The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will open the lottery for personal roadside firewood lots on state forest lands on Jan. 2.
Middlebury and New Haven firefighting crews helped extinguish a potentially costly fire at Champlain Valley Equipment, located on Exchange Street in downtown Middlebury, during the evening of Dec. 9.
The Middlebury Select Board appointed Chris Zeoli, owner of Chris Zeoli Tree Service located on South Street Extension, as Middleburys new town tree warden. The appointment was made official at a Board meeting in November.
Pete Guendel, owner of Pete’s Pines and Needles located on Plank Road in Waltham, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.
Vermont Green Scene
Although poinsettias remain number one in popularity for holiday plants, another plant that you’ll find commonly during late fall and winter is the amaryllis.
The holiday season has a way of bringing out the best in people. It’s something about the spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah which lends to an uptick in private and public contributions to a variety of charities. However, many volunteers and others donate time and money to fight poverty in Addison County through the year.
Two dairy farms owned by Nelson Farms, Inc. in Derby were ordered by the Orleans Superior Court, Civil Division, to stop discharging waste into the Clyde River and Crystal Brook.
Quite a few Vermonters have “Buy Local” stickers plastered on the rear bumpers of their mostly foreign automobiles. This visual oxymoron always makes me chuckle.
Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell, in a bipartisan letter cosponsored by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and signed by a total of 27 attorneys general, provided comments to the FDA in support of a menthol cigarette ban.
Rural Vermont is asking all raw milk producers in Vermont to participate in their annual Raw Milk Survey. This comprehensive survey gathers essential information about the role of raw milk as part of Vermont’s agricultural economy.
The Farm Service Agency's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster.
For years, the corporate world has leveraged tools, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to help employees manage conflict and increase efficiency. On Dec. 4, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture will host a workshop for farmers interested in using these techniques to better manage the human resources on their farms.
The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the STATE minimum wage rate will be increased to $8.73 per hour - from the current rate of $8.60 per hour - effective on Jan. 1, 2014.
The Town of Bristol is encouraging residents to keep an eye out for animals possibly infected with rabies.
Woodchuck Hard Cider of Middlebury has begun shipping its latest handcrafted cider, Woodchuck Cellar Series Smoked Apple. It is the second offering from the company’s Cellar Series line, which features a rotating selection of rare and unique ciders.