Gov. Peter Shumlin’s schedule Jan. 9-11

The governor’s swearing in ceremony and inaugural address is this coming Thursday.

Welch launches statewide energy and commerce tour

Welch will introduce legislation to provide a rebate of up to $8000 to homeowners who retrofit their homes to make them more energy efficient.

Congressional delegation announces award for $377,564 in historic preservation grants

State officials may use the grants to fund a broad range of preservation projects, such as survey and inventory of historic properties, National Register of Historic Places nominations, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structures reports, community preservation planning and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings.

Vermont Telecommunications Authority launches Newport-to-Hardwick Fiber Project

VTA-funded fiber routes in underserved rural areas create a cost-effective way for broadband and cell service providers to expand in regions that otherwise present a challenging business case. There often just aren’t enough users to generate adequate revenue that can offset capital investment in expansion.

Google donates Chromebooks to Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union

Chromebooks are laptop computers that run Google’s Chrome operating system.

Weinberger announces Burlington waterfront and downtown investment plan

“Over the next two years, through a highly-transparent, collaborative, and efficient process that provides significant opportunity for public input, the Administration will identify and begin to implement prudent, public investments in both the Waterfront and Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts.”

Sanders: McConnell is dead wrong

“Sen. McConnell is dead wrong when he rules out additional revenue as part of the solution to our deficit crisis. He is also wrong when he suggests the solution to the deficit situation is to cut Social Security, veterans’ benefits, Medicare and Medicaid.

Generations of innovation celebrated at NOFA Vermont Winter Conference

NOFA-VT’s 31st Annual Winter Conference will be February 15 – 17, 2013 at the University of Vermont in Burlington. For over three decades, growers from Vermont, Quebec and beyond have come together to ignite their green thumbs, inspire their culinary arts and share the challenges and successes encountered in organic agriculture in the back yard, and the back 40.

Health Dept.: Flu on the rise in Vermont – get vaccinated

For the first time this flu season, the Vermont Department of Health reported widespread influenza activity this week to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with influenza-like illness confirmed in all areas of the state.

Vermont Folklife Center hosts “Labor of Love” exhibit in celebration of 25th anniversary of Vermont Works for Women

The “Labor of Love” exhibit was created by Vermont Works for Women in collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center in celebration of Vermont Works for Women’s 25th anniversary.

“Irene and Beyond” summit will gather Irene recovery leaders to assess accomplishments, strategize for remaining work, and plan for the future

The Irene Recovery Office, along with a host of participants in the long-term recovery effort from Tropical Storm Irene, has organized a daylong recovery summit for Friday, Jan. 11, at Norwich University.

Vermont Public Television to webcast and broadcast Gov. Shumlin’s inauguration

On Thursday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m., Vermont Public Television will offer a live webcast of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inauguration to his second term as governor of Vermont and his address to the joint assembly of the Legislature at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Chris Graff will host.

People’s United Bank makes awards

People’s United Bank makes awards to Bennington Project Independence and the Chester-Andover Family Center.

Folklorist Jane Beck retells powerful stories of Daisy Turner and the African American experience in Vermont

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored at the Vermont History Center in Barre on January 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Acclaimed folklorist and commentator Dr. Jane Beck will recount the stories of Daisy Turner of Grafton, who was herself the child of former slaves.

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