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New ANR leader commits to lake cleanup

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — The appointment of Julie Moore to head the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) indicates how seriously Governor-elect Phil Scott is about cleaning up Lake Champlain.

At least that’s how Moore says she feels about the announcement made last week placing her at the top of the state agency.

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State of Vermont offering rebates toward replacing wood stoves

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) and the Agency of Natural Resources Division of Air Quality and Climate have teamed up to help Vermonters who currently heat with wood to get new cleaner burning stoves installed.

The wood stove change-out program provides an incentive payment of up to $1,500 toward the price of a new cord wood or wood pellet stove if an old non EPA-certified wood stove (approximately pre-1988) is taken out of service.

The goals of the wood stove change-out program are to:

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GMP helps customers go off grid

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power announced it is the first utility in the nation to provide customers with true energy independence and offer the ultimate in customer empowerment: to go off-grid with a new package of products and services to increase energy independence and reduce carbon emissions by more than 30 percent. The product offering is fully customizable to meet the unique needs of each home or business and can include solar, battery storage, home automation and more.

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State of Vermont searching for a Secretary of Education

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BARRE — As part of the transition process, Governor-elect Philip Scott has requested that the State Board of Education commence a search for Secretary of Education. The State Board of Education announced today that the deadline for cover letter and resume submissions by applicants has been extended from the original Dec. 14 to Jan. 10.

Under the law (3 V.S.A. 2702), the State Board of Education recommends at least three qualified nominees to the Governor. The position will begin on March 1.

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Vermont Gas Systems Alerts Customers to Phone Scam

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERMONT– Vermont Gas is warning its 50,000 customers about a bill payment phone scam. In a wave of calls taking place over the last two days, customers received a call saying they have not paid their bill and they should call an 800-number to pay immediately or risk having their natural gas turned off.

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Cross-country trip healthy for couple

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Jill Vickers



VERMONT — The cross-country trip is 10,000 miles long, having wound its way to the northern Midwest, south to the Corn Belt, west across the plains to the Rockies, south through desert, and west again to the Pacific.  We are off the road for a while in Santa Cruz.

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Shumlin to pardon some with marijuana convictions

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin, citing 2013 legislative action to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, on Thursday announced his intention to allow Vermonters convicted of that offense prior to the law change to apply for a pardon, essentially wiping the offense off their criminal record. Applications will be accepted beginning Dec. 8 and taken through Dec. 25.

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Letter urges Scott to take the state toward organic dairy

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



VERMONT — A coalition that includes dairy farmers, academics, environmentalists and business owners is encouraging Gov.-elect Phil Scott to have Vermont develop its own dairy policy. In a letter, the group said it believes the federal policy hurts Vermont farmers.

A spokesman for Scott said the governor-elect has concerns about what he believes the group actually wants. The spokesman said Scott has no alternative proposal to help Vermont’s dairy farmers but will look to his agriculture secretary.

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Get a permanent hunting license before Jan. 1

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers of changes to permanent license laws that go into effect starting Jan. 1, 2017. A permanent hunting and fishing license is currently available to Vermont residents aged 65 and older for a one-time fee of $50. StartingJan. 1, the eligible age will be raised to 70 and the license will be free.

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2017 hunting, fishing licenses available online

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for 2017 will be available on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) on Dec. 12.

 “Vermonters really enjoy hunting and fishing,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “Many people like to purchase their new licenses before Jan. 1 so they will be ready to go ice fishing.” 

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