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Leap Year 2008: 29 Reasons Vermont Is the Place to Spend that Extra Day

Tue, 02/26/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

This month's gift of a tucked-away day only comes once every four years. Here are 29 things to do in Vermont this Friday!

"Ring in the 29th and watch it go with the Leap Year Special overnight stay at the Mountaintop Inn & Resort in Chittenden (www.mountaintopinn.com).

"Browse 29 books by Vermont authors at the independent Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne (www.flyingpigbooks.com).

UVM proposal calls for construction of new campus facilities

Sun, 02/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

UVM proposal calls for construction of new campus facilities

A report issued by University of Vermont's Campus Task Force II suggests a $100 million dollar expansion of athletic, health and recreation facilities, which would make the renovation the biggest capital project in the univerity's history. The renovations would require considerable private funding, due to the schools constraints on borrowing capacity.

CVPS Donates Plug-in Car to UVM for Research on Hybrid Vehicles in Northern Climates

Wed, 02/20/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

CVPS Donates Plug-in Car to UVM for Research on Hybrid Vehicles in Northern Climates
UVM president Daniel Mark Fogel was handed the keys to a new car today. But he wont be taking it for a joy ride.
Instead, he received the plug-in hybrid electric vehiclea modified Toyota Prius donated by Central Vermont Public Serviceon behalf of UVMs Transportation Center. UVM researchers will use the vehicle to explore how a new generation of hybrid cars, which recharge from a standard outlet, perform in the cold, hilly conditions of Vermont.

Burton makes Fast Magazine's fast list

Tue, 02/19/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

FAST COMPANY RANKS THE WORLD'S 50 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES:
EIGHT OF THE 50 ARE BASED IN THE NORTHEAST
(FAIRFIELD, CT, NEW YORK, NY, STRATHAM, NH, ARMONK, NY,
BURLINGTON, MA, BURLINGTON, VT, CORNING, NY)
NEW YORK, February 20, 2008 Fast Company magazine has announced
its "Fast 50" list of the world's most innovative companies. Eight of the 50
firms named to the 2008 list are based in and around the Northeast (Fairfield,
CT, New York, NY, Stratham, NH, Armonk, NY, Burlington, MA, Burlington, VT,

IRS drops plan to change captive insurance tax status

Tue, 02/19/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

IRS drops plan to change captive insurance tax status
The Coalition for Fairness to Captive Insurers, CICA and VCIA are pleased to report that today (February 20, 2008), the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is withdrawing proposed IRS Regulation §1.1502-13(e) on consolidated returns that would have adversely affected single parent captive insurance companies. Consequently, the public hearing requested by the Coalition on this issue which was scheduled for February 29th has been cancelled.

Okemo sets one-day record

Tue, 02/19/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

A WEEKEND OF RECORD BREAKERS FOR OKEMO
LUDLOW, Vt. For the second year running, the Sunday of Presidents' Day Weekend was a record-breaker for Okemo Mountain Resort. Skier and snowboarder visits were up three percent for the day, compared to last years historic milestone, and up more than five percent compared to the previous best day in February 2005.

Vermont Public Service Board approves FairPoint-Verizon deal

Sun, 02/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Public Service Board approves FairPoint-Verizon deal
The Vermont Public Service Board finally approved, February 15, 2008, the massive deal between FairPoint Communications and Verizon to buy the 1.6 million telephone landlines in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. However, the Vermont regulators added another $31.7 million in stipulations to the $2.7 billion deal.

FairPoint's initial reaction to the new stipulations was guarded, in that the North Carolina company was not sure that Verizon would go along with the add-ons.

Statewide Technology Project Unveils New Website

Wed, 02/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Statewide
Technology Project Unveils New Website
ConnectVermont Project Includes Fiber optic, Wireless,
Online Information
MONTPELIER
– The project responsible for bringing wireless Internet access to
highway welcome centers; putting tourism information online; and bringing
motorists road condition reports now has its website.
Officials said
the ConnectVermont program’s new website at www.connectvermont.com

Vermont Colleges Receive President's Honor Roll Award for Service

Wed, 02/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

According to a recent study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, volunteering among college students has increased by 20 percent in recent years. A renewed spirit of civic engagement is evident as more students demonstrate their compassion, commitment, and creativity by serving others all across the country, including the Green Mountain State.

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