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Local News
November 2, 2017

Following windstorm, utilities rush to restore power

By Evan Johnson

Thousands of Vermonters remain without power this week after an aggressive windstorm Sunday night and Monday morning downed trees and powerlines, taking out electricity throughout the state.

“Power companies are making progress, but report that there are some customers who could be…

State News
August 23, 2017

HEAT Squad receives $250,000 grant to expand to Northeast Kingdom

HEAT Squad, an energy efficiency service developed by NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, is expanding to the Northeast Kingdom with the help of a $250,000 Northern Border Regional Commission grant. The strategy of HEAT Squad focuses on educating homeowners about energy efficiency; offering low-cost energy audits…

State News
August 23, 2017

Vt. to receive FEMA funds for June/July flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that federal disaster assistance will be made available to Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe thunderstorms and flooding from June 29 to July 1, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state…

State News
January 19, 2017

Governor Phil Scott signs four executive orders on first day in office

Governor Phil Scott signed four executive orders on Inauguration Day, establishing his strategic priorities and creating teams in support his efforts to address the opiate epidemic and modernize state government, according to a news release Monday, Jan. 9. Executive Order 01-17, “Governor’s Strategic Goals,” directs…

Local News
January 11, 2017

1,200 attend Gov. Phil Scott inaugural gala

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Organizers say Gov. Phil Scott’s inaugural gala was the largest in the state’s history. More than 1,200 people attended the event. Scott, the newly sworn in Republican governor, celebrated his inauguration at a helicopter hangar at the Vermont Air Guard complex…

Local News
October 29, 2015

Rutland region joins Wheels for Warmth fundraiser

RUTLAND — Phil Scott’s annual Wheels for Warmth fundraiser to benefit emergency fuel assistance has expanded to Rutland.

“We need tires donated to make this a successful event and fundraiser,” said Carol Flint, executive director of BROC—Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, located in Rutland.