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Young Writers Project marks 10th year with Celebration of Writing and Anthology 8 Release Party

News Release — Young Writers Project May 3, 2016 Contacts: Geoffrey Gevalt, Executive Director, [email protected]; (802) 324-9537 Susan Reid, Publications Coordinator, [email protected]; (802) 324-9539 Performers include YWP-sponsored slam team, MGMC (Muslim Girls Making Change) BURLINGTON (May 3, 2016) – Young Writers Project is hosting a Celebration of Writing on May 13 to release its latest […]

Vermont Business Group Praises Signing of Ban the Box Bill

News Release — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility May 3, 2016 Contact: Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility 802-355-7461 (cell), [email protected] New law gives Vermonters with criminal histories a “second chance” at getting a good job. Montpelier, VT (May 3, 2016) – A new employment bill signed into law by Gov. […]

As Wildlife Emerges from Winter, Vermonters Reminded to be Mindful of Rabies

News Release — Vermont Department of Health May 3, 2016 Media Contacts: Vermont Department of Health Communication Office 802-863-7281 U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Inspection Service 802-223-8697 Call the Rabies Hotline for Assistance: 802-223-8697 or 1-800-472-2437 BURLINGTON – Whether you are in Danville, Burlington, Manchester or points in between, now that winter is […]

Ceremony Launches Vermont’s First, Multi-Family Passive House Building

News Release — Cathedral Square May 3, 2016 Contact: Chris Falk Director of Communications, Cathedral Square 802.859.8880 (o) 802.825.9238 (c) [email protected] www.cathedralsquare.org Cathedral Square Begins Construction on Energy-Efficient Housing for Seniors in Milton Milton, VT—State and local officials, and leaders from finance and nonprofit housing organizations, marked the construction start of an innovative, affordable housing […]

Auction of Surplus State Vehicles is May 7

News Release — State of Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services May 3, 2016 Contact: Ed von Turkovich Director Government Business Services Department of Buildings & General Services e-mail: [email protected] The Department of Buildings and General Services will be auctioning a large assortment of State vehicles and equipment to the general public beginning at […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger Encourages Community Participation in Burlington’s Green Up Day Efforts

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger May 3, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Kaulius 802.324.2505 Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today encouraged community participation in the City of Burlington’s Green Up Day efforts this Saturday, May 7. This year marks the state’s 46th annual Green Up Day, during which Vermonters collect litter and debris that has […]

Two Vermont Landlords Settle Claim for Filing False Lead Compliance Documents

News Release — Office of the Attorney General May 3, 2016 Contact: Justin Kolber Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-5620 Shires Housing, Inc. of Bennington, and Cynthia McTaggart of Rutland, two Vermont landlords, settled claims that they filed false lead paint compliance documents in violation of Vermont consumer protection and lead laws. Every landlord with pre-1978 […]

UVM Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks Donations For Hemp Research

News Release — UVM Extension May 3, 2016 Contact: Heather Darby (802) 524-6501, ext. 437 or (800) 639-2130 (Vermont calls only) E-mail: [email protected] Burlington–University of Vermont (UVM) Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for industrial hemp research to benefit farmers in Vermont and the region. The goal […]

VSECU Finances Purchase of Solar Array Powering Woodchuck Cidery

News Release — VSECU May 3, 2016 Contact: Yvonne Garand, Senior VP Marketing & Business Development [email protected]/ 802-371-5197 The award-winning 150kW solar project features local products, local lending and local ownership MONTPELIER, VT, MAY 3, 2016 – VSECU, a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody in Vermont, today announced the completion […]

Merchants Bank Supports Spectrum Youth and Family Services with $5,000 Donation

News Release — Merchants Bank May 3, 2016 Contact: Jessica Sturgeon 802-865-1615, [email protected] SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Merchants Bank is proud to support Spectrum Youth and Family Services (“Spectrum”) with a $5,000 donation to the Basic Needs and Stable Homes programs. Funding will help vulnerable youth with critical support including meals, […]

Sanders Announces Vermont Secures $3 Million for Affordable Housing

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 4, 2016 Contact: Dan McLean (802) 862-0697 Praises First-Ever Funding of National Housing Trust Fund BURLINGTON, Vt., May 4 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today announced Vermont will receive $3 million from the National Housing Trust Fund. The funds are part of $174 million that is being dispersed […]

May Is National Foster Care Month in Vermont

News Release — Department for Families and Children May 4, 2016 Contact: Pam Piper, Foster/Kin Care Manager, Family Services Division, Department for Children and Families, (802) 241-0900 Foster Families Urgently Needed: Find Out How You Can Help! Waterbury, VT – On May 3, 2016, foster, kinship and adoptive families from around the state gathered at […]

Renewable Energy Vermont Welcomes Olivia Campbell Andersen as New Executive Director

News Release — Renewable Energy Vermont May 3, 2016 Contact: Ansley Bloomer, Assistant Director [email protected] 802 -229-0099 Vermont Law School Alum to Lead Diverse & Growing Clean Energy Organization Montpelier, VT — Renewable Energy Vermont’s Board of Directors are proud to announce that after an extensive nationwide search, Olivia Campbell Andersen will lead the diverse […]

Health Department: Take Action to Prevent Lyme Disease

News Release — Vermont Department of Health May 2, 2016 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month BURLINGTON — A growing number of Vermonters are falling ill with diseases spread by ticks, such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. These tickborne diseases are preventable if you take action to stay […]