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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters acquires Tully's Coffee Brand

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Announces Asset Purchase Agreement for Acquisition of the Tully's Coffee Brand and Wholesale Business
West Coast Acquisition to Accelerate GMCR's Geographic Expansion Plans
Company Intends to Leverage Full Potential of Complementary Tully's brand to drive Keurig(r) Single-Cup Brewing system penetration across North America

Group Urges Vermont Yankee License Renewal

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Group Urges Vermont Yankee License Renewal
At PSB Hearing They Note that Plant's Power is Critical
for Vermont's Economy and Quality of Life
Montpelier, VT/September 15, 2008 - The Vermont Energy Partnership, a diverse group of more than 90 business, labor, and community leaders as well as individual energy experts today reiterated its strong support for the license renewal of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon.

Health Commissioner Establishes Rate Increases for Vermont Hospital Budgets

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Health Commissioner Establishes Rate Increases for FY 2009 Vermont Hospital Budgets

Montpelier, VT -- Paulette J. Thabault, Commissioner of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and
Health Care Administration (BISHCA), announced that she has established the 2009 budgets for
Vermont hospitals. The hospitals testified about their budgets at public hearings held over a
three-day period before Commissioner Thabault and the Public Oversight Commission (POC).
The Vermont hospital fiscal year for 2009 runs from October 1, 2008 through September 30,
2009.

New Program Makes Available $2 Million in Low Interest Loans for Home Energy Improvements

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

New Program Makes Available $2 Million in Low Interest Loans for Home Energy Improvements
State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding will announce September 17, 2008, a new low-interest home loan program that will make available $2 million to Vermont homeowners seeking to weatherize their homes and reduce energy costs. Joining Spaulding will be TD Banknorth President Phil Daniels, Efficiency Vermont Director Blair Hamilton and Burlington homeowner Bob Poczabut.

Vermont Tech Receives $25,000 to Help Fund Summer Bridge Program

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Tech Receives $25,000
to Help Fund Summer Bridge Program
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt-Vermont Technical College this week received a $25,000 grant from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Vermont Community Foundation.
The money will be used to support Vermont Tech's Summer Bridge Program, which helps incoming freshmen prepare for the college level math and English courses they'll need to succeed in most of the college's rigorous programs.

MyWebGrocer acquires Buy4Now US operations

Sun, 09/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

September 15, 2008 Colchester VT: MyWebGrocer announced today that is has completed the acquisition of the Buy4Now US operations. Buy4Now provides e-commerce solutions to grocery retailers. Under this acquisition, Buy4Now USA, located in New York, will operate as a subsidiary of MyWebGrocer. This will add retailers such as A&P, Roche Brothers and New Seasons Market to the MyWebGrocer client list. The majority of retail grocers engaged in e-commerce on the East Coast will now be clients of MyWebGrocer.

CCS Joins Vermont Higher Education Council

Fri, 09/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

This past April, the Vermont Department of Education approved CCS to confer the Master of Fine Arts Degree and One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning. This was the result of a nearly two-year application process for CCS, including self-study reports and reviews, and an onsite evaluation of its curriculum, facilities and resources, operations, students, faculty, staff, and governance.

Bill funding Vermont transportation needs clears House, sent to President

Thu, 09/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bill funding Vermont transportation needs clears House, sent to President
Washington, D.C. Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL) supported and the House passed HR 6532, the Highway Trust Fund Restoration Act, to address a projected shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund and restore more than $8 billion in federal funding for states.
The bill, which has cleared the Senate and will now be sent to the president for his signature, restores over $47 million in federal transportation funding for Vermont's roads and bridges.

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