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VERMONT | Vermont Youth Waterfowl Hunting, Sept. 29-30

MONTPELIER, VERMONT– 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 waterfowl hunting weekend on September 29 and 30. “Vermont’s youth waterfowl hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters … Continue reading VERMONT | Vermont Youth Waterfowl Hunting, Sept. 29-30

Some states place limits on secret harassment settlements

Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. State lawmakers are listening. They introduced bills in at least 16 states this year to restrict the use by private employers of non-disclosure agreements in sexual … Continue reading Some states place limits on secret harassment settlements

STOWE, Vt. | Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

STOWE, Vt. — Some governors from the northeast U.S. and premiers from eastern Canada on Monday called for the end of the trade war between the U.S. and Canada and a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement as they gathered in Vermont for an annual meeting. Despite the dispute between Washington and … Continue reading STOWE, Vt. | Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

VERMONT | Recent Bear Incidents Highlight Need for Residents to Stay ‘Bear Smart’: One careless resident can cause problems for the entire community

MONTPELIER, Vt – As incidents of bears breaking into homes, garages, sheds and vehicles in Vermont increases, so too should efforts by residents to bear-proof their homes and secure potential outdoor food sources that can attract bears. While searching for food in early July, one bear broke into a Killington home through an open window, … Continue reading VERMONT | Recent Bear Incidents Highlight Need for Residents to Stay ‘Bear Smart’: One careless resident can cause problems for the entire community

Vermont News: Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan Touts Progress on Criminal Justice Reform Initiatives

Vermont Attorney General Donovan to testify before Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan was to  testify Thursday before the Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee in support of expungements for low-level offenses, one of the signature issues of his Community Justice Division.  The Community Justice Division has made significant … Continue reading Vermont News: Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan Touts Progress on Criminal Justice Reform Initiatives

VERMONT | Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Complete: Cliffs Clear to Hike and Climb Again August 1

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Hikers and rock climbers can return to Vermont cliffs starting August 1 now that peregrine falcon nesting season has ended.  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has confirmed that all the young falcons have learned to fly and will not be disturbed by human presence on the cliffs. “The young peregrines have … Continue reading VERMONT | Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Complete: Cliffs Clear to Hike and Climb Again August 1

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont | Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry’s over eco-friendly claims

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry’s alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Organic Consumers Association claims Unilever, the parent company of Ben … Continue reading SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont | Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry’s over eco-friendly claims

VERMONT | Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears

VERMONT– Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost can become a bear attractant as with trash bins, bird feeders, and pet food – if not properly managed.  Fortunately, Vermonters can minimize conflicts over compost by taking a few extra steps, according … Continue reading VERMONT | Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears