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West Rutland man sentenced to six years for heroin and crack cocaine distribution

News Release — U.S. Department of Justice June 23, 2017 Contact: (802) 951-6725 (802) 951-6540 West Rutland Man Sentenced to Six Years of Imprisonment for Distribution of Heroin and Crack Cocaine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that DemarNeal (a.k.a. “D”), 31, was sentenced by United States Chief […]

Northeast Farm to School Institute advances regional programs

News Release — Shelburne Farms June 22, 2017 Media Contact: Betsy Rosenbluth [email protected] 802-985-0318 Northeast Farm to School Institute advances Farm to School programs region-wide Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT — A flagship Vermont Farm to School initiative will convene twelve school teams from the six New England states and New York, Tuesday to Thursday, June […]

Scott concerned about ‘harmful impact’ of Senate health care bill

For Immediate Release Friday, June 23, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley 802-828-6403 [email protected] STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ON U.S. SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate health care bill: “Since the U.S. Congress began its discussion of repealing and replacing the […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for the week of June 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for June 26 – June 30, 2017: Monday, June 26 5:00 pm Board of Finance Meeting – Conference Room 12, City Hall 7:00 pm City Council Meeting – Contois Auditorium, City Hall Tuesday, June 27 12:00 pm Vermont League […]

Con Hogan award nomination due June 29

News Release — Public Assets Institute June 22, 2017 Contact: www.vermontcf.org/conhoganaward 2017 CON HOGAN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 29 Middlebury, VT – The Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial Community Leadership continues to seek nominations for its 2017 award. Now in its third year, the annual award is a tribute to Con […]

Dorset Theatre Festival launches southern Vermont tourism initiative

News Release — Dorset Theatre Festival June 22, 2017 Contact: Natalie Redmond (802) 328-5606 [email protected] Dorset Theatre Festival Launches Southern Vermont Tourism Initiative with Manchester Designer Outlets and Local Lodging Partners SHOP, STAY AND PLAY IN VERMONT THIS SUMMER WITH THEATRE, LODGING AND SHOPPING PACKAGES DORSET, VT: Dorset Theatre Festival, celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season […]

Agency of Education and University of Vermont partner for Vermont Teacher of the Year

News Release — Agency of Education June 22, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Gile (802)479-1718. Agency of Education Partners with the University of Vermont for the 2018 Vermont Teacher of the Year BARRE – Beginning this year the Agency of Education will be partnering with the University of Vermont for the Vermont Teacher of the Year and […]

Sanders questions Republican leaders

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 20, 2017 Contact: Dan McLean 802-862-6695 Sanders Asks Republican Leaders ‘What Are You Afraid Of?’ BURLINGTON, Vt., June 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined Democratic senators on the Senate floor Monday evening to protest Republicans’ unprecedented, closed-door effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House […]

Sunrise Family Resource Center earns national accreditation

News Release — Sunrise Family Resource Center June 20, 2017 Contact: Amelia Silver [email protected] 442-0010 Sunrise Family Resource Center Early Care and Education Program Earns National NAEYC Accreditation Program recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation Bennington, Vermont – Sunrise ECE located in Bennington has earned accreditation from the National Association for […]

Medicaid cuts could hurt older Vermonters most

News Release — Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging June 20, 2017 Contact: Janet Hunt 802-578-7094 Winooski, VT: Much of the country is focused on the debate around repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. However, what hasn’t received nearly as much attention is that the House also passed deep cuts to the federal-state […]

Senate passes legal marijuana compromise bill

News Release — Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana June 21, 2017 Contact: Matt Simon 603-391-7450 [email protected] Vermont Senate Passes Compromise Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults The bill approved Wednesday, which addresses concerns Gov. Scott expressed when he vetoed a similar bill in May, would eliminate penalties for personal marijuana possession and cultivation by […]

Norwich Solar Technologies and Upper Valley Aquatic Center take on project

News Release — Norwich Solar Technologies June 21, 2017 Contact: Steve Snyder (802) 359-7406 NorwichSolar.com Norwich Solar Technologies and Upper Valley Aquatic Center Solar Project Powers Up White River Junction— The Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC) and Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) have completed the commissioning of a 500-kilowatt solar project just down the road in […]

Vermont Democratic Party: Scott plays politics

News Release — Vermont Democratic Party June 21, 2017 CONTACT: Conor Casey (802)-229-1783 [email protected] Governor Scott Plays Politics Montpelier, VT – Today the Legislature reconvened to pass a state budget following a rare veto that put Vermont on the verge of a government shutdown. The General Assembly, which has been in recess for over a […]

Recreation and nutrition program begins next week in Burlington

News Release — Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront June 21, 2017 Contact: Diana Wood 802-865-7089 Burlington’s Recreation & Nutrition Drop-In Program Begins Next Week at Several Locations in the City. Burlington, VT – This summer, from June 26th through August 18th, Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront (BPRW) will be offering a Recreation & Nutrition Drop-In […]