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VDH COVID-19 Update: Reschedule your J&J vaccine appointment

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 8:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine State officials announced Thursday that Vermont will follow the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and extend the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for an additional week. The federal pause is in place to allow the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices the time it needs to gather more data about reported side effects. The committee will meet again next week. Approximately 5,800 Vermont appointments were impacted by the newly extended pause (April 13 through April 23).

Medical leaders call on Scott and lawmakers to denounce restrictions to gender care

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 6:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter and University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, joined by the Vermont Medical Society, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, Vermont Psychiatric Association, Vermont American Academy of Emergency Physicians and the Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont denounce the large number of legislative proposals throughout the nation that will harm transgender and gender diverse youth. Every individual is entitled to high quality evidence-based medical care regardless of gender or sexual orientation. These proposals drive discrimination, reinforce stigma and create barriers to care.

Beard contest raises $100K for Make-A-Wish Vermont

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 3:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Top 25 bearded Vermonters to vie for Best Beard title this Saturday, April 17Saturday, April 17, from 7-8:30 pm, Make-A-Wish Vermont is hosting the final, in-person, culmination of their contest and fundraiser to find the Best Beard in Vermont. This outdoor, drive-in/tailgate style event will feature some of the best beards from across the state, along with Wish Kids, prizes, and more.

Prohibition Pig launches Swine Cooler, the coolest, most vibrantly spirited hard seltzer

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 3:11am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With summer on the horizon, Prohibition Pig Restaurant and Brewery is excited to debut its latest brewing masterpiece, Swine Cooler, a cool, vibrantly spirited hard seltzer that is destined to be consumed on boats, beaches and rivers across Vermont. Swine Cooler was first made available on tap at the Pro Pig Restaurant and Brewery, and due to its popularity, the 5% ABV hard seltzer is now available in three refreshing flavors statewide in 4-pack 16oz cans for $10.99 suggested retail.

Vermont Pillow launches

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 2:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A new pillow company is prioritizing consumers’ sleep unlike ever before, retailing what they claim to be “the best thing you could ever take to bed with you.” After launching officially on March 19, Vermont Pillow Company sells pillows that don’t bunch, clump or prick, made from a top-quality luxury down alternative that honors the fresh air of the Green Mountain State.

Flyin Ryan releases decisions program app for beta testing

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 2:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation mission revolves around the belief that self-identity driven by internally composed core values answers the question “Who am I?” and stimulates a sense of ownership and responsibility for subsequent behavior. Core Values Matter. This is the central focus of the Decisions Program; EXPOSING people to Ryan’s core principles, INSPIRING them to explore and compose their own set of core values, and ACTING on the core principles they have composed. We have developed programs that explore and promote these principles in two targeted sectors, education and athletics, with workshops typically taught in-person.

New report examines Vermont’s response to climate change

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 3:05pm -- tim
What is state government focusing on today? What challenges is the state ignoring altogether?
Vermont Business Magazine A new report lays the groundwork for understanding what topics and challenges are being prioritized by state government in the push to move Vermont toward a clean energy economy, limit carbon pollution, and prepare for the impacts of climate change that are unavoidable.

St Albans Co-op among NE facilities providing public with chemical information under EPA settlements

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 2:26pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Four New England facilities have reported publicly on their use of certain chemicals, creating a safer environment for the public, as a result of investigations and enforcement actions taken by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All four facilities quickly corrected their non-reporting when notified of their oversight. The St Albans Creamery was among them.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinics canceled through Friday, April 23

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 1:58pm -- tim

People with appointments can reschedule by calling the Health Department at 855-722-7878
Vermont Business Magazine State officials announced Thursday that Vermont will follow the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and extend the pause on the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for an additional week. The federal pause is in place to allow the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices the time it needs to gather more data about reported side effects. The committee will meet again next week.

Sanders, Omar, et al introduce the End Polluter Welfare Act

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 1:57pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ahead of today’s Senate Budget Committee hearing on “The Cost of Inaction on Climate Change,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Rep Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act to close tax loopholes and eliminate federal subsidies for the oil, gas, and coal industries. While the 20 largest fossil fuel companies account for more than a third of global greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era, all while raking in absurd profits, American taxpayers today pay $15 billion per year in direct federal subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. In 2020, the oil, gas, and coal industry spent more than $115 million lobbying Congress in defense of these giveaways for an over 13,000% return on investment.

Forecasts call for heavy, wet snow, possible outages across higher elevations

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 1:57pm -- tim
GMP is Urging Safety for Customers, Crews are Ready to Respond. VTrans Closes Smugglers' Notch Route 108 in Stowe
Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is urging safety for customers and is prepared to respond to possible outages as a spring storm rolls across the region Thursday, bringing heavy, wet snow to higher elevations which forecasters say could tear down trees and power lines overnight. Southern and central Vermont, especially at elevations above 1,000 feet, are most at risk.

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