State official brings drug prevention message to Rotary

State official brings drug prevention message to Rotary

By ROSALYN GRAHAM Broad community involvement will be key to reducing the serious opioid-addiction epidemic in our state and around the country. That was the message last Wednesday from Jolinda LaClair, director of Drug Prevention Policy with the Vermont Agency of Human Services, who addressed the Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary. LaClair has oversight and management of Vermont’s… Read More »

Labor Department hosts annual job fair

Job seekers are invited to a Veteran and Community Job Fair on Friday, Nov. 16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Sheraton) at 70 Williston Road in South Burlington. The fair opens first to military veterans 10-11 a.m., and to the general public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair is a free… Read More »

Incumbents prevail: Vermonters stick with Sanders, Welch; Scott the lone statewide GOP winner

By SHELBURNE NEWS STAFF Mount Mansfield didn’t crumble, the law of gravity was not repealed, and there were no upsets in the race for Vermont’s major offices on Tuesday. Every incumbent won. Gov. Phil Scott was the lone Republican re-elected at the top of the ticket, easily outdistancing Democrat Christine Hallquist, vying to become the… Read More »

Vermont Wildlife Coalition releases review of wildlife legislation

The Vermont Wildlife Coalition published its first Review of Legislative Action on Wildlife, which reports on wildlife-related bills that appeared before the Vermont legislature this year. In addition to summarizing the bills, the report describes committee and legislative actions on them and provides status updates and legislator voting records. The review also includes summaries of… Read More »

Destructive emerald ash borer found in Grand Isle County

STAFF REPORT The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed that insects collected from ash trees in South Hero are larvae of the emerald ash borer, Vermont state officials announced this month. The location is about 50 miles from the closest confirmed emerald ash borer infestation in Vermont. First discovered… Read More »

Incentives offered to “Button Up” Vermont homes for winter

A coalition of Vermont organizations joined Congressman Peter Welch recently to kick off the 2018 Button Up Vermont campaign, designed to inspire Vermonters to make their homes more comfortable and more affordable ahead of the winter heating season. Vermont has a statewide goal of achieving 25 percent energy savings in at least 80,000 homes by… Read More »

Vermont switches to ultra-low sulfur oil

More than half of Vermont homes and businesses choose oil heat and all of Vermont oil customers will be heating with ultra-low sulfur heating oil this winter. As part of the 2011 Energy Act, the “Clean and Green Oilheat Initiative” mandated the use of ultra-low sulfur heating oil starting this winter. The rest of New… Read More »

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