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Vermont Median Real Estate Prices Slipped In Early Winter

Tue, 04/08/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Median Real Estate Prices Slipped In Early Winter
MONTPELIER ­ Median prices of single-family homes in Vermont fell a bit in late fall and early winter compared to a year earlier, though the decreases were much less than were seen in many other states, according to the April - May issue of Vermont Property Owners Report. The slight dip came after several years of declining sales volume in Vermont.

Vermont ranks high in cost of rental housing

Tue, 04/08/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

National report shows Vermont housing ranks high among
least affordable rural states
Vermont’s high cost of housing highlighted in
2007-2008 housing affordability report
year Vermont is the eighteenth most expensive state in the nation for renters
compared with 52 jurisdictions, including D.C. and Puerto Rico, according to a
new report jointly released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition
(NLIHC), a Washington, DC-based housing advocacy group, and the Vermont
Affordable Housing Coalition.

Engelberth Achieves Truss Setting Milestone at Spruce Camp

Mon, 04/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Engelberth Achieves Truss Setting Milestone
at Spruce Camp
Stowe, Vermont: 
Engelberth Construction, Inc. of Colchester marked a major milestone at the end
of February on the new Spruce Camp Base Lodge at Spruce Peak. 
Over the course of the winter, the future base lodge that will serve as Stowe
Mountain Resort's primary source for skier services rose out from underneath
the heavy snows as crews began erecting the main timber trusses of the 80-foot
clear span octagon timber frame.

Penalties Assessed for Scanner Violations

Mon, 04/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and
Markets recently assessed penalties to numerous retail establishments for
violating Vermont retail pricing laws. The Dollar General Store, Rite Aid of
Vermont, Kinney Drugs, and Mac’s Market are among the retail outlets that have
been assessed penalties ranging from $420.00 to $4,255.00 for overcharging
consumers for items purchased in their stores. This year to date, 134
inspections were completed that resulted in no corrective action or assessment
of penalties. 

Vermont General Fund Revenue Results Below Targets

Mon, 04/07/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, VT - Secretary of Administration Michael K. Smith Announces that General
Fund and Transportation Fund Revenues Were Below Target and Education Fund Revenues
Were Slightly Above Target for March. All Funds May Fall Short of Existing Fiscal
Year 2008 Revenue Targets.
General Fund
Today, Secretary
of Administration Michael K. Smith released the General Fund revenue results
for the month of March, the ninth month of fiscal year 2008. General Fund

Legionnaires' Disease Closes Cortina Inn

Sun, 04/06/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Legionnaires' Disease Closes Cortina Inn
The Cortina Inn in Killington was closed late on Thursday, April 3 at the direction of the Vermont Department of Health. This came after laboratory tests of water samples taken on March 29 from several locations within the Inn confirmed the presence of the bacteria Legionella pneumophila in its water system.

Stinehour Press Announces End of Operations

Sun, 04/06/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Stinehour Press Announces End of Operations
(Lunenburg, Vt.) Managing Director and CEO Warren Bingham announced Monday, April 7, 2008, that The Stinehour Press, an award-winning book design and printing firm, will be ending operations and liquidating its assets after more than 50 years of operation in northern Vermont. The company, which had several million dollars in sales last year, employed a staff of 21 highly skilled workers.

Environmental consulting firm offers new services

Wed, 04/02/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Terese Churchill, Master of Science, has recently joined the environmental consulting firm The Johnson Company of Montpelier, Vermont. Her practice can provide safety program implementation, mock OSHA inspections, air quality investigations, safety training, and other related services. Ms. Churchill has 20 years of experience as an occupational health and safety compliance officer for the state of Vermont, and as an environmental health and safety manager in private industry.