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Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC Certifies 500th Organic Farm

Wed, 09/03/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC Certifies 500th Organic Farm
Richmond - Vermont is home to over 500 organic farms and processors, and that number is growing. Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC (VOF) has announced it has certified 543 certified organic producers with over 90,400 acres in production. 2008 showed a 10% increase in the number of certified producers and processors compared with 2007. Total gross sales for certified organic producers and processors were $103,205,052, a 10% increase compared with 2007.

Central Vermont Medical Center breaks ground on new cancer center Thursday

Tue, 09/02/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

EVENT: Central Vermont Cancer Center
Groundbreaking Ceremony
DATE: Thursday, September 4, 2008
TIME: 11 a.m.
PLACE: Central Vermont Medical Center Campus
To the left of the hospital
SCHEDULE:
11:00 a.m. Welcome & introduction of dignitaries in the audience and participants in the groundbreaking: Judy Tarr, President & CEO
11:05: Judy turns over to CVMC Board Chair John Nicholls, to say a few words about why we are building a cancer center

Vermont jobless claims down for week, up from last year

Tue, 09/02/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Week Ending August 30, 2008
There were 606 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 251 from the week before. Altogether 7,019 new and continuing claims were filed, 206 less than a week ago and 2,057 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,801 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, a decrease of 132 from last week.
The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/

Champlain College Dedicates Schillhammer Hall

Mon, 09/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Champlain College Dedicates Schillhammer Hall
BURLINGTON, Vt. Champlain College recently honored trustee emeritus and alumnus Richard W. Schillhammer Class of 1934 and founder of Queen City Printers (QCP), and his family, with the dedication of Schillhammer Hall.
The building, located at 109 Summit St., formerly known as East Hall, has served as a residence hall since being acquired by Champlain in 1994.

Gubernatorial Appointments Made in May, June and July

Thu, 08/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Gubernatorial Appointments Made in May, June and July
Montpelier Vt.- Governor Jim Douglas has released the list of appointments made in May, June and July, 2008.
Commission on Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders:
Alden Launer, Greensboro
Patrice Thabault, Burlington
Vermont Aviation Advisory Council:
George Coy, Swanton
John McNerney, New Haven
Mary Paull, Newport
State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind & Visually Impaired:
Claire Bruno, Worcester
Building Bright Futures Council:

Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Announced

Thu, 08/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Announced
WHAT: 6th Annual Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Brunch
The Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards honor outstanding farmers, industry supporters and others dedicated to the success of our agricultural community. Farming is an integral part of the fabric and history of Vermont and these individuals are being honored for their commitment to promoting the economic and environmental stability of agriculture.
This year's recipients are:
Senator Patrick Leahy
Dean Merrill
Senator Justin Smith Morrill

Route 2 Moretown/Middlesex Bridge Now Open

Wed, 08/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Route 2 Moretown/Middlesex Bridge Now Open
MONTPELIER (August 28, 2008) The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today opened a one-lane temporary bridge along Route 2 that spans the Winooski River and connects the towns of Middlesex and Moretown.
The temporary bridge was installed following the May 30 closure of an 80-year-old truss bridge that was deemed unsafe after an inspection. Transportation crews removed the old bridge, and in its place erected a one-lane temporary bridge that will remain in place until a new, permanent bridge can be constructed.

Governor Announces 'Next Generation' Internship Grants

Tue, 08/26/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Announces 'Next Generation' Internship Grants
Internship program connects hundreds of students with job opportunities
Castleton, Vt. - At Hubbardton Forge today, Governor Jim Douglas announced 14 Next Generation grants that will allow nearly 500 high school and post-secondary students to participate in career development internship programs.

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