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May 27, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Announces Park Prescription Program

WATERBURY - May 27, 2015 – Following doctor’s orders is about to get more fun thanks to a new initiative announced today by Gov. Peter Shumlin. Under the new “Park Prescription” program, physicians around the state will prescribe to their patients time outdoors in Vermont State Parks as a way to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic health issues.   read moreRead more

May 27, 2015

Vermont’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6%; Now tied for the 4th Lowest in America

MONTPELIER - May 27, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on Vermont’s unemployment rate. “The announcement that Vermont’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.6% and is now tied for the 4th lowest in America is good news for Vermont and Vermonters. The drop in the unemployment rate also coincides with continued job growth. According to the Department of Labor data released today, March saw stronger job growth than initially reported. Additionally, initial data for April shows an increase of 1,800 jobs in the last month and an increase of over 7,000 jobs from a year ago. Since January 2011, Department of Labor data shows that Vermont has added 16,800 jobs. We still have a lot of work to do to make Vermont’s economy work for every single Vermonter, but today’s news shows we are moving in the right direction.” read moreRead more

May 27, 2015

State Historic Sites Open in Grand Style

Rare First Lady Gowns on Display in Plymouth; Sites Statewide Plan Exhibits Read more

May 27, 2015

20th Vermont Envirothon Competition

Vermont Envirothon celebrated its 20th year with a day-long natural sciences competition for high school students at the Hulbert Outdoor Center on the shores of Lake Morey May 19. Read more

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