Oct. 17, 2011 -- MONTPELIER – Joined by legislative leaders and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a plan of action to enable towns to abate education taxes for property owners hard-hit by Tropical Storm Irene and spring flooding.
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce today announced a public-private effort to bring seasonal airline service from Toronto into Burlington International Airport beginning in mid-December.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement following the release of the State Police Advisory Commission’s review of Trooper Jared Hatch’s traffic stop last month involving immigrants
OCTOBER 12 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement:
OCTOBER 12 - BURLINGTON − Federal and state officials announce the closing of two disaster recovery centers, but assistance is still only a phone call away.
OCTOBER 11 - RICHMOND - Gov. Peter Shumlin today declared Oct. 22 the first-ever ‘Vermont Clean Up Day’ inspired by the generosity of Vermonters helping the state recover from Tropical Storm Irene. Modeled on its springtime sister event – Green Up Day – the newly created Clean Up Day will ensure all Vermont families and communities impacted by the storm are prepared for the upcoming winter season.
OCTOBER 7 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today opened a temporary bridge along Route 30 in Jamaica Village. The new structure restores the community’s vital traffic link north towards Manchester and Route 7, and south towards Brattleboro and Interstate 91.
OCTOBER 7 - BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Mental Health is now offering crisis counseling, emotional support and psychological first aid to Vermonters most affected by last month’s flooding, thanks to a short-term grant from FEMA.
OCTOBER 5 - WASHINGTON – Vermont’s congressional delegation – Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch – and Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that over $200,000 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funds will go to support two economic development projects in Lyndon and Brighton.
OCTOBER 7 - BURLINGTON – As winter approaches, Vermont residents and businesses recovering from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene have been helped with more than $26 million in federal aid. Those who have been affected by the storm have until Oct. 31 to register for federal disaster assistance.
OCTOBER 7 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Department of Labor is pleased to announce that the US Department of Labor has approved Vermont’s request to extend the filing deadline for Individual Disaster Unemployment Assistance to November 21, 2011.