Vermont Business Magazine The federal government on Friday informed the state that it will seek to close Vermont's foreign investment program, widely known as EB-5, because of the fraud allegations involving Jay Peak and related projects. Federal and state charges of a $200 million fraud against the developers were revealed in April 2016.
Middlebury College The telescope specialist at Middlebury College's Mittelman Observatory, Jonathan Kemp, has been photographing the eclipse through a 4-inch refracting telescope equipped with a Hydrogen-alpha (H-alpha) filter. Jonathan has been photographing the solar eclipse since it started and stitched together five images showing different phases of the eclipse. I will email that sequence to you at approximately 4 p.m., and we sincerely hope you can use the content.
Credit: Mittelman Observatory/Middlebury College. 8.21.2017
Vermont Business Magazine The Murray Howell Foundation presented a $100,000 gift to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, in May 2017, in honor of Murray Howell. Mr. Howell, co-founder of Vermont Castings, Inc, worked to enhance and protect the natural environment and to encourage individual initiative and leadership in environmental awareness. He believed deeply that environmental education for children is the best way to nurture an awareness that would grow into a lifelong love for and commitment to the natural world.
Vermont Business Magazine At an event marking the start of a yearlong celebration of the 60th year since the founding of Sterling, the college announced a partnership with The Berry Center through which it plans to begin offering undergraduate and continuing education programs in Kentucky in rural, placed-based ecology and farming starting in the fall of 2018.
Vermont Business Magazine SKI MAGIC LLC has obtained a permit from NRB Act 250 authorizing multiple facilities projects contained in the ski area’s 5-year capital improvement plan.
Vermont Business Magazine The US Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private NonProfit organizations in Vermont that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by the severe storms and flooding on June 29 through July 1, 2017.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity on Tuesday, August 22 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. This is when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of high temperatures throughout New England.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has concluded its investigation into the invoices and billing practices of Dr Jonathan Gruber, an economic consultant, who contracted with the State of Vermont in July 2014 to provide policy expertise, research and economic modeling relating to the implementation of Vermont’s single-payer healthcare system, Green Mountain Care. The Office’s investigation was opened following a referral by State Auditor Doug Hoffer.
Vermont Business Magazine SKI MAGIC LLC announced today that it will open the new Magic Mountain National Disc Golf Course to the public on August 19th with 9-holes of an eventual 18-hole championship course in scenic Londonderry Vermont. The course layout stretches across multiple ski trails and wooded glades on the lower part of Magic Mountain.
Vermont Business Magazine NG Advantage LLC, which is majority-owned by Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE) and is the US’s leading provider of trucked natural gas, has signed a 5-year contract with Southwestern Vermont Health Care to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG) to their location in Bennington. Southwestern Vermont Health Care is a comprehensive health care system serving Bennington and Windham Counties, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts.
by Mike Smith In the early 1960s we still had racist state laws defending the widespread practice of segregation. Slowly — too slowly for many black Americans — those laws began to change. However, racism and bigotry don’t end by changing laws. In many respects, integrating lunch counters, schools and bathrooms is the easy part. The real challenge nowadays is confronting those individuals who have been taught to hate.
Vermont Business Magazine Just over three years have passed since Green Mountain Power was recognized as the first utility in the world to become a Certified B Corp - and the Colchester-based energy company has received recertification. B Corps are companies that believe business can be a force for good and are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.