Vermont Chamber of Commerce drives statewide petition in support of the F-35

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce today launched a statewide petition in support of bringing the F-35 to Vermont.

GMP: First Rutland solar project re-imagines brownfield

Signaling the first step in Green Mountain Power’s effort to make Rutland a leading solar-reliant and energy-innovative community, GMP issued a request for bids for a 150-kilowatt solar farm to be built on a recently rehabilitated brownfield.

NFIB announces results of legislative voting record

Vermont’s leading small business association—the National Federation of Independent Business/Vermont—today announced the release of the 2011-2012 NFIB Vermont Voting Record. The voting record tabulates eight House and six Senate roll-call votes.

Gov. Shumlin announces plans to expand cell service from Bethel tower

Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) announced today plans to construct a communications tower in Bethel that will expand mobile broadband and voice service on VT Route 12 and VT route 107 in Bethel and connect back to existing coverage on I-89.

Vermont is among the top 10 states for e-prescribing

After running a successful campaign to encourage its health care providers to prescribe medications with electronic systems, Vermont has been ranked ninth in the country for the use of electronic prescribing. It is the first time that Vermont has been among the top 10 states for e-prescribing.

No known risk to Vermonters from industrial fire in Ghent, NY

State officials along with federal counterparts have been tracking smoke from an industrial fire in Ghent, New York, today. Smoke from the fire may have passed through Vermont at some point during the fire – but trending winds are believed to have taken most of it to the south of Vermont. With that there is NO expected risk to Vermonters’ health or the environment.

Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner David Mears, and Vermont Emergency Management Director Joe Flynn directed their staffs to monitor the situation and will continue to follow the situation, but there is no known risk to Vermonters.

VPT Marks Irene anniversary with ‘Flood Bound’ premiere, other programs

To mark the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont Public Television has scheduled broadcast programs and online content throughout August.

Delegation announces $3.1 million for Vermont covered bridges and other transportation projects

Vermont won more than $3.1 million in Federal Highway Administration competitive grants, including funds to repair the Longley Covered Bridge in Montgomery and the Brown Covered Bridge in Shrewsbury, the congressional delegation announced today.

Local apple orchard now harvesting the sun with solar trackers

Local apple orchard now harvesting the sun with solar trackers

Seven Days and Channel 17 host attorney general primary debate

Seven Days and Channel 17 will host an attorney general primary debate on August 15, at 5 p.m. at Burlington City Hall.

Linda Little joins the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival as managing director

Linda Little, the managing director at Kingdom County Productions, has been hired as managing director of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival.

NY confirms invasive water flea In Lake George; Leahy REAX

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Discovery Of The Spiny Water Flea’s Arrival In New York’s Lake George

The McClure Foundation awards $450,000 in support of access to postsecondary education

The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation announce over $450,000 in support of programs to further the Foundation’s mission of improving access to college and career education for all Vermonters.

Commissioner convenes harassment, hazing, and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council

Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca is proud to announce the formation of the Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council.

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