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October 24, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, Sen. Sears, Bennington officials announce opiate treatment center

BENNINGTON – Oct. 24, 2014 -- Gov.  Peter Shumlin was joined today by Sen. Dick Sears, Bennington health care and law enforcement officials, State’s Attorney Erica Marthage and others at the Bennington Police Station to announce a collaborative program between United Counseling Service and Southwestern Vermont Health Care to offer opioid medication assisted treatment. read moreRead more

October 22, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, Mayor Weinberger, tech businesses highlight growth in Vermont high-tech industry, Great Jobs in Vermont effort

BURLINGTON – Oct. 22, 2014 -- Joined by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, tech business owners, economic development officials and others at the new business Ello in Burlington, Gov. Peter Shumlin today touted the upcoming 2014 Vermont Tech Jam being held on Friday and Saturday, and highlighted Vermont’s growing high-tech industry and national recognition. read moreRead more

October 22, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, Mayor Weinberger, tech businesses announce upcoming Tech Jam

Joined by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, tech business owners, economic development officials and others at the new business Ello in Burlington, Gov. Peter Shumlin today touted the upcoming 2014 Vermont Tech Jam being held on Friday and Saturday, and highlighted Vermont’s growing high-tech industry and national recognition. Read more

October 22, 2014

Agency of Natural Resources Denies Petition to Restrict Use of Wolcott Pond

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced its decision today to deny the Friends of Wolcott Pond’s petition to restrict use of Wolcott Pond. Read more

October 22, 2014

Young Hunters Encouraged to Participate (and Report) in Youth Deer Hunt November 8 and 9

With youth deer weekend just around the corner, young hunters are encouraged to take to the field to hone their skills and to also help Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological check stations around the state. Read more

October 22, 2014

Governor appoints John Davis, CPA to Vermont Economic Progress Council

John Davis, a Certified Public Accountant and resident of South Burlington, has been tapped by Gov. Peter Shumlin as the newest member of the Vermont Economic Progress Council. The Council is an 11 member board that authorizes job creation incentives and oversees the Tax Increment Financing District program and the Windham County Economic Development Program. Read more

October 22, 2014

Burlington Elementary School Teacher Named 2015 Vermont Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Haslam, a Champlain Elementary School teacher and District Social Studies and Equity Curriculum Coach for grades K-5, has been selected as the 2015 Vermont Teacher of the Year (VT-TOY). Read more

October 22, 2014

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Health Department Laboratory

Gov. Peter Shumlin will cut the ribbon to mark completed construction of the Health Department’s new state-of-the-art laboratory at the Colchester Business and Technology Park. The new lab will be open for business in November. Read more

October 21, 2014

Lt. Governor Phil Scott Issues Statement About GlobalFoundries/IBM Sale

October 20, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement about the sale of IBM’s Essex Junction plant: “As we wait for exact details on what the sale of the IBM Essex Junction plant means for Vermont, our top priority must be the well-being of the thousands of employees – and the Essex Junction community -- whose futures were in limbo. Today’s news provides some much-needed certainty after months of questioning. It is my sincere hope that GlobalFoundries will keep these valuable, high-paying jobs here in Vermont. But as we know all too well, the devil is in the details, and I stand with others, ready to help in any way I can, and will do whatever is in my power to impress upon the plant’s new owners how critical it is that those jobs remain here and continue to contribute to Vermont’s economy. “We must also learn from the past and partner to assist companies such as this in growing and succeeding in Vermont. It is my belief that we, collectively, need to establish policies in order to make Vermont’s business climate more conducive to growth for large-scale employers such as GlobalFoundries and IBM. I look forward to working in conjunction with other state leaders to ensure that’s our state’s business future is on more solid ground.” ###Read more

October 20, 2014

Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

Secretary of State Jim Condos would like to remind all eligible voters that the voter registration deadline for the November 4th General Election is 5pm, Wednesday, October 29th. Vermonters can register at their Town Clerk’s Office or by filling out a Voter Registration Form from the Secretary of State’s Website and mailing it to their Town Clerk before the deadline. Read more

October 20, 2014

Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team Achieves International Recognition

The Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team (SACT) recently achieved international recognition for its comprehensive approach to rape prevention and support for victims of sexual violence. Read more

October 20, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, state and local officials, and business leaders address planned sale of Vermont IBM plant to GlobalFoundries

ESSEX JUNCTION – Oct. 20, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by business groups, employers, local officials, lawmakers and others to offer strong state partnership to GlobalFoundries. The Santa Clara-based semiconductor manufacturer today announced its intention to purchase IBM’s facilities in Vermont and continue operations and employment at the plant. read moreRead more

October 20, 2014

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement today on the planned sale of IBM Vermont facilities to GlobalFoundries:

MONTPELIER -- OCT. 20, 2014 -- "IBM announced this morning that it plans to sell its semiconductor production business, including its facilities in Vermont, to GlobalFoundries, a company with a strong track record of performance in semiconductor manufacturing.  GlobalFoundries plans to maintain the workforce and continue operations in Vermont, good news for the talented Vermonters employed by the plant and for our whole state. read moreRead more

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