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Jolinda LaClair receives the 2008 Bernice R Murray Award

Wed, 12/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Jolinda LaClair receives the 2008 Bernice R. Murray Award for Years of Dedication to Community Development in Vermont and the Nation
Montpelier, VT, November 19, 2008 - USDA Rural Development State Director for Vermont and New Hampshire, Jolinda LaClair, was presented with the Bernice R. Murray Award at the Vermont Community Development Association's (VCDA) Annual Meeting.

Vermont Company Launches Next Generation Industrial Ink Jet

Wed, 12/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

In a world where large format and desktop models dominate the field of ink jet printers, Pad Print Machinery of VT, Inc. has answered the call of industrial manufacturers with the Rapid Fire 1001 ink jet system.
East Dorset, VT, December 18, 2008 --( Built with manufacturing in mind, the Rapid Fire 1001 is fully customizable for in-line applications, allowing industrial product marking at a speed and accuracy previously unavailable.

Welch and Bixby call for fiscal discipline at Vermont Business Roundtable forum

Wed, 12/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burlington, Vt. - Rep. Peter Welch joined Concord Coalition executive director Robert Bixby Thursday to call for a renewed focus on achieving long-term fiscal discipline at a forum sponsored by the Vermont Business Roundtable.
Welch and Bixby said that despite the need for short-term stimulus measures to reinvigorate a troubled economy, lawmakers must not lose focus on the long-term need to balance federal revenues and expenditures.

Comments Sought on Revised Cleanup Plan for Burlington's Pine Street Canal Superfund Site

Tue, 12/16/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Comments Sought on Revised Cleanup Plan for Burlington's Pine Street Canal Superfund Site
(Boston, Mass. - Dec. 17, 2008) - Following a careful review of previous work, EPA is seeking public input on recommended modifications to part of the underwater cap at the Pine Street Canal Superfund Site in Burlington, Vermont.

Business Roundtable Releases Pessimistic Fourth Quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Business Roundtable Releases Fourth Quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey
(So. Burlington, Vt.) Reflecting nationwide trends, the mood of the chief executives of Vermont's leading businesses took a step downward in the fourth quarter, with leaders decidedly less optimistic about sales prospects, capital outlays, and employment levels for the winter and spring, compared to third quarter forecasts. The mood of the statewide business community was assessed late in the fourth quarter and released today by Vermont Business Roundtable Chairman Tim Volk and President Lisa Ventriss.

Governor Issues Emergency Disaster Declaration for Ice Storm Damage

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Issues Emergency Disaster Declaration for Ice Storm Damage
Montpelier, VT - As a result of damages suffered in last week's ice and snow storm throughout Vermont, Governor Douglas has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for four counties in Vermont.
The order allows the state to expedite the arrival of utility crews from other states and Canadian provinces to assist with restoring power. It will also form the basis for an application for federal disaster relief funding if eligibility thresholds are met.

Douglas Administration announces cuts

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Secretary Lunderville's Letter to Legislative leaders over the failure to reach agreement on state budget cuts.
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Electric crews converge on Windham and Windsor counties

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Crews converge on Windham and Windsor counties
Tree damage in Wilmington area is worst many workers have ever seen
RUTLAND (December 15, 2008)-- After more than 90 hours of restoration work since the first customer went out last Friday, line and tree crews have restored service to 30,100 of the 35,000 CVPS customers who lost power after last week's ice storm. CVPS has acquired 10 line crews from Hydro One in Canada. They will arrive on CVPS property late tonight to assist in the restoration effort tomorrow.