Gov. Scott announces nearly $22 million investment in outdoor recreation

As Gov. Phil Scott outlined in his annual Budget Address on Tuesday, outdoor recreation is going to see some major investment in the coming year. “It’s more than $20 million, that’s huge!” said Kelly Ault, executive director of the Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance, which counts as members businesses such as  Orvis, Darn Tough, Burton, Outdoor Gear Exchange and many others. Thanks to federal economic relief for COVID-19, the state saw an unexpected surplus this past year of $210 million. The proposed funds … (read more)

Vergennes eyes projects, future of recreation

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Recreation Committee is working on major projects in the Little City. One is a 7,800-square-foot pavilion over the surface that doubles as an ice rink and basketball court in the city’s main East Street rec park, and upgrading th … (read more)

Kids take COVID precautions and have fun

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County youth are seeing a different look at their camps and sports this summer. There are no field trips for day camps, no fighting for draws in lacrosse, only small games in soccer, and no spitting on the baseball diamond.  But t … (read more)

Governor loosens restrictions on outdoor recreation

VERMONT — “Everyone is just glad to be out and playing golf,” said Derrick Cram, business manager of the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury on a sunny afternoon this week. For many it was the first time out this season. And, of course, it was not becau … (read more)

Vergennes council hires recreation coordinator

VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday agreed to hire the city’s first recreation coordinator since 2006 The new rec coordinator is city resident Kimberly Buckley, a former Franklin Pierce University campus recreation coordinator and men’s and … (read more)