A $1.6 million federal grant received this week by VTrans would fund the design of a bridge system that will allow wildlife to pass under I-89 and Route 2 in western Waterbury.
The Northeast Organic Farmers Association said unprecedented demand in the program drove rapid growth, but that outpaced fundraising efforts to supplement a federal grant.
Outages were widespread in the northeastern corner of the state, which received the brunt of the storm.
Lawmakers and members of Fish and Wildlife Board disagree on details of new hunting and trapping rules
The yearslong process has been hugely controversial among hunters, some of whom object to stricter regulations, and among animal welfare advocates, who have encouraged lawmakers to further regulate the activities.