JUNE 6 - PLAINFIELD - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Karen Marshall, Chief of Connect Vermont, today announced the extension of broadband service to 4000 potential customers in north central Vermont fromCloud Alliance. A funding partnership between Cloud Alliance, the Vermont Telecommunications Authority and Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation made the build-out of four new tower sites in the network possible. The project provides for new service to homes and businesses in Woodbury, Hardwick and Wolcott and parts of Elmore, Greensboro, Walden and Cabot. The project also improves the quality and speed of broadband service in Plainfield, Marshfield, East Montpelier and Calais—towns already served by Cloud Alliance.
MAY 29 - WATERBURY – The National Weather Service is warning of strong thunderstorms and has issued a Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch for all of Vermont this afternoon and evening (Tornado Watch Expires at 9 p.m.) Areas of the state will see strong winds, heavy downpours, hail, and a slight possibly of tornadoes.
WASHINGTON, May 16 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today joined Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) in announcing that Vermont could receive more than $30 million in additional federal funding for Tropical Storm Irene recovery projects.
MAY 10 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement regarding President Obama's nomination of Major General Michael Dubie for Lieutenant General:
MAY 9 - MONTPELIER- Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement after President Barack Obama affirmed his support for same sex marriage:
MAY 5 - MONTPELIER - “We face two challenges this year: to rebuild this state better than Irene found us, and to continue to build our bright jobs future.
MAY 4 - MONTPELIER - Governor Peter Shumlin marked Arbor Day today with a message of appreciation that Vermont is Forest Strong.
MAY 2 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin, joined by lawmakers, Montpelier officials, and renewable energy proponents today announced $1.75 million to the Capital City to help pay for the city’s portion of the renovated biomass heating plant. The funding includes a $1 million grant from the Clean Energy Development Fund, as well as a $750,000 loan – all part of the federal ARRA program to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency projects around the state.
MONTPELIER - APRIL 28 - “We must all stand up for women when we find that their most basic rights are under attack.
APRIL 26 - MONTPELIER - “The appropriate avenue for legislators to express their views on this proposed merger is through the Public Service Board, which has taken countless hours of testimony and received input from a wide range of stakeholders and experts.