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Vermont plant part of $10 million contract for General Dynamics to produce MK19 grenade machine guns

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 8:18am -- tim

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $10 million contract extension by U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC for the production of MK19 grenade machine guns. Deliveries are expected to begin in April 2010and will be completed in July 2012. This award brings the total contract value to date to over $67 million.

Sanders announces $150,000 financial literacy grant

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 8:12am -- tim

Sen. Bernie Sanders called today for a new Financial Product Safety Commission to protect consumers from abusive lenders and also announced a $130,000 federal grant to improve financial literacy for young people in Vermont.
Sanders (I-Vt.) was joined at the press conference by Joseph G. Bergeron, president of the Association of Vermont Credit Unions, which will work with local business leaders, educators and volunteers, to teach middle and high school students the importance of financial literacy.

Vermont, 12 others adopt California emission standards

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 8:02am -- tim

Motor vehicle drivers in the 13 states that have adopted California's Clean Car Standards approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would save hundreds of dollars annually at the gas pump while reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, according to a report issued today by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The states -- Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland,Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington-- represent approximately one quarter of the U.S. vehicle fleet and vehicle miles traveled.

Governor Douglas ranked among top ten "Green Governors"

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 7:44am -- tim

Governor Jim Douglas was recently named one of the nation s top ten Greenest Governors by Greenopia, an online directory of eco-friendly retailers, services, and organizations. The Governor was recognized on the site for undertaking several programs to make Vermont greener. These include the Clean and Clear Water Action Plan, Biofuel initiatives, and programs aimed at making the state government greener. Vermont also has tax incentives in place to help consumers and businesses go green.

Vermont nonprofit finance organizations to receive $6 million in stimulus funds

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 7:42am -- tim

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch Tuesday announced that three Vermont nonprofit organizations together will receive $6 million – a hefty share of the national funding total – to spur community development and ease consumer credit as further steps on the path to economic recovery.

New England Medical System, Davis & Hodgdon awarded Department of Veterans Affairs contract

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 7:25am -- tim

New England Medical Systems of Essex Junction with the support of Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs of Williston, VT has recently been awarded a Federal Supply Schedule Contract through the Department of Veterans Affairs National Acquisition Center to sell medical equipment to Federal, state and local government agencies.

Governor awards 15 energy projects in second round of grants

Tue, 06/30/2009 - 8:16am -- intern

Governor Jim Douglas announced today that an additional 15 energy efficiency projects have received $170,000 in funding from the the Vermont Community Change Program. The final winners were selected from a pool of 86 applicants.
I want to congratulate the winners of this round of funding and thank you, and all those who applied, for your commitment to reducing our state's carbon footprint, said the Governor. The combined reduction in CO2 emissions from these projects is the equivalent of electricity use of 45 to 50 homes.
The 15 winners include:

Everybody Wins! Vermont receives $2,000 donation from TD Banknorth

Tue, 06/30/2009 - 8:14am -- intern

TD Banknorth, acting through the TD Charitable Foundation, has donated $2,000 to Everybody wins! Vermont, an organization designed to pair elementary school-aged children with reading mentors. The funds will help Everybody Wins! Vermont recruit, train, and match volunteer mentors with individual children for one-on-one weekly reading assistance.

Bove's Lasagna Wins Gold

Tue, 06/30/2009 - 5:21am -- admin

Bove s famous frozen lasagna has been awarded the National Association of Specialty Food Trades prestigious Gold sofi ¢ Award in the Outstanding Pasta, Rice and Grain Category. The all-natural, hand crafted lasagna is a frozen version of the classic that has had customers literally lining up around the block to get a taste at Boves famous Café in Burlington, Vermont.