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Groundbreaking for Moretown waste-to-energy facility Tuesday

Sun, 09/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Announces Landfill Gas To Energy Project at Moretown Landfill
Moretown, Vt. September 9, 2008 - A new landfill gas to energy project that will provide renewable energy, create new jobs and enhance the environment began construction in Moretown today, announced Governor Douglas, Interstate Waste Corporation, PPL Renewable Energy and Green Mountain Power.

AcroBible(TM) for iPhone(R) Provides Fingertip Access Anywhere

Sun, 09/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER, Vt. -- AcroDesign Technologies today announced the release of their downloadable, native, NIV iPhone bible. The feature rich AcroBible costs $28.99 and is a download rather than an online, annual-fee based Bible. This means that users pay just once, and can access the bible anywhere, on planes, busses, etc. AcroBible is an offline Bible and needs no Wi-Fi connection. Special features of the AcroBible include the ability to search for words or phrases, create bookmarks, attach notes to any verse, and highlight verses in up to six colors.

Noyes Named Acting Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs

Thu, 09/04/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Noyes Named Acting Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The former Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development has been named the acting Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs.
William Noyes will take charge of the department when acting Commissioner Molly Dugan steps down later this month, according to Commerce and Community Development Secretary Kevin Dorn.
Dugan, who has been deputy housing commissioner since 2006, has been filling the top slot since former housing commissioner John Hall stepped down this spring.

Vermont Milk Commission Issues Proposed Order to Establish a Retail Fluid Milk Premium

Thu, 09/04/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Milk Commission Issues Proposed Order to Establish a "Retail Fluid Milk Premium"

Hearing Scheduled for September 9, 2008
The Vermont Milk Commission has issued a proposed Order to establish a Retail Fluid Milk Premium, and scheduled a hearing on the proposed Order for September 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in Room 11 of the Vermont State House.
The formal Notice of the proposed Order includes the following summary statement:
Summary Statement of the Matters at Issue:

Growing asicNorth Chooses Arizona

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

Growing asicNorth Chooses Arizona
Semiconductor design service provider asicNorth of South Burlington has ended its global search, choosing Arizona to expand its operations. The company is currently hiring experienced engineers, with plans to grow its new Tempe, AZ, operation over the next few years.
"asicNorth is growing into new markets," said President Mike Slattery "After surveying many cities it was apparent metro-Phoenix was the best choice to provide the new business opportunities and skilled workforce needed for our expansion."

Snelling Center for Government Is Announces Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2009

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

Snelling Center for Government Is Announces Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2009
September 4, 2008 - - The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce the members of the 2009 Vermont Leadership Institute. VLI recruits Vermont's best and brightest from the private, public, and non-profit sectors, creating lasting networks to benefit Vermont. The members of this year's class include:

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/

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