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August 04, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Tragic Death of Two Vermonters in N.H. Circus Tent Collapse

MONTPELIER - August 4, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after New Hampshire authorities identified the two individuals killed in yesterday’s tent collapse in Lancaster, N.H., as Robert Young, 41, and his daughter Annabelle, 8, of Concord, Vermont. The tent collapsed after severe weather moved quickly through the area Monday evening. Gov. Shumlin has been in contact with N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan. read moreRead more

August 04, 2015

Beware: Wild Parsnip Causes Burns on Skin

A common plant found along roadsides and open areas may not appear harmful but its sap contains a chemical that causes serious skin reactions when exposed to sunlight. Read more

August 04, 2015

14 New Vermont Captive Insurance Companies Make Strong Start to the Year Redomestications and Healthcare Lead the Growth Sectors

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation reports the licensing of 14 new captives. The newly licensed captives include 7 Pure, 3 Risk Retention Groups, 1 Special Purpose Financial Captives, 1 Industrial Insured, 1 Sponsored and 1 Association. Five of the new captives have been redomesticated from other domiciles and three of them are in the Healthcare Sector. Read more

August 04, 2015

Open Farm Week Kicks Off with Tastings, Tractor Rides and Trail Hikes

Open Farm Week begins with an intriguing mix of on-farm tastings, activities and entertainment. More than 85 farms across the state will open their gates to the public this week. All participating farms, activities, directions, and hours of operation can be found at www.DigInVt.com. Read more

August 04, 2015

Gov. Shumlin & Mayor Lauzon Announce Flood Assistance Loan Program

MONTPELIER - August 4, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon, and the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) today announced a loan program to assist Vermont owners of rental housing properties damaged by the July 2015 flooding that affected Barre, Plainfield, and surrounding areas. While businesses and homeowners have access to flood assistance programs, non-occupier owners of rental properties fall through a gap. The program announced today is designed to give those individuals assistance as they work to rebuild from the flooding. read moreRead more

August 03, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on President Obama's Plan to Combat Climate Change

MONTPELIER - August 3, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after President Obama unveiled new environmental regulations to combat climate change and promote renewable energy. read moreRead more

July 31, 2015

Disaster Assistance Applicant Briefings for Communities in Addison and Chittenden Counties

Communities in Addison and Chittenden counties will begin the application process for receiving federal assistance to help recover from severe storms and flooding on June 9th. President Barack Obama signed a major disaster declaration for those counties earlier this week. The Public Assistance declaration allows communities in those counties to apply for federal reimbursement for 75 percent of response and recovery costs associated with that storm. Read more

July 31, 2015

West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Pools in Vermont

Three batches of mosquitoes from Springfield, Vt. tested positive for West Nile virus by the Health Department laboratory. This is the first detection of West Nile virus this year in Vermont. Read more

July 31, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Proposed Green Mountain Power Electric Bill Decrease

MONTPELIER - July 31, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after Green Mountain Power submitted to the Public Service Board a proposed 0.76 percent electric bill decrease for customers starting in October. This follows last year’s 2.46 percent rate decrease. read moreRead more

July 31, 2015

Vermont Moms Come Together for the BIG Latch On, August 1

The 2015 Big Latch On in St. Albans (Taylor Park), Middlebury (Town Green), Winooski (Landry Park), Morrisville (farmer's market in front of Hannaford's), Bennington (Willow Park, Lower Pavilion, East Road), and the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier will bring together women who will breastfeed their babies simultaneously at 10:30 a.m. as a kick off to World Breastfeeding Week. Read more

July 30, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Appoints Rutland Attorney to Superior Court

MONTPELIER - July 30, 2015 - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he will appoint attorney John Valente, a shareholder and director at the Rutland law firm of Ryan, Smith, and Carbine, Ltd., to the Vermont trial bench. Valente fills the seat left open by the retirement of Judge David Suntag.  read moreRead more

July 30, 2015

Op-Ed: Vermont's New Climate Agreements Will Boost Our Battle Against Climate Disruption

Op-Ed by Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Read more

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