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New York Mortgage Company opens in Burlington

Sun, 08/13/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

The New York Mortgage Company Is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Robbins of S. Burlington, VT has opened a satellite mortgage lending office in downtown Burlington, VT, allowing us to expand and serve the Vermont residential and commercial mortgage markets.
Jeffrey has many years of dedicated experience in the financial services industry. Most recently he was employed by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for 16 years where he held the position of District Sales Manager for the past 12 years.

Via Cheese To Buy Lucille Farms

Mon, 08/07/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

August 8, 2006
Via Cheese To Buy Lucille Farms
Swanton Vermont&Via Cheese, LLC announced today that it has agreed to buy the assets of Lucille Farms, a Swanton based manufacturer of mozzarella cheese which ceased operations in October of 2005. Via intends to restart the plant in October of this year and plans to make mozzarella and other Italian cheeses at the facility. Via is a sister company of Franklin Foods, which annually makes approximately 25,000,000 lbs of cream cheese products in its plant located in Enosburg Falls, Vermont.

Governor Appoints Judge Paul Hudson Chair of Human Services Board

Wed, 08/02/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Appoints Judge Paul Hudson
Chair of Human Services Board
 
Montpelier, VT – Today, Governor Jim Douglas
announced that the Honorable Paul F. Hudson has been appointed Chair of the
Human Services Board.  Judge Hudson is a resident of Springfield and served as a Vermont District
Court Judge from December 1979 until his retirement in January 2003. 
 
“Judge
Hudson’s acceptance of this appointment reflects his continuing
commitment to public service – both to his community and his

Vermont to form first prescription drug pool with Maine, Iowa

Wed, 08/02/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

GOVERNOR
DOUGLAS ANNOUNCES VERMONT TO FORM FIRST-EVER
STATE ADMINISTERED
PRESCRIPTION DRUG
PURCHASING
POOL WITH MAINE AND IOWA
 
Program Expected to Save Vermont $4 Million This Year
 
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas announced today that
Vermont, Iowa and Maine have formed a first in the nation, state administered
prescription drug purchasing pool, that is expected to save Vermont approximately
$4 million this year.  On July
20, 2006 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved

Merchants Bancshares earnings down

Tue, 08/01/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

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VHFA LAUNCHES NEW $10 MILLION AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM

Mon, 07/31/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
 
Contacts:  Jason Gibbs, Office of the Gov.,
(802) 828-3333
John Fairbanks, VHFA, (802) 652-3424
 
GOV.
DOUGLAS, VHFA LAUNCH NEW $10 MILLION AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM
 
Agency
partners offer new job-loss protection and low-cost mortgage insurance products
                                                                                   
Burlington,
Vt. — Governor Jim Douglas
joined with Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) today to announce the

Village Ventures and FreshTracks Capital Announce $1 Million Investment in Mophie

Mon, 07/31/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

VILLAGE VENTURES AND FRESHTRACKS CAPITAL ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN MOPHIE"
Vermont-based venture capital fund finances investment in Burlington-based iPod Accessories firm founded by 19-year old serial entrepreneur
(Middlebury, VT 8/1/2006) - FreshTracks Capital, L.P. (FreshTracks), a Middlebury-based venture capital fund focused on investing in Vermont growth companies, announced its investment in mophie" of Burlington, VT. FreshTracks joined majority investor, Village Ventures, a Williamstown, MA based venture capital firm.

Dugan named Deputy Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs

Mon, 07/31/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Dugan named Deputy Commissioner of
Housing and Community Affairs
 
MONTPELIER, Vt. – The
head of the state’s Community Development Program has been named Deputy
Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
 
Molly Dugan, who has worked in the
department since 2001, will take over the position on August 21, said DHCA
Commissioner John Hall.
 
“I am very excited to have
Molly moving into this position,” Hall said. “She has been an

Child Care Resource Achieves National Quality Accreditation

Sun, 07/30/2006 - 8:00pm -- tim

Williston, VT - Child Care Resource of Williston was recently awarded full accreditation by the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). The Chittenden County agency was recognized at a regional NACCRRA meeting in Albany, NY and again in Washington, DC. QAP is a national, voluntary, quality assurance system for community child care resource and referral programs. The program is designed to ensure that families across the country have access to consistent, high-quality consumer education and referral services.

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