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Rifle season begins
State News
November 8, 2017

Rifle season begins

Photo by Vt. Fish & Wildlife

Hunters are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer at reporting stations.

Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s 16-day rifle deer season that begins Saturday, Nov. 11…

State News
November 8, 2017

Vermont GOP elects new chair with Trump bona fides

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Vermont Republicans chose a new party chair this weekend, and it wasn’t the candidate backed by the sitting governor.

Deborah Billado of Essex Junction was elected to a two-year term as the party’s chair over Michael Donohue of Shelburne. Billado…

State News
November 8, 2017

Retiree runs through Vermont

David “Devo” DeVarney, a 61-year-old graduate of Winooski High School, Class of 1973, and Vermont 251 Club member, will be completing his goal of running through Vermont’s 251’s towns and cities when he arrives at Winooski’s Eugene Richards Memorial Park, Sunday, Nov. 12, at…

State News
October 25, 2017

Sanders to stay an independent if he makes 2018 run

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he would run for the U.S Senate next year as an independent, not as a Democrat. On Monday, the senator sought to downplay his weekend remarks and claimed he had not decided yet whether to run.

State News
October 25, 2017

Federal upheaval won’t change 2018 health care premiums

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

The state’s top health care regulator says insurance prices on Vermont Health Connect will remain steady for calendar year 2018, despite recent actions at the federal level.

Kevin Mullin, chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, said Monday that the board…

Hemp–not marijuana–comes to rural Vermont
State News
October 18, 2017

Hemp–not marijuana–comes to rural Vermont

By Gaen Murphree

MIDDLEBURY—While lawmakers in Montpelier argue over marijuana legalization, Middlebury dairy farmers Joel Pomainville and Sam Berthiaume are readying a harvest of a cousin of marijuana — hemp — that promoters hope could be a new cash crop for Vermont farmers. “The potential…

State News
October 11, 2017

Solid Waste Santa brings money to area towns

By Stephen Seitz

The Southern Windsor/Windham County Solid Waste Management District has decided to refund more than $379,000 in tipping fees it has held since the dissolution of the Vermont/New Hampshire Solid Waste Project in 2008.

The district’s board of supervisors voted to release the…

Local News
October 11, 2017

Rutland group seeks “NewStory” against violence

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

The Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter has changed its name as it moves to the next chapter in its history of supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Avaloy Lanning, the organization’s executive director, said Thursday night.

“We recognize…

State News
October 4, 2017

Female student: Norwich sought to silence her rape allegations

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

The woman who is suing Norwich University said the university tried to keep her from talking about the assault while university officials were investigating her case.

She also said that her academic adviser and the university’s Title IX coordinator neither responded…