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April 23, 2014

EPA Awards 3 Environmental Merit Awards to Vermont Recipients

Today, the U.S. EPA recognized three organizations and/or individuals from Vermont at the 2014 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The Vermont awardees were among 26 recipients across New England honored for contributing to improving New England’s environment.Read more

April 23, 2014

Atherton Meadows WMA Public Meeting

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting Wednesday, April 30 on a new long-range management plan for the state-owned 947-acre Atherton Meadows Wildlife Management Area in Whitingham. Read more

April 23, 2014

Gov. Shumlin thanks Vermont’s 2014 Winter Olympians for ‘making your state proud’

MONTPELIER –  April 23, 2014 -- Joined today by lawmakers and others who supported Vermont Olympians at the 2014 Winter Games in February, Gov. Peter Shumlin hosted five athletes in his State House Ceremonial Office and thanked all 19 Vermont Olympians for their strong performance in Sochi, Russia. read moreRead more

April 22, 2014

Gov. Shumlin Signs Bill to Protect Vermonters’ Pensions from Predatory Lenders

MONTPELIER – April 22, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation to protect Vermonters’ hard-earned pensions against predatory lenders. read moreRead more

April 22, 2014

Op-Ed: Standing Together to Protect Lake Champlain

Op-Ed submission by Secretaries Deb Markowitz, Brian Searles, Chuck Ross and Lawrence Miller Read more

April 22, 2014

Op-Ed: The Importance of Ash Trees, Or, What Is Threatening The Original Vermonter?

Op-Ed submission by Steven Sinclair, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Director of Forests Read more

April 22, 2014

Nature Walks Planned Across the State to Celebrate Ash Tree Awareness Week

During the week of April 27 – May 3, the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, in coordination with the UVM Extension, the U.S. Forest Service, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, USDA APHIS, and many dedicated volunteers, will host a series of events that celebrate the valuable contributions that ash trees make to Vermont’s environment and economy, and to the quality of life of Vermonters. Read more

April 22, 2014

Living with Black Bears

People love to see the black bear in its natural surroundings. But when bears venture into human territory, problems can occur. Often, bears pay the price. Read more

April 22, 2014

Reptiles and Amphibians Are on the Move

Amphibians migrate by the thousands each spring in search of breeding pools. This migration frequently takes them across roads and highways, leading to high rates of mortality among some species. Read more

April 18, 2014

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on today’s strong employment news:

April 18, 2014 -- “Our focus on attracting, retaining and growing good jobs continues to be reflected in Vermont's unemployment rate, which has now dropped to 3.4%, its lowest point since June 2005. Vermont now has second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, a reflection of our skilled workforce, great schools, remarkable quality of life, and so many other ingredients that employers look for when locating and expanding their businesses. read moreRead more

April 18, 2014

Vermont’s New Captive Insurance Legislation Signed Into Law

Governor Peter Shumlin signed new legislation passed in the State Legislature updating Vermont’s captive law, amending the reciprocal insurer section and creating a new “dormant” status for captives. Read more

April 18, 2014

It’s the Principal of the Thing: VPA Announces the 2015 Principals of the Year

Nominated by their peers and from the public at large, seven distinguished educational leaders were selected recently by the Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) as the 2015 Principals of the Year. Read more

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