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    Red Cross issues safety tips for 4th of July holiday

    *+-It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever people have planned, the American Red Cross wants them to enjoy their holiday and has steps they can follow to be safe.

    Vermont, 14 states and cities call for swift adoption of national air pollution controls for motor vehicles

    *+-News Release — Vermont Attorney General’s Office July 2, 2013 Vermont, as part of a coalition of fifteen states and cities, calls for the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to swiftly adopt its proposed rule, Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards. The Tier 3 Standards will improve air quality by reducing smog-producing pollution […]

    Lyndon State College receives additional funding for scholarships

    *+-News Release — Lyndon State College July 2, 2013 LYNDON CTR. — Lyndon State College has been appropriated $136,000 in additional funding from the Vermont legislature. Governor Peter Shumlin made the announcement in late May at the close of this year’s legislative session. The increase, the first in nearly five years, is 3 percent. The […]

    Second week of storms could bring more outages

    *+-News Release — Green Mountain Power July 2, 2013 COLCHESTER — For a second week in a row, daily storms bring the potential for power outages across the state for the remainder of the week. “The nearly non-stop rain and storms make power outages even more likely, as the soggy ground makes trees come down […]

    Black history writers, Theoharis and Bernard to present at Bookstock Literary Festival in Vermont

    *+-News Release — Bookstock July 2, 2013 WOODSTOCK — The fifth annual Bookstock Literary Festival, July 26 – 28, features two notable Black history writers. Keynote speaker Jeanne Theoharis wrote the highly praised biography, “The Rebellious life of Rosa Parks,” a work that examines Parks’ six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an […]

    Four solar farm grants available to Rutland City non-profits

    *+-News Release — Green Mountain Power July 2, 2013 RUTLAND -– Continuing its effort to make Rutland the solar capital of New England, Green Mountain Power today kicked off a contest that will help four city non-profits build solar arrays. The Vermont Public Service Board approved a GMP proposal to award four matching grants of […]

    Second Saturday Gallery Talks at Vermont History Center begin with Gettysburg

    *+-eginning July 13 and continuing monthly, the Vermont Historical Society will offer presentations on themes, objects, and historical events represented in the Vermont Heritage Galleries at 60 Washington Street in the Vermont History Center in Barre.

    Patrick Flood to retire from state government, takes position as rural nonprofit health care center CEO

    *+-Northern Counties Health Care (NCHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) based in St. Johnsbury with six (6) locations serving Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom region, recently announced the hiring of Patrick Flood as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Executive Director.

    Ariel Wengroff appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

    *+-Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Ariel Wengroff of Burlington to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women.

    Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in July

    *+-Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in July

    Sterling College raises record amount for its annual fund

    *+-Sterling College celebrates a successful fund-raising year with $546,723 in charitable gifts for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013.

    Secretary of State Jim Condos announces Vermont State Archives opens state hospital records

    *+-ecretary of State Jim Condos announced today that more than forty cubic feet of records from the Vermont State Hospital are now open for research at the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA).

    Court rules Lowell must honor petition opposing wind project

    *+-News Release — Ed Weslow July 1, 2013 In a ruling released recently, the Orleans Superior Court determined that efforts by The Lowell Select Board to avoid holding a special meeting to revisit an article against the Lowell Wind Project was illegal. Ed Wesolow, represented by his attorney, Paul Gillies of Tarrant, Gillies, Merriman & […]

    Associated Industries of Vermont welcomes repayment of federal UI loans

    *+-News Release — Associated Industries of Vermont July 1, 2013 Montpelier — Associated Industries of Vermont today welcomed the final repayment of Vermont’s outstanding federal loans to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The repayment should ensure that next year the federal government will stop assessing Vermont employers a special UI tax penalty that it […]

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