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PSB approves small CVPS rate increase

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

PSB approves small CVPS rate increase
The Vermont Public Service Board today approved a 2.3 percent increase in Central Vermont Public Service rates, to take effect with bills rendered Feb. 1.
CVPS had initially filed for a 4.46 percent increase last May, but reached agreement with the Department of Public Service on a 2.3 percent increase in November. The PSB approved that increase in a decision today.

VMEC elects new board members

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Randolph Center, VT - The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the election of manufacturing executive David Blittersdorf, Founder of NRG Systems in Hinesburg, Vermont, to its Advisory Board. VMEC also announced the hiring of Anne Wood as Office Manager and Erin Quatrini as Marketing & Training Manager. In addition, Board Member and manufacturer Mike Rainville, Owner and President of Maple Landmark, Inc. in Middlebury, VT, has been re-elected 2008 Chairperson of the 12-member VMEC Board.


Mon, 01/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier, VT Vermont business development projects totaling $21 million will receive $5.2 million in financing assistance from the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA). Principals of two of the manufacturing projects approved for VEDA financing estimate 100 new jobs will be created within three years of the investments.

VEDA is especially excited and pleased to offer financing assistance that helps stimulate jobs creation in the manufacturing sector of Vermonts economy, said Jo Bradley, the Authoritys Chief Executive Officer.

Howard Printing Earns First and Second Place Awards

Sun, 01/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Howard Printing Earns First and Second Place Awards
BRATTLEBORO, VT -- Howard Printing, Inc, a commercial offset printing company serving clients in Brattleboro, Keene (NH), Greenfield (MA), and throughout the tristate region, won a first-place "Pinnacle" award and a second-place "Award of Recognition" in the inaugural Awards of Excellence Competition presented by the Printing Industries of New England (PINE).

General Fund Revenues Exceed Target for December

Thu, 01/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

(January 14, 2008)-- Secretary of Administration Michael K. Smith released General Fund revenue results for the month of December, the sixth month of fiscal year 2008. General Fund revenues totaled $104.21 million for December 2007, +$0.11 million or +0.1 % more than the $104.10 million consensus revenue target for the month. This brought the fiscal year-to-date total in the General Fund to $559.12 million (+1.6%) above the cumulative revenue forecast of $550.17 million.

Vermont pursues workers in Boston

Wed, 01/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

January 23, 2008
Vermont Continues Its Pursuit of Boston Talent
Networking Event Seeks To Woo Professionals North
BOSTON – Dim lighting and hip music formed the backdrop as the well-dressed young man and young woman munched seared tuna appetizers and sipped wine.
After a brief introduction and some small talk about work, she cut right to her bottom line.
Would he consider moving to Vermont to work for her company?
Welcome to the brave new world of economic development, Vermont-style.

Governor Douglas Testifies at US Senate Hearing Thursday

Tue, 01/22/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Testifies in Support of GHG Emissions Standards
Says EPA Waiver Denial Is 'Legally and Factually Unsound'
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Governor Jim Douglas today (January 24, 2008) urged Congress to hold the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accountable to the Clean Air Act.
Testifying before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Douglas said Vermont is a leader among the 12 states that have adopted California's tough tailpipe emissions standards and in 2005 was the first state to sign on to California's amendments.