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October 20, 2017

Six Vermont Properties Recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's Top Hotels in New England: Readers' Choice Awards 2017

Conde Nast Traveler readers rated the top hotels in New England for 2017 and six prestigious Vermont lodging properties were among the 40 that were recognized. Read more

October 20, 2017

Waterline Construction Begins in Bennington

Municipal waterline construction has begun in the Town of Bennington and the Village of North Bennington. Water service will be extended to properties with on-site wells contaminated or threatened by perfluooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the area where the State of Vermont and Saint-Gobain have settled Saint-Gobain's liability. Saint-Gobain is also continuing an investigation of the affected properties east of Route 7 with oversight from the Agency of Natural Resources. Read more

October 19, 2017

Molly Dillon Named Deputy Commissioner of DFR Banking Division

Molly Dillon has been named deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation's Banking Division, Commissioner Michael S. Pieciak announced today. Dillon has more than 30 years of experience in both retail and community banking and brings to the job a wealth of knowledge of current operations and senior management. Read more

October 19, 2017

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Announces Produce Safety Grant Opportunity

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) is pleased to announce the first round of a two-round grant opportunity for Vermont produce growers. The grant opportunity, which is intended to improve on-farm produce safety, will have approximately $74,000 in funding each round. Read more

October 19, 2017

Community Rallies Around Moose Poaching Incident, Raises Funds for Reward

A Go Fund Me campaign has been started to raise reward money for an unsolved moose poaching case that took place in September. The campaign was started by Craftsbury Common resident Cindi Bollettieri. Read more

October 19, 2017

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Announces $1M in Grant Funding for Farm Capital Equipment Assistance Program

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is pleased to announce $1 million in funding for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP). This financial assistance program is available to support farmers to acquire new or innovative equipment that will aid in the elimination of runoff from agricultural wastes to state waters, improve water quality, reduce odors from manure application, separate phosphorus from manure, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

October 19, 2017

Prolonged Foliage Season in Vermont Still Yielding Plenty of Colors

Many pockets of trees in Vermont are still showing peak foliage conditions, displaying full-bodied orange and yellow hues, and bright reds that are especially spotlighted by early-morning and late-afternoon autumn sunlight. Read more

October 18, 2017

Record Number of Tickborne Disease Reports Expected to Rise

Ticks are back for one more meal before winter, and health officials warn this means a high risk to Vermonters in a year that already has a record rate of the tickborne disease anaplasmosis. Read more

October 17, 2017

Vermont Farm Wins Top Prize

A Vermont farm and its champion cow is celebrating taking the top prize at the World Dairy Expo. Read more

October 17, 2017

Steady Fuel Costs & Lower Caseloads Lead to Slightly Higher Fuel Benefits for Vermont Households

AHS Secretary Al Gobeille and DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz announced today that Vermont anticipates receiving approximately $18.9 million in federal funds for this year's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) also known as Seasonal Fuel Assistance. These funds will help about 20,000 low-income Vermont households to heat their homes this winter by paying a portion of their home heating bills. Read more

October 17, 2017

Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O'-Lantern Hike at Kehoe Conservation Camp

Looking for a "wild" family-based adventure for Halloween this year? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is inviting families to attend the 6th annual Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O'Lantern Hike at the Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp Education Center on 636 Point of Pines Road in Castleton. The event takes place on Friday, October 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Read more

October 16, 2017

VTrans and ACCD Announce $200k in Planning Funds to Increase Transportation Options that Build Vibrant Community Centers

As part of an ongoing partnership to revitalize community centers and increase transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) are pleased to announce the Better Connections (BC) Grant Program is accepting applications. Read more

October 16, 2017

Governor Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos Announce Reforms to Address Vermont's Substance Use Disorder Workforce Crisis

At a press conference Monday, Governor Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos and Director of Professional Regulation Colin Benjamin announced reforms to the administrative rules governing Apprentice Addiction Professionals (AAPs), Alcohol and Drug Counselors (ADCs) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs). Read more

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