August 9, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Stephan Morse, chairman of the Vermont Board of Education, today announced plans to launch a nationwide search for an Education Secretary for Vermont, the first time a sitting governor has been authorized to make that appointment. In addition, the Education Secretary’s position will be elevated to a cabinet level post in the gubernatorial administration.
August 6, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that a Commemorative gathering on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene will take place on August 28 at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. The event, which is free of charge, will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., and all are invited.
August 1, 2012 - BETHEL - Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) announced today plans to construct a communications tower in Bethel that will expand mobile broadband and voice service on VT Route 12 and VT route 107 in Bethel and connect back to existing coverage on I-89. To the south, it extends the coverage at the fork of VT Route 12 and VT Route 107. To the north, it extends the coverage at the intersection of VT route 12 and Camp Brook Rd. To the east, it connects to existing coverage on I-89.
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.