The Vermont Public Service Department is offering the public a free guide to going solar. Commissioner Chris Recchia says Vermont has seen tremendous growth in residential and community-scale solar with over 6,000 installed net-metered solar projects across the state.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering safety tips to hunters who use tree stands. The department advises choosing a live, straight tree and to only use stands certified by the Treestand Manufacturer's Association.
Lt. Gov. Phil Scott says he wants to abandon the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange. Scott, a Republican running for governor, made the announcement Wednesday in Burlington. He says his health care proposals would play a part in making the state more affordable.
Two people from Bennington are facing a slew of drug charges. Rachel and Devin Briggs are accused of growing pot in their home in the White Birches Trailer Park.
The state of Vermont is warning drug users about the possible arrival of a deadly narcotic. Carfentanil is used to sedate elephants and other large animals and is 100 times as potent as fentanyl, a deadly heroin additive.
The public will get a chance to collect eggs, sample fresh cheese and produce, take a hayride or possibly milk a cow during Vermont Open Farm Week.
The 2016 lottery for Vermont moose hunting permits is going to be held at the Statehouse in Montpelier. The drawing will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Cedar Creek Room of the Statehouse.
A Bennington County woman is under arrest, accused of embezzling more than $18,000 from the Arlington Lion's Club. Mary Kerner turned herself in to state police Wednesday morning.
High levels of PFOA have now been found in the Village of North Pownal. The state DEC says PFOA monitoring near the former Pownal Tannery found levels of the toxic chemical above 200 parts per trillion. The safe drinking water advisory level in Vermont is 20 parts per trillion.
A new law makes timber theft its own class of crime for the first time in Vermont. The law was signed by Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin last month and takes effect July 1. It sets a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $20,000 fine for a first offense of timber theft.