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Recent News Releases - Past 7 Days

October 16, 2017

VTrans and ACCD Announce $200k in Planning Funds to Increase Transportation Options that Build Vibrant Community Centers

As part of an ongoing partnership to revitalize community centers and increase transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) are pleased to announce the Better Connections (BC) Grant Program is accepting applications. Read more

October 16, 2017

Governor Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos Announce Reforms to Address Vermont's Substance Use Disorder Workforce Crisis

At a press conference Monday, Governor Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos and Director of Professional Regulation Colin Benjamin announced reforms to the administrative rules governing Apprentice Addiction Professionals (AAPs), Alcohol and Drug Counselors (ADCs) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs). Read more

October 13, 2017

Historic Marker Dedication to Commemorate Vermont Marriage Equality Legislation

Governor Phil Scott will dedicate the Vermont Equality for Same-Sex Couples Historic Site Marker at the State House in Montpelier, on Tuesday, October 17, at 10 a.m. Read more

October 13, 2017

Bread & Butter Farm Ground Beef Recalled Due to Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a recall of ground beef packages sold by Bread & Butter Farm of Shelburne, Vermont that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled ground beef was produced by Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing, LLC, of Ferrisburgh, which is voluntarily recalling the product. Read more

October 13, 2017

Essex High School Teacher Named 2018 Vermont Teacher of the Year

The Vermont Agency of Education honored Linda Cloutier-Namdar, M.Ed., an Essex High School (EHS) English teacher, as the 2018 Vermont Teacher of the Year during the 2017 University of Vermont (UVM) Outstanding Teacher Day event. Read more

October 12, 2017

Vermont Helps Schools and Families to Create Healthy Environments for Children

Children interact with our environment differently than adults do, which is why children's environmental health is so important. As their bodies rapidly grow and develop, they breathe in more air, and take in more food and liquids in proportion to their body weight than adults. Their bodies act like human sponges, and this makes them more susceptible to the impact of some chemicals. Read more

October 12, 2017

Additional Clean Water Fund Public Comment Period: Responses Due October 31, 2017

The Clean Water Fund Board is holding a third public comment period before finalizing its fiscal year 2019 budget recommendation. This public comment period only focuses on $2.3 million additional bond premium funds, made available by Vermont's sale of general obligation bonds. The Board is proposing to support innovative projects with these funds, summarized in Table 10 of the draft Vermont Clean Water Fund fiscal year 2019 budget. Read more

October 12, 2017

Vermont Agency of Education Hires New Career Pathways Coordinator

Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) are pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Oscar Aliaga as Vermont's first ever State Career Pathways Coordinator. This position will help align Career Technical Educational (CTE) program offerings to the skill needs of key industries in Vermont's economy, thereby ensuring students can access the education and training they need to obtain and advance in high-wage, high-growth careers in their home state. This position, proposed by the Governor and funded by the Legislature, represents the first state-level commitment to support career readiness. Read more

October 12, 2017

Vermont Bald Eagles Nest in Record Numbers in 2017

Vermont's bald eagle population continued its recovery in 2017. Twenty-one pairs of adult bald eagles successfully produced 35 young in Vermont in 2017, a modern-day record in the state according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The species remains on Vermont's endangered species list, but another strong year of growth has biologists hopeful for their continued recovery. Read more

October 12, 2017

After Delay, Fall Foliage Colors Emerge in Vermont

After a lengthy warm spell which left Vermont experiencing well above-average temperatures for multiple stretches over the past month - including a record heat wave in late September - recent cooler temperatures mixed with periods of rain have helped trigger colorful fall foliage conditions across many areas of the state. Read more

October 12, 2017

Vermont Businesses Generate Over $1.8M in Total Sales at The Big E

The numbers are in and it was another successful year for Vermont businesses at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts! In 2017, the Vermont Building earned $1,804,066 in gross sales. On Vermont Day, Saturday September 23, The Big E broke a single-day attendance record attracting 171,897 fairgoers. Over the course of 17 days, the Big E set an all-time attendance record exposing over 1.5 million people to the Vermont brand. Read more

October 11, 2017

State Awards $1.6 Million for Clean Water Projects

The Department of Environmental Conservation's Clean Water Initiative Program announces over $1.6 million in Ecosystem Restoration Grants for projects to improve water quality across Vermont. Read more

October 11, 2017

Governor Phil Scott Signs Proclamation Designating October 8-14 as "Fire Prevention Week"

Governor Phil Scott has signed a proclamation designating October 8-14, 2017 Fire Prevention Week in Vermont. Read more

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