Monday November 5, 2012

Vermont Website links to relief efforts

WATERBURY (AP) -- The Vermont Community Foundation has set up a website giving information on where people can donate to disaster relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

The foundation’s site (http://bit.ly/Ts23YG) includes options for national and regional relief efforts, as well as links to volunteer organizations and social media sites that are coordinating volunteers and donations.

Vermont, Maine troopers to offer assistance in N.J.

WATERBURY (AP) -- Vermont and Maine law enforcement officials are heading south to help with security efforts in storm-battered New Jersey.

Eleven Vermont State Police troopers are joining 11 troopers and four Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies from Maine to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in areas of New Jersey that were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Vermont troopers are scheduled to stay for seven days, with Maine’s troopers and deputies slated to stay for eight days.

Officials say this is the second time that Vermont troopers have deployed to another state to provide assistance. In 2005, Vermont State Police traveled to Louisiana and Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina.

N.H. agency seeks fishing instructors

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are casting their nets for some avid anglers to volunteer as instructors in the "Let’s Go Fishing" program.

The agency is offering free training and certification for those volunteer.

Those interested would have to attend a daylong overview training session Dec. 1 at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Volunteers would then have to attend their choice of a basic fishing, fly fishing or ice fishing specialty session.

The deadline for applying to be a volunteer is Nov. 21. Visit www.wildnh.com

Smithsonian exhibit to be shown in N.H.

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) -- The White Mountains Community College is hosting a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution called "The Way We Worked."

The exhibit is an exploration of the American workforce. It traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.

Upcoming program events include a panel discussion at the college on Nov. 14 and a talk on the history of domestic servants in New England on Nov. 28.

The exhibit is on display at the college’s Fortier Library through Dec. 7.