News Briefs

News Briefs
January 9, 2019

Hemp registration accepting applications

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets  began accepting applications for registration to grow and process industrial hemp for the 2019 registration year on Jan 4.

The registration process is now online.

Hemp growers and processors have separate registration applications and the forms provide…

News Briefs
January 1, 2019

Brandon’s Christina Wiles earns top Girl Scout honor

By Russell Jones/Brandon Reporter

BRANDON — The Girl Scouts began in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first troop of 18 girls in Savannah, Ga. Now, 3.7 million members strong, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have helped mentor and…

VFFC names person of the year
News Briefs
January 1, 2019

VFFC names person of the year

The Vermont Farmers Market Association has named Jack Crowther as its Person of the Year for 2018.

Crowther has been an editor for the Rutland Herald and worked hard to highlight the connection of clean water and food to health. He’s donated countless…

News Briefs
January 1, 2019

Farmers could benefit from farm bill

Vermont dairy farmers could see much needed relief in the 2018 Farm Bill. With the signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, more improvements have been made to the renamed Margin Protection Program, now called the Dairy Margin Coverage program.

News Briefs
December 18, 2018

Did you know?

Kwanzaa traces its origins to Africa and is celebrated across North America and other nations that have large populations that trace their heritage to Africa. The holiday begins on December 26 and continues until January 1. The main components of the celebration include family,…

Killington’s hi-tech trail map at a glance
Local News
December 18, 2018

Killington’s hi-tech trail map at a glance

By Karen D. Lorentz

There are many different ways to combine one’s love of skiing and mountains with making a living. For Gary Milliken that means creating trail maps.

First asked to produce a summer map for Killington in late winter 2017,…

Meet Kayla Sarajian,  lift ops supervisor
Local News
December 18, 2018

Meet Kayla Sarajian, lift ops supervisor

By Karen D. Lorentz

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Kayla Sarajian moved to Medford, New York, a suburb on Long Island, when she was 5 years old and graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School in 2007.

Acknowledging that she didn’t really…

News Briefs
December 18, 2018

Hot toy list for 2018

Did you grab your L.O.L. Surprise dolls last year? What about Hatchimals the year before? Each year, a new crop of must-have toys surfaces. Smart shoppers who do their research and prepare in advance of the holidays can grab these coveted gifts….

News Briefs
December 18, 2018

Great last-minute gift ideas

 Tradition is a hallmark of the holiday season. Religious services, family gatherings and trips to see Santa Claus are just a few of the many traditions people adhere to during the holiday season.

Many holiday shoppers also adhere to the time-honored tradition of…