Tag Archives: July 1 2016

State News
July 7, 2016

Vermont celebrates the nation’s first GMO labeling law

On Friday, July 1, the Vermont Right to Know GMOs coalition joined Governor Shumlin, U.S. Senator Leahy, U.S. Representative Welch, and supporters from around the country in celebrating Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law taking effect. The celebration took place on the State House lawn, where…

State News
July 7, 2016

Shumlin celebrates Vermont’s universal pre-k law

On June 30, Gov. Peter Shumlin celebrated a law that guarantees access to pre-kindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Vermont. The law, which the governor signed in 2014, went into effect July 1 and will ensure all Vermont kids have access to pre-k this…

July 7, 2016

Suicide Six ski area to install new chairlift

WOODSTOCK–Gary S. Thulander, president and general manager of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, announced Friday, July 1, that Chair #1 at the Suicide Six Ski Area will be completely replaced, with installation scheduled for completion in time for a mid-December opening. The new quad chairlift…

News Briefs
July 7, 2016

Poultney’s Discount Food Store decimated in fire

Lightning suspected as cause

POULTNEY — Friday, On July 1, at 11:49 p.m. a motion sensor alarm went off at the Discount Food Store of Poultney at 298 E. Main Street in Poultney.  The owner of the store, Russell Merrill, age 60, of Poultney, Vt.,…

State News
June 30, 2016

New requirements of Act 148 phased in July 1

By Emma Cotton

On July 1, the third installment of Vermont’s major trash and recycling law Act 148 will be phased in, imposing new requirements on how residents and businesses handle yard debris and how businesses handle food waste.