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Champlain College unveils an Information Security degree program

Thu, 02/17/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--Champlain College is offering a new Information Security degree that will put students on the front line of the information technology battlefield. Students will learn to fend off information loss and computer intrusions--including threats from nefarious hackers, debilitating viruses, stealthy Trojan Horses and denial-of-service attacks.

Citizens Bank Foundation Grant Expands Affordable Homeownership Programs

Mon, 02/14/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Citizens Bank Foundation Grant Expands Affordable Homeownership Programs
[Burlington, VT] More than 13,000 Vermonters would qualify for a home mortgage but need help finding affordable homes and financial assistance. Thanks to a significant Citizens Bank Foundation grant contribution, hundreds of low and moderate income Vermonters will be able to attain affordable homeownership with home buyer education and financial assistance.

Governor Announces Changes in Administration

Sun, 02/13/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Announces Changes in Administration
Montpelier -- Governor Jim Douglas has announced that the secretaries
of human services and administration are planning to switch positions in
the next phase of the Governor's efforts to strengthen government
services, save Medicaid and reform health care.
Effective Monday, February 21, Charlie Smith will become administration
secretary, state government's equivalent of a chief operating officer and
Mike Smith will become human services secretary, overseeing the largest

Norwich Firm to Assist Governments and Non-Profits

Wed, 02/09/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

JB PHILLIPS CONSULTING, LLC, a Vermont-based public finance advisory firm, has been established to serve the capital needs of smaller government and non-profit entities in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
As municipalities, school districts, and non-profits (including hospitals, independent schools and museums) assess the need for improvements, renovations and building projects, alternative funding sources may be considered to avoid deferring facility upgrades.

UK Architects to Lead Renovation of Two Claremont Mills

Tue, 02/08/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hanover, NH, February 9, 2005 - UK Architects, PC, has finalized a contract with the Sugar River Redevelopment Company, LLC, to be the Architect of Record for the rehabilitation of the Peterson and Wainshal Mill Buildings in Claremont, New Hampshire. UK Architects will be working in collaboration with the Design Collective, an architectural firm from Baltimore, Maryland. The Design Collective will provide master planning and schematic design services for the project, and UK Architects will be responsible for implementing the design and overseeing the construction.

Champlain College hospitality program introduced in India

Sun, 02/06/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--Champlain Colleges Hotel Management program is now being offered at the Colleges satellite campus in Mumbai, India. The program joins the Software Engineering and Business programs, which were established there previously.
Peter Straube, director of the hospitality management program, reports the hotel industry is growing by leaps and bounds in Mumbai--formerly known as Bombay--as evidenced by new upscale properties including Marriott, Sheraton, Royal Meridien and Leela Kempinski hotels near the airport.


Sun, 02/06/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Wolf Multimedia Studio of Jericho, Vermont has recently completed a video DVD entitled Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, Snowflakes in Motion. With Musical contributions by Vermont musicians The Samples and Stowe musician Bill Bischak, and narrations by Jericho residents Wayne Howe and Dick Squires, this DVD takes the viewer into the life of Wilson Bentley.