Vermont Business Magazine Today Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced the official results of the Vermont 2018 General Election held on Tuesday, November 6. The 2018 General Election set a record for most votes cast in a Vermont midterm election, with 278,230 voters casting ballots out of 490,074 registered voters. Vermont’s number of registered voters is also at an all-time high.
Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that Willie Noyes, owner of Willie’s Village Auto in Stowe, agreed to sanctions for failing to comply with a July 2016 court order that required the removal of junk motor vehicles from his property. The order stemmed from violations of the Vermont salvage yard rules.
by Patricia Moulton, President, Vermont Technical College Vermont has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the nation. We also have one of the lowest rates in the country for high school grads entering college. At a time when two-thirds of jobs will require some form of education after high school by 2020, Vermont needs to make sure that more than 60 percent of its high school students are getting more education. Perhaps even more important to improve, the rate of economically disadvantaged students going on to college is currently less than 40 percent.
Vermont State Police At approximately 3:35 PM on 11/13/18, the Windham Fire Department was notified of a structure fire at 5736 Windham Hill Road in Windham. This single family home was vacant at the time of the fire and owned by folks outside the State of Vermont. Upon arrival the Windham Fire Department they encountered heavy fire located at the rear of the building. They began and exterior and interior attack and were able to contain the bulk of the fire to this area. The rest of the house sustained heavy heat and smoke damage. The fire started near a sump pump and heating tape, but cause of the fire is so far undetermined.
Vermont Business Magazine The Attorney General’s Office (AGO), on behalf of the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), has entered into a stipulation that will allow temporary receivership of three residential care homes to include Harborview, the fourth facility owned by East Lake Capital Management (ELCM) and Andrew White. The agreement also continues the merits hearing originally scheduled for today, allowing White to consult with local counsel. Last week, the Washington Superior Court appointed a temporary receiver of Allenwood at Pillsbury Manor in South Burlington, Homestead at Pillsbury in St Albans, and Pillsbury Manor South in South Burlington, the three other facilities held by ELCM in Vermont.
Vermont Business Magazine Since reaching its tax agreement with the State of Vermont two years ago, Airbnb has remitted more than $7.8 million in taxes on behalf of the host community across the Great Mountain State.
Vermont Business Magazine National Life was recognized recently for its corporate philanthropy by a group dedicated to supporting nonprofits. The Northern New England chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals presented its “Outstanding Corporation” award to National Life at a luncheon during National Philanthropy Day. National Life was recognized for the work of its charitable foundation, which distributes $2 million in grants to nonprofits primarily throughout northern and central Vermont and the Dallas area each year.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) announced Tuesday that Vermont organizations will receive 15 grants totaling nearly $13.4 million from the US Department of Justice to support crime victims and to strengthen services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The $13.4 million in fiscal year 2018 funding represents a $6 million increase in funding for crime victims, including survivors of domestic and sexual violence, over fiscal year 2017 levels.
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan joined Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) to warn Vermonters about scams involving student loans. Scammers pose as student loan servicers, debt relief companies, document preparation companies or say that you may be eligible for a student loan forgiveness program.
Vermont Business Magazine Troopers from Vermont State Police barracks throughout the state responded to numerous vehicle crashes, slide-offs and other weather-related incidents during the season’s first widespread snowstorm on Monday, November 13, 2018. The incidents included a fatal two-car crash in Sharon (please see separate news release below for case number 18B204904) in which one passenger was killed, and a three-vehicle collision involving a school bus in Newbury (please see separate news release below for case number 18A406242) in which five passengers from Newbury Elementary School were brought to the hospital as a precaution.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Mike Touchette to be the next Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections. Touchette will take over for Lisa Menard, who plans to retire in December 2018 after 32 years of service at the Department and more than four years as commissioner.
Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington issued the following statement following a mass-casualty alert today that was not identified as only a drill: "The University of Vermont Medical Center conducted a mass casualty drill earlier today to test the hospital’s ability to handle a surge of patients with varying injuries. During the drill, automated telephone and text messages were sent out in error. This happened as the emergency response team was testing emergency alerts sent through a mass notification system.