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Local News
June 29, 2017

Anglers rejoice

Vermont’s fishermen have more places to cast a line,thanks to expanded offerings at Vermont State Parks. Six more state parks will offer free loaner fishing equipment and educational resources.

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Fishing program expands at Vermont state parks
News Briefs
June 29, 2017

Fishing program expands at Vermont state parks

Vermont State Parks and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department have expanded the popular Reel Fun Vermont program for 2017. Eighteen Vermont State Parks now offer free loaner fishing equipment to park visitors, along with a mix of educational resources focused on the sport of…

State News
June 28, 2017

State fines North Springfield slaughterhouse

By Troy Shaheen, VTDigger

Mercy for Animals, an animal protection group based in California, is calling for an investigation into Vermont Packinghouse for what it calls “unfair and deceptive business practices.” The advocacy group filed complaints last week with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and…

June 21, 2017

More state control is not the answer

Dear Editor,

Two years ago, I wrote an op-ed that opened: “The Legislature can work with local communities to improve education, or it can push them around.”

This is the fundamental choice that the governor and lawmakers continued to wrestle with this session. In 2015,…

State News
June 7, 2017

State penalizes Dollar General for price scanner violations

In response to 47 separate price scanner violations, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has issued more than $210,000 in penalties to Dollar General stores in the state since 2013, including $24,000 in penalties this year. Agency inspectors have observed repeated pricing inaccuracies,…

More than 26,000 waiting for state income tax refunds
State News
May 31, 2017

More than 26,000 waiting for state income tax refunds

 By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Five weeks after the deadline for filing tax returns, more than 26,000 people are still waiting for the Vermont Department of Taxes to issue refunds on their personal income taxes.

Some of those people are very low-income and are planning to…