News Releases

 

Recent News Releases - Past 7 Days

April 29, 2016

It's Time to Dispose of Vermont's Most Dangerous Leftovers

Many people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from family and friends - often straight out of the medicine cabinet where the drugs may sit long after they are needed. Vermonters can dispose of these expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Read more

April 28, 2016

Vermont's Walleye Fishing Starts May 7

The best walleye fishing in New England will begin soon in several Vermont rivers and lakes, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The department is reminding anglers that walleye fishing season starts in much of the state on the first Saturday in May and that regulations vary, depending on the water you are fishing. Read more

April 28, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Signs Into Law Automatic Voter Registration

MONTPELIER – April 28, 2016 – With some governors working to make it harder for citizens to vote, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed a law to make it easier. The bill (H.458), signed into law at Montpelier City Hall, automatically registers eligible Vermonters to vote when they apply for a state driver’s license. President Obama has called for so-called automatic voter registration (AVR) laws to be adopted nationwide. Vermont is now the fourth state with such a law. read moreRead more

April 27, 2016

Vermont Scores Well on 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index

Vermont's health security preparedness is among the highest in the nation, according to a new National Health Security Preparedness Index that measures states' ability to prepare for, and respond to, public health threats. Read more

April 27, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Rutland Welcoming 100 Syrian Refugees

MONTPELIER - April 26, 2016 - Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras announced that the Rutland area will welcome up to 100 refugees fleeing war and violence in Syria. read moreRead more

April 26, 2016

Agency of Agriculture's Weights and Measures Program Increases Protections for Vermont's Consumers

Beginning in May 2016, the Weights and Measures Program of the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) will post on the VAAFM website information about its enforcement actions against businesses that have violated Vermont laws designed to protect consumers in the marketplace. The information posted will include business names and locations, types of violations, and penalties. Read more

April 26, 2016

F&W Urges -- Avoid Tempting Bears by Removing Food Sources

People love to see a black bear in its natural surroundings, but when a bear ventures into human territory, problems can occur. Read more

April 25, 2016

Newport Town School Receives Technology Grant from Vermont Lottery

The Vermont Lottery and Vermont Agency of Education announces Newport Town School, in Newport Center, Vermont, a K-6 public school, as the Spring 2016 winner of the Educate/Innovate Grant Program. This is the third round of what is now a twice-annual award. Read more

News Releases - More Than 7 Days Old

April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

April 19, 2016

April 18, 2016

April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016