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August 22nd, 2014

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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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People’s Health & Wellness Clinic to Hold VT Health Connect “Sign Up Day” in Waterbury

  On Saturday November 23, the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic will be holding a Vermont Health Connect Sign-up Day at St. Leo’s Hall, 109 South Main St., Waterbury. Certified Navigators will be on site to provide face-to-face assistance to help people compare and select a health insurance plan. Hour-long slots will be available from 9am...

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Hunters Reminded of Rules on Importing Deer, Elk

  Hunters traveling outside Vermont to hunt deer or elk need to keep in mind that the regulation designed to protect Vermont’s wild deer from chronic wasting disease remains in effect, according to a reminder from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.   Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal disease of the brain and nervous system...

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Rifle Deer Season Starts Saturday, Nov. 16

  Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s statewide traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins November 16 and ends Sunday, December 1.   A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one inch or longer from base to tip. The ma...

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Game Wardens Looking for Tips on Suspicious Activities

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Vermonters to be on the alert for activities that may represent poaching or the illegal take of game animals. “While we work with communities throughout the year to protect animal populations, acts of poaching typically ramp up in November as deer hunting season approaches,” said Major Dennis...

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Vermont Youth Deer Hunt Weekend is Nov. 9-10

 VTF&W photo by Sandy Macys.     A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth deer hunting weekend on November 9 and 10, the Saturday and Sunday before the rifle deer se...

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