SEPTEMBER 27 - MONTPELIER – Tong Chen, a middle and high school Chinese teacher at Leland & Gray Union High School in Townsend, was named by Commissioner Armando Vilaseca as the 2012 Vermont Teacher of the Year at a ceremony held today at the school.
SEPTEMBER 26 - WASHINGTON, D.C.- As Vermont recovers from the damaging effects of the deadly tropical storm Irene—which caused record flooding and wrecked havoc throughout the state—Vermont parents can rest assured knowing that their state has emerged as a national leader in disaster preparedness for children.
SEPTEMBER 26 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the administration’s request for natural disaster declaration assistance for farmers in all 14 counties in Vermont (Lamoille, Washington and Windham were named as contiguous disaster areas) to help with damage costs from storms and heavy rainfall that began in April.
SEPTEMBER 26 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced his support for the Vermont Long Term Disaster Recovery Group (VLTDRG), a body that is central to long term recovery efforts relating to natural disasters in Vermont. The Group is responsible for providing financial and resource-based needs to individuals who need assistance beyond what Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or insurance companies can provide through in-kind donations, volunteer resources and the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.
SEPTEMBER 25 - BURLINGTON - Mobile disaster recovery center vehicle will be making short visits to several Vermont communities beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Middlebury.
Governor Shumlin issued the following statement after learning that the body of Michael Garofano was found on September 22, 2011
SEPTEMBER 23 - MONTPELIER - Governor Shumlin issued the following statement after learning that the body of Michael Garofano was found on September 22, 2011:
SEPTEMBER 23 - MONTPELIER - The Vermont Agency of Transportation today opened a nearly 20-mile stretch of Route 100 between West Bridgewater and Ludlow that had been closed since Tropical Storm Irene.
SEPTEMBER 23 - MONTPELIER- Governor Peter Shumlin has ordered flags to be lowered to half staff.
SEPTEMBER 22 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today opened a storm-damaged bridge along Route 100B in Moretown. Opening the bridge restores the full length of Route 100B, about eight miles of roadway, to full north-south travel.
SEPTEMBER 21 - MONTPELIER - Governor Shumlin was joined by business leaders and individual Vermonters today to thank them for their generous donations to the Irene recovery efforts.