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December 19, 2014

Damage Assessment Expands to 12 Vermont Counties

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) has asked for an expansion of a Preliminary Damage Assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to include eight additional counties. The added counties are Addison, Caledonia, Essex, Grand Isle, Orange, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor. The assessment initially included Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, and Orleans counties. Read more

December 19, 2014

Vermont Data Included in U.S. Dept. of Education Release of Educator Equity Data

The U.S. Department of Education today released data on educator equity for all states, including Vermont. This data release is part of a larger initiative by the USDE, which has determined that all states must examine the extent to which schools that serve students from historically underserved communities (poverty and high-minority populations) are enjoying the same access to quality educators as those school with greater privilege (wealthy and low-minority populations). Read more

December 18, 2014

Gary Robertson Wins Vermont's Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery

Gary K. Robertson, 60, of Loris, South Carolina is the lucky winner of a Vermont lifetime hunting and fishing license in the 2014 drawing from 4,474 lottery tickets purchased during the year. Read more

December 18, 2014

Secretary of Agriculture Issues Statement on Health of Lake Champlain

Chuck Ross, Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, has issued the following statement: As Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, I want to reiterate the State’s commitment to protecting our precious natural resources, and Lake Champlain, in particular. I am deeply dedicated to improving the health of the Lake by continuing to reduce the impact of agriculture in the watershed. Read more

December 17, 2014

Lt. Governor Phil Scott Issues Statement About Single-Payer Decision

December 17, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement in response to Governor Peter Shumlin’s decision not to pursue a single-payer health care plan: read moreRead more

December 17, 2014

Gov. Shumlin Details Health Care Financing Report to Business and Consumer Advisory Councils

MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin, a long-time supporter of moving to a universal, publicly-financed health care system in Vermont, today detailed his Administration’s health care financing report, set to be delivered to the Legislature in January.  read moreRead more

December 17, 2014

Trey Martin Named Deputy Secretary of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

ANR Secretary Deb Markowitz has announced that Trey Martin will become the new Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Martin will replace Justin Johnson, who leaves the Agency in January to become Governor Shumlin’s Secretary of Administration. Martin is set to start on January 2, 2015. Read more

December 17, 2014

Vermont, Other New England States Create Common System for Reporting on Educational Performance

The Vermont Agency of Education, along with state education agencies in five other states, released two annual reports on public school performance, the Agency announced today. Read more

December 16, 2014

Join Vermont State Parks for Fun, Guided, First Day Hikes

Start the New Year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont State Park. Join a free, guided, easy, family hikes taking place in state parks and forests throughout the state. Professional guides and outdoor educators will lead the way, sharing their knowledge and love of the Vermont outdoors. Don't need a guide? Then get outside at the state park or forest of your choice. They are always available and close by to all of us. Entry is free and you will discover a whole new world in the winter. Read more

December 15, 2014

Gov. Shumlin, emergency officials ask FEMA for damage assessment

MONTPELIER - At the request of Gov. Peter Shumlin, officials with the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) in Vermont counties impacted by last week’s severe winter storm. The state is asking for the assessment in an effort to qualify for federal public assistance to help cover the cost of cleanup and recovery from the storm. read moreRead more

December 15, 2014

Governor Allocates $814,000 for Projects in Windham County

Governor Shumlin has announced that $814,000 from Round 1 of the Windham County Economic Development Program will be allocated to five projects. A small amount will be dedicated to legal costs and technical assistance to applicants. The remainder of the $2 million from this round will roll over to the next round in 2015 and the program will be redesigned to attract more business applications for loans and grant applications that meet specific entrepreneurial economic development objectives. Read more

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