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Shumlin weds in small, private ceremony

EAST MONTPELIER — Vermont has a new first lady after Gov. Peter Shumlin married his longtime partner Katie Hunt Tuesday evening in a small, private ceremony at the East Montpelier home the couple shares. The 59-year-old Shumlin announced his engagement to Hunt, 31, in September, several weeks after the proposal took place. At the time the governor said the two planned to get married within the next year. The ceremony, which the governor confirmed Tuesday after inquiries from the Vermont Press Bureau, was attended by just a few members of the governor’s family — his two daughters, Olivia and Becca, and his brother, Jeff Shumlin. Other close friends and family were told of the marriage only after the ceremony took place in an email from the couple. Continue Reading →

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Shumlin engaged to be married

MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is engaged to be married to his longtime girlfriend Katie Hunt, his office said Thursday. Shumlin, 59, and Hunt, 31, plan to marry within the next year but have not yet chosen a date, Shumlin’s office said. The two plan to live in Westminster West when his third and final term as governor expires in January 2017. “I feel so lucky to have Katie in my life, and we are very happy to share this news,” Shumlin said in a statement. Shumlin spokesman Scott Coriell said the two have been engaged for several weeks and the governor was ready to make it public. Continue Reading →

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