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Vermont Health Connect’s 2018 Open Enrollment begins November 1

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine October 11 will mark three weeks until the start of 2018 Open Enrollment for Vermont Health Connect (VHC), the state’s health insurance marketplace. This year, Open Enrollment will run from November 1 to December 15, which is shorter than in past years. Members will have a start date of January 1, 2018.

Age Well updates software to service Meals on Wheels

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Age Well has recently completed an extensive search for a platform to support their Meals on Wheels and Community Meals programs. The nonprofit has chosen Accessible Solution’s software ServTracker. This comprehensive system will enable Age Well, the largest provider of Meals on Wheels and Community Meals in the state to automate driver routes, generate meal orders each day, and streamline volunteer planning and delivery schedules.

Sanders to hold ‘College for All’ Town Meeting in Castleton tonight

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will hold a "College for All" town meeting at Castleton University at 7 pm tonight. Sanders will discuss his legislation that would make public colleges and universities tuition-free. “Today, the average student takes on more than $30,000 of student debt to get a bachelor’s degree, putting the dream of attending college out of reach for far too many people.

Vermont AG files motion to dismiss EB-5 claims against state defendants

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan has asked the Lamoille Superior Court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by five EB-5 investors against the State of Vermont and 10 current and former state employees. Plaintiffs allege that they lost money invested in EB-5 projects run by Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros. They claim that the State should have supervised these projects more closely and discovered misconduct including the alleged misuse of investor funds by Stenger and Quiros.

Norwich prof gets $132K NSF grant for research on climate change impact on Vermont lakes

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:40am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Laurie Grigg has earned a $132,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research on insights into the impacts of climate change on Vermont lakes. The NSF recently announced  that Grigg’s is one of 30 faculty research fellowships awarded through NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) nationwide.

UVM's Patrick Gym to be named for Coach Brennan

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont will name center court in Patrick Gymnasium “Tom Brennan Court” at a ceremony preceding the men’s basketball game against Siena College on December 11, 2017. The court-naming opportunity is the result of a $1 million fundraising goal established to both recognize Coach Brennan and advance the planning for the Multi-Purpose Center.

McClaughry: The next solar bailout

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:16am -- tim

by John McClaughry “Free electricity from the sun” has been a dream for decades. Although solar photovoltaic cells have been used for 40 years in spacecraft, the growth of the solar PV industry began around 1990, spurred by concerns about global warming from fossil fuel combustion. “Clean, green” solar PV electricity can charge radios and cell phone batteries, but it’s challenged by powering a refrigerator or home freezer. That’s because sunlight is diffuse and intermittent.

Richard Lovett, MD, RRMC receives oncology fellow designation

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:16am -- tim

Vermont Businiess Magazine At the 59th annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Awards Ceremony in San Diego California, Richard Lovett, MD, Rutland Regional Medical Center Radiation Oncologist, was one of 23 exemplary members throughout the United States and Canada to receive the 2017 ASTRO Fellow Designation. The Fellows Program, started in 2006, honors those who have been an Active, Emeritus or International member of ASTRO for at least 15 years, have given the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO, and have made significant contributions to