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Ex-environmental affairs official accused of illegal hunting

Robert Durand, a former secretary of environmental affairs for Massachusetts, has pleaded not guilty to illegal hunting in Vermont after being arrested for baiting deer.

A former state senator and representative for Marlborough, Durand served in the state’s top environmental post from 1998-2002. On Dec. 19, an attorney representing Durand entered a not-guilty plea for Durand in the Superior Court of ­Vermont, Lamoille Circuit.

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