Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a national leader in efforts to increase affordable housing, welcomed a move today that could free up hundreds of millions of dollars to expand affordable rental housing nationwide.
Gov. Peter Shumlin, state emergency officials and representatives from the utility companies urged Vermonters to use caution in the wake of the latest winter storm, which has left tens of thousands of Vermonters without power across the state. While utility crews are working nonstop, the Governor warned that some Vermonters may be without power into the weekend due to the second round of heavy snowfall overnight.
The Senate today advanced a Department of Defense bill that would authorize $560 billion for the military. The vote was 85-14. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted “no” and issued the following statement:
“I am voting no because I have very serious concerns about our nation's bloated military budget and the misplaced national priorities this bill reflects.
Last Night’s Heavy Snow Caused Significant Additional Damage Statewide
FairPoint Communications is aware of an Internet outage affecting customers in Vermont and New Hampshire. We are working as quickly as we safely can to make repairs. We will provide an update when we have more information. “We experienced a hardware issue during routine maintenance earlier this morning that caused an Internet outage for customers in Vermont and parts of New Hampshire.
Now that the winter weather is here, Vermont Gas wants to help Vermonters keep the cold out and keep cash in their pockets by offering free energy audits for homes and businesses. Non-gas customers in the existing service areas and anyone along the Phase I pipeline route are eligible for the free energy audit.
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR) and Caribou Coffee announced that the companies have renewed their partnership with a 10-year agreement for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sale of Caribou Coffee in Keurig® pack formats for Keurig® consumer and commercial hot brewing systems. As a part of the agreement, the companies will begin offering Caribou Coffee in carafe formats for the Keurig® 2.0 brewing system andKeurig® Bolt® carafe brewing system.
FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that the University of Vermont(UVM) will expand its relationship with FirstLight to include a 10 Gbps connectivity upgrade.
Line Crews are making significant progress repairing outages but GMP expects significant additional outages as storm rages on
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that key funding for Lake Champlain has been included in the comprehensive budget package that will be considered by Congress later this week, as the clock runs out on the congressional session.
Leahy is the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and played a key role in negotiating several parts of the final federal budget bill, which was unveiled Tuesday night.
by Thomas P Salmon In 1958, when I moved from Boston to Bellows Falls, Vermont was something of an economic and political backwater. The economy was stagnant and political loyalties were virtually unchanged since the Civil War. More people moved out than moved in. Not until 1963 did the human population exceed the bovine.