Langrock, Sperry & Wool celebrates 50 years with '50 for the 50th'

Wed, 02/03/2010 - 8:40am -- tim

The law firm of Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP has begun a year-long celebration of their 50 years of service in Vermont with a series of charitable contributions known as “50 for the 50th.” Each month for the next year, Langrock will be making donations of 50 to charitable organizations throughout Chittenden and Addison counties. The first donation will enable the Addison County Parent/Child Center to distribute 50 welcome baby baskets to new parents in Addison County.

Retirement plan for Vermont teachers would save $15M yearly

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:57pm -- intern

A new retirement plan for Vermont teachers that would save the state $15 million a year and help to resolve a lack of pension funds was introduced by legislators on Friday, according to a story in the Burlington Free Press.
A panel led by state treasurer Jeb Spaulding originally recommended that the revised plan achieve $29 million in savings. The Vermont NEA teachers union threatened to challenge any changes to the current plan that would affect those who had already retired. The union and Spaulding compromised alongside lawmakers to create the new plan.

Gubernatorial appointments made in October, November and December

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:05pm -- tim

Governor Jim Douglas today released the list of appointments made in October, November and December, 2009.
Act 264 Advisory Board
Karen Woolsey, Bethel
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council
Sandy Mayo, Castleton
Child Care Services Advisory Board
Ginger Potwin, Randolph
Vermont Communications Board
Donald Patch, Mount Holly
State Board of Dental Examiners
Joanne Bugbee, Danville
Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
James Caffry, Waitsfield
Mary Alice Leonard-Heath, Hartford