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GMCR breaks ground on $9M facility

Wed, 09/01/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

WATERBURY, VT (September 1, 2004) -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) celebrated a significant milestone in its growth todaythe opening of a distribution center that will allow the Company to keep up with increasing consumer demand for a good cup of coffee. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, and Company CEO Bob Stiller were on hand to cut the ribbon at the new site in Waterbury, Vermont.

First Clean and Clear Water Plan Grants

Tue, 08/31/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Announces First Clean and Clear Water Plan Grants
Montpelier-Governor Jim Douglas was in St. Albans today to announce
the first $111,000 in grants for his Clean and Clean Action Plan and
present a check for $11,000 to the Lake Champlain Committee for work to
identify which areas in the St. Albans Bay watershed should undergo
treatments to reduce the amount of phosphorus reaching the lake.
Douglas' multi-year, multi-million dollar clean-up plan for the Lake
Champlain Basin, and waterways throughout Vermont, received $500,000 in

VEDA Board approves $10.7M in funding

Tue, 08/31/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier - Vermont manufacturing, educational, healthcare-related, technology and agricultural projects totaling $23.2 million have been approved by VEDAs Board of Directors for $10.7 million in Vermont Economic Development Authority financing assistance.

Adult Ed business programs at College of St Joseph

Mon, 08/30/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

October 6th kicks off the start of a new group of adults seeking a masters degree in business administration from the College of St. Joseph. This program is specifically designed to accommodate working adults who want to expand their career opportunities and earning potential. Courses focus on developing managerial leadership skills and conveniently meet one evening each week. Students advance through the coursework with their original group, which provides the added benefit of developing strong relationships within the classroom and the workplace.

Center for Global Business & Technology opens

Sun, 08/29/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Center for Global Business & Technology
at Champlain College opens its doors
BURLINGTON, Vt.-Champlain College opened a $10 million academic facility
on August 30. The Center for Global Business & Technology will enhance the
College's ability to put students to work on real business challenges for
Vermont companies and non-profits, which will fuel Vermont's business
community. Students will interact with these clients and Champlain faculty
members in new high-tech classrooms and multimedia suites, a market

4th annual Walk to D'feet ALS - Sept 18th

Sun, 08/29/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The city of Burlington will again play host to the ALS Association Northern New England Chapters largest statewide fundraiser, Walk to D'Feet ALS, happening Saturday, September 18th at Burlington's Leddy Park. The event is a chance for those in Vermont personally touched by ALS to join together in support of those who still struggle with the effects of this devastating terminal illness. Our fundraising goal for this event is $50,000!
2004 Sponsors include: General Dynamics, ATP. , Ride Away Corporation, Green Mountain Video, Inc, Madhouse Munchies of Vermont and many more!

Keyes to lead Citizens Bank in Vermont

Wed, 08/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Keyes, Who Joined Citizens Bank in 2002 as EVP of Commercial Lending, Will
Oversee Vermont Operations
Providence, RI (August 26, 2004) - Citizens Financial Group announced
today that James R. Keyes will be President of Citizens Bank's Charter One
franchise in Vermont. Citizens takes over Charter One on September 1. Keyes, who joined Citizens Bank New Hampshire in
June of 2002 as Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending, will

State to Receive $337,500 in Securities Settlement

Wed, 08/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont to Receive $337,500 in Securities Settlement
with Deutsche Bank Securities and Thomas Weisel Partners
Montpelier, VT (August 26, 2004) - Under the terms of settlements announced today between
securities regulators and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Thomas Weisel
Partners LLC, Vermont stands to receive $337,500 in total fine money upon
final acceptance of the terms of the agreement, said John P. Crowley,
Vermont's Commissioner of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care

TD Bank to buy Banknorth Group

Wed, 08/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

TD Bank Financial Group to Become Majority Shareholder of
Banknorth Group, Inc.
Strategic acquisition provides TD with personal and commercial
banking growth opportunity in the US
Banknorth gains partner to expand its community-based banking model
PORTLAND, Maine--Aug. 26, 2004--Banknorth Group, Inc. (NYSE: BNK) and
Bank Financial Group (TDBFG) today announced that they have signed a
definitive agreement for TDBFG to acquire 51% of the outstanding shares of

Governor proposes civil commitment

Tue, 08/24/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Civil Commitment Prevents the Release of Violent Sexual Predators
Montpelier-Governor Jim Douglas has called on the legislature to
create an end of sentence review process for sex offenders designed to
thoroughly review the offender's offense history, involvement and progress
in sex offender treatment, and mental health status.
The Governor said the review would include the possibility of involuntary
civil commitment to the Vermont State Hospital for those who have failed
to complete treatment and who meet a legal definition of a sexually

Fletcher Allen reaches milestone in nursing recruitment

Mon, 08/23/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fletcher Allen Health Care Reaches First Milestone in Nursing
Recruitment and Retention Campaign;
28 Registered Nurses Signed to Date
BURLINGTON - Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it has
reached the first milestone in its nursing recruitment and retention
campaign. Twenty-eight nurses have signed up through the program to
The comprehensive recruitment and retention plan - which aims to hire
100 nurses in 100 days - is designed to attract nurses to the academic