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First Vermont high school Reserve Cup Champion announced

Wed, 05/20/2009 - 9:09am -- tim

High school teams from throughout the state had their knowledge of economics and personal finance tested recently in the first-ever Vermont Championship Reserve Cup Challenge. After three rounds of vigorous questioning, Essex High School emerged as the champion. Second place was won by Windsor High School and the third place finisher was North Country Union High School.

Douglas budget alternative emphasizes 'sustainable' approach

Tue, 05/19/2009 - 12:28pm -- tim

Secretary of Administration Neale Lunderville today outlined the Governor Douglas s alternative budget approach for FY 2010.  Lunderville called it a balanced, responsible and sustainable plan that addresses immediate fiscal pressures with long-term fiscal prudence.  The Douglas plan reduces state spending by $32.8 million and raises $13 million in new taxes instead of $26 million. It also adds back $9 million in economic development and higher education-related spending.

Governor Douglas supports President Obama's auto emissions decision

Tue, 05/19/2009 - 9:45am -- tim

Governor Jim Douglas issued a statement yesterday regarding the Obama Administration s decision to adopt California standards nationally for automobile tailpipe emissions. Vermont was the first state to follow California's lead in requiring a higher standard than the federal requirement. The Bush Administration had blocked the implementation of the tougher standards resulting in California, Vermont and other states suing the federal government. The auto industry then filed suit in an attempt to block the implementation of the California standards.

Vermont gets $1.8 million from US Forest Service

Tue, 05/19/2009 - 6:19am -- tim

In Vermont yesterday, US Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell announced the award of $50 million in grants, including $1.8 million for the Eden Forest in Vermont, to permanently protect twenty-four working forests across twenty-one states, through the Forest Legacy Program. This program permanently protects important private forestland threatened by conversion.

CVMC opens Coumadin Clinic

Tue, 05/19/2009 - 6:11am -- tim

Central Vermont Medical Center s Outpatient Anticoagulation Coumadin Clinic provides patients with a complete and organized approach to anticoagulation therapy, using established protocols. Protocols to manage therapy are followed by anticoagulation clinic nurses under the medical supervision of Dr. David Ospina. A comprehensive assessment by a registered nurse along with intervention and education provide patients the tools they need to have successful outcomes.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters declares three-for-two stock split

Tue, 05/19/2009 - 6:07am -- tim

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a three-for-two stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend. The Company will distribute one additional share of its common stock to all shareholders of record at the close of business on May 29, 2009 for every two shares of common stock held on that date.

Raymond, Drost join Welch's staff

Tue, 05/19/2009 - 5:40am -- tim

Representative Peter Welch today announced the hiring of two Vermonters for positions in his Washington and Vermont offices. Brent Raymond, a Swanton native and Williston resident, will join Welch s Vermont office as Business Liaison. Julia Drost, a Brownsville native and University of Vermont graduate, will join Welch s Washington office as Staff Assistant.