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Vermont author releases new book 'Dog’s Head Island'

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 2:39am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Fulton Books author, Butch Waxe, a writer from Northern Vermont with a career of helping to arm America’s brave fighters, has completed his most recent book “Dog’s Head Island”: a riveting fiction that takes the readers to an island off Point Judith where Paul Kennedy resides. Kennedy is a widower who lost his wife to a plane crash. The aftermath of her death sent Kennedy spiraling down. His life takes a sudden turn when he encounters a new resident.

Bennington Battle Monument to undergo preservation assessment

Sun, 05/08/2022 - 12:37pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) is undertaking a year-long comprehensive assessment of the Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, Vermont, to better understand its condition and needs for repair and preservation. The assessment will include an analysis of the stone, steel staircase, electrical systems, and elevator. On May 11, 2022, engineers and materials conservators will repel from the top of the Monument to examine the stone and mortar, providing a live feed of information that will result in advanced imaging of any structural issues directly onto preservation plans.

Vermont, New Hampshire, and Minnesota have best coworkers

Sun, 05/08/2022 - 4:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As more employees head back to the office and some consider a job transfer, CapRelo, a global employee relocation and assignment management firm serving private and public sector clients, recently commissioned a survey about what makes a great coworker. The top trait of a great coworker is being collaborative. The top state for coworkers is Vermont.

Vermont State Police provides update on shooting in Highgate

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 11:11pm -- tim

The Vermont State Police investigation into the early Saturday shooting of a man in Highgate continued throughout the day. As of 9 p.m., the victim remained in critical condition at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. The name of the victim and additional information about the incident will be released following further investigation. 

VSP: Fatal motorcycle crash in Montgomery

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 11:09pm -- tim

Vermont State Police On April 7th 2022 at approximately 1443 hours, members of the Vermont State Police were notified of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 118 and Bank Road in the town of Montgomery. Investigation on scene revealed, that a Chevrolet Aveo occupied by a female operator was travelling northbound along Route 118 with a Harley 1200 occupied by a male operator travelling northbound directly behind her. At the intersection of Route 118 and Bank Road, the operator of the Chevrolet Aveo attempted to make a left hand turn from Route 118 onto Bank Road, at which time the operator of the Harley 1200 attempted to pass the Chevrolet Aveo on the left hand side.

Leonine: Budget, adjournment, vetoes, overrides

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 5:43pm -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs The Vermont Legislature is scheduled to adjourn on Thursday, May 12. At least that is the plan, and after a couple weeks of highly complex air traffic control with the budget and many other bills it looks like lawmakers may be able to meet that goal. It has been challenging for lawmakers to find the balance between the FY2023 budget and tax package and a number of other policy bills that contain spending, and all the pieces have yet to fall into place. But on Thursday afternoon, after more than a week of waiting for clarity from the policy and tax committees, the FY2023 budget conference committee moved swiftly to close out most of the annual appropriations bill. 

Switchback wins Gold Award at World Beer Cup

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 12:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Switchback Brewing Co. claimed a gold award in the 2022 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers. Awards were given in 103 beer-style categories during the World Beer Cup award ceremony on May 5, 2022 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota.  Switchback received a gold award in the Historical beer style category for Katie’s Love Poem, a light and lofty Grodziskie, Polish wheat beer, with a classic touch of smoke.

Citizens Bank awards grants to ‘Small Business Community Champions’

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 10:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Citizens Bank today announced its Fifth Annual Small Business Community Champion Award winners, drawn from nearly 11,000 entries that described how businesses would utilize the grants to further build their enterprise, bring valuable products and services to customers and strengthen the communities in which they operate. Rose Computer in Williston won in Vermont.

UVM Medical Center joins UN-backed Race to zero climate action campaign

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 9:01am -- tim

​Climate Pledge is Latest Step in UVM Medical Center’s Commitment to Environmentally Sustainable Health Care

Vermont Business Magazine As part of its ongoing commitment to achieving environmental sustainability, the University of Vermont Medical Center is pledging to achieve the ambitious goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The commitment comes as UVM Medical Center joins Race to Zero, the United Nations-backed global climate action campaign.

Shelburne Museum opens May 15 with new exhibitions, programs, and refurbished historic buildings

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 4:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Shelburne Museum will open the 2022 season and kick off its 75th anniversary on Sunday, May 15 with a full slate of new exhibitions, programs, and refurbished historic buildings. Northern New England’s largest art and history museum will be open six days a week, Tuesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including holiday Mondays, through October 16.

Saint Michael's This Week: Trees, Gretchen Galbraith, Heidi St Peter, five seniors complete Peace Corps Prep requirements

Sat, 05/07/2022 - 3:04am -- tim

Saint Michael's College “We’ve been putting in some serious trees this week,” said biology Professor Declan McCabe Wednesday about a recent happy flurry of planting events — mostly in the College Natural Area over several days of this first week in May — but also on Arbor Day (April 29). Trevien Stanger of the environmental studies faculty – McCabe calls him “the Lorax” after a tree-honoring Dr. Seuss character given Stanger’s passion and deep knowledge about trees – was the primary mover and shaker of all these recent spring tree events, though McCabe has a regular hand in it too as chief steward of the Natural Area.

Scott vetoes Clean Heat Standard bill

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 6:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today vetoed H.715, the Clean Heat Standard bill. The House passed the bill 88-37. Senate passed it 23-7. The House would need 100 votes to override. The Senate would need 20. The bill gives authority to the Public Utility Commission to set policies and charges to fund measures to reduce greenhouse gases. Heating fuel dealers would provide most of the funds for the GHG reductions. The cost of clean heat credits would be established by the PUC and verified by the Department of Public Service.