Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Foodbank is hosting the Pack to Give Back event in Barre with support from Hannaford Supermarkets. Along with volunteers, the Vermont Foodbank will pack 400 holiday food boxes and distribute them to families in Washington County.
Vermont Business Magazine The Energy Action Network today shared with the Vermont Climate Action Commission and Vermont legislative leaders nearly 50 energy and climate policy ideas. Over the past two months, EAN invited its members to submit “policy pitches” following Governor Scott’s creation of the Vermont Climate Action Commission, which is tasked with proposing at least three substantive actions on climate by the end of the year. Network members across Vermont responded with 48 pitches received from over 40 different businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Vermont Business Magazine The Board of Directors of the Vermont Energy Co-op, a member-owned fuel services and energy efficiency cooperative located in Colchester, Vermont has named Brian Gray as the Co-op's new General Manager.
Vermont Business Magazine The Public Safety Broadband Network Commission will recommend to Governor Phil Scott that Vermont opt-in to the federal FirstNet plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. Today’s recommendation culminates a more than year-long evaluation effort by the Governor-appointed commission to evaluate the best option for the build-out of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network in Vermont.
Vermont Business Magazine Every year the Vermont Historical Society presents the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums Achievement Awards. These awards recognize the exceptional work being done by individuals and community heritage organizations throughout the state to collect, preserve and share Vermont’s rich history. Seven Awards were presented this year in conjunction with the League of Local Historical Societies and Museums Annual Meeting on October 28, 2017 in Lyndon, VT.
by Mike Smith This is not in dispute: Jody Herring is a murderer. She pleaded guilty to shooting to death three of her relatives and a social worker. Last week a judge sentenced Herring to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Vermont Business Magazine Phase 2 is in the waning days of the 2017 construction season and the whole team is working hard to pave the remaining 1 ¼ miles from North Beach to Shore Road. Meanwhile, the push is on to complete as many intersections as possible before winter shutdown. As long as Mother Nature stamps an OK, our contractor plans to move in paving equipment today (Friday, November 17) and begin laying the base course of asphalt.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont's Congressional Delegation recently secured $18.9 million dollars in federal funding for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program. These funds will help 20,000 Vermont households keep warm this winter. Low-income households across Vermont can expect to receive an average of $879 to assist with winter heating costs.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) held a student town meeting Friday with the entire student body of Burlington High School and the Burlington Technical Center to discuss the opioid crisis in Vermont and throughout the United States. “I need your help. Not only for Vermont, but for the entire country,” Sanders told the students. “It is critically important that we have an honest and open discussion about this crisis that claimed the lives of 112 Vermonters last year, and affected thousands more. If we do not have the courage to talk about this issue. We are never, ever going to solve it.”
Vermont Business Magazine OneCare Vermont, a Vermont Accountable Care Organization, announced today a major investment in an innovative pilot program to improve the quality of mental health and substance use treatment services for residents of two Burlington area housing communities specializing in the coordination of care and services for older adults and those with special needs.
Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont and its faculty union, United Academics, remain at impasse following negotiations facilitated by a mediator. Under established Vermont law procedures, the next step in the process involves an independent fact-finder, who will review evidence from both parties and offer a recommended resolution. The parties may accept the recommendations of the fact-finder or negotiate further in an effort to reach a contract settlement.
Vermont Business Magazine Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) Friday issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s emergency supplemental request, totaling $44 billion, to address recent natural disasters. Earlier this month, Leahy and Senator Schumer led a letter outlining what Senate Democrats believe should be contained in the supplemental request.