The Vermont Department of Human Resources (DHR) today is initiating warnings to members of the State Employees’ Health Plan about a telemarketing practice promoting compound prescription drugs that can cost thousands of dollars. The telemarketing calls, apparently similar to those received by consumers in neighboring states, market a compounded pain gel or cream. The caller asks whether the consumer is in pain, requests the consumer’s personal information, and then contacts the consumer’s doctor directly to request the medication be prescribed. The prescrip
Company sponsors fundraiser for community children this weekend
Since expanding service into the town of Hinesburg eight years ago, 375 customers – nearly 78% of potential customers – are enjoying the benefits of clean, reliable and affordable natural gas.
Mayor Miro Weinberger announced on May 14, 2015 the appointment of Beth Anderson as the City’s first-ever Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) to lead the newly-created Innovation & Technology Department. As CIO, Anderson will be responsible for managing the City’s information technology (IT) operations, as well as coordinating data-driven innovation and using performance metrics to facilitate the City’s continuous improvement efforts. The Mayor has asked the City Council to approve the appointment at its May 18, 2015 meeting.
Ski Vermont resorts don’t hibernate over the summer. Expect even more active summer options in 2015 as new ziplines, lodges and mountain bike options open for the first time. Whether seeking adventurous thrills, a family get-away, or a gorgeous game of golf, Vermont ski and snowboard resorts have something for everyone in spring, summer, and fall.
Celebrating St Johnsbury’s commitment to innovation, SunCommon announced its arrival in the Northeast Kingdom on Tuesday by bringing clean, affordable and accessible solar energy options to local residents. Business leaders, local officials, SunCommon staff, and friends gathered at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, which enjoys a 24 percent share of a SunCommon Community Solar Array. SunCommon's Jericho Community Solar Array is a 150 KW array serving the Fairbanks Museum and over two dozen Vermont households.
The Vermont Public Service Board, which is the state's utility regulator, opened and then suspended two requests from Vermont Gas Systems to allow it to take private land in order to complete its Addison County gas pipeline extension. The orders are dated April 29 and are copied below. The PSB states that it will not rule on the eminent domain requests until it has ruled on the larger question of whether to reopen the VGS case. VGS serves Franklin and Chittenden Counties and has already started construction on the Addison pipeline.
Two companies with Vermont offices have merged. ENPRO, with an office in Burlington and TMC, with an office in South Burlington, have merged to form the premier environmental services firm in the Northeast. TMC Environmental dba TMC Services, Inc of Franklin, MA (TMC) and ENPRO Services, Inc. of Salisbury, MA and its related entities, ENPRO Services of Vermont, Inc., ENPRO Services of Maine, Inc. and Terralink Software Services, Inc. (ENPRO) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a newly formed parent company, ENPRO Holdings Group, Inc.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation rescinded the statewide order directing the Town Forest Fire Wardens to cease issuing open burning permits for all Vermont counties except Bennington and Windham. This order was issued at 3:00 pm on May 5, 2015. Widespread soaking rain over the last 2 days and progress in leaf-out and greening of the State’s vegetation has reduced the fire danger concerns to levels low enough to warrant the removal of this order for much of the state.
According to the Chittenden Solid Waste District, here's what happened when someone tossed a small container of household hazardous waste into their recycling bin. One container of household hazardous waste shut down CSWD's recycling facility for a day in late April and sent several people to the hospital. UPDATE: The substance was bear repellant, according to Vermont Emergency Management.
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) issued the following comment Wednesday after the House overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan, bicameral USA FREEDOM Act to end the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of Americans’ phone records. Leahy is the lead Democratic coauthor of the legislation in the Senate, which he recently introduced with Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah). The White House
Standing side-by-side with nonprofits and charities – a sector that employs tens of thousands of Vermonters and accounts for billions of dollars in economic activity every year – Governor Peter Shumlin this morning reiterated his opposition to plans being considered in the Legislature to limit charitable giving.
The Vermont Judiciary and Vermont Information Consortium (VIC) have announced the re-launch of their comprehensive online attorney licensing service, now in its ninth year.