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Center for Global Resilience and Security Resilient VT’s second conference a success, plans for 2021 begin

VT STRONG NEWS - Norwich, VT: Norwich University Daphne Larkin reports - NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Resilient Vermont Network, coordinated by the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security, hosted the 2019 Resilient Vermont Conference at Norwich University on June 7-8, funded by a $9,000 grant from the High Meadows Fund. Approximately 200 people – 150 on Friday and 50 on Saturday – helped to advance…
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VT STRONG – Long Trail Jay Lost Hikers found by State Police and North Troy Fire Co’s intimate knowledge of wooded area

Derby, VT: VSP Derby Sgt. Andrew Jensen reports  Lost hikers. INCIDENT LOCATION: Long Trail in North Troy / Jay area. Grover Boutin called the Derby based Vermont State Police to report (5) five overdue hikers that were due to meet him at a Long Trail crossing off of VT RT 105 in Richford, VT at approximately 1600 hours. Grover Boutin advised he checked in with the…
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‘Vermont Stronger’ Norwich U Leads the Charge on Vermont Resilience 2019

VT STRONG NEWS - NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS reports May 24, 2019. Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security hosts Resilient Vermont Network’s Second Conference, Supported by the High Meadows Fund. NORTHFIELD, ;– The Resilient Vermont Network, coordinated by the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS), will host the 2019 Resilient Vermont Conference at Norwich University, on June 7-8, funded…
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Vermont Joins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals, 19 Other Generic Drug Manufacturers, 15 Individuals

VT STRONG NEWS - Montpellier, VT: Office of the Attorney General reports - Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Fix Prices on 100+ Different Generic Drugs. Attorney General Donovan joined 43 states in in filing suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for…
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VT STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season,…
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VT STRONG NEWS – NEW HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FOR SCHOOL SAFETY PLANNING, TRAINING AND EXERCISE

Margolis Healy team receives grant to enhance level of school emergency preparedness. STATE OF VERMONT Agency of Education reports - Barre, VT: On behalf of Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson and myself, I am pleased to announce that we have awarded a new school safety planning, training and exercise grant to Margolis Healy. The intent of this grant award is to assist all…
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Mining TALC – Johnson & Johnson Issues Statement on April 9 Reuters Article

Talc Baby Powder New Brunswick, NJ J&J reports – We stand behind Johnson’s Baby Powder because science confirms it is free of asbestos and safe to use. The accusations being made against our company are not only false, but the idea that we would purposefully and systematically target a community with bad intentions is unreasonable and absurd. We’re caught between sad and angry that anyone…
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Sub Zero + Intoxication = Death

Family Of UVM Student Who Died Of Hypothermia Starts Awareness Campaign. Nineteen-year-old Connor Gage died of hypothermia that was exacerbated by acute intoxication. He was walking alone on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington on a night when temperatures were below zero when he passed out. Share More: VPR Preliminary autopsy reports indicate University of Vermont first-year student Connor Gage died from exposure in sub-zero temperatures…
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VERMONT LAUNCHES “SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING” PSA CONTEST

Montpelier, Vt: Office of the Governor reports – Governor Phil Scott and Vermont-NEA (VT-NEA) President Don Tinney today announced a joint initiative inviting Vermont middle and high school students to create a “See Something, Say Something” video public service announcement (PSA), which will be used by the Agency of Education (AOE) and VT-NEA to promote awareness and reporting of school safety threats across the state.…
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Under the Golden Dome – VT State legislature removes Politicians Home Phone & Addresses

Montpellier, VT: VT State legislature removes Politicians Home Phone & Addresses. After House lawmakers saw an increase in threats during the last legislative biennium, the Speaker of the House and Capitol Police chief have decided to take representatives’ personal contact information off the Vermont Legislature’s website. While the website previously Share More:
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

  ATLANTIC STRONG - Sept. 21 1938 - The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island…
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THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

11 SEPTEMBER 2018 - Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “Seventeen years ago, we awoke to a typical Tuesday. There was a quiet across the nation, in a less complicated world, and a less complicated time. “By the end of the day, all that would change. “The events of September 11, 2001 are still clear in my mind, as they are for…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Vermont Sues Purdue Pharma For Its Opioids Marketing Practices

G Alleges Deceptive and Unfair Acts and Public Nuisance.  Vermont Attorney General Donovan announced that today his office filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Vermont Consumer Protection Act and public nuisance law concerning Purdue’s marketing and promotion of opioids. Purdue is the manufacturer of Oxycontin. “The State of Vermont has been hit hard by the opioid…
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SCHOOL SAFETY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced 239 Vermont schools have been awarded school safety grants totaling $4 million, which will fund infrastructure upgrades designed to improve school safety. $4 Million in Facilities Grants; $1 Million for Planning and Training This funding is possible through a $5 million funding package proposed by Scott and passed by the Legislature this spring. An initial $4 million…
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Londonderry EMS Volunteers Receive Mental Health Support After 5 Deaths In Community

via VPR - Londonderry, VT: Vermont’s first responders can face life-and-death situations any time they show up at a scene. But this week the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad dealt with five fatalities, and now support is being provided to these volunteers that serve this community. The five fatalities in the community occurred in just a three-day span. Last Friday the rescue squad Share More: ;mc_eid=f9d830f457#stream/0
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THE STATE OF VERMONT TO AWARD $4 MILLION IN SCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Montpelier, Vt. – More than 250 Vermont schools have applied for funding to make security upgrades to their facilities. The State will award $4 million in grants by this fall to help schools strengthen security, using guidance from a statewide safety assessment conducted earlier this year. Governor Phil Scott ordered the assessmentsafter an alleged school shooting plot was uncovered and averted in Fair Haven in February.…
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