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Minter Campaign: Bernie Sanders Rallies to Get Out the Vote for Sue Minter

News Release — Sue Minter for Vermont October 26, 2016 Contact: Elliott Bent, [email protected], 802.552.0186 Last weekend, thousands of Vermonters, from St. Albans to Bennington, turned out to hear why Senator Bernie Sanders is supporting Sue Minter for governor. This weekend Minter, Sanders and David Zuckerman will be hitting the road again — this time […]

House Republican Leader Disappointed with GMCB All-Payer Vote and Non-Inclusive Public Process

News Release — Rep. Don Turner October 26, 2016 Contact: Rep. Don Turner 802-373-5960 Milton, Vt. – On Wednesday, the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) voted to approve the experimental all-payer waiver agreement. Gov. Shumlin will sign the All-Payer Model (APM) into law on Thursday, once again overhauling the state’s healthcare system. Expressing a lack […]

USDA Helps Vermont Businesses Make Energy Investments

News Release — USDA Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Pollaidh Major (802) 828-6080 MONTPELIER, Vt. (Oct. 26, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided capital support to 17 Vermont businesses transitioning to renewable or energy efficient technologies to cut costs and reduce energy consumption this year. Vermont farms and small businesses used more than […]

Vermont Humanities Selects Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ for Vermont Reads 2017

News Release — Vermont Humanities Council Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Mike Dougherty, [email protected] 802.262.1355. The Vermont Humanities Council has selected the award-winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson as its Vermont Reads book for 2017. A statewide one-book community reading program that began in 2003, Vermont Reads marks its fifteenth year in 2017. VHC […]

Partnership Modifies Sugarbush Snowmaking Weir to Allow Trout Movement

News Release — Winooski Valley Natural Resources Conservation District October 27, 2016 Contact: Corrina Parnapy, District Manager Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (802) 828 778-3178 [email protected] Corrie Miller, Executive Director Friends of the Mad River (802) 496-9127 [email protected] Skiers and Fish Celebrate Fayston, VT – Skiers and fish are an unlikely pairing but they both […]

VSEA Awards First-Ever ‘Labor Hero’ Award To Senator Anthony Pollina

News Release — VSEA Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Doug Gibson [email protected] The Vermont State Employees’ Association (VSEA)’s “Vermont Political Awareness Committee’s (VTPAC)” 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Barre Granite Museum on Friday night, October 21, featured the presentation of the union’s first-ever “Labor Hero” award to Senator Anthony Pollina. Moving forward, the award will be […]

Republican Leader Seeks Assurances for Vermonters as GMCB Warns Vote on All-Payer Model

News Release — Rep. Don Turner October 25, 2016 Contact: Rep. Don Turner 802-373-5960 Despite Insufficient Public Process, Uncertain Outcomes and Risk Variables Milton, Vt. – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) could vote on implementing the proposed All-Payer Model (APM) this week. In a letter to GMCB Chairman Al Gobeille, House Republican Leader Don […]

Author, War Correspondent Sebastian Junger to Speak at Johnson State College

News Release — Johnson State College Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Matt Hayes, Johnson State College: 802-635-1474, [email protected] JOHNSON, VERMONT — New York Times best-selling author Sebastian Junger will speak at Johnson State College 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The talk, $10 for the general public and free for military veterans and JSC students, faculty and […]

O’Reilly Auto Parts Announces Agreement to Purchase Bond Auto Parts

News Release — Bond Auto Parts Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Mark Mast VP of Marketing Bond Auto Parts, Inc. 272 Morrison Rd | Barre, VT 05641 P: 802.479.0571 | F: 802.476.1308 | C: 802.249.8852 E: [email protected]  W: Barre, VT – O’Reilly Auto Parts (“O’Reilly”)(Nasdaq: ORLY), and Bond Auto Parts, Inc. (“Bond Auto”) today announced […]

Leahy Presses Administration To Take On Opioid Distributors

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Jay Tilton [email protected] (WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is urging the Department of Justice to increase enforcement efforts in order to keep addictive painkillers from entering communities in Vermont and across the nation. Leahy’s push comes just days after the Washington […]

Six-part TV Series on Vermont’s Local Food Movement to Air on Vermont PBS in January

News Release Skinny Pancake & Vermont PBS October 26, 2016 Contact: Benjamin Adler, owner, Skinny Pancake, [email protected], 802-598-3028 Julia Andrews, Vermont PBS, [email protected], 802-655-4891 The Skinny Pancake and Vermont PBS are pleased to announce The Local Motive, a new, six- part television series that explores Vermont’s Farm to Plate food system, the most comprehensive local […]

BCBSVT Medicare Part D Plan Receives Highest 5-Star Quality Rating

News Release — BCBSVT October 24, 2016 Contact: Cory Gustafson (802) 371-3254 BCBSVT reduces its rate on its Value Plus plan and its rate on Premier rises only 10 cents as open enrollment approaches Berlin – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) is pleased to announce its competitively priced, highest-ranking Medicare Part D […]

Vermont Public Service Department Announces Oct. 28 Special Meeting of NDCAP Issues Committee

News Release — Vermont Public Service Dept. October 26, 2016 Contact: Anthony Leshinskie, State Nuclear Engineer (802)272-1714 [email protected] Montpelier, VT – The Public Service Department today announced The Issues Committee of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) will hold a special meeting on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at […]

Green Mountain Care Board Approval of Vermont All-Payer Model Supports Continuation of Successful SASH Program

News Release — SASH Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Joanne Choiniere, Executive Assistant, Cathedral Square [email protected]  South Burlington, VT—Support And Services at Home (SASH), a statewide, housing- based care management model which serves as an extension of the Blueprint for Health, is proud to announce its ongoing funding as a result of today’s decision by […]