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July 29th, 2014

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U.S. Forest Service Encourages Snowmobilers to Exercise Caution

  The U.S. Forest Service is looking forward to a successful snowmobile season and wants to encourage all riders to put safety first. Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) officials are recommending that snowmobilers exercise caution when operating on the National Forest, and all lands, in Vermont this winter. GMNF officials remind snowmobile...

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Local Artists Selected to Design Artwork for Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin

  The Vermont Arts Council, along with the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, recently announced the selection of a team of five local granite sculptors to develop designs for the creation and installation of permanent artwork for the new Psychiatric Care Hospital being built in Berlin. The artist team is led by Chris Miller...

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O’Donnell, Fleury, Hodgdon Honored at Banquet of Champions

  Thunder Road International Speedbowl honored its 2013 Champions with the annual Banquet of Champions at the Barre Elks Club on Saturday, November 30. Rookie Derrick O’Donnell received the top honors in the Late Model division, while Shawn Fleury and Bunker Hodgdon claimed the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stock Championsh...

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Health Department Hunts for EEE During Deer Season

  Hunters who met Health Department and Fish & Wildlife officials collecting blood samples from killed deer at 22 check stations during the rifle season were more than willing to pinpoint on the map where they felled their deer.   Even the coveted secret hunting spots.   Mapping the location of deer that test positive for EEE (Ea...

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Montpelier Art Walk This Friday

    Photo by Annie Tiberio Cameron, currently exhibiting at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 BarreSt.   Montpelier Art Walk will finish out another successful year with its last Art Walk of 2013 on Friday, December 6th from 4pm to 8pm.   This self-guided tour will feature live mannequins from Montpelier High School’s Ma...

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Central Vermont High School Hockey Preview

  By Jim Severance The puck drops later this week for the 2013-14 high school hockey season. Last year, two area teams, U32 Raider boys and Harwood Highlander girls, each took home a state title. Both those teams will face major challenges in getting back to the championships.  Between graduation losses and divisional alignment, the new season...

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Greater Northfield Senior Center Volunteer Selected as Hannaford Health Hero

  A volunteer with the Greater Northfield Senior Center has been selected by Hannaford Supermarkets as a Hannaford Health Hero for her commitment to promoting healthy eating habits amongst fellow seniors.   Rachel Rich, 79, of Northfield, has served as a committed volunteer with the Greater Northfield Senior Center for over a decade. She...

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New Fishing Opportunities in 2014

    The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says anglers will have several new fishing opportunities in Vermont beginning in January when a recently enacted regulation goes into effect.   Eleven new river sections will have catch-and-release trout fishing with artificial flies or lures outside of the normal trout fishing season, o...

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The Wild Turkey Contributed to Thanksgiving

One of our native wildlife species historically played an important role on Thanksgiving Day. North America’s native wild turkeys were the ancestors of the Thanksgiving turkey on our dinner table.   Originally found only in the wild, turkeys now exist as meat-producing domesticated derivatives — the broad breasted white, broad breasted b...

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State Releases New Universal Recycling Symbols

The Main Street Middle School “Green Team” poses with the newly unveiled Universal Recycling symbols     On November 13th, Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources and representatives from Solid Waste Management Districts visited Main Street Middle School in Montpelier for an event to unveil the state’s newly developed standardized symbols f...

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