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January 27, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Announces New Natural Resources Board Chair

MONTPELIER - January 27, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that Chair of the Natural Resources Board (NRB) Ron Shems has decided to step down after four years on the Board. He will be replaced Jon Groveman, currently the general counsel for the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). read moreRead more

January 26, 2015

Pre-Storm General Transportation Update

MONTPELIER — January 26, 2015 - Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) crews are preparing for being on the receiving end of at least a portion of the storm effecting the northeast over the next few days, Gov. Peter Shumlin and VTrans officials announced Monday evening. Crews will begin deploying overnight as needed, with the full complement of 250 plow trucks deployed, beginning at 4:00 AM as conditions warrant, for the morning commute. Motorists are encouraged to do their part by giving the trucks plenty of room to work and driving at appropriate speeds for conditions. read moreRead more

January 26, 2015

Vermont's Clean Water Initiative Moves Forward

State Leaders convened in St. Albans City Hall today to outline the new plan for addressing agricultural runoff in the Lake Champlain basin. New resources, deeper partnerships across state government, and new accountability tools have been established to improve water quality across Vermont. Read more

January 26, 2015

Vermont Prepared for Winter Storm Affecting Northeast

WATERBURY, Vt. – January 26, 2015 - Vermont is prepared for a significant snowstorm affecting the northeast that could dump more than a foot of snow on southern counties, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today. The snow will start Monday afternoon and the heaviest snowfall is expected overnight Monday into Tuesday. read moreRead more

January 26, 2015

Agency of Ag Now Accepting 2015 Vendor Applications for The Vermont Building at "The Big E"

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is now accepting proposals from Vermont businesses and organizations for vending and exhibiting space in the Vermont Building at the Eastern States Exposition ("Big E") in West Springfield, Massachusetts. In 2015, the fair will be held from September 18th - October 4th. Nearly 1 million patrons passed through the Vermont Building during the 2014 fair, spending over $1.7 million on Vermont products. Read more

January 26, 2015

Vermont Captive Insurance Gross Written Premium Nears $30 Billion in 2014; Prolonged Soft Market Slows Formations

Vermont licensed 16 new captives in 2014, according to data released by the Vermont Captive Insurance Division. The new captives were made up of 10 pure captives, two sponsored, two special purpose financial insurers, one association and one Risk Retention Group. Two new captives were redomesticated from Bermuda and Delaware. Read more

January 26, 2015

Op-Ed: Housing is Fundamental to Affordability

As too many Vermonters struggle to make ends meet, affordability has rightly taken its place at the center of public debate. Often missing from the discussion, however, has been the cost of housing. If we are to succeed in closing the affordability gap, housing must be central to the conversation. Read more

January 26, 2015

Governor Shumlin Announces 18 State Historic Preservation Grants

Governor Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recently awarded 18 State Historic Preservation grants to municipalities and non-profit organizations for the rehabilitation of historic civic buildings, centerpieces in Vermont's landscape. Read more

January 23, 2015

Voluntary Timber Harvesting Guidelines Adopted

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Commissioner Michael Snyder has adopted a set of voluntary harvesting guidelines for private landowners to help ensure long-term forest health and sustainability. Read more

January 23, 2015

Travelers to the Caribbean, Central and South America at Risk for Infection with Chikungunya

The Vermont Department of Health is reminding all people traveling to the Caribbean, and Central and South America and parts of Mexico to take precautions against chikungunya -- a virus spread through mosquito bites. Read more

January 23, 2015

Annual Vermont Farm Show Kicks-Off January 27

A cold and snowy January can mean only one thing -- it's time for the 2015 Vermont Farm Show! As the Champlain Valley Expo prepares to host the 83rd annual Vermont Farm Show, Tuesday January 27 through Thursday, January 29, organizers have announced an exciting line-up of exhibits and events. Read more

January 23, 2015

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

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January 23, 2015

Vermont requests federal disaster declaration

MONTPELIER - January 23, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin has made a formal request for federal disaster relief to help 10 of Vermont’s 14 counties pay for repairs to the power grid and other public infrastructure damaged in a severe winter storm last month. Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor counties have shown damages that meet federal standards to qualify for a Public Assistance disaster declaration. read moreRead more

January 22, 2015

Department of Libraries January 2015 Newsletter

Department of Libraries January 2015 Newsletter   We invite you to spread the word to others so they can join our email subscription list.   Previous editions can be found in our Newsletter Archive.  Read more

January 21, 2015

VT Sees Drop in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Rates Among Young Adults

BURLINGTON - January 21, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin joined with Department of Health officials, substance abuse prevention providers, and community groups to announce that binge drinking, marijuana use, and prescription pain reliever misuse dropped among young adult Vermonters between 2011/2012 and 2012/2013, according to the latest report of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). While the Governor welcomed the good news, he cautioned that much work remains and outlined steps the state is taking to continue progress in the battle against drug and opiate addiction in Vermont. read moreRead more

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