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  • Governor Scott Encourages Participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27
    on April 26, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    At a press conference Thursday, Governor Phil Scott urged Vermonters to take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. This statewide event provides the opportunity to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Read More Spread the love        The post Governor Scott Encourages Participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27 can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Governor Phil Scott Announces School Safety Planning and Training Contract as Part of State’s School Safety Strategy
    on April 25, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Governor Phil Scott and Commissioner of Public Safety Thomas Anderson announced that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will partner with Williston company Margolis Healy, to provide school safety planning, training and exercise assistance to Vermont schools. This partnership marks the second phase of a school safety strategy announced by the Scott Administration in February […] The post Governor Phil Scott Announces School Safety Planning and Training Contract as Part of State’s School Safety Strategy can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Do Your Part: Drop Off Unwanted Medication on Take Back Day this Saturday
    on April 24, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and Vermonters can once again do their part to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Read More Spread the love        The post Do Your Part: Drop Off Unwanted Medication on Take Back Day this Saturday can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose
    by Erica on April 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Charlie Emers never planned on becoming a baker. The owner of Patchwork Farm & Bakery in East Hardwick grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. After relocating to Vermont three decades ago, his career path took a circuitous route from lamp maker to vegetable farmer to bread baker. Emers says he stumbled into baking one winter while […] The post Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose appeared first on . […]

  • Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Transportation Announce Recipients of $2.2 Million in Federal Transportation Grants
    on April 22, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Governor Phil Scott announced the recipients of nearly $2.2 million in federal funds for municipal grant projects under the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for stormwater quality improvements across Vermont. Read More Spread the love        The post Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Transportation Announce Recipients of $2.2 Million in Federal Transportation Grants can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Agency of Agriculture Releases Proposed Vermont Hemp Rules
    on April 22, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) has released a set of proposed rules that set the stage for growing the Vermont hemp industry and the state’s economy. The Agency filed the rules with the Interagency Committee on Administrative Rules (ICAR), which begins the rule making process in Vermont. The Agency will hold […] The post Agency of Agriculture Releases Proposed Vermont Hemp Rules can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Agency of Natural Resources Secretary to Host Community Meeting on the Status of Vermont’s Wetlands
    on April 19, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Secretary Julie Moore invites the public to join her on April 30 from 4:00-5:00 pm to discuss a variety of environmental topics, including the status of Vermont’s wetlands. The Secretary will engage attendees in a conversation about the role of wetlands, wetlands legislation, and the Agency’s role in regulatory and […] The post Agency of Natural Resources Secretary to Host Community Meeting on the Status of Vermont’s Wetlands can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Governor Phil Scott Appoints Kim Gleason and Jenna O’Farrell to the State Board of Education
    by BrattBeat on April 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Monday, Governor Phil Scott appointed Kim Gleason of Essex and Jenna O’Farrell of St. Johnsbury to the State Board of Education. Gleason and O’Farrell will fill the vacancies of outgoing Board members Mark Perrin and Stacy Weinberger, whose terms expired in March. “It’s never easy to step up for public service, so I appreciate Kim […] The post Governor Phil Scott Appoints Kim Gleason and Jenna O’Farrell to the State Board of Education can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Mud Season is Here: Help Protect Fragile Trail Environments
    on April 17, 2019 at 11:33 am

    The Green Mountain Club (GMC), the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) call on Vermonters and recreational tourists to be wary of the return of mud season to the Green Mountains and to respect associated trail closures and advisories. Read More Spread the love1       The post Mud Season is Here: Help Protect Fragile Trail Environments can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Vermont Public Utility Commission Seeks Input to Facilitate the Review of Net-Metering Projects
    by BrattBeat on April 17, 2019 at 11:17 am

    The Vermont Public Utility Commission opened a proceeding to consider ways to facilitate the review of net-metering systems, including net-metered solar projects. The goal is part of the Commission’s ongoing effort to clarify and streamline the review process wherever possible, while also ensuring that the Commission and all stakeholders can review the potential impacts of […] The post Vermont Public Utility Commission Seeks Input to Facilitate the Review of Net-Metering Projects can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Businesses, Organizations and Individuals Encouraged to Apply for the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence
    by Press on April 11, 2019 at 10:57 am

    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for the Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The annual award recognizes leaders from across the state, celebrating the actions they have taken to advance environmental sustainability. DEC encourages Vermonters to nominate a business, school, community, or entrepreneur for a sustainability project they took on […] The post Businesses, Organizations and Individuals Encouraged to Apply for the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Vermont Produce Growers Awarded $60K to Make Food Safety Improvements
    on April 8, 2019 at 10:54 am

    The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) awards $60,000 to 13 Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. VAAFM’s Produce Program issued a third round of Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grant (VPSIG) funding to help Vermont producers continue to grow food safely, efficiently and economically. Read More […] The post Vermont Produce Growers Awarded $60K to Make Food Safety Improvements can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Three Vermont Towns Receive “Better Connections” Transportation & Community Development Grants
    on April 3, 2019 at 11:09 am

    The Better Connections program, a nationally-recognized grant program from the Agency of Transportation (AOT) and Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), today announced that three Vermont towns will receive project funds to increase transportation options, improve water quality, support public health and strengthen economic vitality in downtowns and village centers. Read More Spread the […] The post Three Vermont Towns Receive “Better Connections” Transportation & Community Development Grants can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • Governor Phil Scott Appoints Jason Broughton as Vermont State Librarian
    on April 2, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Jason Broughton as Vermont state librarian, effective April 1, 2019. Broughton will lead the Department of Libraries within the Agency of Administration and will be the first African-American to serve as Vermont state librarian. Read More Spread the love1       The post Governor Phil Scott Appoints Jason Broughton as Vermont State Librarian can be found on BrattBeat. […]

  • ANR Secretary Invites Public to Join Conversation about Electric Vehicles and Other Environmental Topics
    by BrattBeat on April 2, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore will host a public gathering in Montpelier on February 26 to discuss a variety of environmental topics. Secretary Moore will kick off the meeting with a conversation about electric vehicles (EV) in Vermont. Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary for the Agency of Natural Resources, will talk about the state’s […] The post ANR Secretary Invites Public to Join Conversation about Electric Vehicles and Other Environmental Topics can be found on BrattBeat. […]

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