by Laura Krantz vtdigger.org Car dealership mogul Ernie Boch Jr announced last Wednesday he will donate $50,000 to a substance abuse treatment facility in Rutland. Boch joined Governor Peter Shumlin at a news conference in Montpelier on Wednesday to announce his gift to Recovery House in Rutland. Recovery House Inc CEO Richard Keane’s jaw dropped when Boch spontaneously doubled his donation from an anticipated $25,000.
The Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont (CVRI-VT) at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care has announced the naming of six inaugural Distinguished Investigators. The recipients were recognized at a celebration event held April 17, 2014 at the Marble Court at UVM’s Fleming Museum.
Bob and Christine Stiller and Fern Tavalin Receive 2014 Honorary Degrees
Champlain College President David F. Finney conferred 520 associate and bachelor degrees to the largest graduating class in the College’s history on May 3 under a tent on Edmunds Field adjacent to Skiff Hall. More than 4,000 people attended the ceremony.
The Edison Awards™ recently honored BioTek's Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader with a Silver Edison Award in the Lab Diagnostics, Science/Medical category at the 2014 Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in San Francisco, CA. The awards, named after U.S. inventor Thomas Alva Edison, symbolize outstanding product innovations with lasting impact and value for users.
Thousands of Vermonters took to the roads on Saturday, May 3, to participate in the 44th annual Green Up Day. From cans to papers to box springs to cigarette butts, tons of litter is now off of the roadsides and in bright green garbage bags thanks to the statewide show of support.
Vermont Gas President and CEO Don Gilbert and Engineers Construction, Inc. (ECI) President Ken Pidgeon announced Monday the signing of a multi-million dollar agreement for construction on Phase 1 of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.
The agreement with the Vermont-based contractor focuses on horizontal directional drilling – an environmentally preferable technique for installing natural gas systems. It is also the first construction contract for the project. Construction is expected to begin in June.
The Department of Buildings and General Services will be auctioning a large assortment of State vehicles and equipment to the general public beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The May 10 physical auction of State vehicles is expected to be very well attended based on inquiries received by the Vermont Surplus Property Division.
Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce select the three finalists for the Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award: Dealer.com, High Mowing Organic Seeds and PC Construction.
Funding is now available for Vermont organizations and projects through the Walter Cerf Community Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. Mr. Cerf, a native of Germany who made Addison County his home in his later years, gave more than $10 million to organizations and projects in Vermont before passing away in 2001. He focused much of his giving in Addison County and Brandon.
Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson, widely regarded for her work on LGBT civil rights, will deliver the 39th Commencement address at Vermont Law School on Saturday, May 17, President and Dean Marc Mihaly announced today. In addition to honoring Robinson, VLS will confer honorary degrees upon U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, NextGen Climate founder Tom Steyer, former VLS Dean Geoffrey Shields, and artist and writer Genie Shields.
Over fifty Vermont schools serving high numbers of low-income students are eligible to use the new federal [or USDA’s] Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) to provide school meals to all students free of charge—and without collecting applications—starting next school year. Statewide, 1 in 5 children live in families struggling to put enough nutritious food on their tables. In these schools eligible to use CEP, the number of food insecure children is closer to 3 in 5.
Jane Lindholm will deliver the address at Lyndon State College’s 102nd commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Lindholm, host of the award-winning Vermont Public Radio program Vermont Edition, has been recognized with regional and national awards for interviewing and use of sound. She was named one of Vermont’s “Rising Stars” by Vermont Business Magazine in 2013 and won a 2014 regional Edward R Murrow Award for “State of Mind,” an audio documentary piece on Vermont’s mental health care system.