Tag Archive for Gov. Phil Scott

Minor, Morrison join Gov. Scott’s marijuana advisory commission

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Two influential Colchester leaders had a seat at the table during the long-awaited first meeting of Gov. Phil Scott’s Marijuana Advisory Commission last Thursday, each prepared to lend their industry-specific expertise. Colchester Police Chief Jen Morrison and superintendent Amy Minor were tapped to serve on two of the three subcommittees within the commission, which Scott…

Six residents among Gov. Scott’s 150-plus state appointments

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Sue Blair is keenly aware of the impact she has on Vermonters’ lives. As director of the Vermont Parole Board, Blair supervises operations of the group that regularly decides which offenders will remain behind bars and which earn another chance at life outside. “It definitely isn’t truly black and white,” Blair said. “The key in…

Help is on the way

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Vermont Task Force 1 deploys for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts A team of highly trained Vermont rescue personnel left Colchester for Texas this afternoon, ready to perform evacuations and rescues in flooded areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Vermont Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue Team is deployed through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, the…

Hook, line and sinker: LCI hosts annual fishing derby

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With fishing gear in hand, legislators, state officials and community members lined the bank of the Winooski River in Colchester last Thursday morning for Lake Champlain International’s 10th Governor’s Cup. Sixteen teams, including last year’s victors, Team Myers, gathered at the Vt. Fish & Wildlife access point to help raise awareness – and funds –…

Gov. Scott talks healthcare, pot in Colchester

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At Vermont PBS’ Colchester studio last week, Gov. Phil Scott sat down live with moderator Stewart Ledbetter of NBC5 to discuss prominent State House issues. Much of the hour-long “Ask the Governor” conversation centered on the Scott’s embattled healthcare reform initiative and S.22, a bill that hit the governor’s desk last Thursday that would legalize…