MONTPELIER — Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience:
• Choose a live, straight tree.
• Buy smart. Only use stands certified by the Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA).
• Inspect them each time you use them.
• Know the rules. On state lands, it is illegal to place nails or other hardware into trees or to build permanent structures. On private lands, you must have landowner...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members on Aug. 13 agreed unanimously to ask the Vermont Agency of Transportation for electronic message boards to warn of height restrictions for vehicles entering the historic, double-laned Pulp Mill Bridge that links Middlebury with Weybridge across the Otter Creek at Seymour Street.
Middlebury residents Irene and Ed Barna recently alerted town officials to the potential damage the circa-1852 span could face from large vehicles — particularly during a 10- week period next summer when Merchants Row and Main Street are closed to trafffic as part of a...