July 27, 2012 -- MORRISTOWN, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that the former Arthur’s department store, a landmark building in the center of Morristown, will be renovated into new commercial space and affordable apartments with the help of a $600,000 grant from the state.
July 25, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the results of a survey that ranked Vermont the third-best state for overall child well-being, noting that in one category – health indicators – Vermont leads the nation.
July 20, 2012 - BARRE - Appearing with Barre Mayor Thomas Lauzon, as well police chiefs from throughout the region, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced a ban on 86 new dangerous designer drugs, outlined the plan for taking additional steps to halt the sale and use of these so-called ‘bath salt’ drugs, and called on local shops to stop selling these potentially lethal products.
July 19, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin launched ‘Build Up Vermont’ today to encourage residents and visitors to share their views of the state – using their cameras. The emphasis of this initiative is to showcase photography of communities and destinations within Vermont in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, celebrating the recovery efforts since the Aug. 28 storm. The centerpiece of Build Up Vermont is a website that will allow people to post their pictures, view the growing photo gallery and vote for their favorite shot.
July 17, 2012 -- MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Judy Peterson, president of the Visiting Nurse Association, today announced a $93,500 grant from the Department of Labor’s Workforce Education and Training Fund to the VNA to create 150 new ‘personal care attendant’ positions, as well as re-train several hundred current attendants.
JULY 13 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Kilgore to replace Judge George Belcher to the Probate Division of the Washington Unit of the Superior Court.
JULY 11 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan today released some initial results of an ongoing survey of Vermont employers showing that many are currently looking for workers and project additional job openings into the future. Of the nearly 600 firms surveyed by telephone, almost 70 percent reported openings at this time and/or expect to continue hiring.
JUNE 22 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s Congressional delegation announced today that Vermont’s request for a federal disaster declaration following damage caused by heavy rains, winds and flash flooding from May 29 has been approved by President Barack Obama. The declaration will provide financial assistance to communities as they repair damage caused by the storm.
JUNE 20 - MONTPELIER – Vermont has been awarded a $5 million grant to enable the state to more efficiently collect and report on education information statewide, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca announced today. When fully implemented in 2015, the program will allow the state to track academic trends, challenges and successes in a timely manner, and move quickly to correct problems and build on strengths in our schools.
JUNE 19 - WASHINGTON D.C. - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Tuesday announced that Vermont will receive a $7.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade the New England Central Railroad in northern Vermont.