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Vermont neighborhoods face bear trouble

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Conflicts between people and Vermont’s healthy bear population are becoming more common and Vermont State Game Wardens and biologists have been busy fielding calls from the public. Reports of bears frequenting human areas have been on the rise this summer, especially in the towns of Middlebury, East Montpelier, Lyndonville, Waterbury, Duxbury, Bolton, Killington, Richmond, and Addison. (Read our story about the bears that have been spotted in Buttolph Acres.)

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Vermont State Police Log: Fisherman cited for DUI, third offense

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police troopers came across Christopher Ardell, 48, of Northfield at a fishing access on Panton Road in Panton at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.

While speaking with Ardell, troopers learned he had driven to this location just prior to when the police arrived, and they said they detected signs of impairment in Ardell. The trooper screened Ardell for intoxicants and then arrested him, took him to the Vergennes Police Department for processing and released him after citing him for driving under the influence, third offense.

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Game wardens remind you to let wildlife be

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON – State health and wildlife officials have one message for people who come across any animals in the wild — just leave them be.

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The Outside Story: Appreciating woodchucks

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Susan Shea



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The Outside Story: Mountain laurel is a hidden gem

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Laurie D. Morrissey



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If you were fortunate enough to grow up with freedom to roam outdoors, there are likely certain places that stick with you. For me, one of these places is a thicket of old mountain laurels that my brother and I hiked through on our way to an outcrop we called The Ledge. What I loved about them was how their shreddy, red-brown trunks forked and twisted, like trees in a fairy tale, or in the Haunted Forest on the way to Oz. In early summer, they held delicate pink and white flowers that were sticky to the touch — another sign that they were, if not enchanted, at least special.

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McKibben takes a stand at 'Poor People's' rally

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org



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MONTPELIER — Health care access and climate change were at the top of the agenda Monday during an unseasonably chilly afternoon outside Vermont’s Statehouse, where the state chapter of the national Poor People’s Campaign held its fourth protest in as many weeks.

“Seems a little disconnected, right, health care and the environment?” Kate Kanelstein, co-director of the Vermont Workers’ Center, asked approximately 75 protesters gathered on the capitol steps, clutching brightly painted banners being buffeted by the wind.

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It's time to nominate Vt. Ag. Hall of Famers

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ESSEX JUNCTION — This year the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame celebrates its 16th year and will expand its nomination criteria to reflect the evolving face of Vermont agriculture. For the first time ever, nominations will be accepted in three categories: Emerging Leaders, Ag Innovators and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Help save bobolinks; don't mow large fields just yet

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Summer in Vermont is greatly enriched by the state’s many grassland birds, from bobolinks flushing up from a grassy field to the beautiful song of an eastern meadowlark. But many of these species are in decline due to the loss of appropriate grassland habitat.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont are encouraging landowners to help promote these beloved species and give these birds a chance to complete their nesting season simply by altering the times of year that they mow large fields.

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Vt. newspapers from as far back as 1700s are now online

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLESEX — Secretary of State Jim Condos and State Archivist Tanya Marshall announced on May 29 that early Vermont newspapers have been added to Newspapers.com and can be researched online for free by residents.

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Vermont calls a halt to coyote killing competitions

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Vermont has become the second state in the nation to ban coyote killing contests, following in the footsteps of California.

The tournament ban was included in a general fish and wildlife bill, H.636, which Gov. Phil Scott allowed to become law on May 22, but declined to sign.

Scott said he saw the ban as unnecessary and confusing, since coyote hunting remains legal in the state.

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