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April 15, 2014

Minor to Moderate Flooding Likely in Areas of Vermont

A number of Vermont rivers are near their banks and are likely to flood areas from Tuesday into Wednesday night or later. Read more

April 15, 2014

Boaters Reminded to Wear Flotation Vests

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Lake Champlain anglers and boaters that New York State boating law requires all persons aboard motorboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and sailboats less than 21 feet in length to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) while on New York waters from November 1 to May 1. Read more

April 14, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, lawmakers announce support for new economic development tools

MONTPELIER – April 14, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders today unveiled two proposals designed to attract, grow and retain high-tech companies that provide well-paying, skilled jobs for Vermonters. read moreRead more

April 14, 2014

Vermont’s Walleye Fishing Starts May 3

The best walleye fishing in New England will begin soon in several Vermont rivers and lakes, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The department is reminding anglers that walleye fishing season starts in much of the state on the first Saturday in May and that regulations vary, depending on the water you are fishing. Read more

April 14, 2014

Vermont's Tallest Structure, Bennington Battle Monument Opens for the Season

The Bennington Battle Monument opens for the season on Saturday, April 19. For those seeking family activities over Easter Weekend, there's a daily Easter egg hunt on the grounds and everyone's encouraged to see spring’s arrival from the observation floor of the state's tallest structure. Read more

April 11, 2014

Joint Proposal to Fund Retired Teacher Healthcare Announced

A proposal that would provide for the long-term financial security of the Vermont State Teachers' Retirement System and save taxpayers up to a half-billion dollars in the next 25 years was announced today. Gov. Peter Shumlin, State Treasurer Beth Pearce, legislative leaders and the teachers' union unveiled a plan to pay for retired teachers' health benefits. Read more

April 11, 2014

Four Rabid Animal Cases Reported in Chittenden County in Past 10 Days

Even Vermont’s most populated area is not free from the threat of rabies. The last four animals that have tested positive for rabies – all raccoons – were trapped in Burlington and South Burlington. Read more

April 11, 2014

New Resource Explores the Radon, Smoking and Lung Cancer Connection

A new resource on the Vermont Department of Health’s Environmental Public Health Tracking portal offers the opportunity to explore the connections between radon, smoking and lung cancer, using community-level maps, charts and graphs. Read more

April 10, 2014

Financial Literacy Work by Vermont Students Recognized by State Treasurer Pearce

Vermont students were challenged this school year to learn how to make thoughtful decisions regarding their money. Today, State Treasurer Beth Pearce recognized student accomplishments in the Reading is an Investment program and the Be Money Wise financial literacy poster contest at a noon ceremony in Montpelier. Read more

April 10, 2014

Website Offers More ‘Parent Up’ Help to Prevent Underage Drinking

Four years ago, the Vermont Department of Health launched ParentUp, a web-based campaign focused on the important role of parents in preventing underage drinking. Research shows that parents are the number one influence on a child’s decision to drink or not to drink alcohol. Read more

April 10, 2014

Public Comment Meetings Scheduled for the Draft Passumpsic and Upper Connecticut River Basin Tactical Water Quality Management Plan

A series of public comment meetings will be held in April to gather feedback on the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ Draft Passumpsic and Upper Connecticut River Basin Tactical Water Quality Management Plan. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings, hear a presentation and offer their comments and suggestions. Read more

April 10, 2014

Gov. Shumlin Makes Key Staff Announcements

MONTPELIER -- April 10, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced two key staff appointments integral to his efforts to strengthen Vermont’s economy by growing jobs, helping to contain rising health care costs and reform health care delivery, and ushering in a universal, publicly-financed health care system in Vermont. read moreRead more

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