Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter seen here wearing a Gun Sense Vermont t-shirt, rallying supporters in favor of universal background checks in Montpelier. J.D. Thomason

Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales In Vermont: Legislation Faces Staunch Opposition, Implementation Challenges

The issue, however, has been divisive since the organization Gun Sense Vermont began promoting tighter controls on gun sales in the state. The most recent effort to implement universal background checks has drawn additional criticism as Vermont remains one of the states suffering the least from gun crime.

One of the immaculate Vermont ranges that will be the site of the new CMP travel match. (Photo: Civilian Marksmanship Program)

CMP adds New England to Travel Match series

The national Civilian Marksmanship Program announced this week the addition of a new location to its popular Travel Match series.

The New England CMP Games will be held Sept. 14-18 at the Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont. The matches will be hosted by the Vermont State Rifle and Pistol Association and the Burlington Rifle and Pistol Club.

The hermit thrush, our bird ambassador.

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge Open House and Art Exhibit

The Refuge will celebrate the 23nd anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The theme for 2016 IMBD is “Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation.”