Vermont News in Brief


4 Vermont groups get $45k to recycle, compost

MONTPELIER (AP) -- Four Vermont nonprofit groups have been awarded $45,000 to support school recycling and composting programs across the state.

The grants from the Agency of Natural Resources are to help implement Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, which requires phased-in recycling and composting statewide over the next 5 years.

The money will be used in the Rutland and Colchester regions, Bennington, Brattleboro and the Northeast Kingdom.

Each grant requires the organization that receives it to develop and launch school-wide recycling and composting programs in at least four schools.

Burlington Boys & Girls Club gets $1 million gift

BURLINGTON (AP) -- The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington has received a $1 million gift for educational programs and scholarships.

The gift from real estate developer Tony Pomerleau and his family was announced Monday. It is the largest in the club’s history and club officials say the gift will transform its mission and educational programs and allow it to serve more Burlington children.

The Pomerleaus’ gift will be distributed over 10 years to support education programs and scholarships.

On Monday, the first scholarships were awarded to seven Boys and Girls Club participants who are going to college this fall.

The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington serves about 1,000 children from kindergarten through high school.


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