Text of Gov. Scott’s State of the State address — Jan. 4

Madame Speaker, Mr. President, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests and fellow Vermonters: Since 1778, Vermonters, elected by their neighbors and bound by a common oath, have gathered to open the legislative session. They left farms, families and businesses, traveled over rugged mountain gaps and winding valley roads, from every corner… Read More »

House passes pot legalization; Senate vote expected soon

By Alan J. Keays VTdigger.org A bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana has cleared the last hurdle in the Vermont Legislature Wednesday afternoon on a voice vote in the Senate. The measure, H.511, now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Phil Scott for approval. He has previously said he would sign the legislation.… Read More »

Gov. Scott appoints Randy Brock to the Senate

With an appointment by Gov. Phil Scott, Republican Randy Brock will return to the Vermont State Senate representing the Franklin District. Brock, who lives in Swanton, replaces Republican Dustin Degree, who stepped down from the Senate last month to take a position in the Scott administration as special assistant to the governor and director of workforce… Read More »

Green Mountain Club plans two January group hikes

Green Mountain Club plans two January group hikes

The Green Mountain Club has two January snowshoe hikes planned on upcoming Saturdays. Jan. 20 to Butler Lodge Starting from Stevensville in Underhill, it will take the Nebraska Notch Trail to the Long Trail, then follow it to Butler Lodge and return along the Butler Lodge trail. Moderate snowshoe. Moderate to strong pace. 6.2 miles.… Read More »

Gov. Scott to require harassment training for executive employees

By Elizabeth Hewitt VTDIGGER.ORG With much recent national attention on sexual harassment allegations and incidents, Gov. Phil Scott announced that his administration will require all employees in the state’s executive branch to participate in training aimed at preventing sexual harassment. According to the Vermont Department of Human Resources, the state has investigated more than 50… Read More »

Wildlife officials hold public meetings about moose

Wildlife officials hold public meetings about moose

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding three public informational meetings in December about Vermont’s moose population and research efforts about the animals in the Northeast. “We want to share information and educate Vermonters about Vermont’s moose population, and get a better feel for what other information the public would like about Vermont’s moose… Read More »

Castleton University graduate’s artwork featured on U.S. wild turkey stamp

Castleton University graduate’s artwork featured on U.S. wild turkey stamp

Castleton University alumni Dustin Dattilio’s original artwork will be making its way to post offices and mailboxes nationwide, as his painting was recently chosen as the 2018 wild turkey stamp by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Currently living in Bridport as a full-time artist, the 2014 graphic design graduate developed his growing passion for painting his… Read More »