Tag Archives: Vermont

State News
June 7, 2017

New Vermont law provides First Amendment protections to students and teachers

Gov. Phil Scott recently signed into law legislation that provides greater First Amendment protections for student journalists and their teachers and advisers in Vermont.

“The Vermont Press Association is pleased the state Legislature moved quickly this year to provide proper First Amendment safeguards for student-journalists…

Worthy Kitchen raises funds for Vermont Food Bank
News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Worthy Kitchen raises funds for Vermont Food Bank

WOODSTOCK—On May 10 the staff of Worthy Kitchen, a craft beer and farm diner in Woodstock, presented the Vermont Foodbank with a check for $8,200 to fight hunger.

This donation is the result of their annual Night Before The Night event. For five consecutive years,…

Increased forest damage from caterpillars expected this summer
Local News
May 24, 2017

Increased forest damage from caterpillars expected this summer

Central Vermont’s sugar maple’s and ash trees among the hardest to be hit

Forest tent caterpillars have hatched, according to forest health specialists from the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The insect is expected to cause widespread defoliation this summer, mostly in forests…

Bears are on the prowl
Local News
May 24, 2017

Bears are on the prowl

Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff are gearing up for what will likely be another record year for bear conflicts. They are asking the public to help keep Vermont’s bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food.

Fish & Wildlife enlists public to fight invasives
News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Fish & Wildlife enlists public to fight invasives

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department encourages the public to learn more about invasive species and help combat their spread. Landowners can play an important role in controlling non-native, invasive plants such as knotweed and buckthorn, while boaters and anglers can help prevent the spread…