Casella Waste Systems, Inc (Nasdaq:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced that the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has increased the maximum annual permit limit at its Coventry, VT landfill from 370,000 tons per year to 600,000 tons per year, and increased the maximum daily waste acceptance rate from 2,500 tons per day to 5,000 tons per day.
An Auction of the surplus equipment from the closure of the Energizer battery and flashlight manufacturing plant in Saint Albans, Vermont, will occur onThursday, December 5, 2013. This is part of Energizer's global restructuring project that includes plants in Missouri
The Bullrock Corporation with offices in Shelburne, Vermont has announced that groundbreaking will begin in late December on a new Assisted Living community - The Lodge at Quarry Hill in South Burlington, Vermont.
The US Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Vermont as a result of the excessive rain and flooding beginning May 5, 2013.
This year Sugarbush Resort introduces their first Passholder Appreciation Day in recent memory today, November 22. Skiing and riding is available from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM and is for Sugarbush season passholders only. The resort will then be open to the public from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 23.
Forty-five states, led by Vermont, with Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, Texas and Washington, have been engaged in discussions aimed at stopping the practice of mobile cramming — unauthorized third-party charges that appear on mobile telephone bills.
by Alicia Freese vtdigger.org After taking Vermont Health Connect offline for roughly 15 hours, Shumlin administration officials announced Thursday that they have fixed one of the website’s persistent malfunctioning mechanisms.
Employees of companies that have elected to offer health insurance through the online market should no longer encounter errors when they attempt to select their plans, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) officials said.
Last Thursday the City Council approved the expenditure of City funds and additional funding provided by private donors to pave Market Street, currently a dirt road. Due to contracting efficiencies, the City was able to save some funds on the normal paving schedule that it was able to invest in this roadway maintenance.
by Alicia Freese vtdigger.org Lawmakers convened Wednesday for a gathering that House Speaker Shap Smith encouraged them not to view as a “doom and gloom session.” The senators and representatives were briefed on a $72 million budget gap, the serious shortfall in the teacher retirement fund, possible cuts to federal funding, and the status of the state’s still-not-entirely-functional health exchange.<
by Hilary Niles vtdigger.org Despite conceding that Vermont will miss his target of statewide broadband and cellular coverage before year’s end, Governor Shumlin Wednesday gathered top telecommunications executives to celebrate how far they’ve come.
In early January 2011, Shumlin created Connect VT, “an ambitious plan to deliver broadband and cell service to every corner of Vermont,” he said soon after in his State of the State address.
Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources’ (ANR) issued a report to the Legislature today on the implementation of Vermont’s Universal Recycling law (Act 148), which passed the Vermont Legislature in 2012. The new law requires statewide recycling by July 2015, and diverts food scraps from landfills by July 2020. Once implemented, the law is expected to double Vermont’s recycling and composting rate (30% to 60%), and greatly increase the amount of materials diverted from landfills (36 percent to 47 percent).
Grow Compost of Vermont announces the launching of Green Mountain Reclaimed Organic Waste (GROW) program with the unveiling of their newly painted box truck which will be used to recover food for food rescue and to reclaim food scraps for transformation into soil and energy.
APC Paper Company, Inc. of Claremont, NH, has announced that it is converting its process and climate heating systems from #6 fuel oil to more affordable and cleaner burning compressed natural gas (CNG) provided by NG Advantage LLC of Vermont, which will soon begin delivering CNG to the mill.
Gaz Métro LNG, a subsidiary of Gaz Métro, is issuing a non-binding call for submissions for the purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG).To evaluate market needs, Gaz Métro LNG is offering potential customers in Quebec and neighbouring regions the opportunity to make their needs for LNG known by responding to this non-binding call for submissions by January 31, 201
Montpelier, Vermont Mayor John Hollar has proclaimed December 3, 2013 #GivingTuesday – Montpelier’s Day of Giving. Spearheaded by Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), #GivingTuesday is a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
by Hilary Niles vtdigger.org First, they built Vermont’s electronic waste collection system. Then after three years, Good Point Recycling of Middlebury lost to Casella for the state contract to keep it running. Next, the Agency of Natural Resources rejected Good Point’s proposal to run an alternative statewide system to gather up and recycle hazardous “e-waste.”
Now, ANR appears poised to let Good Point Recycling back in.
Calling it a symbol of Rutland’s fast-growing revitalization and a key to Green Mountain Power’s and its customers’ energy future, local and GMP leaders on Wednesday opened the new downtown Energy Innovation Center.
Vermont's first Construction and Demolition Recycling Center is Now Open. Currently over 90,000 tons of construction and demolition debris are dumped in Vermont's one and only landfill, making up about 25% of Vermont's waste stream.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc, (NASDAQ: GMCR) Wednesday announced after the markets closed its results for the 13 weeks and 52 weeks ended September 28, 2013. Its shares, which have slipped in recent months after a 52-week high reached in August ($27.54 - $89.66), were up shortly after the announcement in after-hours trading. Shares had closed the day at $61.83, up 40 cents. After the announcement, shares edged up toward $63. By opening Thursday, shares were just over $66.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and single serve beverages with its innovative Keurig brewing technology, today announced its Board of Directors has approved a new share repurchase authorization of up to $1 billion and declared a dividend to GMCR shareholders. The new share repurchase program will take effect upon completion of the company's current program, which has $138 million remaining of its previously authorized $500 million.
by Alicia Freese vtdigger.org Goddard College President Barbara Vacarr has declined an offer from its board of trustees to stay on for an undefined period of time.
Her decision puts the board — and the college — back at the juncture where it found itself last July, when Vacarr announced she would resign on Dec. 31, 2013. She was appointed president in July 2010.