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Recent News Releases - Past 7 Days

February 12, 2016

Vermonters Should Prepare for Cold Weather This Weekend

MONTPELIER – February 12, 2016 - Gov. Peter Shumlin today urged Vermonters to prepare for frigid weather conditions this weekend. In addition, the Governor advised Vermonters at risk of homelessness to contact their local Economic Services Division office before 4:30pm or to call 211 after 4:30pm to arrange for temporary housing during the coldest nights. read moreRead more

February 12, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Senate Finance Committee Passage of Marijuana Legalization Bill

MONTPELIER – February 12, 2016 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee passed S.241 – legislation to legalize marijuana in Vermont – by a vote of 6 to 1. read moreRead more

February 12, 2016

New Website and Video Highlight the Economic Impact of the VT Dairy Industry

The Vermont Dairy Promotion Council and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets have partnered to launch a new website and video highlighting the economic impact of the state's dairy industry. Read more

February 12, 2016

DCF Provides Additional Funds to Help Vermonters Stay Warm This Winter

Commissioner Ken Schatz announced that the Department for Children and Families (DCF) is providing $500,000 to the state's five Community Action Agencies to fund crisis fuel assistance grants through their WARMTH programs. These additional monies, funded from the state's fuel assistance budget, will help about 2,000 low-income households make one-time purchases of up to $250 in additional home heating fuel. Read more

February 11, 2016

Sub-Zero Wind Chills Expected this Weekend - Be Prepared and Be Safe

Vermonters should brace for what could be the coldest temperatures of the season this weekend. The National Weather Service is forecasting sub-zero wind chills in areas of Vermont Friday through Sunday with some areas possibly reaching a wind chill of 30 below zero or colder Saturday night. Read more

February 11, 2016

Clean Bird Feeders Help Keep Birds Healthy

Vermont Fish & Wildlife says if you are feeding birds that it's important to clean those feeders on a regular basis so your feathered visitors don't become sick. Read more

February 11, 2016

Six Vermont Communities Awarded Grants for Local Historic Preservation Projects

The Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation announced grants totaling $68,880 to support historic preservation efforts in six Vermont communities. Funding for the grants is provided through the Certified Local Government (CLG) program, a federal initiative administered by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Read more

February 11, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Calls Out Drug Companies for Super Bowl Ad Promoting Opiates

MONTPELIER – February 11, 2016 – After a baffling Super Bowl advertisement promoting a drug to help Americans take more opiates, Gov. Peter Shumlin is calling on the two drug companies that paid for it to pull the ad off the air and instead use the money to fund opiate and heroin prevention and treatment programs. In a letter to the drug makers, the Governor called the ad poorly timed and a shameful attempt to exploit America’s addiction crisis to boost corporate profits. read moreRead more

February 11, 2016

Lower Fees Benefit Thousands Enrolled in State Supplemental Retirement Savings Plan

State Treasurer Beth Pearce has announced that the per participant fee for the State of Vermont 457 Deferred Compensation Plan has been reduced by 30 percent. The deferred compensation plan is a supplemental retirement savings program available to members of the Vermont State Employees' Retirement System, and those within participating municipalities and school supervisory unions. Read more

February 11, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Calls Out Drug Companies for Super Bowl Ad Promoting Opiates

MONTPELIER - February 11, 2016 – After a baffling Super Bowl advertisement promoting a drug to help Americans take more opiates, Gov. Peter Shumlin is calling on the two drug companies that paid for it to pull the ad off the air and instead use the money to fund opiate and heroin prevention and treatment programs. In a letter to the drug makers, the Governor called the ad poorly timed and a shameful attempt to exploit America’s addiction crisis to boost corporate profits. read moreRead more

February 10, 2016

Wildlife Events Planned for March

Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermont's wildlife should plan on attending one of the three events hosted by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department in late March. Read more

February 10, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Highlights Damage to Lakes, Fish, and Forests Resulting from Coal

MONTPELIER – February 10, 2016 – Continuing his push for Vermont to divest from coal stocks, Gov. Peter Shumlin today highlighted the negative effects the burning of coal has on Vermont’s lakes and waterways, fish species, and forests and how it threatens important economic industries like tourism, outdoor recreation, and iconic maple sugaring. read moreRead more

February 10, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Supreme Court Clean Power Plan Decision

MONTPELIER – February 10, 2016 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the Supreme Court put on hold the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan while litigation against the plan proceeds.   read moreRead more

February 09, 2016

Vermont Youth Take On E-Cigarettes

Youth advocates from Our Voices Xposed (OVX) held a youth rally and march on the Vermont State Capitol. Legislators heard from teens from all over the state on the impact e-cigarettes and e-cigarette marketing has on youth. Read more

February 09, 2016

Special Snow Goose Harvest Opportunity

Vermont's spring snow goose hunt will be held from March 11 through April 22. Read more

February 08, 2016

Waterfowl Blinds Must Be Removed

Waterfowl hunters who did not remove their hunting blinds from the waters of the state earlier must do so before February 15 on Lake Champlain or May 15 on inland waters according to a reminder from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Read more

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