Swanton residents want dam to stay

Some Swanton residents are upset about a proposal to remove a dam from the Mississquoi River as a way to reopen seven miles of spawning habitat for several Lake Champlain fish species.

Fish and Wildlife Commissioner says doesn’t need increased funding

The commissioner of the Department Fish and Wildlife says a recent increase in hunting bodes well for the finances of the department. Wayne LaRouche says hunting and fishing licenses increased slightly last year.  The fees paid for those licenses make up about 37 percent of the department’s budget.