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Donovan wants public feedback on rule change affecting reproductive healthcare

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:14pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan today announced the launch of a website to allow Vermonters to provide feedback on a proposed rule affecting clinics that receive Title X funds. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is writing new rules for recipients of Title X funding. Title X is the only nationwide program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care. The proposed rules would implement a “gag rule” on abortion referrals and redirect funding priorities from the CDC’s birth control recommendations to “natural family planning methods.”

Lamoille Housing Partnership begins $2 million Hardwick rehab project

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) has commenced work on the Jeudevine Limited Housing Partnership, a $2 million rehabilitation project updating 18 units of affordable housing, plus one commercial space, in Hardwick. Work began this week at one of the three included properties, Highland Avenue. 

Magic Hat releases Local Rocker with James Kochalka

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Magic Hat is partnering up with Vermont musician and cartoonist James Kochalka to announce a new addition to the Humdinger Collection of bold, limited-edition beers: a Farmhouse Saison with a hometown collaboration dubbed Local Rocker. This classically Belgian-style beer is floral and peppery with light citrus notes and a dry finish. Much like a true rocker, this beer is known for its expressive and forward character.

Stowe Mountain Lodge brings pro tennis back to Vermont

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:32am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Professional tennis returns to Vermont for its second year as the Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic hosts some of the top men's tennis players coming to Stowe to prepare for the US Open, which takes place the following week in New York. The second-year event builds on the success of the 2017 tournament, won by world #22 Albert Ramos, and has continued its partnership with luxury mountainside community, Spruce Peak and Stowe Mountain Lodge, to host the eight-player exhibition event this August 18–22.

Local produce at lower cost for SNAP recipients

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:06am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine What is the best way to address hunger in the Upper Valley? Well, there might not be a single “best” way, but the fight against food insecurity is getting a big boost with the launch of the national healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks at the Co-op Food Stores of Hanover, Lebanon and White River Junction. Double Up provides low-income Americans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a one-to-one match to purchase healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Lake Monsters to become the Maple Kings for August 4 game

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine It is good to be king for a day...and that is exactly what the Vermont Lake Monsters will be on Saturday, August 4th. The New York Penn League team announced today that they will be temporarily adopting the name Vermont Maple Kings, with both logo and uniform, as the team pays homage to the Vermont maple sugaring industry. Now don't get all sappy, it is just for the game.

Illinois firm gets Vermont DMV contract

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has selected Valid USA, Inc to provide Vermont residents with securely issued driver licenses and identification (DL/ID) cards. Valid will manufacture and issue approximately 200,000 annual secure DMV documents for five years with two one-year extension options under the contract's terms. Terms of the deal were not released.

Funding available for organizations in the NEK through the Northeast Kingdom Fund

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Funding is now available for organizations and projects in Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia Counties through the Northeast Kingdom Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The fund awards mini-grants ($500 - $1,000) and development grants ($1,001 - $5,000) in support of projects that benefit the people and communities of the Northeast Kingdom. Nonprofits, schools, and grassroots organizations are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through 5 pm September 5, 2018.

Father David Cray elected to lead Society of St Edmund

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Very Reverend David Cray, SSE, a Boston native and 1968 Saint Michael’s College graduate who has ministered in Canada, Europe and the American South until coming to Vermont in 2003 to be pastor at Catholic parishes in Hinesburg and Charlotte, VT, was elected July 12 to be the new Superior General of The Society of Saint Edmund, founding religious order of Saint Michael’s.

Council approves over $400,000 in early learning initiative awards

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 3:24pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Burlington City Council on Monday approved the recipients of the City’s awards to support the expansion of high-quality childcare in Burlington for children from birth to three years old. These awards are the City’s first step in supporting the growth of high-quality childcare, which has been demonstrated to help prepare children for school, narrow the opportunity gap, improve future health and education outcomes, and reduce future public spending. Mayor Miro Weinberger presented the awards at the City Council’s July 16, 2018 meeting.