Lake Champlain is frozen end to end for the second year in a row! It's a beautiful winter playground out there full of snow, ice and magic. We invite you to take a quick tour of the frozen wonderland with LCC Board Chair Gary Kjelleren. Just click here and go for a virtual ride with Gary as he snow kites over polished ice on the main lake.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement as the Legislature worked to wrap up early session efforts in advance of Town Meeting week.
March 1-7 is National Weights and Measures Week, a time to recognize the important role of weights and measures inspectors across the country.
The date of this year’s Weights and Measures Week is significant as it marks the signing of the first Weights and Measures law by John Adams on March 2, 1799. Throughout the country, thousands of weights and measures inspectors work diligently to enforce laws designed to not only protect consumers but to also develop a level playing field in commerce wherever a weight or measure is involved.
With continued uncertainty over whether or for how long Congress will approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont public safety officials today outlined impacts of a shutdown for Vermont. If funding is not approved bymidnight tonight most divisions of the federal agency will suspend operations. While Congress is considering a short-term fix, the administration seeks a long-term solution given the importance of the Department.
As the last week of February comes to a close, southern Vermont’s Mount Snow ticks off yet another highlight for its 60thAnniversary Season: a new snowfall record.
“With 76 inches of snow in February alone, it’s safe to say that this is the year,” said Kelly Pawlak, Mount Snow General Manager. “We’ve had fresh snow almost every day this month. We – and our guests – couldn’t be happier. This is a real Vermont winter.”
Merchandise exports from Vermont hit $3.6 billion in 2014. Vermont’s exports in 2014 helped the US achieve a record high for goods and services exports: $2.35 trillion. Goods exports from Vermont supported an estimated 16,000 US jobs in 2013, contributing to the 11.3 million jobs nationwide that were supported by both goods and services exports that year. On average, jobs in these export-related industries pay up to 18 percent more than non-export related industries.
Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims reveersed a recent trend and increased at their greatest rate since the post-holiday period. Claims had risen in the late fall and peaked around the holidays and then fallen back in January and most of February. For the week of February 21, 2015, there were 873 new, regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance in Vermont. This is an increase of 359 from the previous week's total, and 49 more than they were a year ago. In 2014, claims were consistently below 2013 levels on a week-to-week basis.
by Elizabeth Hewitt vtdigger.org From health care to bottled water for state employees, lawmakers and the Shumlin administration pieced together a list of suggestions Thursday on how the state could scrape up $29 million to fill another budget gap.
The list aims to solve the latest financial hardship facing the state: filling an $18.6 million void illuminated by a revenue downgrade in January.
Algae International Group, Inc, based in Bomar, TX, through its operating subsidiary American Seed & Oil Company, Inc, is today primarily in the business of hemp production in Vermont to supply seed to the expanding hemp farming market, hemp-based consumer products market and hemp-based construction material market.
Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy (Vermont), Ron Wyden (OR), Chuck Schumer (NY), Maria Cantwell (WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Tom Udall (NM), Al Franken (MN), Richard Blumenthal (CT), Elizabeth Warren (MA), Ed Markey (MA), and Cory Booker (NJ) issued a joint comment Thursday following a vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on updated open Internet rules.
The State of Vermont has appealed the decision last month by an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) panel denying its petition regarding the preservation of the Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.