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Sanders to McConnell: Senate needs legislation NOW to address economic crisis

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 2:56pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders Saturday issued the following statement  directed to Senate President Mitch McConnell: Let's be clear. We are in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. More than 100,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus, 40 million Americans have lost their jobs, millions have lost their health insurance and people across the country face hunger and the fear of being evicted from their homes. 

BPW warns against swimming at some beaches after not disinfected wastewater gets in lake

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 2:47pm -- tim

Burlington Department of Public Works At 8:47 pm on Friday, May 29th there was a disinfection failure alarm at Burlington’s Main Wastewater Treatment Plant. During about a 50-minute time span there was a lack of disinfection for approximately 1.4 million gallons of wet weather flow (stormwater runoff and treated, but not disinfected wastewater).

Chris Graff: A tribute to Ernest W Gibson III

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:56am -- tim

by Chris Graff, Vermont Business Magazine For almost every moment of the 20th century an Ernest W Gibson was in public service in Vermont. There was the grandfather – Ernest W Gibson Sr (1872-1940) – who served in the Vermont House in 1906 and was president pro tem of the Vermont Senate in 1908 before going to Washington to serve in the US House (1923-1933) and the US Senate (1933-1940). Then there was the father – Ernest W Gibson Jr (1901-1969) – who was appointed in 1940 to his father’s US Senate seat following the elder’s death and served out the term. Gibson Junior then won election as governor in 1946 and then was appointed by President Truman to a federal judgeship in 1950. Ernest W Gibson III (1927-2020) served as Windham County state’s attorney (1957-1961), was a member of the Vermont House (1961-1963), chair of the Public Service Board (1963-1972), Superior Court judge (1972-1983) and Vermont Supreme Court justice (1983-1997).

The handblown Vermont Cocktail/Whiskey Glass has arrived on the market

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 5:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine After a pause in time created by the COVID-19 Virus, the creative, skilled, and seasoned, team at AO Glass is presenting a whole new in-house collection. First out in the Vermont Strong Collection of 2020 is the Cocktail/Whiskey Glass. AO Glass operates on 416 Pine Street in the heart of Burlington, Vermont and has been in business since 2007. The glass team is now back in the studio, following all the recommended safety precautions.

The 2021 Vermont Flower Show will be postponed to 2022

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As producers of the Vermont Flower Show, the first priority of the VNLA/Green Works Board of Directors is the safety of all attendees, vendors, and volunteers who participate in our signature event, the Vermont Flower Show. We have been examining the data on the COVID-19 pandemic and the emerging theme is no one knows for sure how long this virus will remain with us. In an effort to keep people safe as well as to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, we have made the decision to postpone the 2021 Vermont Flower Show, scheduled for February 27, 28, and March 1, 2021, to March 4-6, 2022.

Leonine: Filing deadline, mailing it in, 'little budget' hole, $400M stimulus

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 3:57pm -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs The last week of May marked the end of the filing period for candidates to register for the August primary election. With the COVID-19 crisis enveloping the legislative agenda and dominating news cycles, there has been relatively little focus thus far on the November election. The filing deadline on Thursday brought the election to the forefront for the first time in two months with some notable races taking shape and the retirement of some long-serving lawmakers.

Agilent’s BenchCel Microplate Handler now available through BioTek

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 8:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Winooski-based BioTek has announced that Agilent’s BenchCel Microplate Handler is now added to its portfolio of walkaway automated solutions. The modular BenchCel Microplate Handler is a high-speed robot with an open, flexible and scalable format to bring efficiency to diverse applications such as ELISA, endpoint add-and-read assays and cell fix-stain-image processes.

Leahy urges Supreme Court to continue transparency after pandemic

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 5:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are pressing the US Supreme Court to make permanent the live audio access to oral arguments it has adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they further asked the Court to allow live video coverage of its proceedings. Leahy and Grassley also noted that the vast majority of Americans support audio and video access to our nation’s justice system.

VDH COVID-19 Update: Four new cases, 'cluster' in Winooski

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 5:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Health Commissioner Mark Levine said today that the Health Department is investigating a small cluster of cases (fewer than 6) among members of the Winooski community. This is not an outbreak of the virus spreading throughout the city. The department has been in contact with the individuals and is providing appropriate guidance and recommendations – including for self-isolation and quarantine. The contact tracing team has been reaching out to any of these individuals’ close contacts to identify any further risk and need for testing. In addition to closely working with Winooski city officials, Health staff have been in contact with community-based organizations, on education and follow-up efforts.

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