Officials credit banner deer harvest in Vermont to snow, warming climate

By COLIN MEYNVTDIGGER.ORG This year’s deer harvest in Vermont was the biggest on almost two decades, thanks to recent mild winters, lots of snow in November, and an abundance of muzzleloader permits. That’s the word from Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials. Vermont hunters killed 18,845 deer during the youth, archery, rifle and muzzleloader seasons combined.… Read More »

Vermont unemployment rate declines to 2.7 percent

The Vermont Department of Labor announced last week that the seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November was 2.7 percent. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised October rate for the state and one full point below the national rate for November of 3.7 percent.  As of the prior… Read More »

Credit union offers nursing scholarships 

New England Federal Credit Union is accepting Nursing Scholarship applications for 2019. Three scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded each year to applicants who qualify. Applications are online at, at any branch, or by calling 802-879-8790.  Applicants must be members of NEFCU who are applying to or are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate… Read More »

Allstate office helps land grant for annual holiday toy drive

Allstate office helps land grant for annual holiday toy drive

Allstate agencies throughout New England recently teamed up with the Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children for the holidays. Between October and December, participating agencies received over 5,500 donations from community members. Chittenden County agency owner Walter Hausermann of South Burlington participated in the drive, which won a $30,000… Read More »

CVU dominates courts; ski racers hit the trails

CVU dominates courts; ski racers hit the trails

By LAUREN READ GIRLS BASKETBALL CVU 49, St. Johnsbury 40. Champlain Valley Union got a measure of payback for last year’s Division I title game loss, beating St. Johnsbury 49-40 on Tuesday night. Makenna Boyd paced the RedHawks with an 18-point effort on the road. Catherine Gilwee added 11 points and Julia Blanck was strong… Read More »

Devil’s Bowl Speedway goes independent in 2019

STAFF REPORT Devil’s Bowl Speedway, the half-mile dirt racetrack in West Haven has announced that it will carry its own sanctioning and licensing for the 2019 season. “We are very excited to be an independent track in 2019,” promoter Mike Bruno said. “Our business model has seen major changes in the last two years and… Read More »

A mountain of trash grows at Vermont’s lone landfill

By BETH BARNES Measuring 124 feet and 11 stories high, Decker Towers in Burlington is the tallest building in the entire state of Vermont, according to Wikipedia. Measuring 5 feet 4 inches tall, I am the tallest person in my household, but — full disclosure — my household consists of me and two cats! The… Read More »

Dangerous driving

Dangerous driving

Sunday’s slick roads contributed to multiple slide-offs in the region including this one on Vermont 116 in Shelburne. The driver lost control on the snow-covered road and struck a tree. A Hinesburg EMS crew was first on scene, according to fire officials. Shelburne Rescue transported the driver to UVM Medical Center. Traffic was limited to… Read More »

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