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May 28, 2015

2-year-old Vermonters Graduating from Innovative Home Visiting Program

Eleven children and their parents from Franklin and Caledonia counties who were among the first to benefit from two-year Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program will graduate on June 2. Read more

May 28, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Signing H.98

MONTPELIER - May 28, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after signing H.98. "Vaccines work and parents should get their kids vaccinated. I know there are strong feelings on both sides of this issue. I wish the legislation passed three years ago had worked to sufficiently increase vaccination rates. However we’re not where we need to be to protect our kids from dangerous diseases, and I hope this legislation will have the effect of increasing vaccination rates." read moreRead more

May 28, 2015

Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Permit Applications Available

Vermont's muzzleloader season antlerless deer hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A quick-link to the information and application is provided on the home page. Read more

May 28, 2015

Gov. Shumlin signs $616 Million Transportation Bill

COLCHESTER - May 28, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed the FY 2016 Transportation Bill, which builds on recent years of progress in improving the overall condition of Vermont’s transportation infrastructure. Joined by legislative leaders and Transportation Secretary, Sue Minter, the Governor signed the bill to authorize $616 million in infrastructure improvements in support of the Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) vision of a safe, efficient, multimodal transportation system that promotes Vermont’s economy and quality of life.  read moreRead more

May 28, 2015

Brookfield Angler Wins F&W Online Kayak

Nathan Brien of Brookfield, VT became the lucky winner of the kayak by purchasing his hunting and fishing licenses on Fish & Wildlife's website (vtfishandwildlife.com). He was one of more than 24,000 people who were automatically entered into the kayak lottery that began in December. Read more

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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