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July 31st, 2014

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Travis Stearns Scores First ACT Win in Labor Day Classic

  Travis Stearns of Auburn, Maine scored his first career American Canadian Tour victory in one of the biggest races on the 2013 schedule. The rookie held off eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar to claim the win in the 35th Annual Vermont Foodbank Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road on Sunday, Sept. 1.   Two-time Thunder Road Champion Da...

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Second Saturday Gallery Talk Features Italian-American Stoneworkers in Vermont

  On September 14 at 2pm, the Vermont Historical Society offers a Second Saturday Gallery Talk at the Vermont History Center at 60 Washington Street in Barre.   Middlebury College Professor Ilaria Brancoli-Busdraghi will present a short talk about the heritage and history of Italian-American stoneworkers in Vermont.   “While you’re a...

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Fish & Wildlife Dept Unveils New Online Hunter Education Registration

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is encouraging new hunters to sign up now for a hunter education course through its new online registration system. The new system allows hunters to search for courses in their area and to enroll online.   All new hunters, trappers, and bow-hunters in Vermont must pass the required hunter education cour...

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September is Vermont Archaeology Month: Learn, Explore & Dig Into 13,000 Years of History

  By Giovanna Peebles       As a smart and engaged group of kids from Williamstown High School recently learned, archaeologists study people, not dinosaurs. The people are long gone, but clues to their lives remain in the ground.   To learn about past people, archaeologists study archaeological sites. Sites hold fragile clu...

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VTC to Host Cross Country Invitational

On Saturday, September 14th, Vermont Technical College will host a cross-country invitational meet on their campus in Randolph Center.   Runners from Albany Polytechnic, Hampshire College, Green Mountain College, Saint Michael’s College, Naval Prep School, Nashua College, and University of Maine Augusta, as well as VTC students, will compete i...

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Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Application Deadline is Sept. 16

Applications are available for controlled waterfowl hunting permits to be used at two Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife management areas.   Hunting under controlled conditions for ducks at Mud Creek in Alburgh and geese at Dead Creek in Addison has been popular since the early 1970’s. Permit applications for these two areas are a...

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Fish Hatchery Goes Green with Solar Operation

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently installed a 132-panel solar electric system at their Bald Hill Fish Culture Station in Newark. The system will replace 75% of current electricity consumption with renewable solar energy and will also provide a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.   According to fish culture oper...

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Vermont’s Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons Are Announced

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board approved the 2013 migratory bird hunting season dates at its August 14 meeting in Montpelier.   A printable copy of the regulations can be downloaded from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A printed version also will be available from license agents and post of...

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17th Annual Rabies Bait Drop Underway

When Robert Johnson, state public health veterinarian, learned of a lethargic skunk with a broken leg that was removed properly from old North Beach in Burlington two weeks ago by a city parks official, he was relieved.   “That’s a good outcome,” said Dr. Johnson, “because the skunk later tested positive for rabies. “We knew the animal had bee...

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Sign up Now for Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Sign up Now for Youth Hunter Education Challenge   There are still openings at the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge. This annual event will be held from 8am to 6pm on Sunday, August 25, at the Edward Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton. The event is free, and offers young hunters the chance to practice their skills in firearms, archery, w...

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