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AARP Urges Passage of Older Americans Act

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Today AARP applauds the quick, bipartisan action on S. 192, the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Patty Murray (D-WA), and also cosponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), John Isaakson (R-GA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “AARP urges passage of this bipartisan bill reauthorizing the Older Americans Act,” said AARP Vermont State Director Greg Marchildon. “This bill is crucial to millions of vulnerable older Americans, providing …

IRS Tax Scams — Beware!

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Scam Alert: Tax ID Theft & Fraud Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. Watch out for these two tax crimes making headlines: tax identity theft and the IRS imposter scam. Tax ID Theft–  What is it? Your personal information is stolen for a fraudulent refund. More specifically, tax identity theft can involve: filing a tax return using another person’s Social Security number, claiming someone else’s children as dependents, or claiming a tax refund using a deceased taxpayer’s information. …

Newport Recognized as an Age Friendly City

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

At a press conference Thursday, Newport Mayor Monette and the City of Newport were formally recognized for the city’s commitment and progress to date as a participant in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Last year, Mayor Monette, with support from city council and the community, committed Newport to become Vermont’s first city to gain such distinction. Since then, an active Advisory Council made up of 20 local government and community leaders from both the business and non-profit sectors, is leading …

In Their Words: Burlington Mayoral Candidates Share their Views in AARP’s Voter Guide

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Are you ready to elect the next mayor of Burlington?  Here’s a chance to find out how candidates Miro Weinberger and Steve Goodkind stand on issues important to Burlington residents.  Our Voter Guide reveals how they plan to address transportation, mobility and affordable housing challenges in the Queen City. If you’d like to learn more and see their answers to our questions, click here.

AARP Speaks out on Vermont Gas System Pipeline Cost Overrun: Are Regulators Watching out for Ratepayers?

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

“Today we learned of yet another significant cost overrun on the Vermont Gas Systems Phase 1 pipeline project to the tune of $33 million. This comes on top of a $35 million increase announced this summer. AARP Vermont is calling on Vermont’s Dept. of Public Service and the Public Service Board to give close scrutiny to today’s announcement since it is current ratepayers in Chittenden and Franklin Counties that will be footing the bill. The public deserves to know what …

Season’s Cheatings! Get Wise to Holiday Shopping Scams

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Black Friday has kicked off the official holiday shopping season, so here’s a rundown of the most common scams aimed at shoppers — and how you can avoid them: The name game Scammer-run websites use the names of popular items and retailers to steal credit card and password information or deliver malware. You’re led to them when you do online keyword searches, including terms like “discount toys.”  Top Seasonal Scams to Avoid Search away to compare prices, but before you click on …