VTA announces Orange County fiber connector project

The Vermont Telecommunications Authority announced today that it will invest in the construction of fiber optic cable along key routes in Orange County and a neighboring portion of northern Windsor County.

Applicant meetings scheduled for municipalities included in Public Assistance disaster declaration

Communities in Addison, Lamoille, and Orleans counties that suffered damage to public infrastructure during the storm of May 29, 2012 are eligible for reimbursement for eligible damage-related costs.

Secretary of Agriculture statement on Senate Farm Bill

Chuck Ross, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, has released the following statement on the Senate Farm Bill:

Corrected: State Auditor Tom Salmon releases report on the implementation of audit findings regarding the Vermont Economic Growth Incentive Program

The Office of Vermont State Auditor today released its third required biennial audit of the Vermont Economic Growth Incentive Program (VEGI), which began in January 2007.

House adopts Leahy-authored provision extending public safety officers benefits to nonprofit EMS personnel

House adopts Leahy-authored provision extending public safety officers benefits to nonprofit EMS personnel

Seven Days promotes Andy Bromage to news editor

Seven Days, Vermont’s free independent weekly newspaper, has promoted political editor Andy Bromage to the position of news editor.

Vermont Tech selected by Caterpillar for Dealer Excellence Fund

For the fourth year in a row, Vermont Technical College has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Caterpillar Dealer Excellence Fund (DEF) to provide resources for curriculum development and scholarships to students in the school’s Diesel Power Technology Program.

Leahy-authored Farm Bill Program for REAP Economic Zones nets Northeast Kingdom more than $500,000 In agricultural business sssistance

Just days after U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) won Senate Farm Bill approval of a renewal of the charter for the Northeast Kingdom’s successful decade-old Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) Zone, NEK’s Zone status is bringing to Vermont more than $500,000 in new U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development business assistance grants.

EAI’s Meredith Angwin and Howard Shaffer Receive American Nuclear Society Presidential Citations

American Nuclear Society (ANS) President Eric Loewen, PhD, presented ANS members Meredith J. Angwin and Howard C. Shaffer, III with Presidential Citations in recognition of their successful public information efforts in Vermont and elsewhere.

Vermont artists invited to submit applications for public art installation in Bennington, VT

The Vermont Arts Council has announced an opportunity for artists interested in creating public art at the Courthouse and State Office Buildings in Bennington, Vermont to submit their qualifications for consideration.

Waiting for Supreme Court ACA decision, Vermont can lead the way

National solidarity initiative launched to support grassroots effort to establish human rights-based universal healthcare system in Vermont

St. Johnsbury cancer care program approved as first Green Mountain Care Board payment and delivery system pilot

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) last week approved a health care delivery system and payment reform pilot for cancer care in the St. Johnsbury area.

Panel Discussion: “Decommissioning: A Future Without Vermont Yankee”

PRESS RELEASE June 25, 2012 Contact Debra Stolerfoff 802-476-3154 Deb Katz 413-339-5781 Chris Williams 802-767-9131 WHEN: Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm WHERE: Unitarian Church,Montpelier VT WHAT: Panel Discussion: “Decommissioning: A Future Without Vermont Yankee” Panel featuring: Deb Katz, Executive Director of the Citizens Awareness Network Chris Williams, Organizer for Vermont Citizens Action Network Robert […]

Gov. Shumlin and congressional delegation: President approves disaster declaration for May storm

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s Congressional delegation announced today that Vermont’s request for a federal disaster declaration following damage caused by heavy rains, winds and flash flooding from May 29 has been approved by President Barack Obama.

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