Dear Friend,

As Vermonters look for any sign of spring, Peter crisscrossed the state over the last two weeks. He hosted Congress in Your Community events, a town hall meeting, attended the March for Our Lives rally, convened roundtable policy discussions, toured downtowns, and visited with successful entrepreneurs along the way. Check out his road trip photos below.

March 24— In Montpelier, Peter stood in solidarity with Vermont students at their March for Our Lives rally for common sense gun safety reforms.

 

March 26— In Northfield, Peter joined local leaders for a downtown tour and a Congress in Your Community meeting.

 

March 26— In Randolph, Peter outlined his plan to help Vermont combat the infestation of the emerald ash borer beetle which destroys ash trees in its path. 

 

March 28— In Richford, Peter visited the Richford Health Center to learn about their important mission providing quality affordable health care to area residents. Following that, he stopped by Blue Seal Feeds, which has operated in Richford since 1941.

 

March 28— In Enosburg, Peter joined local leaders for a tour of downtown revitalization projects.

 

March 28— In Sheldon, Peter convened a roundtable discussion with dairy farmers and industry leaders to solicit their input as Congress begins to write a new five-year Farm Bill. 

 

March 29— In Hinesburg, Peter met with local leaders at the Hinesburg town office followed by a tour of Foam Brewery and Vermont Smoke & Cure.

 

March 29— In Bristol, Peter toured two businesses in the Bristol Works business park -- Vermont Farm Table and the Bristol Bakery’s production facility.

 

March 29— In Middlebury, Peter convened a roundtable discussion with local leaders on the front lines of the opioid epidemic to learn about their successes and challenges. He successfully fought to include $4 billion in the 2018 budget to help states and local communities combat this devastating public health epidemic.

 

April 2— In Rutland, Peter convened a roundtable discussion on technical education with students and teachers at the outstanding Stafford Technical Center. 

 

April 2— Also in Rutland, Peter hosted a Congress in Your Community meeting at Phoenix Books to listen to the concerns of attendees and offer assistance with federal agencies.

 

April 2— At Rutland High School, Peter congratulated the outstanding Division I state champion basketball and cheerleading teams.

 

April 4— In Wilmington, Peter joined local leaders for a downtown tour followed by lunch at Dot’s Restaurant. 

 

April 4— In Bennington, Peter brought together local leaders working on the front lines of the opioid epidemic to learn about their successes and challenges. He successfully fought to include $4 billion in the 2018 budget to help states and local communities combat this devastating public health epidemic.

 

April 5— In Craftsbury and Hardwick, Peter toured the Craftsbury Public House project, was briefed on the new Craftsbury fiber network, and visited the site of the future Agricultural Enterprise Center. All three projects were funded by the Northern Border Regional Commission, a rural economic development organization created by legislation sponsored by Peter in the House. He successfully fought for a $5 million increase in the commission’s 2018 budget to fund additional projects in the Northeast Kingdom.

 

April 5— Also in Craftsbury, Peter convened a roundtable discussion with Northeast Kingdom agriculture leaders specializing in cheese, organics, beef, and dairy to solicit their ideas for the Farm Bill being written by Congress.

 

April 5— In Hardwick, Peter hosted a Congress in Your Community meeting at the Hardwick town office.

 

April 5— In West Danville, Peter visited the Hastings Store followed by a walk on the ice of Joe’s Pond to check on the annual ice-out contest.

 

April 7— In Brattleboro, Peter hosted a town hall meeting at the River Garden. 

 

April 7– Peter snapped this “Spring in Vermont” photo on the way to his town hall meeting in Brattleboro.