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December 15, 2017

Annual Winter Manure Spreading Ban Effective December 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 1, no manure or other agricultural wastes (including: compost and spoiled feed) may be spread on agricultural fields throughout Vermont. Read more

December 14, 2017

2018 Licenses and Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Laws Available

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says its 2018 licenses and lawbooks for hunting, fishing and trapping are now available. Read more

December 13, 2017

Naturalist Sue Morse to Give 'Animals of the North' Presentation at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area on January 11

Naturalist Sue Morse will give a presentation entitled 'Animals of the North: What Will Climate Change Mean for Them?' at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Conference Room in Addison on Thursday, January 11. Read more

December 13, 2017

Seven Child Care and Preschool Facilities Work with State to Assess Possible Chemical Contaminants from Nearby Dry Cleaners

Seven child care and preschool providers around the state that are located within 200 feet of current or former dry cleaning businesses are partnering with state agencies to assess indoor air quality to ensure they are not impacted by chemicals associated with dry cleaning. The assessment work is precautionary, and the state stands ready to provide mitigation support if needed. Read more

December 12, 2017

Op Ed: Life Readiness for All

More than ever, today's students must prepare for a variety of opportunities after high school, including further education and training, as well as entry into the workforce. Our rapidly transforming and technology-driven society demands that students know more than academic content. Read more

December 12, 2017

Ice Fishing Clinics are Scheduled

Learning how to participate in an outdoor activity can be challenging, and ice fishing is a good example. Knowing this, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of ice fishing clinics for first-timers and those who would like to learn more about hard water fishing. Read more

December 12, 2017

State Selects Contractor to Assess Phosphorus Management Options in Lake Carmi

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to announce the selection of a contractor to conduct the first phase of the Lake Carmi In-Lake Phosphorus Management Project. The objective of this phase is to identify the most cost-effective strategy to reduce in-lake phosphorus. The three-phase project is a key part of the larger strategy to reduce phosphorus-laden runoff in the watershed. The selected contractor will evaluate a variety of options for management of the phosphorus that has accumulated in sediment in Lake Carmi, which has been plagued by extensive and prolonged cyanobacteria blooms that limit recreational use. Read more

December 11, 2017

Governor, Attorney General, and Legislative Delegation Announce First Home Impacted by PFOA Connected to New Waterline Extension

Today, Governor Scott, Attorney General Donovan, Legislators representing Bennington and North Bennington, and community leaders connected the first home affected by perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) contamination to the newly constructed waterline extension. This marks a significant milestone in Vermont's response to the contamination that impacted hundreds of homes across the two communities. Construction will continue in North Bennington and the western portion of Bennington through the next year while the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) oversees an expedited investigation in eastern Bennington. Read more

December 11, 2017

Governor Scott Appoints Mary Daly of Peacham to Vermont Commission on Women

Governor Phil Scott has appointed Mary Daly of Peacham to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state's non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. Read more

December 11, 2017

Quarterly Health Care Fund Contribution Assessment Moves to Department of Taxes from Department of Labor

Beginning with the fourth quarter payment for 2017, the Vermont Department of Taxes will collect the Health Care Fund Contribution Assessment from required employers. The first payment to the Department of Taxes is due on Jan. 25, 2018. Read more

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