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GMP announces dividend

Tue, 12/07/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER
ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND
COLCHESTER, VT . . . Directors of Green Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE:GMP) have announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the utility's Common Stock, payable December 31, 2004 to holders of record at the close of business on December 17, 2004. The indicated annual dividend rate is $0.88.
Green Mountain Power Corporation (www.greenmountainpower.biz) is a Vermont-based energy services company serving 89,000 electric customers.
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Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Announces Special Dividend

Thu, 12/02/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Announces Special Dividend and Trust
Preferred Securities Issuance
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT - The Board of Directors of Merchants Bancshares, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MBVT), the parent company of Merchants Bank, today declared a special
cash dividend of $4.50 per share payable December 17, 2004 to shareholders of record as
of the close of business on December 10, 2004. The total amount of this special dividend
will be approximately $28.10 million. After looking at several alternatives, Merchants

Douglas Proposes $15.6 Million in Property Tax Reductions

Wed, 12/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Proposes $15.6 Million in Property Tax Reductions
Two Year Savings from Act 68 Would Exceed $41 Million
Montpelier, Vt. -- Governor Jim Douglas today proposed to reduce Vermont's
statewide property tax rates for education by 8 cents, an additional 3
cents below the reduction achieved last year.
"Under Act 68, the property tax reduction bill of 2003, the Legislature
established statewide homestead and non-residential property tax rates of
$1.10 and $1.59 respectively," Governor Douglas said. "In fiscal year

Salvanelli's Authentic Italian Specialties Offers Gourment Italian Food Baskets

Wed, 12/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Salvanellis Authentic Italian Specialties
P.O. Box 65155
Burlington, VT 05406-5155
Telephone 802.951.2523
E-mail: giftbaskets@salvanellis.com
Web site: www.salvanellis.com
For Immediate Release Contact: Gloria Salvanelli
Tel: 802-951-2523
Salvanellis Authentic Italian Specialties
Offers Gourmet Italian Food Baskets

Champlain College names endowed chair for Perry

Tue, 11/30/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Champlain names endowed chair for Perry
Champlain College trustees have announced the creation of the College's first endowed chair, naming it in honor of retiring President Roger Perry. The Board of Trustees voted to create this $1 million academic fund, The Doctor Roger H Perry Endowed Chair, as part of the College's successful Power of Three Capital Campaign.

Rachel Lee of Armistead Caregiver Services Wins a $20,000.00 Grant from the Eileen Fisher Clothing Company

Tue, 11/30/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Shelburne, VT Rachel Lee, President of Armistead Caregiver Services, has been presented a $20,000.00 grant from the Eileen Fisher Company. The award to Armistead, one of five $20,000.00 Eileen Fisher Grants, was the only award given to a for-profit business. Armistead was singled out from over 250 other for-profit applicants nationally. The grant, for growth and development, will aid Armistead in service expansion to Addison and Franklin Counties. Armistead provides non-medical caregiver services to the elderly and adults with disabilities.

Armistead Caregiver Services Hires Beryl Champagne as New Job Trainer

Tue, 11/30/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Armistead Caregiver Services is pleased to announce that Beryl Champagne, a long-time Armistead Caregiver, is now Armisteads new Job Trainer. Beryl will be overseeing and conducting all aspects of caregiver training for both new and existing clients and will be managing all client and caregiver day-to-day issues and concerns regarding care.
In addition to her extensive caregiving career, Beryl has served as a case manager and owned and operated her own restaurant and motel in Swanton for 15 years.

LandVest Opens Manchester Center Office

Sun, 11/28/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

LandVest Opens Manchester Center, Vermont Office
Manchester Center, VT LandVest, Inc., located at 39 Bonnet Street in Manchester Center, specializes in the marketing of luxury homes, land, and estates. With offices throughout the Northeast, including professionals in real estate sales, consulting and appraisal, land planning, forestry services, graphics, advertising, business and finance, LandVest has become the premier advisor and problem solver for owners of unique properties.

Robert and Holly Miller become Champlain College's top lifetime benefactors

Sun, 11/21/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Robert and Holly Miller become Champlain Colleges top lifetime benefactors
BURLINGTON, Vt.--Champlain College officials announced today that Robert and Holly Miller have become the leading lifetime benefactors of the College. This week, the Burlington couple increased their Power of Three capital campaign pledge to $2.2 million to add their support to the Colleges first endowed chair, a $1 million academic fund created to honor retiring President Roger H. Perry. Over the past dozen years, the Millers have donated $3.75 million to the private, career-oriented college.

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