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July 31, 2015

Disaster Assistance Applicant Briefings for Communities in Addison and Chittenden Counties

Communities in Addison and Chittenden counties will begin the application process for receiving federal assistance to help recover from severe storms and flooding on June 9th. President Barack Obama signed a major disaster declaration for those counties earlier this week. The Public Assistance declaration allows communities in those counties to apply for federal reimbursement for 75 percent of response and recovery costs associated with that storm. Read more

July 31, 2015

West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Pools in Vermont

Three batches of mosquitoes from Springfield, Vt. tested positive for West Nile virus by the Health Department laboratory. This is the first detection of West Nile virus this year in Vermont. Read more

July 31, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Proposed Green Mountain Power Electric Bill Decrease

MONTPELIER - July 31, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after Green Mountain Power submitted to the Public Service Board a proposed 0.76 percent electric bill decrease for customers starting in October. This follows last year’s 2.46 percent rate decrease. read moreRead more

July 31, 2015

Vermont Moms Come Together for the BIG Latch On, August 1

The 2015 Big Latch On in St. Albans (Taylor Park), Middlebury (Town Green), Winooski (Landry Park), Morrisville (farmer's market in front of Hannaford's), Bennington (Willow Park, Lower Pavilion, East Road), and the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier will bring together women who will breastfeed their babies simultaneously at 10:30 a.m. as a kick off to World Breastfeeding Week. Read more

July 30, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Appoints Rutland Attorney to Superior Court

MONTPELIER - July 30, 2015 - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he will appoint attorney John Valente, a shareholder and director at the Rutland law firm of Ryan, Smith, and Carbine, Ltd., to the Vermont trial bench. Valente fills the seat left open by the retirement of Judge David Suntag.  read moreRead more

July 30, 2015

Op-Ed: Vermont's New Climate Agreements Will Boost Our Battle Against Climate Disruption

Op-Ed by Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Read more

July 29, 2015

Damages From Storm Don't Trigger Federal Damage Assessment

After an exhaustive assessment of damages caused by the July 19-20 storm in Vermont, state officials have determined there does not exist enough loss for the state to request a federal disaster declaration. However, state resources could be available to communities to help cover the cost of repairing roads. Read more

July 29, 2015

Mrs. Vermont 2015 Teaming Up with Vermont State Parks to Get Kids Outside this Summer

Dorilee LeBlanc, AKA Mrs. Vermont 2015, will be joining Vermont State Parks in a series of events designed to get children outside and active by incorporating fun activities and games into her visits. As part of the Mrs. America 2015 Pageant, her social mission is to get kids "unplugged and in the great outdoors." Read more

July 29, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Appoints Burlington Attorney to Superior Court

MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he will appoint attorney Tom Carlson, presently of the Burlington and Middlebury law firm Langrock, Sperry, and Wool, LLP, to the Vermont trial bench.  Carlson fills the seat left open by the retirement of Judge Linda Levitt.    read moreRead more

July 28, 2015

How Hot is too Hot? Serious Health Effects Experienced When Temperatures Reach Mid to Upper-80s

A Vermont Department of Health analysis shows that Vermonters are at greater risk for serious illnesses, even death, when the statewide average temperature reaches or exceeds 87°F. Adults age 75 and older and 15 to 34 experience the highest rates of heat-related illnesses. Adults 65 and older are at higher risk for death on such hot days. Read more

July 28, 2015

Peregrine Falcon Nesting Cliffs Reopened for Hikers

On August 1, Vermont Fish & Wildlife will reopen the cliffs closed to hiking and access earlier this spring to protect nesting peregrine falcons. Read more

July 28, 2015

Lt. Governor Phil Scott Issues Statement on Revenue Forecast and Vermont Health Connect Oversight Reports

Two reports were released on Monday of critical importance to Vermonters. read moreRead more

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