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Banknorth Increases Quarterly Dividend

Tue, 07/27/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Banknorth Increases Quarterly Dividend
PORTLAND, Maine (July 27, 2004) Banknorth Group, Inc. (NYSE: BNK)
announced today that its Board of Directors has increased the Company's
quarterly dividend to 20 cents per share based on earnings for the quarter
ended June 30, 2004. The dividend increase represents a .5 cent per share
increase over the quarterly dividend paid following the previous quarter
ended March 31, 2004 and a 1 cent per share increase over the quarterly
dividend paid a year ago following the quarter ended June 30, 2003.

Judge approves sale of hydro plant to town

Mon, 07/26/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bankruptcy judge approves sale of hydro plant to Rockingham
Officials in Rockingham hope that a $72.4 million purchase of the hydro electric facility on the Connecticut River in Bellows Falls will lower electric rates to the community. A US Bankruptcy Court judge has approved the sale from USGen New England. The deal must be completed by December 1, although the actual closing probably would not occur until October 2005. If the town failed to finalize financing by December 1, the town would forfeit its right to take the dam by eminent domain for 10 years.

C & S moves headquarters to Keene

Sat, 07/24/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

C & S Wholesale Grocers moves headquarters to Keene, NH

C & S Wholesale Grocers has moved its headquarters from Brattleboro to Keene, NH. C & S is the second largest wholesale grocer in the nation. It has been the largest Vermont-based company since the 1980s. In 2003 it reported sales of $11.3 billion.

State attracting DNC 'refugees'

Thu, 07/22/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

State Takes Aggressive, But Low Key Approach To Attracting 'DNC
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Northeastern states are taking different approaches in
attracting Boston-area 'refugees' from the Democratic National
(DNC) stringent security precautions and Vermont is among the states
on a low-key approach to send the right message to potential visitors.
"Some states have chosen very targeted messages specifically directed at
Democratic National Convention and the impact it will have on daily life

Vermont Council for Quality Conference

Thu, 07/22/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Council for Quality, partnering with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, will hold their 2004 Fall Quality Conference on September 27, 2004 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. The purpose of the conference is to bring together a cross section of Vermont organizations to discuss how to implement performance excellence and continuous improvement measures to enhance an organizations efficiency, profitability and success.

NH architect to select convention sites

Tue, 07/20/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

NH architect to select convention sites
Hanover, NH, July 21, 2004 -- M. Hunter Ulf, AIA has been appointed by the President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to chair the newly formed Convention Site Selection Committee. This Committee is charged with determining the AIA annual convention sites for the years 2009, 2010, and 2011. Previously, convention site selection was designated as a management responsibility. Under Ulf's leadership, the Committee is scheduled to finalize their selections by November of 2004.

The Red Hat Society

Mon, 07/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Red Hat Society: Red Hats Abound at
Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin
Burlington, VT -- July 19, 2004 Directly in the front door, and to the right, Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin has created a product vignette dedicated solely to the ladies of The Red Hat Society. Founded by a group of women in California, The Red Hat Society celebrates the coming of age for women 50 and over, by wearing fancy red hats and bright purple outfits.