Milne public schedule for week of Sept. 20

Scott Milne Public Schedule for Week Ending September 26th

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of Sept. 20

News Release — Governor’s Office Sept. 19, 2014 Saturday, Sept. 20 9:30 a.m.: Invited to speak at the Annual Walk to End Child Abuse, State House, Montpelier 1:00 p.m.: Invited to make welcome remarks at Burlington’s Annual Recovery Day and the 25th Anniversary of National Recovery Month ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center, 1 College […]

Reps. McKinley and Welch introduce bipartisan legislation to help communities hard hit by coal industry downturn

Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced legislation yesterday to assist workers who have lost their jobs due to a downturn in the coal industry.

St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration is this weekend

The St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration this weekend brings visitors to St. Albans — including descendants and relatives of those actually involved in the Oct. 19, 1864 raid.

Rusty DeWees, Cindy Pierce headline Vermont State GEAR UP Week

Rusty DeWees, aka The Logger, and Cindy Pierce, well-known comic storyteller, will bring their humor and wisdom to nearly 20 Vermont schools as part of Vermont’s participation in National GEAR UP Week, Sept. 22-26.

Vermont Historical Society awarded grant to research Vermont’s 1970s Counterculture Movement

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the Vermont Historical Society Museums for America grant funds in support of Colleges, Communes and Coops: 1970s Counterculture and Its Lasting Influence on Vermont, a two-year project about the history of a movement that played a key role in shaping present-day Vermont.

VLS Enviro Clinic, students see ‘huge step forward’ in Montana coal case

The years-long work of student clinicians and attorneys at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) at Vermont Law School continues to pay off in their case against a new railroad and coal mine proposed for Montana’s Powder River Basin, a region marked by massive coal deposits and vulnerable to environmental degradation.

The ENRLC represents Northern Plains Resource Council (NPRC) in its case against Tongue River Railroad Company, Inc., owned by Arch Coal, Inc. and BNSF Railway.

Celebrate Banned Books Week at ‘Evening Without’ in Middlebury

Five years ago we noted Banned Books Week by inviting Vermont authors to read from books that had been banned or challenged. The event was so popular we’ve repeated it every year, in a different part of the state.

Thousand plus Vermonters head to New York City for historic Climate March

Over one thousand Vermonters who are concerned about climate change will attending the People’s Climate March taking place in New York City on September 21st.

Green Mountain Power to host 24-hour energy innovation competition

Green Mountain Power is pleased to host the fourth annual Vermont Hackathon (HackVT) which will take place on October 10th and 11th at the brand new Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) co-working space in downtown Burlington.

Leahy ushers legislation to reduce rape kit backlogs

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Thursday praised the Senate’s passage of legislation to reauthorize the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Reduction Program and urged Senators to support passage of a broader criminal justice bill – the Justice For All reauthorization bill – in the upcoming lameduck session.

Mayor Miro Weinberger invites community to ‘Celebrate Burlington’

Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced and encouraged public attendance at the upcoming “Celebrate Burlington” event to be held this Monday, September 22 from 5:30-7:00 pm at Burlington City Arts, 135 Church Street, with a formal proclamation to follow at the City Council meeting in Contois Auditorium, City Hall.

Leahy: $650,000 In grants available to organizations to address Lake Champlain water quality

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday joined the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) in announcing $650,000 in federal funding available to local watershed groups, towns and other organizations in Vermont and New York in the continued effort to implement a long-term management plan for Lake Champlain.

Woodchuck Hard Cider picks 5,400 pounds of fresh fruit for neighbors in need

For the fifth year in a row, 20 employees from the Vermont Hard Cider Company, makers of Woodchuck Hard Cider, visited Champlain Orchards to participate in the Vermont Foodbank’s annual Pick for Your Neighbor program.

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