Current News

-A A +A

Fish & Wildlife: Vermont bear hunting Sept 1; fishing digest earns top honors

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:25am -- tim

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept Vermont's bear hunting season starts September 1, and hunters can improve their chances if they scout ahead of time to find fall foods such as wild apples, beechnuts, acorns, and berries -- where bears will be feeding. Bear hunters now are required to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect important information on Vermont's bear population. 

 

Vermont: Nice place to live, but don't grow old

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont is the 15th-worst state to grow old, according to a new Caring.com report which examined a variety of financial, healthcare and quality of life categories. Utah is the best state to grow old. The study ranked all 50 states in 13 financial, healthcare and quality of life categories focused on senior care. Iowa, South Carolina, Washington, Nebraska, Arizona and California follow the Beehive State at the top of the list.

Funding available for Brattleboro-area projects

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Funding is now available for Brattleboro-area projects and organizations through the Crosby-Gannett Fund and the Dunham-Mason Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The two funds were established at the Community Foundation in 2009. The purpose of both funds is to support endeavors that contribute to the betterment and vitality of the Brattleboro area.

Northfield and Roxbury have expanded 911 and cell service

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine This past week, expanded cell service arrived in Northfield and Roxbury. Thanks to new microcell technology being piloted in Vermont by CoverageCo, a three mile stretch between the two towns on VT Route 12A now has access to talk, text, and 911 services. CoverageCo founder Vanu Bose said, “When we set out to prove that innovative partnerships and new technology could solve the challenge of rural cell coverage, we knew we needed a state willing to try something different.

Vermont Precision Tools, Vermont HITEC to train new machine operators

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Precision Tools (VPT), headquartered in Swanton, a manufacturer of high quality precision medical bur blanks for the OEM medical industry, and Vermont HITEC, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to high-quality workforce development, today announced a fifth education and apprenticeship program that will bring Machine Operator jobs to Vermont over the next several months.

Phil Scott named to NGA's Economic Development Committee

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The National Governors Association (NGA), the bipartisan organization for the nation’s governors, has announced its 2017-2018 committee leadership teams, and Governor Phil Scott has been named to the Economic Development and Commerce Committee (EDC). Through NGA, governors share best practices, identify priority issues of the states and areas for bipartisan collaboration to influence federal policy.

St Johnsbury firm uses Legos to teach Brick Math

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Publisher Brigantine Media, based in St Johnsbury has just released a complete program for teaching math using a popular household toy – LEGO bricks. Teachers and school districts across the country are now adopting Brick Math, this innovative, hands-on program. The program's website is www.BrickMath.com. Janis Raye of Brigantine Media is the editor of the K – 5 Brick Math program, a series of six teaching guides and six student editions for learning math.

VPR President Robin Turnau to step down in March 2018

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:38pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Robin Turnau, president and Chief Executive Officer of Vermont Public Radio, today announced plans to step down in March 2018. Turnau began her career at VPR in 1989 as membership and volunteer coordinator. She went on to serve as capital campaign coordinator, development manager, director of development, and vice president for development before being named president and CEO in 2009.

AllEarth's commuter rail Budd cars pull into Vermont

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:04pm -- tim

by C.B. Hall Vermont Business Magazine Ten of Williston-based AllEarth Rail's newly purchased, self-propelled passenger rail cars arrived in Vermont last week and into Montpelier today, bringing AllEarth's intentions of initiating a private commuter-rail service in the Burlington area one step closer to reality. AllEarth president Charlie Moore told VBM that he's looking forward to showing the public what the cars can do in a demonstration run this fall.

PSD recommends cutting $21.7 million from GMP's rate request

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 1:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Public Service Department has recommended that the Vermont Public Utilities Commission limit GMP’s proposed rate increase to just 1.68%.  Earlier this year in April, Green Mountain Power filed for a rate increase of 5.33%.  The Department’s recommendations include removing power purchase costs of approximately $6.5 million, lowering taxes, depreciation and return on capital investment by roughly $13.9 million and making other miscellaneous adjustments totaling $1.3 million. The DPS acts on behalf of the public in rates cases.

South Strafford has expanded 911 and new cell service

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 1:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine This past week, cell service officially arrived in downtown South Strafford. Thanks to new microcell technology being piloted in Vermont by CoverageCo, people on either side of Coburn’s General Store can now use cell phones to talk, text, and access 911 services. CoverageCo founder Vanu Bose said, “When we set out to prove that innovative partnerships and new technology could solve the challenge of rural cell coverage, we knew we needed a state willing to try something different.

Pages