MONTPELIER – Every year, hundreds of people contact the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department about bear interactions, and sometimes about conflicts that are ultimately deadly for the bear. “When a bear is fed, directly or indirectly, its life expectancy is likely reduced,” said Forrest Hammond, the Black Bear Project Leader at Vermont Fish and Wildlife. “We frequently remind people that ‘a fed bear is a dead bear.’ Bears that eat food from human yards can be struck by cars or injured or shot by someone protecting their property. That’s why it’s important to properly secure your garbage and...
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District Transfer Station on Route 7 South in Middlebury is reopening on Monday, May 18, to residential traffic, Middlebury Emergency Management Director Tom Hanley reported in is daily bulletin on Thursday. All programs/services will reopen with the exception of the Reuse Sheds, which remain closed for the foreseeable future. Please note the programs/services are do-it-yourself. Staff will be unable to assist in unloading by hand. Maintain a safe social distance from other customers and wear a mouth/nose covering when using ACSWMD...

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Addison County Independent

58 Maple Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
Fax: 802.388.3100