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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. R-448.  House concurrent resolution honoring J.J. Cioffi as an outstanding Vermont sports broadcaster.

(H.C.R.317)

Offered by:  Representatives McNeil of Rutland Town, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Andrews of Rutland City, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Clark of Vergennes, Clerkin of Hartford, Courcelle of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Fallar of Tinmouth, Flory of Pittsford, French of Randolph, Helm of Castleton, Howard of Rutland City, Hube of Londonderry, Jerman of Essex, Johnson of Canaan, Keogh of Burlington, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lewis of Derby, Livingston of Manchester, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, Morrissey of Bennington, O’Donnell of Vernon, Oxholm of Vergennes, Peterson of Williston, Scheuermann of Stowe, Stevens of Shoreham, Trombley of Grand Isle and Wright of Burlington

Offered by:  Senators Mullin, Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, McCormack, Miller, Nitka, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White

Whereas, Vermont sports fans have long appreciated the insightful and accurate observations that characterize Rutland native J.J. Cioffi’s sports reports on WCAX television, and

Whereas, for 17 years, J.J. Cioffi has covered the sports beat as a 6:00 p.m. anchor and the station’s sports director, winning much praise from viewers and his fellow sports journalists, and

Whereas, the quality of his sports coverage is reflected in his repeatedly being honored as the recipient of the Vermont Associated Press Best Sportscast Award and as the four-time winner of the Burlington Free Press Reader’s Choice Best TV Sportscaster Award, and

Whereas, the breadth of his reporting in the amateur sports arena has encompassed local high school competition, UVM, Middlebury College, Norwich University, and other colleges’ athletic activities, the NCAA basketball tournament, and perceptive coverage of the Winter Olympics, and

Whereas, his professional sports focus has been directed on Boston’s Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics and the New England Patriots, and

Whereas, after an illustrious career as one of Vermont’s premier sports broadcasters, J.J. Cioffi will be laying his WCAX microphone aside for the final time later this year, now therefore be it


Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the general assembly honors J.J. Cioffi as an outstanding Vermont sports broadcaster and extends to him best wishes as he looks forward to new life endeavors, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to J.J. Cioffi at WCAX-TV in Burlington.



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