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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.

McLure Group Receives Top Honors

Tue, 02/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bill Brady, President of the McLure Group of Essex Jct., VT, was the recipient of numerous awards for McLure Moving & Storage, given at the Arpin Van Lines 2007 Convention, held in Tucson, AZ.

Mclure Moving and Storage has over 90 years of Local, National and International moving history. But in their first full year of service in the Arpin Van Lines Family they were honored as the "Best New Prime Agent".
Bill Brady also received the "Greatest COD Sales Volume award in his class as well as the Arpin International "Domestic Booking Agent of the Year".

Congressional delegation announces funding for White River VA expansion

Sun, 02/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Cong. Delegation announces funding for White River VA expansion
WASHINGTON (Monday, February 11) – Vermont’s Congressional Delegation – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), and Rep. Peter Welch (D) – announced today that the White River Junction VA Medical Center has been awarded $900,000 for designing a new imaging center and expanding its radiology services.  The medical center will be eligible for an additional $6 million for construction next year.

Vermont Chamber supports FairPoint/Verizon deal

Sun, 02/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Chamber of Commerce Endorses
Verizon/FairPoint Communication Transaction
The Montpelier, VT The Vermont
Chamber of Commerce announced February 11, 2008, its endorsement of the FairPoint/Verizon
transaction.  The Vermont Chamber of Commerce supports the agreement
recently reached between the two companies, and looks forward to the Vermont
Public Service Board (PSB) approval in the near future.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce
has been monitoring the proposed Verizon sale of its land line assets to

Leahy Announces $1.2 M. In Grants To Vermont's NeighborWorks Centers

Thu, 02/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

 
As Foreclosure And Affordable
Housing Crisis Spreads&
 
Leahy Announces $1.2 M.
In Grants
To Vermonts
NeighborWorks Centers
To Sustain Their
Affordable Housing Development
And Ownership Counseling
 
. . .
Leahy Helped Create 1st NeighborWorks Organization In Vermont In 1993
 
 
WASHINGTON (Thursday, Feb. 7) Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
announced Thursday that Vermonts five NeighborWorks organizations are
getting $1.2 million in NeighborWorks America grants.  According to

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