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Governor Urges Senate to Restore Funding for Mentoring Initiative

Wed, 04/11/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Governor Urges Senate to Restore Funding for Mentoring
House Cuts Funding for ‘Vermont Mentors!’
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas today said the decision of the
House to cut funding for a mentoring partnership “makes no sense” and said he
would urge the Senate to restore the funding.
Governor Douglas said the contributions of dedicated mentors make a
difference in communities by volunteering time to help meet the needs of
underserved children.  “Across our

Hillside Motorsports Transfers Ownership

Wed, 04/11/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

CenterPoint Business Advisors of Littleton, NH is pleased to announce the transfer of Hillside Motorsports.
The business has been owned and operated by Alex, Mary Lou, and Jeremy DeFelice for over 12 years.
Hillside Motorsports is a powersports dealership in White River Junction, VT that sells and services a complete line of Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Arctic Cat products as well as full lines of parts & accessories.
Bruce Lyskawa, a veteran of the powersports industry and owner of Lebanon Motor Toys in Lebanon, New Hampshire has purchased the business.

Michael Smith announces Vermont's March revenue figures

Mon, 04/09/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Michael Smith Announces Vermont's March Revenue figures
Michael Smith announces Vermont's March revenue figures. Michael K. Smith, Secretary of Administration released General Fund revenue results for March, the ninth month of the 2007 fiscal year.
General Fund revenues totaled $81.48 million in March 2007, coming in six percent above the expected $76.87 million consensus revenue expected for the month. The third quarter of the fiscal year 2007 finished above the consensus revenue target that was set at the January Emergency Board meeting.

Vermont Technical College Spring open house

Mon, 04/09/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Technical College Spring Open House Is April 19
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt- Vermont Technical College's academic programs will be showcased at a spring open house on the main Randolph Center campus on April 19.
Visitors will get the chance to learn more about the college's hands-on approach to learning at the open house from 3-6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. All prospective students attending the open house may enter a drawing to be held that day to win a new laptop computer.

Treasurer Announces New Economically Targeted Investment Program

Sun, 04/08/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

For immediate release:  April 9, 2007
Treasurer Announces New Economically Targeted Investment Program
Montpelier – Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding announced today that his office will soon be soliciting investment proposals for a new pension fund program intended to support economic and community development in Vermont.  This initiative stems from a policy on economically targeted investments adopted by the Vermont Pension Investment Committee, which oversees more than $3 billion in retirement funds for Vermont teachers, state employees, and municipal employees.

Make Snow sale finalized

Wed, 04/04/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim


ST. LOUIS, MO- (April 5, 2007) - Peak Resorts announced today the completion of the purchase of Mount Snow and Attitash resorts from American Skiing Company. The sale agreement, originally announced on February 16, includes all properties and assets of Mount Snow and Attitash resorts, for a purchase price of $73.5 million. In addition, Peak Resorts assumed approximately $2 million in debt and other liabilities related to the resorts.

New Trustees, Adminstrators at Woodbury College

Wed, 04/04/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Woodbury College Announces New Trustees and New Additions to Administration
Montpelier, Vt. - Woodbury College President Larry Mandell announced today several important changes at the college. "We are very fortunate to have four outstanding new additions to Woodbury's team: two new Trustees, a new Director of Development, and a new Controller. The college is embarking on a very ambitious expansion to national delivery of degrees, and these additions will be key to this next stage in our evolution."

Northern Benefits adds a New Service.

Wed, 04/04/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Northern Benefits - Burlington Vermont
Northern Benefits has added the services of Duncan A. Winton-CLTC, to assist individuals in preparing for Medicare Benefits. This new service includes Medicare Supplement programs, prescription drug plans and eligibility requirements for Medicare.
Please contact Duncan thru Northern Benefits to assist you with preparing for your Medicare benefits. Duncan is on the Chittenden County Alzheimer's Committee, member of Burlington Rotary and an Ambassador for the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce.

Jim Merriam Joins groSolar

Tue, 04/03/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Merriam, formerly of Northern Power Systems will be responsible for the operations of this Vermont-based solar energy integrator.
A 15-year veteran of Northern Power Systems (a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems), Mr. Merriam most recently held the position of Vice President of Project Management for Distributed Energy out of the Vermont based operation.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont Supports Vermont Lactation Consultants Association

Mon, 04/02/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Supports Vermont Lactation Consultants Association
Berlin, VT - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) announced today that it will award several scholarships to a conference this month so that medical professionals may learn more about breastfeeding from nationally known experts.
The state's largest health insurer provides scholarships each year for nurses, doctors, and other professionals to attend an annual conference sponsored by the Vermont Lactation Consultants Association (VLCA).

Exterus ia sponsor of 2007 Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk

Mon, 04/02/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Exterus Technology for Business, an information technology company located in Shelburne has been named a bronze sponsor for the 2007 Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk.
Girls on the Run is an experiential program for girls in grades three through eight that combines lessons on physical, mental, and emotional development with a community service project and training for the 5K run/walk.
The 5K is the culmination of the program, and a celebration of each participant. The 5K is a non-competitive, family-friendly event where everyone is a winner!

GMP merger plan approved

Mon, 04/02/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

COLCHESTER, VT.. The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) Monday issued its approval of Green Mountain Power Corporation's (NYSE: GMP) proposed agreement and plan of merger with Northern New England Energy Corporation (NNEEC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Northstars Merger Subsidiary Corporation. The decision is the final regulatory approval necessary for the transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2007.