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Stratton Mountain to open for skiing and riding November 28

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:40am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Stratton Mountain will open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Saturday, November 28 with at least 5 trails ranging from novice to intermediate terrain. Stratton snowmakers took advantage of the window of cold weather and fired up over 250 HKD snowguns Sunday evening when the temperatures dipped as low as 12 degrees and have run at full capacity for over 24 hours straight.

State expects to have a say in new nuke rules

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 7:28am -- tim

by Mike Faher/The Commons As Vermont Yankee starts down the road of decommissioning, one of the biggest complaints has been the lack of a map. That’s about to change, as the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission on November 19 formally announced its intent to develop new, detailed regulations for decommissioning power plants. An initial public-comment period runs through January 4.

Holcombe: Giving thanks for Vermont's educators

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 6:10am -- tim

by Rebecca Holcombe Ask anyone in Vermont about his or her favorite educator, and you are likely to get an animated response. In fact, chances are that if you ask people about who had the greatest influence on them, many will name a teacher. Even Vermont Governor Shumlin has attributed much of his success to the skill and patience of a Vermont teacher. On this Thanksgiving, when you sit down to enjoy a hearty meal with family and friends, take a moment to give thanks to our Vermont educators.

Gasoline average in US projected to hit $1.99 on Thanksgiving, first time since 2009

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 5:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine GasBuddy projects that by Thanksgiving Day the national average will be $1.99 per gallon, nearly 80 cents per gallon cheaper than last year and $1.29 per gallon cheaper than 2013. As prices at the pump have plunged, the number of states seeing average prices under $2 per gallon has more than tripled in the last two weeks, rising to 19 states, with nearly 60% of all US gas stations now selling below $2 per gallon.

Town Fair Tire opens in Rutland

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 3:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The ribbon is cut at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Town Fair Tire which opened recently at 162 South Main Street in Rutland. Town Fair Tire has 91 tire store locations throughout CT, MA, ME, NH, RI & has opened its first location in VT in Rutland. Town Fair Tire offers several brands of tires, tire rotation, tire change over, wheels and alignment.

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Attorney General Sorrell warns of ongoing credit card fraud

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As Vermonters head into the holiday buying season, Attorney General Sorrell reminds consumers to take steps to protect themselves from being the victims of credit card theft and fraud. Data security breaches and credit card fraud continue to be a significant problem, causing millions of dollars in losses each year. Consumers should take the following steps to protect themselves:

FAA issues ‘Notice Of Presumed Hazard’ for proposed Swanton wind project

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 2:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Former Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie is among those leading the opposition against an industrial wind farm proposed for Swanton, and he now has a FAA study to support his contention that the site would be unsuitable for a wind farm. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a report in October after it had conducted an aeronautical study.

Merchants Bancshares appointments Hesslink president and CEO

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Merchants Bancshares, Inc (NASDAQ: MBVT), announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Geoffrey R Hesslink as the President and CEO of Merchants Bancshares, Inc. (Merchants), effective January 1, 2016.  Mr. Hesslink currently serves as President and CEO and a Director of Merchants' operating subsidiary, Merchants Bank. The Board of Directors also appointed Mr. Hesslink to serve as a Director on the Merchants' Board, effective January 1, 2016.

Food safety for the holiday season

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:07am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Millions of people get sick with foodborne illness each year in the United States. The Vermont Department of Health recommends cooking and handling food safely to prevent foodborne illness this holiday season. Food is safely cooked when it reaches a high enough internal temperature to kill harmful bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Refrigerate foods quickly since cold temperatures slow growth of harmful bacteria.