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Kurt Wright to Announce Run for Mayor of Burlington

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Republican Kurt Wright will announce his run for Burlington mayor this Thursday, December 11th in Contois Auditorum at Burlington City Hall beginning at 5:45pm.
Kurt Wright has served for eight years in the Vermont House of Representatives, and was just re-elected to a fifth term. In 2007 Burlington voters made Kurt, a four term city councilman, the first Republican president of the Burlington City Council in 20 years. We look forward to helping Kurt achieve a similar feat in this, his latest race!

New unemployment claims down for week

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Week Ending December 06, 2008
There were 1,492 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 331 from the week before. Altogether 11,960 new and continuing claims were filed, 1,332 more than a week ago and 4,496 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,719 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, an increase of 575 from last week.
The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at:

<p>Northern Power names new Chief Executive Officer

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Northern Power names new Chief Executive Officer
Company embarks on aggressive growth strategy following $50 million fundraising
BARRE, VT - December 8, 2008 - Northern Power Systems, Inc, a next-generation wind energy company, has announced that John P. Danner has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. This appointment marks a significant step in Northern's transformation into a major commercial force in the wind power industry.

Vermont Public-Private Partnership Garners Environmental Building Product Award

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Whey-based Wood Finish Company Based In Hardwick
MONTPELIER, Vt. - A Hardwick company that makes wood finishes from a dairy by-product has won a prestigious award for environmentally friendly building products and hopes to parley that into continued growth.
Vermont Natural Coatings' PolyWhey(tm) product, developed with the assistance of the Vermont Department of Economic Development and the University of Vermont, was selected as one of BuildingGreen's 2008 Top-10 Green Building Products by the editors of Environmental Building News and GreenSpec(r).