News Briefs

News Briefs
January 3, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs

County farmers adapt with the times WELLS—The Larson Farm in Wells has changed from a large commercial dairy farm with 150 Holstein cows in 1993 to a smaller organic farm with 20 head of Jersey cows, some heifers, and 20 Devon beef cattle. Twelve years…

News Briefs
January 3, 2018

Vermont farm aid organizations receive USDA grant

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), Vermont Land Trust and the Intervale Center received a three-year, $546,000 grant from the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to help Vermont’s next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs access land and grow viable businesses.

VHCB’s Viability Program…

News Briefs
December 28, 2017

Manure spreading ban in effect, Dec. 15 – April 1

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets would like to remind all state farm operations that the 23rd annual winter manure spreading ban is underway.   As required by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets’ (VAAFM) Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs), between December 15 and April…

News Briefs
December 21, 2017

Health trust makes grants

The Bowse Health Trust Committee is pleased to announce that it has approved funding for three new programs. The projects will receive up to three years of funding starting in 2018. In twenty years the Bowse Health Trust has funded a total of 60 programs, which target…

police
December 21, 2017

Police Briefs

Killington Police busy with traffic, alarm activations

According to the media log from the Killington Police, officers responded to a total of 26 calls between Dec. 2 and 8.

On Dec. 2, police completed three traffic stops in the areas of Bigelow Drive…

News Briefs
December 21, 2017

Fish and Wildlife offer ice safety tips

The recent arrival of cold temperature has formed early-season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary.

“We are urging all outdoor enthusiasts – people going ice…

News Briefs
December 6, 2017

Rutland Region news briefs

By Lani Duke

Winter parking warning

City winter parking rules went in effect Dec. 1, and will continue in place until April 1. Downtown parking is prohibited between 3 and 6 a.m., and on other city streets between midnight and 6 a.m. Cars…

News Briefs
December 6, 2017

Lakes Region news briefs

By Lani Duke

Castleton Float Bridge contract approved, credit union permitting questioned

CASTLETON—Blair Enman of Enman Kesselring Consulting Engineering told the Castleton Select Board Nov. 27 that his company has been involved in the Float Bridge rework since about 2014. The…

News Briefs
November 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs Nov. 8-14

By Lani Duke

School back in session at Castleton

CASTLETON—Castleton Elementary students returned to school Oct 31 after evacuating the school the day before. A small fire in a ceiling junction box caused officials to move students by bus to Castleton Village School…