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VSAC Issues Revenue Bonds

Mon, 11/11/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) recently issued
$112.5 million in revenue bonds to meet the demand for new education
loans.
Most of the bond proceeds will be used to finance conventional
federal education loans, primarily Stafford loans for students and PLUS
loans for parents. A smaller share will be used to cover what are known as
alternative or supplemental loans. Increasingly, education expenses exceed
what students are able to cover using government grants and loans, forcing

Vermont Delegates to World Travel Market in London

Sun, 11/10/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Six Vermonters, representing state-wide tourism
organizations and private businesses, will join representatives of the
other five New England states at the World Travel Market in London,
England, November 11-15.
"For the first time, the six New England states will have a unified
presence under the umbrella of Discover New England," said Fredrik deJong,
International Marketing Director for the Vermont Department of Tourism and
Marketing. The World Travel Market is the largest travel trade show in the

Six Langrock Sperry & Wool Attorneys Named as “Best Lawyers in America”®

Sun, 11/03/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Six lawyers in the law firm of Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, with offices in Burlington and Middlebury, Vermont, have been named in the 2003-4 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”®. The Best Lawyers in America ® is considered the pre-eminent guide to the legal profession in the United States. The “Best Lawyers” lists are compiled through an exhaustive peer review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the United States confidentially evaluate their peers.

Northern New England Planners Announce Annual Awards

Sun, 10/27/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) announced the recipients of their 2002 Awards Program at their annual meeting held recently in Providence, RI. The following northern New England planners and projects were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the field of land use planning and the communities of northern New England:
“2002 Professional Planner of the Year” – Gregory Brown, Commissioner, VT Dept. of Housing & Community Affairs.

National Awards for Burlington's Main Street Landing Company

Wed, 10/23/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Main Street Landing Company, located in Burlington, VT, is preventing pollution at a profit. And for their efforts, the company has won a national 2001 ENERGY STAR® for Small Business Award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The ENERGY STAR for Small Business Awards recognize small businesses that effectively reduce their operating costs by increasing the energy efficiency of their business. EPA regional representatives are coordinating local awards ceremonies.

Grant Moneys for Farm Experiments

Tue, 10/22/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont farmers have always been eager to try new crops and ways to
produce them. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Education program (SARE), wants to help by providing funds to
assist with on-farm experimentation by farmers.
This year, there are two groups of grants available from SARE that are
aimed at helping farmers explore new ideas. The Farmer/Grower Grant
program awards funds directly to producers to test new crops, practices,

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