Governor Shumlin to praise Outright Vermont Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Burlington, VT – This Wednesday, May 23rd, from 2:45pm-3:15pm, Governor Peter Shumlin will visit the Outright Vermont queer youth space at 241 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT to thank the youth, staff, board, and volunteers for their work to advocate for stronger anti-harassment legislation this year. Bill H412, which allows individuals to sue schools for not […]

League of American Bicyclists ranks Vermont 18th nationwide as bike-friendly state

For immediate release MONTPELIER, Vt– The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has released its annual Bicycle Friendly States Ranking. Vermont finished 7th in the Northeast category and 18th nationwide. Vermont’s ranking was based on a number of key indicators, including infrastructure and funding that provide on-the-ground bicycle facilities. Education and encouragement programs that promote cycling […]

Secretary of State Jim Condos announces awards winners of 2012 poster and essay contest

Secretary of State Jim Condos honored the winners of the 2012 Vermont Secretary of State’s Poster and Essay Contest on Tuesday, May 22nd at the State House in Montpelier.

Rural Vermont applauds passage of industrial hemp amendment

In light of the overwhelming passage of legislation favoring Industrial Hemp farming, Rural Vermont is pleased to see that Vermont farmers are now one step closer to growing hemp.

Sanders’ statement on Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement today on the resignation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko.

AG, others warn consumers of telephone and text phishing scam

Attorney General William Sorrell, together with the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation and Merchants Bank, is warning consumers of a resurgence of fraudulent text messages and telephone calls to consumer mobile phone numbers claiming to come from their bank, in this most recent case Merchants Bank, and indicating that the consumer’s debit card has been compromised.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for May 19-26

For immediate release May 19, 2012 CONTACT: Susan Allen Governor’s office 802-279-8493 Saturday, May 19 10:00 a.m. Celebrate the Grand Reopening Celebration for the new Lake Champlain Bridge between Addison, VT and Crown Point, NY 12:15 p.m. Ribbon cutting at Smoke and Cure 10516 Rte. 116, Hinesburg Sunday, May 20 9:00 a.m. Speak at University […]

Leahy, group of five senators, ask FDA to block misleading sunscreens

Because sunscreens have been considered a cosmetic, they have largely avoided government oversight and the FDA has not changed its recommendations for sunscreen standards in more than 30 years.

Brock launches first statewide television ad, “Character”

The ad is mostly biographical and talks about Randy Brock’s upbringing, service in Vietnam, the business he built from scratch here in Vermont and the jobs it created, and his record of cutting wasteful government spending as State Auditor.

Leahy heralds redevelopment of Saputo cheese plant in Hinesburg

Leahy credited a $600,000 investment from the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s Flexible Capital Fund (Flex Fund) as being one of the final pieces of funding that helped make the Vermont Smoke & Cure move from Barre to Hinesburg possible.

Brock launches online petition to refund ratepayers

BROCK LAUNCHES ONLINE PETITION DRIVE URGING GOVERNOR SHUMLIN TO REPAY RATEPAYERS $21 MILLION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2012 CONTACT:  Randy Brock (802) 230-4450   Montpelier, VT – Vermont gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock (R) launched an online petition drive today urging Governor Shumlin and Gaz Metro to directly repay CVPS ratepayers $21 million owed as part […]

Rural Vermont’s 2012 Annual Celebration rallies farmers

For Immediate Release Friday May 18, 2012 Contact Shelby Girard (802) 223-7222 shelby@ruralve[email protected]   Rural Vermont’s 2012 Annual Celebration rallies farmers and their fans for food, fun and “The Future’s in the Dirt.” Montpelier – On Wednesday, May 16th, The Wilder Center in Wilder VT was bursting at the seams with music, laughter, lively discussion, and the […]

Vermont Association of Broadcasters announces annual award winners

For immediate release May 17, 2012 Contact Jim Condon 802-655-5764 [email protected]   WNCS and Mt. Mansfield Media Win Top Commercial of the Year Honors   Montpelier, VT — Montpelier radio station WNCS-FM (“The Point”) and Colchester-based advertising agency Mt. Mansfield Media were the winners of the Radio and Television Best in Show prizes announced May […]

FEMA to give Vermont 90 percent funding for Irene repair work

“This announcement marks a major milestone in our recovery from Tropical Storm Irene,” Governor Shumlin said.

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