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    Montpelier Rotary Club provides grants to local organizations

    On April 29, 2013 the Montpelier Rotary Club recognized community organizations in central Vermont who make a huge difference in our community, many with very limited budgets.

    Mayor Miro Weinberger announced next steps for bike path enhancements and expansion

    Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced next steps for bike path enhancements and expansion, including: the commencement of construction on the Waterfront Access North project; the design and permitting of the entire 7.5-mile bike path by the City’s newly-selected design team; and the creation of the founding board of the new Parks Foundation, whose role is to raise private funds for the bike path to supplement public expenditures.

    Brush fires can be dangerous

    The recent weather pattern has created unsafe burning conditions. A prolonged period without rain has caused the primary fuels for wildland fires – dead grass, leaves and brush – to become dangerously dry.

    Young women & girls essential partners in growing Vermont’s economy

    Vermont Works for Women released a report on Tuesday, April 30 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier, revealing that many young women across the state consider themselves ill-equipped and under-prepared for the challenges of school, work, career, economic independence, and ultimate adulthood

    Newport City Renaissance Corporation receives 2013 National Main Street Accreditation

    Newport City Renaissance has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Justin McCabe to present patent law seminar at Norwich University today

    Justin McCabe to Present Patent Law Seminar at Norwich University. Sponsored by the American Chemical Society in Vermont. Entrepreneurs and researchers can learn more about filing patents at informational seminar, May 1 at 6:30 p.m

    Local residents challenge Entergy’s zoning permit for nuclear waste storage at Pilgrim in Plymouth

    A group of local residents has appealed a Plymouth zoning permit granted to Entergy Nuclear Generating Corporation (Entergy). The zoning permit, granted without any public hearing, gives Entergy the right to have a long-term high-level nuclear waste storage facility at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Mayor Miro Weinberger encourages community participation in Green Up Day efforts

    Mayor Miro Weinberger today encouraged community participation in the City of Burlington’s Green Up Day efforts to collect litter and debris left behind by the spring snow melts.

    Lyndon State student wins N.Y. Emmy

    Tyler Dumont of Dracut, Mass., a junior in Lyndon State College’s Electronic Journalism Arts program, won an Emmy™ from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    Vermont Technical College holds groundbreaking ceremony for biomass anaerobic digester

    Vermont Technical College today celebrated the groundbreaking for the Central Vermont Recovered Biomass Facility Anaerobic Digester. A facility that will be located on the college’s Randolph Campus, the anaerobic digester will use natural biological processes to produce electricity plus heat from food waste and manure.

    Vermont Works for Women releases “Enough Said” report at Statehouse today

    VWW released a report today at the Vermont State House, revealing that many young women across the state consider themselves ill-equipped and under-prepared for the challenges of school, work, career, economic independence, and adulthood – absolutes that await them in the not-to-distant future.

    COTS Walk this Sunday works to end homelessness among children

    The weather forecast for Sunday is warm and positive, with a temperature of 75 degrees. The possibility of a scattered shower won’t dampen COTS’ enthusiasm for our 24th Annual COTS Walk and the culmination of our 30th Anniversary celebration.

    Leahy comment on president’s remarks on Guantanamo Bay

    [Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) issued the following comment Tuesday after President Barack Obama reiterated his position that the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be closed – a view that Leahy has long shared.]

    Gordon Sprague to speak at Vermont Technical College commencement ceremony

    Vermont Technical College is pleased to announce that Gordon Sprague will be delivering the commencement speech at the college’s main graduation ceremony, taking place on May 4, 2013.

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