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Deer hunters report strongest year since 2000
State News
January 9, 2019

Deer hunters report strongest year since 2000

Courtesy Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Jason Lewis of Randolph with the nice 221 pound buck he took in Orleans County during Vermont’s 2018 November deer season.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s preliminary numbers show 18,845 deer were…

State News
January 9, 2019

ATG releases top scams of 2018

Vermonters filed 5,471 scam reports with the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program in 2018 according to the Attorney General’s list of top 10 most commonly reported scams of the year. This amounts to a 4.55 percent increase in scams from 2017. As new scams emerged,…

State News
January 1, 2019

Regulators approve GMP rate request after public criticism

By Elizabeth Gribkoff/VTDigger

Customers of Vermont’s largest electrical utility will see a slight rate decrease on their bills for the first nine months of next year.

The rate case drew an unusual amount of public scrutiny last month due to an anonymous letter,…

Vt Boy Scout chapter adds 95 girls to Cub program
State News
January 1, 2019

Vt Boy Scout chapter adds 95 girls to Cub program

By Kit Norton/VTDigger

As the Boy Scouts of America faces mounting legal battles, the organization has opened multiple scout programs to females and, since June, 95 girls have joined the Cub Scout program in Vermont.

The Green Mountain Council, the Vermont chapter…

Local News
January 1, 2019

The particularities, pitfalls and promise of Vt’s labor market

By Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

As chief of the Vermont Department of Labor’s economic and labor market information section, Mathew Barewicz is in charge of collecting and interpreting federal and state employment data for policymakers, job-seekers and the public.

Among other…

State News
December 26, 2018

Marijuana panel wants roadside testing before regulated market opens

By Xander Landen/VTDigger

The governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission is recommending that before Vermont moves to legalize a commercial cannabis market, the state needs to find a consistent way to test drivers for cannabis impairment.

The panel also urges policymakers in its report to pave the way…