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Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

-+*News Release — Governor’s Office May 22, 2015 Saturday, May 23 10:00 a.m.: Essex Memorial Day Parade, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction 2:00 p.m.: Attend Opening Ceremony for Brookfield Floating Bridge, VT Route 65 in Brookfield’s Pond Village, Brookfield Monday, May 25 11:00 a.m.: Vergennes Memorial Day Parade, Vergennes Union High School, Vergennes Tuesday, May […]

Call for makers: Champlain Mini Maker Faire now accepting applications

-+*News Release — Champlain Mini Maker Faire May 20, 2015 Contact: Abby Peterson Hagan Associates [email protected] 802-863-5956 x211 Shelburne, Vt. – The Call for Makers is now open for this year’s Champlain Mini Maker Faire. Makers can apply to participate in this year’s event with their DIY projects, presentations and/or workshops. The fourth-annual Champlain Mini […]

Vermont working to redefine bike transportation statewide

-+*News Release — Go! Vermont and VBike May 20, 2014 Contacts: VBike – Dave Cohen 802-258-7013 [email protected] Go! Vermont – Ross MacDonald [email protected] VSECU – Laurie Fielder [email protected] First Effort of its Kind in the Nation Go! Vermont and VBike are collaborating to help propel Vermont forward in redefining bike transportation […]

Vermont Attorney General announces settlement with credit reporting agencies

-+*News Release — Office of the Attorney General May 30, 2015 Contact: James Layman Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-2315 Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion Agree to Significant Changes The three national credit reporting agencies—Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions, Inc., and TransUnion LLC—have settled consumer protection claims with Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell and […]

Local and international freshwater scientists meet in Burlington

-+*News Release — University of Vermont May 20, 2015 Contact: Joshua E. Brown, [email protected], 802-656-3039 Discussions focus on problems and solutions for the world’s large lakes What’s the latest science on microplastics pollution in our lakes? What can be done to protect drinking water from harmful algae blooms? Which fish species are now safe to […]

Marlboro faculty member launches new book

-+*News Release — Marlboro College May 20, 2015 Contact: Matthew Barone at 802-251-7644 or [email protected] MARLBORO, VT – (May 20, 2015) – Lauren Alderfer, an international educator and faculty member at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, will celebrate the publication of her new book, Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness, on Friday, May 29. […]

Technology for Tomorrow presents an introduction to multi-generational learning

-+*News Release — Technology for Tomorrow May 20, 2015 Technology for Tomorrow Presents An Introduction to Multi-Generational Learning: Bridging Generational Gaps with Technology & Education Featuring a free screening of the documentary film “Cyber-Seniors”, followed by a free, interactive computer workshop. WILLISTON, VT—Today Technology for Tomorrow (T4T) announces the organization’s first public event to share the […]

Sanders: Make college tuition-free

-+*News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 19, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, May 19 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to make 4-year public colleges and universities tuition free. “We live in a highly competitive global economy. If our economy is to be strong, we need the best educated work […]

Six Upper Valley rivers get 2,200 new trees and shrubs this spring

-+*News Release — Connecticut River Watershed Council May 20, 2015 Contact: Ron Rhodes, North Country River Steward, Connecticut River Watershed Council, (802) 457-6114 or [email protected]   Pomfret, VT – May is tree planting season along our local rivers and this year the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and project partners planted 2,200 native trees and […]

Vermont History Museum and Vermont History Center designated as Blue Star Museums

-+*News Release — Vermont Historical Society May 20, 2015 Contact: Julie Nelson Vermont Historical Society 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641 [email protected] (802) 479-8519   Montpelier, VT – The Vermont History Museum and the Vermont History Center are two of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to active duty military personnel […]

Dartmouth expands program to develop leaders in global poverty alleviation

-+*News Release — Dartmouth College May 19, 2015 Media contact: Diana Lawrence [email protected] 603-646-3661 $21 Million Gift Doubles Investment in King Scholar Leadership Program, Introduces New Features HANOVER, N.H. — May 20, 2015 — King Scholar Leadership Program founders Dottie and Bob King ’57 have made a $21 million gift to more than double their […]

Free training offered for forest pest first detectors

-+*News Release — Forest Pest First Detector Program May 19, 2015 Media Contact: Gwen Kozlowski (802) 656-6646 E-mail: [email protected] Montpelier–Vermont’s Forest Pest First Detector Program will provide free training on June 13 in Montpelier for volunteers interested in scouting for three invasive insects–the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer and hemlock woolly adelgid–in their communities. […]

Vermont Humanities Council invites spring applications for Vermont Reads 2015

-+*News Release — Vermont Humanities Council May 20, 2015 Contact: Sylvia Plumb, Director of Communications, 802.262.1354 or Amy Cunningham, Director of Community Programs, 802.262.1356 Vermont Statewide ~ The Vermont Humanities Council seeks applications from Vermont communities for summer and fall participation in Vermont Reads, VHC’s statewide one-book community reading program. Internationally renowned author Salman Rushdie’s […]

Leahy introduces legislation to hold American contractors overseas accountable

-+*News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy May 19, 2015 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 . . . Also Lays More Groundwork For Preclearance Arrangements To Help Restore ‘Montrealer’ Rail Service Connecting Vermont And Montreal WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, May 19, 2015) – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to provide accountability […]

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