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Gov. Shumlin reappoints Ruth Finn to the Vermont Commission on Women

News Release — Vermont Commission on Women June 30, 2015 Contact: Lilly Talbert VCW Staff 802-828-2841 (Montpelier) – Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Ruth Finn of Barre to serve a third term as Commissioner on the state’s Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). Ms. Finn has served on the VCW since 2003 and brings a wealth […]

Vermont Kin As Parents announces Michael Mrowicki as new executive director

News Release — Vermont Kin As Parents June 30, 2015 Contact: Lynn Granger 802-871-5104 [email protected] Vermont Kin As Parents (VKAP) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michael Mrowicki will succeed Lynn Granger, who is retiring, as Executive Director. Mike bring a wealth of experience in human services and non-profit management as well as […]

Gov. Shumlin statement on today’s news on the New York escapees

News Release — Gov. Peter Shumlin June 28, 2015 Contact: Susan Allen [email protected] MONTPELIER – “My heartfelt thanks goes out today to all the law enforcement officers who have worked tirelessly in recent weeks to ensure convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt are no longer on the loose and a threat to our region. […]

UVM’s popular historic tours resume July 4

News Release — UVM June 29, 2015 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], 802-578-8830 The University of Vermont will launch a new season of its popular historic tours on July 4. Led by UVM emeritus professor William Averyt, the free, weekly tours will take place Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon through Oct. 10. There is no […]

Vermont PBS soaks up Montreal Qulture

News Release — Vermont PBS June 29, 2015 Contact: Jeff Vande Griek 802-655-8062 It’s not a misspelling, but a mash-up, as Vermont PBS heads to downtown Montreal for a bit of cutting-edge Quebec culture. Qulture, airing Friday, July 3rd at 8:30 p.m., takes a look at current arts and cultural happenings in Montreal, with hopes […]

Community National Bank presents 2015 BarnPitch for startup companies

News Release — NEKTI Consulting June 29, 2015 Contact: Patricia M Sears, NEKTI Consulting 802-258-0873 | [email protected] Tracy Roberts, Community National Bank 802-487-3512 | [email protected] Northeast Kingdom Tamarack, Inc. (NEKTI) is pleased to announce Community National Bank (CNB) as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 BarnPitch, in Lowell, Vermont. BarnPitch is the sixth stop of […]

Vermonters use ‘Crop Cash’ to buy more fresh food at farmers markets

News Release — Hunger Free Vermont June 29, 2015 Press Contacts: Michael Good, 802-434-4122 or [email protected] Community Food Security Assistant at Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Drake Turner, 802-865-0255 or [email protected] Adult Nutrition Initiatives Manager at Hunger Free Vermont June 29, 2015 (South Burlington, VT) – There are currently over 83,000 Vermonters who receive […]

OEO awards housing & opportunity grants to 40 nonprofits

News Release — Department for Children and Families June 29, 2015 Contact: Paul Dragon Chief Administrator Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity Department for Children and Families (802) 871-3398 Essex, VT – The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) — part of the Department for Children and Families (DCF) — announced today that more than $4.6 […]

Sanders welcomes overtime rules

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 30, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 BURLINGTON, Vt., June 30 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed an Obama administration initiative that will help middle-class families by making millions of American workers eligible for overtime pay. “This long overdue change in overtime rules is a step […]

4th of July traffic enforcement in Vermont

News Release — Vermont Department of Public Safety June 29, 2015 Media Contact: Scott Waterman Vermont State Police Public Information Officer [email protected] Desk 802-241-5277 Cell 802-279-4554 Twitter @VSP_PIO Waterbury, VT – 7/3/15 – Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic […]

Local volunteers needed for Vermont River Cleanup Month

News Release — Watersheds United Vermont June 29, 2015 Contact: Ann Ingerson or Katie Mann Watersheds United Vermont 802-585-3569 [email protected] CRAFTSBURY, VT –September is Vermont’s official River Cleanup Month and three regional watershed organizations are working together for the first time to mobilize volunteers for clean-up activities. Planning is already under way by local groups […]

Middlebury Language Schools to hold centennial celebration July 15-19

News Release — Middlebury College June 26, 2015 Contact: Sarah Ray Director of Media Relations Middlebury College O: 802-443-5794 M: 802-989-3403 MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — The Middlebury Language Schools will celebrate a century of immersive language and culture study this year with festive and academic events from July 15–19. The renowned summer programs take place on […]

Leahy joins legislation to further combat opioid epidemic

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 25, 2015 Contact: Jay Tilton [email protected]   …Legislation Would Improve Access To Prevention Programs And Overdose Medication WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, June 25, 2015) – As opioid abuse continues its scourge across New England and other parts of the nation, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has joined in introducing legislation to […]

Ludlow woman charged with Medicaid fraud and false pretenses

News Release — Vermont Attorney General’s Office June 25, 2015 Contact: Jason Turner Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-5332 Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Jennifer Newsome, age 50, of Ludlow, Vermont, was arraigned on June 23, 2015, in Vermont Superior Court for Windsor County on two felony counts of Medicaid Fraud and three […]

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