Press Releases

U.S. EPA report shows 3.4 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions

News Release — Vermont Gas Systems April 24, 2014 SOUTH BURLINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released this month its 19th annual report of greenhouse gas emissions, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in emissions from 2011-2012. The federal agency attributes the reduction primarily to a decline in energy consumption across all sectors of […]

Sanders puts focus on primary health care

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. April 24, 2014 BURLINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the senior Obama administration official responsible for improving access to health care met here today with representatives from 11 community health centers throughout Vermont. Mary Wakefield, who heads the Health Resources and Services Administration at the Department […]

Video: Shumlin announces two key job internship programs for Vermont youths

News Release — Governor’s Office April 24, 2014 MONTPELIER – With the state’s unemployment rate the second lowest in the nation, Gov. Peter Shumlin said today it’s key that Vermont’s high school and college students have access to and experience with some of the top employers, and exposure and training in the good-paying, in-demand jobs […]

Vermont Chamber EXPO 2014 highlights business innovation, lessons and insights

Registration is now open for the 30th annual Vermont Chamber Business & Industry EXPO, the largest business-to-business trade show in Northern New England where over 3,000 business leaders and 200 exhibitors can connect and learn how to grow their businesses. EXPO will be at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center on May 21-22.

Oral history workshop at Vermont Folklife Center

The Vermont Folklife Center is hosting a daylong workshop, Oral History: Community Memory and Passionate Listening on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Vermont Folklife Center’s headquarters in Middlebury.

Fish & Wildlife: Give nesting bald eagles space

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking bird-watchers to give nesting bald eagles a hand this spring by enjoying them from a safe distance.

More than 50 collection sites in Vermont for national Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Health Department’s Bennington District Office has worked closely with the Bennington County Prescription Drug Task Force, the Collaborative in Manchester, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and local pharmacists to encourage the community to collect and dispose of unused drugs by mail, drop-off, or by scheduling a pick up.

Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center hosts ‘Lunch and Learn’ on World War I

The Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center will host Michael D. Krause, Ph.D., ’64 for a lunch-and-learn event, “The Decisions for War in 1914,” Wednesday, April 30, at noon.

Sanders and top U.S. health official to highlight primary care in Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will host a news conference here on Thursday with the senior Obama administration official responsible for improving access to health care.

EPA awards 3 Environmental Merit Awards to Vermont recipients

The U.S. EPA recognized three organizations and/or individuals from Vermont at the 2014 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony.

Vermont Law School mourns passing of Bernard Lisman, trustee emeritus

Vermont Law School is mourning the passing of Bernard Lisman, who served as a Vermont Law trustee from 1974-1993 and trustee emeritus since 1993.

Leahy sets oversight hearing with drug enforcement chief

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has set an oversight hearing with the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at which a key focus of the discussion will be the rise of opioid and heroin addiction and related problems in communities in Vermont and across the nation.

8 nominated for 2014 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award

Eight Vermonters and Vermont organizations have been nominated for the 2014 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award, which will be presented May 6 at a ceremony in the Vermont Statehouse.

Sanders congratulates Vermont lawmakers on food labels law

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today congratulated the Vermont Legislature for passing a bill making Vermont the first state in the nation to require labels on food containing genetically-modified ingredients.

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