Partners on patrol in The NE Kingdom

Partners on patrol in The NE Kingdom

Warden Jenna Reed of Newport and her German Shepherd K9 partner named Moose were recently certified as the state’s newest of four K9 game warden units. Reed and K9 Officer Moose are certified in tracking and evidence recovery. Moose will be deployed for everything from tracking a suspect who has run from law enforcement, to… Read More »

Vermont moose hunt auction nets $30,761 for wildlife education

Vermont’s annual auction of moose hunting permits brought in $30,761.50 last month from the five winning bids. The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths. Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license ($26 for residents and $100 for nonresidents) and a… Read More »

Local realtor Chris Mattos to represent Milton in Vermont House

Local realtor Chris Mattos to represent Milton in Vermont House

Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Republican Chris Mattos to represent Milton in the Vermont House of Representatives. Mattos will serve alongside House Minority Leader Don Turner, R-Milton. Mattos succeeds Rep. Ron Hubert, who resigned. Mattos is a senior financial specialist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a real estate agent at Century 21… Read More »

State sells bonds to finance capital projects for buildings, IT, housing

Vermont has sold $106.1 million in bonds in two separate offerings, generating proceeds of $117 million — including a premium of $10.9 million — to finance improvements to state buildings and grounds, investments in IT infrastructure, and dollars for housing and conservation initiatives. Vermont bonds have the highest bond ratings of any Northeastern state, said… Read More »

More voters register under new automatic state plan

After being in place for six months, Vermont’s Automatic Voter Registration program has increased voter registrations, says Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos. Between Jan. 1 and June 30, a total of 12,344 voter registrations were processed or updated by town clerks based on data sent by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. That’s up… Read More »

Use tax campaign targets internet sales

The Vermont Department of Taxes is starting a crackdown on the state use tax and is offering a penalty-free period for taxpayers to catch up on use tax payments. When Vermonters buy items on the internet — or by mail or phone — or buy items out of state that will be used in Vermont,… Read More »

Stowe man helps Miss Vermont fly to pageant

Stowe Reporter Miss Vermont, Erin Connor, started the 97th Miss America pageant winging her way from Vermont to Atlantic City, N.J., in a slightly more unique way than her fellow contestants – she was at the controls of the airplane. Connor made the three-hour trek down the Hudson River corridor at about 1,000 feet with… Read More »

Vt. Fish & Wildlife gets $50,000 grant for moose study

Vt. Fish & Wildlife gets $50,000 grant for moose study

The Safari Club International Foundation recently awarded the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department a $50,000 grant to support an ongoing three-year study on the state’s moose herd. Biologists have placed radio collars on 60 moose in the Northeast Kingdom to track their movements. “Moose are an iconic species in Vermont, contributing to the state’s tourist… Read More »

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