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Penalties Assessed for Scanner Violations

Mon, 04/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and
Markets recently assessed penalties to numerous retail establishments for
violating Vermont retail pricing laws. The Dollar General Store, Rite Aid of
Vermont, Kinney Drugs, and Mac’s Market are among the retail outlets that have
been assessed penalties ranging from $420.00 to $4,255.00 for overcharging
consumers for items purchased in their stores. This year to date, 134
inspections were completed that resulted in no corrective action or assessment
of penalties. 

Vermont General Fund Revenue Results Below Targets

Mon, 04/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, VT - Secretary of Administration Michael K. Smith Announces that General
Fund and Transportation Fund Revenues Were Below Target and Education Fund Revenues
Were Slightly Above Target for March. All Funds May Fall Short of Existing Fiscal
Year 2008 Revenue Targets.
General Fund
Today, Secretary
of Administration Michael K. Smith released the General Fund revenue results
for the month of March, the ninth month of fiscal year 2008. General Fund

Legionnaires' Disease Closes Cortina Inn

Sun, 04/06/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Legionnaires' Disease Closes Cortina Inn
The Cortina Inn in Killington was closed late on Thursday, April 3 at the direction of the Vermont Department of Health. This came after laboratory tests of water samples taken on March 29 from several locations within the Inn confirmed the presence of the bacteria Legionella pneumophila in its water system.

Stinehour Press Announces End of Operations

Sun, 04/06/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Stinehour Press Announces End of Operations
(Lunenburg, Vt.) Managing Director and CEO Warren Bingham announced Monday, April 7, 2008, that The Stinehour Press, an award-winning book design and printing firm, will be ending operations and liquidating its assets after more than 50 years of operation in northern Vermont. The company, which had several million dollars in sales last year, employed a staff of 21 highly skilled workers.

Environmental consulting firm offers new services

Wed, 04/02/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Terese Churchill, Master of Science, has recently joined the environmental consulting firm The Johnson Company of Montpelier, Vermont. Her practice can provide safety program implementation, mock OSHA inspections, air quality investigations, safety training, and other related services. Ms. Churchill has 20 years of experience as an occupational health and safety compliance officer for the state of Vermont, and as an environmental health and safety manager in private industry.

Vermont rated healthiest state in the nation

Wed, 04/02/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Status of Vermonters Report Tracks Public Health Successes & Challenges
Vermont Celebrates Public Health Week April
7-13 with Real-Life Stories, Events
Montpelier, Vt. — April, 3, 2008. Gov. Jim Douglas and Health Commissioner Sharon
Moffatt, RN, MSN today released The Health
Status of Vermonters  — a report by the Vermont Department of
Health that tracks progress on key public health measures related to illness
and disease, clinical preventive services, health insurance, access to medical

Stride Creative Group announces new hire

Tue, 04/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Stride Creative Group, a graphic design and marketing firm in Burlington, announced the hiring of Terry Fallon as graphic designer.

Fallon has been a self-employed designer in Vermont, and was with the Chicago Tribune and KPMG in Chicago. He brings 25 years of print, web and media experience to the Stride team.

Stride Creative Group creates graphic design and marketing solutions for businesses and organizations throughout Vermont and beyond. Clients include CCTA, Darn Tough Vermont, Spruce Mortgage and WowToyz.

Douglas Urges Congress to 'Thoroughly' Investigate Fuel Prices & Take Action

Mon, 03/31/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Gov. Douglas Urges Congress to ‘Thoroughly’ Investigate
Fuel Prices & Take Action
Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas
today praised the U.S. Congress for holding hearings on skyrocketing oil
prices, but urged lawmakers to conduct a “real, thorough
Governor Douglas on several occasions has urged the U.S. Congress to begin
a bipartisan investigation of escalating fuel prices.  The Governor and a
bipartisan group of 21 of his colleagues had called for a similar investigation

FairPoint Communications completes merger with Verizon's wireline operations

Mon, 03/31/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 31, 2008) FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NYSE:FRP) today closed its previously announced transaction in which FairPoint merged with Northern New England Spinco Inc. (Spinco), an entity which owned Verizon Communications landline and certain related operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. FairPoint is the surviving company in the merger.