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Vermont Unions and Business Community Support Treasurer Pearce

News Release — Vermont Democratic Party June 23, 2016 Contact: Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director (802) 448-4239 [email protected] Montpelier, VT Today, State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced the endorsements of five Vermont unions, VSEA, NEA, Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont, Vermont Troopers’ Association, and AFL-CIO, and members of Vermont’s thriving small business community. These unions and […]

Steve May Nets First Major Endorsements

News Release — Steve May June 23, 2016 Contact: Steve May [email protected] Steve May has landed a series of major labor organizations: including the Vermont State Employees Association, the Vermont AFL-CIO, and the support of progressive advocacy group, Rights and Democracy. In response to the announcements of support, Steve May said: “I am honored that […]

University of Vermont Officials Praise Justices After Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

News Release — UVM June 23, 2016 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], (802) 578-8830 In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision upholding the right of the University of Texas-Austin to consider race as one of many factors in admissions decisions, officials at the University of Vermont praised the ruling. “We are very […]

Deb Bucknam Statement on Attorney General’s Use of Resources

News Release — Deb Bucknam June 21, 2016 Contact: Deb Bucknam Phone: (802)748-5525 E-mail: [email protected] St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Two national energy policy organizations have hit Vermont Attorney General, William Sorrell, with a lawsuit because he won’t honor their public records request for documents concerning his war on dissenting opinions to the Establishment’s articles of faith […]

Rights & Democracy Announces Preliminary Endorsements at Packed VT Political Revolution Party

News Release — Rights & Democracy June 23, 2016 Contact: James Haslam, Executive Director (802.272.0882 or [email protected]) (South Burlington)–A large crowd of attendees at Rights and Democracy’s VT Political Revolution Party this Thursday evening danced to musical acts including Dwight & Nicole, Myra Flynn, Chad Hollister, Craig Mitchell, The Wee Folkestra and Radio Underground to […]

VRC Plants 170 Native and Edible Trees along the LaPlatte River

News Release — Vermont River Conservancy June 23, 2016 Contact: Lydia Menendez; (802) 229-0820; [email protected] Montpelier, VT – [June 23, 2016] – This spring, the Vermont River Conservancy planted 170 trees and shrubs at the Albert’s Way neighborhood on the LaPlatte River and Mud Hollow Brook in Charlotte. Once a frequently flooded farm surrounded by […]

Vermont Realtors® Announces Energy Efficient Professionals Qualifications Registry

News Release — Vermont Realtors June 23, 2016 Contact: Helen Hossley Vermont Realtors® (802) 229-0513 [email protected] Vermont Realtors® (VR), the state’s Realtor® association, has announced the creation of a statewide Energy Efficient Professionals Qualifications Registry (EEPQR). “VR is creating EEPQR to address the significant hurdles facing the development of more energy-efficient homes in the marketplace,” […]

Zuckerman opposes Senate GMO proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2016 CONTACT: Megan Polyte 802-343-2604 BURLINGTON, VT: Senator David Zuckerman, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, offered the following statement about the GMO labeling proposals being discussed federally. “I am proud Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law has started a national conversation about consumers’ right to know what is in their food. National […]

Rubi Simon resigns as director of Fletcher Free Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Miro Weinberger Responds to Rubi Simon’s Resignation as Director of Fletcher Free Library Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today responded to Rubi Simon’s resignation as director of the Fletcher Free Library. Simon, who has served as library director for the past four years […]

Vermont House Candidates Dylan Giambatista and Lori Houghton Throw Community Event to Launch Campaign to Represent Essex Junction

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2016 Contact: Dylan Giambatista (802) 734-8841 Contact: Lori Houghton (802) 373-0599 Vermont House Candidates Dylan Giambatista and Lori Houghton Throw Community Event to Launch Campaign to Represent Essex Junction Essex Junction, Vt. – The Democratic candidates running to represent the Village of Essex Junction in the Vermont House of Representatives […]

Erin Sigrist Named President-Elect of Vermont Retail and Grocers Association

News Release — Vermont Retail and Grocers Association June 24, 2016 Contact: Jim Harrison (802) 839-1928 Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association’s Board of Directors have named Erin Sigrist as President-Elect of the state-wide advocacy group. Sigrist, who joined the association in June 2015 as vice president, will succeed Jim Harrison, when […]

Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign Denounces Insurance Industry Lawsuit

News Release — Healthcare is a Human Right June 23 2016 Contact: Ellen Schwartz, 802-380-3903 (cell) or 802-257-4436 (home) The Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign is condemning a lawsuit against the State of Vermont as an insurance industry attack on government’s ability to regulate health insurance rates to protect the public good. The campaign […]

Quail Hollow Senior Living Community Celebrates Opening of the Ridge

News Release — Quail Hollow Senior Living Community June 23, 2016 Contact: Lindsay Getz, Summit Property Management Group, 802-578-8759, [email protected] 62-UNIT DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (June 23, 2016)—More than 100 were in attendance to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting for The Ridge at Quail Hollow, the 62-unit, fourth phase […]

Randolph July 4th Parade and Street Fest Entertainment

News Release 
— White River Valley Chamber of Commerce June 14, 2016 Contact: Emma Schumann 728-9027 [email protected] Randolph, Vermont – The White River Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the plans for the Randolph July 4th Parade and Street Fest. The theme for the festivities this year is “American Pop Culture” encouraging parade […]