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New Program Makes Available $2 Million in Low Interest Loans for Home Energy Improvements

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

New Program Makes Available $2 Million in Low Interest Loans for Home Energy Improvements
State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding will announce September 17, 2008, a new low-interest home loan program that will make available $2 million to Vermont homeowners seeking to weatherize their homes and reduce energy costs. Joining Spaulding will be TD Banknorth President Phil Daniels, Efficiency Vermont Director Blair Hamilton and Burlington homeowner Bob Poczabut.

Vermont Tech Receives $25,000 to Help Fund Summer Bridge Program

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Tech Receives $25,000
to Help Fund Summer Bridge Program
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt-Vermont Technical College this week received a $25,000 grant from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Vermont Community Foundation.
The money will be used to support Vermont Tech's Summer Bridge Program, which helps incoming freshmen prepare for the college level math and English courses they'll need to succeed in most of the college's rigorous programs.

MyWebGrocer acquires Buy4Now US operations

Sun, 09/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

September 15, 2008 Colchester VT: MyWebGrocer announced today that is has completed the acquisition of the Buy4Now US operations. Buy4Now provides e-commerce solutions to grocery retailers. Under this acquisition, Buy4Now USA, located in New York, will operate as a subsidiary of MyWebGrocer. This will add retailers such as A&P, Roche Brothers and New Seasons Market to the MyWebGrocer client list. The majority of retail grocers engaged in e-commerce on the East Coast will now be clients of MyWebGrocer.

CCS Joins Vermont Higher Education Council

Fri, 09/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

This past April, the Vermont Department of Education approved CCS to confer the Master of Fine Arts Degree and One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning. This was the result of a nearly two-year application process for CCS, including self-study reports and reviews, and an onsite evaluation of its curriculum, facilities and resources, operations, students, faculty, staff, and governance.

Bill funding Vermont transportation needs clears House, sent to President

Thu, 09/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bill funding Vermont transportation needs clears House, sent to President
Washington, D.C. Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL) supported and the House passed HR 6532, the Highway Trust Fund Restoration Act, to address a projected shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund and restore more than $8 billion in federal funding for states.
The bill, which has cleared the Senate and will now be sent to the president for his signature, restores over $47 million in federal transportation funding for Vermont's roads and bridges.

Vermont Launches 'Apples to iPods' at Pick Your Own Apple Orchards

Thu, 09/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Launches 'Apples to iPods' at Pick Your Own Apple Orchards
WHAT: State of Vermont, Small Dog Electronics and Apple Growers to Announce Annual "Apples to iPods" Promotion
SHELBURNE, Vt. - Visitors to Vermont's pick-your-own orchards will once again have a chance to win an iPod during the second annual "Apples to iPods" fall promotion that will kick off on Sept. 15.
The promotion is sponsored in partnership by Small Dog Electronics, the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.

Vermont Lt. Governor Brian Dubie Deployed In Hurricane Ike Disaster Response

Thu, 09/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Lt. Governor Brian Dubie Deployed In Hurricane Ike Disaster Response
(MONTPELIER) -- (September 12, 2008) Vermont's Lt. Governor Brian Dubie has been deployed by the United States Air Force to assist in disaster response in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. He will leave Vermont later today.

Vermont State Hospital Receives Full Accreditation by Nation's Premier Health Care Certification Organization

Thu, 09/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont State Hospital Receives Full Accreditation by Nation's Premier Health Care Certification Organization
Waterbury, VT (September 12, 2008)- By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, the Vermont State Hospital (VSH) has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.

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