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April 16th, 2014

Local Sports & Outdoors

Front Porch Forum Now Available in Every Vermont Town

  The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) and Front Porch Forum (FPF) jointly announced last week that Front Porch Forum has expanded and is now available statewide in every Vermont town and neighborhood. The announcement was made possible after significant investment by VCRD’s Vermont Digital Economy Project and software development b...

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Field for 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Announced

  The 43-car field for the 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been announced. The biggest names in American Canadian Tour Late Models will be on hand for the event on Saturday, September 21.   The field will be led by twelve drivers who have won an Invitational qualifier event. A strong contingent fr...

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VT Bald Eagle Nests Successful in 2013

A bald eagle sits on a nest near Barnet along the Connecticut River. Vermont’s 16 known bald eagle nests produced 26 young this year. Photo by John Hall, VT Fish & Wildlife.     Bald eagles in the state had a very good nesting season in 2013, according to a report from Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont. From 1...

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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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