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Home Energy Improvement Loan Rate Drops One Percentage Point

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Home Energy Improvement Loan Rate Drops One Percentage Point
MONTPELIERIt just got a little more affordable for Vermont homeowners to prepare their homes for winter weather. The interest rate for the Warm and Weatherized Loan Program has dropped one percentage point since the program was first announced in September. The five-year fixed interest rate on program loans is now 2.75 percent.

In Brattleboro, Vermont First Student drivers voted 25-4 to join Teamsters

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Student workers in Vermont overwhelmingly voted to join the Teamsters Union in an election this week.
In Brattleboro, Vermont First Student drivers voted 25-4 to join Teamsters Local 597. The 30-person unit sought to improve their medical benefits and wanted a stronger voice in the workplace.
"We have a voice now," said Noni Fournier, a Brattleboro bus driver. "We hope for respect, to be treated fairly."

National Life plugs into the sun

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

National Life plugs into the sun
Financial Services Company Turns On Largest Solar Project in Vermont
Montpelier, Vermont (November 19, 2008) _ Electricity from the largest solar electric installation in Vermont - an array of 418 solar panels - is now helping to power National Life Group's Montpelier headquarters.
As the sun peeked out from the clouds, National Life CEO Thomas H. MacLeay and Gov. Jim Douglas joined together today in a rooftop ceremony to commission the new system and to praise the public-private financial partnership that made the project possible.

Sugarbush Resort Plans to Open for the 2008-09 Winter Season this Weekend

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sugarbush Resort Plans to Open for the 2008-09 Winter Season this Weekend
Warren, VT (November 18, 2008)- It's time to get the gear out; winter is here. Sugarbush Resort will open for the 2008-09 winter season this Saturday, November 22nd when the Super Bravo and Heaven's Gate chairs begin spinning at 9 A.M.

Tayt Brooks Named Deputy Commissioner of Housing & Community Affairs

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tayt Brooks Named Deputy Commissioner of Housing & Community Affairs
MONTPELIER, Vt. A longtime advocate for the home construction industry has been named the new Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Tayt Brooks takes over the second slot at the department following the departure of interim commissioner Molly Dugan, who left earlier this fall to take a position with Cathedral Square Corporation.

UVM Dean Domenico Grasso Featured in EPA Report of Science Advisory Committee Accomplishments

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

UVM Dean Domenico
Grasso Featured in EPA Report of Science Advisory
Committee
Accomplishments
A soon-to-be
published report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Science
Advice for EPA - Current and Future Challenges, recognizes the service and
accomplishments of EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) members, including former
SAB Chair and University of Vermont Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences,
Domenico Grasso.
Dr. Grasso, an environmental

General Dynamics Awarded F-35 Lightning II Gun System

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

General Dynamics Awarded F-35 Lightning II Gun System Contracts by Lockheed Martin
November 17, 2008 2:00 PM ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics GD, has been awarded two contracts by Lockheed Martin for the production of GAU-22/A gun systems for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter aircraft. The contracts have a combined value of nearly $9 million.

Introducing MySpaShop.com

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, life's curves seem more stressful and beyond individual control. While we can't do much about macro-economic forces, we can control self-care and rejuvenation and finding physical and emotional balance essential to coping with stress and improving health. No wonder, then, that more and more people are turning to the wellness movement and the spa industry is booming.

State announces plans for mobile slaughter facility

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas and Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee announce the availability of a new Mobile Slaughter Unit for poultry.
The Agency of Agriculture has designed and arranged for the construction of a mobile poultry slaughter facility that will soon be available to producers across the state. The mobile unit was designed to provide greater processing facilities to producers and will come directly to the farm.

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