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Senators Release Economic Development Plan

Tue, 01/13/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sen. Matt Dunne (D-Windsor) and Sen. Hinda Miller (D-Chittenden) announced today the results of a nine-month economic development effort to identify a new way of creating job growth in Vermont. The CREDability initiative, with input from a wide range of business leaders with facilitation by the Snelling Center of Government, includes a broad range of strategic investments specifically targeted to support Vermont innovators to compete and flourish in the new economy.

Ed Colodny Joins Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.

Mon, 01/12/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., a business and litigation law firm with offices in Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York, announced today that Edwin I. Colodny, Esq. has joined the firm as “of counsel” and that Spencer R. Knapp, Esq., who served under Mr. Colodny as Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Acting General Counsel, will remain with the firm as its President, following his engagement by Fletcher Allen as General Counsel in December.

Okemo Owners Announce A Contract of Sale For the Purchase of Crested Butte Ski Resort

Tue, 01/06/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tim and Diane Mueller, Owners of Triple Peaks, LLC have announced today that they have entered into a Definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement to buy Crested Butte Ski Resort from the Callaway and Walton families, owners of Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort, LLC and it subsidiaries.
The Mueller's signed a Letter of Intent for the purchase of Crested Butte Ski Resort on October 28, 2003 and expect the completion of the sale to take place in early February of 2004.

Scott Jaunich and Steve Crowther Named New Directors At Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Tue, 01/06/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Steven P. Crowther of South Burlington and R. Prescott Jaunich of Charlotte have been named directors of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. As directors, they share in the management and ownership of the firm. The two attorneys work in the firm’s Burlington office. The change was effective on Jan. 1.

VA Medical & Regional Office Center Receives Award

Mon, 01/05/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Council for Quality is pleased to announce that the VA Medical
& Regional Office Center (VAM & ROC) in White River Junction is the
recipient of the 2003 Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.
Governor James Douglas will honor the VA at the Vermont Council for
Quality Annual Recognition and Award Ceremony hosted by Norwich
University, February 18, 2004.
The Governor's Award for Performance
Excellence recognizes organizations in Vermont that successfully achieve

Moran-Brown of Champlain College earns service award

Sun, 01/04/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Carol Moran-Brown, Director of International Student Services and Counseling at Champlain College, has received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA), New England Region. The award acknowledges the three years she served as chair of the New England region of NAFSA. It also acknowledges the work she did in uncovering an embezzlement situation in the region. A year-long investigation resulted in restitution of $58,000 to NAFSA members.

Vermont Sports Today Finds A New Home At River Road

Sun, 01/04/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

River Road Holdings, LLC announced today the addition of a new title to its family of regional niche periodicals. Vermont Sports Today (circulation 10,400) is a monthly publication for individuals with a hunger for outdoor sports, recreation, and physical fitness. The magazine’s editorial focus includes alpine, cross-country and telemark skiing, canoeing and kayaking, road and mountain biking, hiking and backpacking, in-line skating, running, snowboarding, snowshoeing, triathlon, and duathlon in the Green Mountain State and Northern New England.

Gov Douglas Appoints New Connecticut River Commissioners

Sun, 12/28/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Jim Douglas has appointed Kenneth Bishop of
Springfield and Norman Wright of Putney to serve on Vermont's Connecticut
River Watershed Advisory Commission.
Bishop, a lifelong dairy farmer, is president of the 550-member Windsor
County Farm Bureau, and chairman of the Windsor County Agricultural Fair,
which is held annually in Springfield. Bishop reports that his parents and
grandparents acquired 200 acres of prime agricultural land in Springfield
after construction of the Bellows Falls Dam, and the family has farmed

Green Mountain Power Lauds New Stable Rate Plan

Sun, 12/28/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Power said it was pleased with the opportunity to stabilize electric rates for its 90,000 customers as a result of a Vermont regulatory order issued Monday.
"This is very positive news for our customers as it allows a very stable rate path between now and 2007," said Green Mountain President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher L. Dutton. Green Mountain last increased its electric rates in January 2001, so the new rate order provides customers with a six-year period of rates that have been essentially flat.

Keeping Warm with the Vermont Chamber

Wed, 12/10/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The competition is stiff; the judges, discerning! Vermont’s Top Ten Winter Events begin next week. Chosen from dozens of entries for their ingenuity, creativity, and special Vermont flavor, visitors and locals alike will enjoy Vermont’s blue-ribbon “Top Ten” events.
Even Scrooge could not resist the holiday spirit with Christmas at the Farm in Woodstock, The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Tour, and New Year’s Eve “First Night” in the capital city of Montpelier.

Step IT Up

Wed, 12/10/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

CyberSkills/Vermont and Northern New England Tradeswomen are running their third class of Step IT Up, a joint venture to give women the skills for a career in Information Technology.
The first two classes were held at Dale Correctional facility and prepared women for careers in Web Site development. The current class prepares the ten participants for jobs in the growing desktop publishing arena.