Vermont Fish & Wildlife completes Streambank Lands Assessment in the Northeast Kingdom

MONTPELIER, Vt. – A survey and assessment of 107 streambank parcels owned by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department were recently completed along approximately 60 miles of river in the Lake Memphremagog and Upper Lamoille River watersheds of northeastern Vermont. A private contractor was hired to assess and prioritize the sites for the department’s strategic […]

Union Bank branch lobbies closing November 23, 2020

Dear Union Bank Customers: We wish to keep you updated as we continue to provide the banking services you need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the recent and significant increase in the daily infection rate of the COVID-19 virus in Vermont and New Hampshire, we are closing all branch lobbies beginning on Monday, November […]

Shelburne Museum Winter Lights postponed for 2020

PLANNING FORGES AHEAD FOR NEXT YEAR Driven by our responsibility for the safety of our community and staff, and with guidance from the Governor’s office and state health officials, Shelburne Museum has made the difficult decision to postpone Winter Lights for 2020. We can imagine how disappointing this news is for so many of you […]

Art installation unveiled at fish culture station in Roxbury

MONTPELIER, VT— The Vermont Arts Council, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, announce the installation of a sculpture by Vermont sculptor Sean Hunter Williams at Vermont’s oldest fish hatchery, the Roxbury Fish Culture Station. The sculpture features a single spawning female wild brook […]

Howard Center welcomes new board members and elects officers

Burlington, VT— Howard Center recently appointed Christina DeGraff-Murphy; Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Ph.D.; and Gail Stevenson, Ph.D.; to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms. Christina DeGraff-Murphy is the Assistant General Counsel of Contracting for The University of Vermont Health Network serving its Affiliates in both Vermont and New York. She holds a law degree from Western […]

Earned good time permanent rule proposal: public comment sessions Friday

Public Comment Contact: Anne Corbin Policy Manager, Vermont Department of Corrections [email protected]    ***PUBLIC NOTICE*** Waterbury, VT – The Vermont Department of Corrections invites victims of crime, families of victims, and members of the public to offer comments about a permanent rule on the creation of an “earned good time” program. The new rule is […]

City Councilor Brian Pine releases initial fundraising numbers and endorsers

BURLINGTON: The Pine for Mayor campaign exceeded its fundraising goal in the first twenty-four hours after announcing the beginning of the campaign, raising over $6,300 from 68 donors. In keeping with Progressive Party principles, Brian has never and will never take corporate contributions. He strongly believes in grassroots fundraising so that as many people as […]

Scott administration relaunches electric vehicle incentive program with nearly $1 million in new funding

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) has relaunched the State’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentive Program with a new round of $950,000 in incentive funding available to income-qualified applicants to purchase or lease new PEVs. The program was first proposed by Governor Phil Scott in his FY2020 budget, and the first round of […]

Gov. Phil Scott issues statement honoring Vermonters lost to Covid-19

Flags lowered to half-staff on the 19th of each month   Montpelier, Vt. – Flags are lowered to half-staff today in honor of all 61 Vermonters lost to COVID-19, as they are on the 19th of each month. The 19th was selected because the first two COVID-related deaths in Vermont were on March 19. Governor Phil Scott today […]

Taxpayers subsidize poverty wages at Walmart, McDonald’s, other large corporations, GAO finds

WASHINGTON, November 18 — Many full-time workers employed by some of America’s largest and most profitable corporations receive wages so low that they qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or “food stamps”) benefits and Medicaid, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report, “Millions of Full-time Workers Rely on […]

Statement of another way regarding Covid safety  

For Immediate Release:  November 18, 2020   Contact: Ken Russell, (802) 503-5068  In these extraordinary times, we know full well that the health and safety of our community is paramount. That  imperative has caused an interruption in our earlier plans.  We had hoped to open our drop-in center at 125 Barre Street in mid-November to address […]

High-tech harvest reaps utility pole data for ECFiber

ECFiber’s Mobile Mapping Unit in action Royalton November 18: If you noticed a strange gizmo on a van driving the backroads of Newbury, Bradford, Topsham, the Fairlees, or Windsor in recent days, you saw the first step in ECFiber’s project to build world-class internet in those towns. The device, a Mobile Mapping Unit, uses a […]

DFR suspends insurance license of Newport-area insurance producer

Press Release For Immediate Release: Contact:              Stephanie Brackin, Information Management Officer                               802-828-4872, [email protected] Montpelier, VT – (11/18/20) — Commissioner Michael Pieciak announced today that the Department of Financial Regulation issued an order suspending the insurance producer license of Benjamin Scherer, NAIC License Number 3210356, of Newport Center, Vermont, effective November 3, 2020, following the discovery of a series […]