Vermont towns get $85,000 in grants to improve voting access

Tue, 06/09/2009 - 5:44am -- tim

Today, Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz announced that over $85,000 in grants were awarded to 19 municipalities to help them to continue to meet the mandates of the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) which was signed into law on October 29, 2002. HAVA provides opportunities for municipalities to improve the administration and access to elections in Vermont. As Vermont’s chief election officer, the Secretary of State oversees this process.

Stonyfield Farm takes on cow burps with help of Vermont organic dairies

Mon, 06/08/2009 - 10:24am -- tim

The first program in North America to naturally decrease global warming gases caused by cows' burps (enteric emissions) has been announced by environmental pioneer Stonyfield Farm, the world's leading organic yogurt company. An unexpected benefit of the program is that it also significantly increases the nutritional value of the milk. The Stonyfield Greener Cow pilot program began in late 2008 with 15 Vermont Organic Valley farms which supply the milk for Stonyfield's yogurts. The company learned about this approach from its global partner French-based Groupe Danone.

Vermont SBA winners honored Wednesday under the big tent

Mon, 06/08/2009 - 10:13am -- tim

The 2009 Small Business Person of the Year and Champion Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Governor James Douglas will present the Small Business Person of the Year award to Mark Bonfigli, CEO and Founder of, Burlington, with additional remarks from Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss, SBA Vermont District Director Darcy Carter, and others.  
Champion awards will be presented to: