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Legislature, business scuffle over Yankee, health, housing

Sun, 04/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Legislature, business scuffle over Yankee, health, housing
by Art Edelstein
A variety of issues emerged from the 2008 legislative session of particular interest to Vermont's business community. The cost of workers' compensation, energy and the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee, health care, the declining quality of roads and bridges and the cross border passport issue are among several that came up in discussion with members of the Legislature and business leaders.

VTrans schedules $130 million in construction projects for 2008 season

Sun, 04/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

VTrans schedules $130 million in construction projects for 2008 season
MONTPELIER – Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Neale Lunderville announced April 28, 2008, that VTrans in 2008 will spend about $130 million on road, bridge, culvert and highway safety construction projects statewide.
The money will fund the completion of 24 projects that began in prior years that were buttoned up for the winter, as well as fund 47 new projects that will begin sometime during the upcoming construction season.

Convening Kicks Off Statewide Discussion on Entrepreneurship

Thu, 04/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fifty-five entrepreneurs, educators, policy leaders, and economic development professionals from around the state met on April 16th at the Vermont Tech Enterprise Center in Randolph to discuss how to better coordinate efforts and resources to boost entrepreneurship in Vermont.

The Convening was a follow up to Vermont Entrepreneurship Week festivities in February, the highlight of which was the proclamation of the week by Governor Douglas at the Statehouse.

House passed S. 373, "Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant."

Wed, 04/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Statement by Speaker Symington Regarding the Passage of S. 373, "Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant."

Today the House passed S. 373, "Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant." This bill will protect Vermonters from a potential financial risk if the Entergy Corporation sells Vermont Yankee to a highly leveraged company, NewCo.

Tim Kenney Appointed MyWebGrocer's Chief Operating Officer

Wed, 04/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

MyWebGrocer Hires First Chief Operating Officer
Colchester VT, 2008: MyWebGrocer announced mid-March the hire of their first Chief Operating Officer, Tim Kenney.

Mr. Kenneys role is to keep daily operations scaling and efficient. Focusing on the strategy of the business, Tim will enable the MyWebGrocer team to reach both its short and long term goals. Kenney will closely monitor the professional services, products, and market commitments to continue the companys rapid growth.

Speaker Symington and Senate Pro Tem Shumlin Release Statement Regarding Economic Recovery

Tue, 04/22/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

In response to the difficult economic times that Vermonters are facing, we announced today the formation of a bipartisan joint Committee on Economic Recovery and Opportunity. The committee will analyze the work of the legislature and the Administration's economic growth initiative and explore policies that will strengthen Vermont's economy and address the pressures on Vermonters' pocket books.

Equipe Sport Welcomes New Manager to Mt. Snow Location

Mon, 04/21/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Wilbur Rice, owner of Equipe Sport, is pleased to announce that Tom Byrnes has taken the management reins of the Equipe Sport and Mtn. Riders shop at Mount Snow.
Tom Byrnes is a passionate skier, rider, biker and fly fisherman with more than twenty years of experience in outdoor sales and retail management, and has held positions at the Alpine Shop in Saratoga Springs, New York, the L.L. Bean location in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, and, most recently, at the Killington Resort Shop.

Feds say patient care improved at state hospital

Mon, 04/21/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

DOJ Releases Fourth VSH
Compliance Report
Marked Improvement In Patient Care, Safety
Waterbury, Vt.--The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued
their fourth compliance report for the Vermont State Hospital (VSH), based on an
on-site review of the facility conducted in early March, 2008.  The DOJ
report shows that VSH is compliant with the key components of the agreement made between the federal
government and the State in July 2006.  The report evaluates the progress the