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February 16, 2018

Mumps Cases Confirmed at St. Michael’s College and University of Vermont

The Vermont Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of mumps among students at St. Michaels College and the University of Vermont. Mumps is a contagious illness caused by a virus that can be spread through close person-to-person contact, such as coughing, sneezing or sharing drinking glasses. The virus causes fever, swelling of the parotid glands, and can affect other parts of the body. Read more

February 15, 2018

This is Prime Time for Ice Fishing

Late February and early March are prime time for ice fishing, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Read more

February 15, 2018

Westfield Man Charged with Importing Exotic Reptiles

A Westfield man has been charged with a wildlife violation after a water monitor lizard and a dwarf caiman were found on his property. Raymond J. Barlow, 29, was charged with illegally importing wildlife and faces fines up to $722. Read more

February 15, 2018

Governor Phil Scott Named State Co-Chair of Northern Border Regional Commission

Governor Phil Scott and Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Federal Co-Chair Mark Scarano were in Newport Wednesday to announce that Scott will serve as the Commission's first state co-chair. Read more

February 14, 2018

Governor Phil Scott Proclaims February 14 as Recovery Day in Vermont

Governor Phil Scott signed a proclamation Wednesday, declaring February 14 as Recovery Day in Vermont. This designation recognizes the importance of substance use disorder recovery programs, and their critical role in addressing the opioid epidemic. Read more

February 14, 2018

A Reminder to Remove Ice Shanties

Vermont state law requires that ice fishing shanties be removed from the ice before the ice weakens, according the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Read more

February 13, 2018

Governor Phil Scott Asks Legislature to Expedite Equal Pay Legislation

Governor Phil Scott today asked legislative leaders to expedite delivery of equal pay legislation that aims to close the gap between what women and men are paid, among other provisions to increase pay equity. Scott hopes to sign legislation before the Legislature breaks for Town Meeting week. Read more

February 13, 2018

Governor Phil Scott Appoints 13 to Boards and Commissions in January

Governor Phil Scott announced he appointed 13 Vermonters to State boards and commissions in the month of January. Read more

February 12, 2018

Governor Phil Scott Releases Details of the Working Family Taxpayer Protection Act

Governor Phil Scott today released details on his tax reform plan, the Working Family Taxpayer Protection Act, to ensure Vermonters don't see a surprise $30 million tax increase due to changes in federal law. Read more

February 12, 2018

Governor Phil Scott Proclaims February 10 Active Play Awareness Day; Highlights His Administration's Commitment to Preventative Health Initiatives

On Saturday, Governor Phil Scott joined the St. Albans community for RiseVT's "Healthy Hearts" event, where he participated in activities promoting healthy behaviors and signed a proclamation to declare February 10, 2018 as "Active Play Awareness Day" in Vermont. Read more

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