbits and hares previously found in western states may be moving eastward. Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV2) is a virus known to be extremely lethal to wild and domestic rabbits, including cottontail rabbits and snowshoe hares.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2021, Harley Breer surrendered peacefully to a uniformed Vermont State Police trooper in Marshfield. He was taken into custody without incident.
Six cases of unusual blood clots found in recipients of the Johnson $ Johnson vaccination have led the federal government to suggest a temporary pause in administering the vaccine.
During continued investigation and search efforts for Harley Breer on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, members of the Vermont State Police arrested an uncle of Breer’s on suspicion of helping the fugitive evade capture.
BURLINGTON, Vt. - One year ago, COVID-19 was rapidly spreading across the United States without adequate testing to measure how widespread the virus had become.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott and his administration rolled out a comprehensive plan for reopening the state, including businesses, travel guidelines and large gatherings.
House Speaker Jill Krowinski, D-Burlington, has abandoned a controversial proposal to reform the state’s pension system. At a Friday morning press conference, she said she would instead establish a task force to come up with solutions to Vermont’s ballooning pension debt.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - In a statement released today, Governor Phil Scott's office said: "The Governor has repeatedly said he hopes and expects to make vaccines available to all people in Vermont, including all college students."