Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued an Executive Order establishing the Governor’s Cybersecurity Advisory Team, a 10-member group that will advise the Governor on the State’s cybersecurity readiness, strategy and planning. At a press conference Tuesday, Scott signed Executive Order 18-17.
Vermont Business Magazine Age Well has recently completed an extensive search for a platform to support their Meals on Wheels and Community Meals programs. The nonprofit has chosen Accessible Solution’s software ServTracker. This comprehensive system will enable Age Well, the largest provider of Meals on Wheels and Community Meals in the state to automate driver routes, generate meal orders each day, and streamline volunteer planning and delivery schedules.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will hold a "College for All" town meeting at Castleton University at 7 pm tonight. Sanders will discuss his legislation that would make public colleges and universities tuition-free. “Today, the average student takes on more than $30,000 of student debt to get a bachelor’s degree, putting the dream of attending college out of reach for far too many people.
JAG Productions closed its inaugural season with an enormous honor: as the 2017 recipient of the New England Theatre Conference's (NETC) Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre. The award is given once a year in recognition of regional theatres that have perpetuated theatrical excellence.
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan has asked the Lamoille Superior Court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by five EB-5 investors against the State of Vermont and 10 current and former state employees. Plaintiffs allege that they lost money invested in EB-5 projects run by Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros. They claim that the State should have supervised these projects more closely and discovered misconduct including the alleged misuse of investor funds by Stenger and Quiros.
Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Laurie Grigg has earned a $132,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research on insights into the impacts of climate change on Vermont lakes. The NSF recently announced that Grigg’s is one of 30 faculty research fellowships awarded through NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) nationwide.
Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont will name center court in Patrick Gymnasium “Tom Brennan Court” at a ceremony preceding the men’s basketball game against Siena College on December 11, 2017. The court-naming opportunity is the result of a $1 million fundraising goal established to both recognize Coach Brennan and advance the planning for the Multi-Purpose Center.
by John McClaughry “Free electricity from the sun” has been a dream for decades. Although solar photovoltaic cells have been used for 40 years in spacecraft, the growth of the solar PV industry began around 1990, spurred by concerns about global warming from fossil fuel combustion. “Clean, green” solar PV electricity can charge radios and cell phone batteries, but it’s challenged by powering a refrigerator or home freezer. That’s because sunlight is diffuse and intermittent.
Vermont Businiess Magazine At the 59th annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Awards Ceremony in San Diego California, Richard Lovett, MD, Rutland Regional Medical Center Radiation Oncologist, was one of 23 exemplary members throughout the United States and Canada to receive the 2017 ASTRO Fellow Designation. The Fellows Program, started in 2006, honors those who have been an Active, Emeritus or International member of ASTRO for at least 15 years, have given the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO, and have made significant contributions to
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the first annual Innovation Spaces Conference, focused on creating a community among founders, users, and supporters of innovation spaces in Vermont. The free conference, which will be held on Thursday, October 26, is designed to support the success of a new kind of business model that is spreading throughout the country and has a vibrant, growing presence in Vermont.
by TJ Donovan, Vermont Attorney General The Equifax data breach is the largest data breach in our nation’s history. With 143 million Americans and 240,000 Vermonters at risk, I heard from many friends, neighbors and constituents asking the question “What should I do? How can I protect my family?” The data breach left my family and me asking the same questions.
Vermont Business Magazine School officials focused exclusively on bullying prevention efforts might want to consider the findings of a new study showing the highly damaging effects of multiple forms of victimization on school climate. The study, published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, measured the impact of polyvictimization – exposure to multiple forms of victimization – on school climate at the middle and high school levels. Results show that bullying, cyberbullying and harassment were significantly associated with decreases in perceptions of school safety, connection, and equity.