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Connecticut River Farmers' Alliance sets 2017 conservation goals

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:49pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Farmers and agricultural leaders from Vermont and New Hampshire gathered on January 10 to review their goals and commitment to environmental sustainability as part of the annual meeting of the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers’ Alliance (CRWFA). Much of it is aimed at farming practices to reduce runoff into the river.

“We reviewed our successes, discussed challenges and shared ideas to preserve the quality of our watershed,” Paul Doton, CRWFA board chair and dairy farmer of Doton Farm, said.

Leahy joins senators in calling for disclosure of Trump nominees’ golden parachutes

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:32am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Tammy Baldwin led a group of her colleagues in sending President-elect Trump a letter calling for his cabinet nominees to disclose any payments they may receive from former employers that is contingent upon accepting a job in the federal government. Senator Baldwin was joined by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in sending the letter.

Leahy rips GOP over fast-track plan to repeal Obamacare

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 4:23pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On the Senate Floor this afternoon, Senator Patrick Leahy addressed the Senate on the pending Republican-authored legislation to enable and facilitate repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare.  The vehicle being used by Republican leaders for this is a budget resolution, S.Con.Res.3, “To Instruct Committees To Draft Legislation To Repeal The ACA.”

Floor Remarks Of Senator Patrick Leahy

On The Budget Resolution, S. Con. Res. 3

$180,000 in funding available for watershed projects

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:58pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization at the Vermont Community Foundation, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) that represents a commitment of $180,000 towards promoting planning and action to build resilience within Vermont’s watersheds. “Through this Initiative, we seek to inspire communities to work together to protect people, farms, homes, roads, and water quality, not just in their own towns, but also upstream and downstream,” said High Meadows Fund President Gaye Symington in a statement.

UVM professor Mary Cushman to lead new medical journal

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:23am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc, announces the launch of the Society's new open access journal, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), with its inaugural issue to publish in conjunction with the meeting of the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany, July 8-13. Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and director of the thrombosis and hemostasis program at the University of Vermont Medical Center in the United States, will lead the launch of the journal as its inaugural Editor-in-Chief. 

GMP crews prepare for wind storm that could cause outages

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Forecasters are saying a wind storm is set to swing through Vermont, causing power outages starting tonight. The high wind warning calls for gusts up to 60 mph that could bring down trees, branches and lines. The western side of the state is expected to bear the brunt of the winds. Green Mountain Power said in a statement that crews are prepared to ensure customer safety and get the power back on.

SunCommon, Phil Scott launch newest solar idea

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 8:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine SunCommon of Waterbury, joined by Governor Scott, unveiled its latest innovation, the Solar Canopy, at the first public installation at Montpelier’s Hunger Mountain Co-op, a local grocery store, on Monday. The timber frame solar structure is a first for Vermont and expands solar options beyond the traditional rooftop and backyard.

Leahy: Jeff Sessions used to be too extreme for Republicans

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 7:26am -- tim

by Patrick Leahy This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will meet in a legendary room that has been the site of such historic events as the Watergate hearings, and Senator John Kennedy’s presidential campaign announcement.  This ornate room has since been named for my friend, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and more recently senators have met in this room for the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Attorney General Eric Holder.