The ALS Association of Northern New England
Hires Larry Lewack as Executive Director
The ALS Association of Northern New England
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently named M. Hunter Ulf, AIA, as a Richard Upjohn Fellow. He accepted the honor from the Institutes President at a gathering of AIA leadership in Washington, DC. The Richard Upjohn Fellowship is reserved for members of the AIA who serve on the Institutes National Board of Directors. Ulf just finished a three-year term as the Director representing the New England Region for the 73,000-member organization.
The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) announces that Brooke Hauge Trottier, Attorney at Law, is the new chapter coordinator for the Upper Valley chapter.
CCTA Board of Commissioners Establish New Bus Fares
Commissioners Vote Unanimously to Increase Passenger Fares
Burlington, Vermont: Members of the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) Board of Commissioners adopted a new fare structure on Wednesday night, a move that is designed to generate an additional $171,280 per year in fare box revenues for CCTA.
The following new fares will take effect on February 21, 2005:
Adult cash fare: $1.25
Adult 31-day pass: $42.00
Adult 10-ride ticket: $10.00
Discounted cash fare: 60 cents
Brattleboro Chamber Holds Annual Dinner
Braving the elements of a huge weekend blizzard that buried the region under nearly two feet of snow, the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner right on schedule Saturday, January 22. Over 120 area business people turned out for the gala, enjoying the hospitality of the Putney Inn and the music of The Phyllis Isaacson and Bill Shontz Quartet. The highlight of the evening came with the presentation of the Person of the Year and Corporate Citizen of the Year awards, a long-standing tradition of the Chamber.
Jericho home needs removal
A home built by Larry Westall has been ordered to be removed as its positioning is a hindrance to the health and habitat of muskrats and migratory birds in the homes nearby wetlands. The $240,000 home is on Browns Trace Road and has remained vacant since it was built in 2000.
The house is one of two that Westall built in close proximity on that property. A second home was also outside the buffer zone, though they built a shrub hedge to serve as a barrier between their home and the wetlands to solve the problem.
Local option tax proposed
State lawmakers are considering providing some towns with a permanent alternative to property tax which will pay for municipal services. Already, one third of Vermont communities have this option, though only Manchester, Williston and Stratton utilize it.
Burlington is asking that voters approve a 1 percent sales tax that would be under a separate program, unconnected to those that will expire in 2008. The decision as to which communities will have the opportunity to collect money from this additional sales tax will be made by lawmakers.
Powerline project is approved with stipulations
The state's Public Service Board has approved Vermont Electric Power Co.s proposed $130 million Northwest Reliability Project. The project will include the construction of over 64 miles of new and larger powerlines, spanning from West Rutland to New Haven, and along the western edge of the state to South Burlington.
The Environmental Board goes extinct
After decades of service to the state of Vermonts best interests, the state Environmental Board will go out of existence. This nine-member crew and its similar body, the five-member Water Resources Board, will be replaced by an Environmental Court and a judge.
Union Bank Opens St. Albans Loan Center
Ken Gibbons, President & CEO of Union Bank, is pleased to announce the
January 28th opening of Union Bank's new Loan Center, located in the Saint
Albans Professional Building, 120 North Main Street, downtown St. Albans.
The Union Bank Loan Center is staffed by Mike Curtis, Vice President,
Commercial Services, and Carol Allen, Commercial Lending Assistant - both
long-time veterans of the St. Albans banking scene. Mike and Carol will be
Josette Noll of Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms in Williston, VT has been awarded a Betterliving Excellence Award-Gold Certificate from Craft-Bilt Manufacturing. As a Gold Certificate winner, Noll was recognized as being in the top 15% of sunroom designers in the nation. Noll specializes in 3- season patio rooms and year round sunroom design throughout Vermont and has been with Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms for the past 4 years.
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce Publicity & Promotions Committee is
pleased to announce that Northlands Job Corps has been chosen as the
February 2005 Business of the Month. Northlands Job Corp is located on
MacDonough Drive in Vergennes.
Sitting down and chatting with Center Director, Chris Kuhn and Tracy
Steen, Community Relations Liaison, I learned that Northlands Job Corps
opened their doors in Vergennes June 1979 which marks their 25th
anniversary this year. The National Job Corps will be celebrating their