Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) has awarded City Market Co-op a $125,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sub-grant to support redevelopment of a brownfields site in Burlington. City Market plans to open its second retail food cooperative in Burlington’s South End by mid-November.
Vermont Business Magazine Employees from 25 departments at Southwestern Vermont Health Care collectively purchased 170 backpacks and filled them with school supplies for local children whose families may have financial difficulty purchasing items for the return to school. The children attend 16 local schools, and each school will receive 10 – 11 backpacks to distribute.
Vermont Business Magazine Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Vermont Housing Finance Agency seeks investors for historic "Housing for All" initiative. Proceeds expected to create or rehabilitate 650 homes statewide. Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) invited bids from investors Friday for the "Housing for All" initiative passed by Vermont lawmakers earlier this year. The proceeds from this financing will be used to create and rehabilitate an estimated 650 rental and owned homes across the state.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue has returned from its deployment to Texas. The team assisted in searches, well-being checks, and other tasks during its mission. The 11-day deployment through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) was at the request of the Texas Division of Emergency Management. The team was on the ground in the Lone Star State from September 2-8, with the rest of the mission spent travelling to and from the impacted area.
Vermont Business Magazine Extending their influence and civic-mindedness across international borders, the Castleton University Nursing Department recently created its own medical brigade chapter under the Global Brigades organization and are set to travel to Honduras in early March for their first medical mission. Tasked with providing sustainable medical and dental care to the local communities, the student led group, accompanied by two faculty and staff advisors, will spend nearly an entire week delivering various healthcare services to more than 1,000 people.
Vermont Business Magazine Following seven months of good faith discussions at the bargaining table, the University of Vermont and United Academics declared impasse in their negotiations for a successor contract at 9 am today. United Academics is the union of full and part-time faculty at UVM.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott has appointed Lisa Senecal to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. “Lisa’s background and commitment to raising awareness for issues of importance to women, and leadership in advocating to advance opportunities for women will be a tremendous asset on the Commission and for its important mission,” said Governor Phil Scott. “I thank Lisa for her willingness to serve in this role, and as a leader in Vermont.”
Vermont Business Magazine Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for people who have been living with chronic pain for more than 3 to 6 months. The program offers support and education, including techniques to deal with common problems (frustration, fatigue, isolation, or poor sleep); exercises to improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance; and tips for talking with your family, friends, and health-care professionals about pain.
by John McClaughry
Jonathan Rauch is a senior fellow at the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution in Washington. He is himself a bona fide liberal, or at least, what passed for a thinking liberal a decade ago. He is a sharp commentator on American politics, and has given us a brilliant and timely essay in the July-August issue of The Atlantic entitled “How American Politics Went Insane”.
by Kirk J Woodring, LICSW, Brattleboro Retreat “SUICIDE.” I intentionally write it in capital letters, and place it in quotes, because so many of us find the word extremely difficult to see and to say. And yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified suicide as an epidemic in the US, with rates having reached a 30-year peak since they began to climb in 1999.
Vermont Business Magazine On June 19, continuing a tradition that began 35 years ago, the Woodstock Country Club hosted the annual MAH Classic golf tournament. More than 80 golfers participated in a day filled with challenges and fun to raise funds for Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) in Windsor and the Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) in Woodstock. “The MAH Classic brings people together for a great cause and a good time,” said Charles Clement, Director of Development for the Hospital. “Golfers enjoy playing at one of New England’s premier golf resorts while raising funds to support quality health care in our communities.
Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement:
“Sixteen years ago today, our nation experienced terrible and senseless terror attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania that were felt around the country and the world.
“On this day each year, we remember and mourn those who were lost in the attacks and the many heroes who saved lives and helped with recovery in the days and months that followed.