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Okemo offers scholarships

Sun, 03/17/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tim and Diane Mueller, owners of Okemo Mountain Resort, will offer eleven scholarship awards for the 2003 school year to high school seniors and college students to assist them to further their education. Okemo has been offering scholarship awards to students since 1988 as a symbol of their commitment to the region's youth and education. Criteria used to select the scholarship recipients include academic achievement, co-curricular involvement and the composition of an essay.

Child Care Counts Honor Roll

Tue, 03/12/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Susan Alexander
1150 Mill Pond Road
Benson, VT 05743
Telephone: (802) 537-2831
Geralyn Barrows
750 Legend Lane
New Haven, VT 05472
Telephone: (802) 453-3707
Christina Blais
PO Box 652
North Troy, VT 05859
Telephone: (802) 988-2819
Louise Bouffard
139 Lakeview Drive
Newport Center, VT 05857
Telephone: (802) 334-1453

Equinox Resort Receives Connoisseur’s Choice 2002

Tue, 03/12/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Resorts and Great Hotels, The Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best has designated The Equinox resort a “Connoisseur’s Choice” for the year 2002.
Each year the magazine features a select group of the finest hotels and resorts worldwide.
The Equinox shares the “Connoisseur’s Choice” designation in 2002 with such legendary properties as The Plaza, New York City, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina among others.

Lightship Secures $12.7M in Funding

Sun, 02/24/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

(Feb 19, 2002) WILLISTON, VT -- Lightship Telecom, an integrated business communications provider to Vermont and New England, today announced a private equity investment of an additional $12.7 million by JPMorgan Partners and Megunticook Management. This new funding represents an initial investment from Megunticook Management and continued support from JPMorgan Partners (formerly JPMorgan Capital Partners) in the Bedford, NH-based company. This investment fully funds Lightship to profitability.

Brown joins OH+R

Tue, 02/05/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Occupational Health + Rehabilitation Inc (OH+R) is pleased to announce
that Dr. Jay Brown has joined our clinical team in Vermont as the full
time Medical Director. Dr. Brown is Board Certified in Occupational
Medicine and has over 20 years experience in Occupational Medicine, Urgent
Care and Family Practice. He designed a prototype industrial toxicology
database and was formerly the Medical Director of the Bloomington Hospital
Center for Occupational Health and Plant Physician for DaimlerChrysler.

Dean proposes austere budget

Tue, 01/29/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

With an expected drop in General Fund revenues of $50 million for the current fiscal year, and reduced expectations for next, Governor Dean laid out an austere state budget during his budget address to the Legislature January 22. In fact, it was so severe in cuts to education and Medicaid, that both Democrats and Republicans immediately were rejecting the plan.

Utilities, IPPs agree on $11+ million settlement

Tue, 01/29/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Ending years of often bitter litigation, 14 Vermont utilities and the state’s independent power producers on January 29 filed a proposed settlement that would save Vermont consumers between $11 million and $45 million, according to a statement released by the utilities and the Vermont IPPs. The Public Service Board would have to approve the agreement.

UVM names new president

Tue, 01/29/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The University of Vermont has chosen the most academically oriented of its finalists to become the school’s 25th president.
Daniel Fogel, the executive vice chancellor of Louisiana State University, was named on January 28 to head a state university that has had trouble not only with funding, but with admissions and, most glaringly, with leadership. Since Lattie Coor ruled the campus from 1976 to 1989, the head office has been in flux if not in turmoil.

Sanders to run for re-election

Sun, 11/11/2001 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sanders to run for re-election
By Timothy McQuiston
Bernie Sanders has announced that he will run for re-election to a fifth term in Congress, rather than run for the open governor’s seat.
Sanders said at a press conference on November 6 that though he indeed would want to be governor, the pressing needs in Washington, especially after the September 11 terrorist attacks, led him to seek re-election to “a job I love.”
Sanders has run for governor three times, the last in 1986 when he was still mayor of Burlington.