State agencies are investigating whether a pesticide sprayed for mosquito control caused a fish kill in an Addison County lake earlier this month.
The fish die-off was seen in Fern Lake a few days after trucks applied a chemical in the area to kill adult mosquitoes.
Leicester resident Zachary Saxe has lived near Fern Lake for a decade. He often fishes and swims there, and the first weekend in June his swim was interrupted by the sight and smell of dozens of dead fish. Saxe, who once worked as a wildlife technician, went out to collect samples in plastic bags.
Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum resigned his office Tuesday amid allegations of corruption, saying he would focus on defending himself. Applebaum had been arrested early Monday morning at his home and was charged with 14 counts of corruption, which he says are unfounded.
Thurs 6/20/13 Noon & 7PM If you only had 50 objects to tell the story of Vermont, which would you choose? Maple syrup, an “Eat More Kale” bumper sticker, and the Ethan Allen homestead? Or how about the Morgan horse, Camel’s Hump, and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream?
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Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham.
Wednesday morning a woman called police to say that an unknown white van came to her house on Slack Street and her husband went outside to speak with the occupant. She then heard shots fired, and went to a neighbor to call police. The husband has not been found.
The Vermont Army National Guard has sent a Black Hawk helicopter to assist in the search. They say they’re looking for an elderly man.
Wed 6/19/13 Noon & 7PM A new law makes it illegal to feed bears, a practice that had led to increase in nuisance bears getting too comfortable in populated areas. But state wildlife officials say it is not the bears' fault, but rather it is people who are the problem. We learn more from Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry and state bear biologist Forrest Hammond.
The owner of a spa in Williston has pleaded not guilty to a charge of allowing prostitution at the business.
Sixty-eight-year-old Thomas Booska was arraigned on Tuesday.
His defense attorney Kurt Hughes told the Burlington Free Press that Booska would like to work with Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan to make sure that no illegal activity takes place at the Harmony Health Spa.