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.
OCTOBER 4 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011 will close a small section of Route 14 in East Montpelier that was damaged by spring flooding and exacerbated by Tropical Storm Irene. The road is expected to remain closed into November.
OCTOBER 4 - BURLINGTON – “What can I spend the money for?” is a question being asked by many Vermonters who have received recovery grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
OCTOBER 3 - BURLINGTON -- Federal and state officials announce that all fixed-site disaster recovery centers will now be open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Friday, October 7. In addition all centers will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of Columbus Day.
SEPTEMBER 30 - ROCKINGHAM – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Agency of Transportation Secretary Brian Searles on Thursday at a barbeque in Rockingham thanked Vermont National Guard members for more than a month of exemplary service helping the state recover from flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
SEPTEMBER 30 - MONTPELIER – With one month gone since Vermont suffered a major disaster in Tropical Storm Irene and another month left to register for aid, FEMA has approved more than $16 million in assistance to individuals and families.
SEPTEMBER 28 - MONTPELIER – As Vermonters repair their homes in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, recovery officials are urging residents to build their homes safer and smarter.
SEPTEMBER 28 - BARRE -- Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the allocation $1.8 million in tax credits to downtowns across the state to support nearly $30 million in building improvements. The credits, competitively awarded by the Downtown Development Board, went to 15 projects ranging in size from a small community group’s efforts to open the shuttered village store in Guilford to more substantial private investments like the conversion of Winooski’s Champlain Mill into a hub for rapidly growing technology firms like MyWebGrocer.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Rep. Richard Mallary:
SEPTEMBER 28 - MONTPELIER- Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Rep. Richard Mallary:
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement in response to the new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation on health care premium increases:
SEPTEMBER 27 - MONTPELIER - “The Kaiser Family Foundation’s report showing a 9 percent increase in the average annual premiums facing American families – the steepest increase in recent years – further illustrates the need for states like Vermont to move quickly to control the cost of quality health care.