Lieutenant Governor Scott thanks Vermonters for outpouring of support after business burns

first_imgLieutenant Governor Phil Scott is ‘honored and humbled’ by the hundreds of Vermonters who reached out to him over the weekend after his business, DuBois Construction of Middlesex, burned in a massive fire on Friday night.The building and some of the company’s equipment are considered a total loss. The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, but officials have ruled out arson.Friends, competitors and colleagues in the Legislature and state government expressed their condolences and desire to help. Some have even suggested wanting to hold fundraisers to help the business rebuild.‘I’m honored and humbled to be thought of in this way,’ said Scott, ‘but I can’t in good conscience accept any monetary donations, after having personally witnessed so many Vermonters losing everything as a result of Irene. Our company was insured. While insurance never makes you whole, we should be able to rebuild and stay in business, unlike many small business owners who will never rebound from their losses as a result of Irene.‘I understand people’s desire to help,’ Scott continued, ‘and I would encourage those who feel compelled to contribute in some way, to make a donation to one of the Irene recovery groups or to their local volunteer fire department. In our area, the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department and several other local departments worked tirelessly to try to save our building.’VT Long Term Disaster Recovery Group: http://www.vermontdisasterrecovery.com/donate(link is external)VT Irene Flood Relief Fund: http://www.vtirenefund.org/donate/(link is external)DuBois Construction was founded by Scott’s uncle in 1946. For the last 26 years, Scott and his cousin, Don DuBois, have run the business together. Scott and DuBois are determined to rebuild. With the help of friends, they set up a temporary office trailer over the weekend, and were ready to fulfill road salt orders as usual on Monday morning.Source: Lieutenant Governor’s office.last_img read more

WATCH: Dino Babers and Syracuse football players’ post-game press conferences after win over Virginia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Syracuse football shocks No. 17 Virginia Tech, 31-17Three quick takeaways from SU’s big winDino Babers goes nuts in locker room after victoryGallery: The best photos from Syracuse-Virginia Tech Published on October 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-2, 2-1), 31-17, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. It’s the first time the Orange beat a ranked opponent since Nov. 10, 2012.Here’s what head coach Dino Babers, Eric Dungey, Dontae Strickland, Ervin Philips and De’Jon Wilson had to say after the game. Commentslast_img read more