Hemp Festival to be held at Burke Mountain

News Release — Heady Vermont July 21, 2017 Contact: eli@headyvermont.com First annual Vermont Hemp Festival To Be Held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center includes exposition, educational workshops, business pitch competition. As the future of recreational and medical marijuana remains uncertain, the national hemp industry is growing and […]



Zuckerman hosts sustainability partnership launch

News Releases — Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman July 21, 2017 Contacts: Megan Polyte 802-622-4136 Allan Baer 802-279-7250 Lt. Governor Zuckerman Hosts Launch of Sustainability Partnership NORTHFIELD, VT: Today, Vermonters heard about opportunities to continue our work toward the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by learning about the US Partnership for Sustainable Energy […]



Mosquito pools test positive for West Nile virus

News Release — Vermont Department of Health July 21, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Know how to protect yourself from mosquito bites BURLINGTON – Mosquitoes collected in Weathersfield and Brattleboro have tested positive for West Nile virus. These are the first detections of the mosquito-borne virus this year. There have been no […]



Vermont Voices to host Zuckerman

News Release — Greater Northshire Access Television July 21, 2017 Press Contact: Cherise Madigan 802.490.6471 cmadigan@benningtonbanner.com Vermont Voices to Host Lt. Governor David Zuckerman at GNAT Studio The community is invited to the GNAT Studio from 1 – 2 p.m. on Friday, August 11 for a special studio audience event for Vermont Voices, a TV […]



Leahy urges Food and Drug Administration to reform drug practices

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 20, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Taylor Foy (202) 224-5225 Kirsten Hartman (202) 224-3244 Conn Carroll (202) 224-5444 Leahy And Bipartisan Drug Affordability Cosponsors Urge FDA Commissioner To Reform Anticompetitive Drug Practices WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, July 20, 2017) – U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), joined by Senators Chuck […]





Brattleboro Retreat announces executive vice president and chief financial officer

News Release — Brattleboro Retreat July 21, 2017 Contact: Jeffrey Kelliher 802-258-6132 Jkelliher@brattlebororetreat.org Nichols Named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Brattleboro Retreat BRATTLEBORO, VT (July 21, 2017)—The Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to announce the appointment of Arthur W. Nichols as the hospital’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). […]



Rutland man sentenced for heroin distribution conspiracy

News Release — U.S. Department of Justice July 21, 2017 Contact: (802) 951-6725 Fax: (802) 951-6540 Rutland Man Sentenced to More than Eleven Years For Heroin Distribution Conspiracy The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Jaiden Paige, 37, of Rutland, was sentenced Tuesday in United States District Court in Burlington to […]



Department of Public Safety urges safety in waterways

News Release — Vermont Department of Public Safety July 14, 2017 Contact: Mark Bosma 802-839-6717 Safety Urged in Vermont Waterways WATERBURY – Vermont’s lakes and rivers provide many opportunities to cool off and enjoy swimming among the state’s natural beauty. As warm weather returns this weekend it’s likely many people will venture out into the […]




Committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame announces inductees

News Release — Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets July 20, 2017 Contact: Jackie Folsom 802-426-3579 crkdbrks@aol.com 2017 VERMONT AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED The Committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for 2017. Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont […]



Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

News Release — Northern Stage July 20, 2017 Media Contact: Irene Green igreen@northernstage.org 802.296.7000 x126 Northern Stage Young Company to Present The Drowsy Chaperone with Largest Cast to Ever Grace Barrette Center Stage The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony-winning valentine to the Jazz Age musical, will be performed by the Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater […]



University of Vermont study finds health insurance costs hinder farmers

News Release — University of Vermont July 19, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield Jeffrey.Wakefield@uvm.edu 802-578-8830 New UVM Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects […]