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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

October 17, 2014

Vermont Wins Top U.S. Domicile for Captive Insurance for Second Year

The State of Vermont has again been awarded the top U.S. Domicile for “outperforming their competitors and demonstrating the highest levels of excellence over the past 12 months.” This is the second year that the State of Vermont has been honored with this award. Read more

October 17, 2014

Department of Libraries October 2014 Newsletter

Department of Libraries October 2014 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

October 16, 2014

Health Department Helps Promote Raising of America Conversation

The importance of programs, policies and prevention efforts that support a healthy early childhood is the focus of a new documentary film Raising of America. The Vermont Department of Health has joined 16 other organizations and agencies to support a 30-minute sneak peak of the film, followed by a community discussion to locations around the state. Read more

October 16, 2014

Vermont Public Safety Commissioner and EMHS Director visit Republic of Macedonia

Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn and Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Joe Flynn recently returned from a mission to the Republic of Macedonia. The trip was at the request of the Vermont National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) and financed by the Guard. Read more

October 15, 2014

Early Flu Vaccinations Protect All Vermonters

The flu season, which typically peaks in January or February, has started and cases have been laboratory confirmed. The time to get your flu shot is now. Read more

October 15, 2014

Insurance Division Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Water Service Line Protection

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) and the Vermont Attorney General’s Office are aware of a mailing that has been distributed to homeowners in Vermont offering an insurance-type product that covers water service line protection for their property. Read more

October 15, 2014

Vermont Department of Health Launches CounterBalance Campaign

Vermont has a new resource to talk to children about the influence of the tobacco industry in retail stores. The CounterBalance campaign by the Vermont Department of Health was created to educate parents and raise awareness about how the tobacco industry targets youth with advertising at retail stores. Read more

October 15, 2014

Grants Available to Help Vermont Lakes, Rivers and Habitat

The 2015 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for funding projects that help Vermonters protect, restore and enjoy the state's watersheds. The applications are due no later than Friday, November 21. Read more

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