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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.  

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.