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VDH COVID-19 Update: World Suicide Prevention Day

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 5:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine This has been a year of extraordinary stress. People are anxious, feeling isolated and have pressures that can be difficult to navigate. All of which, for too many, may contribute to factors that may lead to thoughts of self-harm. As of September 4, there have been 72 suicide deaths in Vermont this year. To honor the friends, loved ones and fellow Vermonters we have lost to suicide, and all who have been affected, we are observing World Suicide Prevention Day by recommitting to a comprehensive public health approach to preventing suicide in Vermont.

UVM to participate in NIH trials of COVID-19 blood clotting treatments

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 4:31pm -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont (UVM) is participating in a major national research effort to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of varying types of blood thinners to treat adults diagnosed and hospitalized with COVID-19—the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the launch of two of three adaptive Phase 3 clinical trials September 10.

Regional responders to conduct full-scale emergency exercise simulating an aircraft accident at BTV on Saturday

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 2:56pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine More than 20 emergency vehicles and 50 volunteers are scheduled to be part of a full-scale emergency exercise simulating an aircraft accident at Burlington International Airport (BTV) on Saturday, September 12. The simulation is part of a disaster preparedness and response exercise required every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

F-35 night flying operations next week

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 2:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, is scheduled to conduct F-35 night flying from Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Sept. 17, with additional night operations from Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 24.
Area residents may see and hear F-35A Lightning II aircraft taking off and landing from the Burlington International Airport during this time. All night flight training operations are scheduled to be completed before 10:00 p.m.

Construction of long-sought Forest HQ will begin this month

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The US Forest Service will begin construction this month of a new Forest Supervisor’s Headquarters building for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests (GMNF). The $6 million facility will be built on Route 4 in Mendon. Senator Patrick Leahy and the GMNF made the announcement on Thursday. Leahy has made a high priority of securing a visitor-friendly, federally owned GMNF Headquarters.

City of Burlington files suit against CityPlace developer

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:10pm -- tim
Action Follows the Developer Moving to Terminate Development Agreement and Initiating Legal Dispute. VBM photo of Mayor Weinberger, left, and Don Sinex at the original CityPlace announcement April 20,2016.
Vermont Business Magazine On Tuesday, September 8, the City of Burlington filed suit in Vermont Superior Court against BTC Mall Associates, LLC, the developer of the CityPlace Burlington project. The City also filed a motion for preliminary injunction to promptly compel BTC to build the public improvements as required in the written Development Agreement with the City.

Killington to open November 14 with COVID plan in place

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 11:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Killington President Mike Solimano said today that they are planning to open for skiing and riding on November 14, weather and terrain permitting. He said they believe November 14 is a realistic date to achieve top-to-bottom skiing and riding with access to multiple base area lifts. Along with state guidelines, COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place by then. Changes include some access points being altered to ensure social distancing, a contactless ticket process and parking reservation requirements for all visitors. Killington's sister resort at Pico is scheduled to open December 19.

Greenvest becomes a Certified B Corporation

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Greenvest, a socially and environmentally responsible financial advisory firm, is proud to announce they have officially become a Certified B Corporation. Greenvest joins the rapidly growing movement of more than 3,400 Certified B Corporations from 150 industries, across 71 countries, including companies such as Seventh Generation, King Arthur Baking Company, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield Organic, Suncommon, Athleta, and Cabot Creamery.

Lawmakers advancing $56.8 million in funding for state colleges

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont House is advancing a state budget that includes a historic $56.8 million of funding for the Vermont State College System. This represents a maintenance of the $30 million of annual base funding, a special $23.8 million emergency bridge to stabilize the colleges’ finances, and $3 million for COVID-crisis workforce training.

Green Lantern Solar completes construction of 500kW array in Vernon

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 6:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Waterbury-based renewable energy company, Green Lantern Solar, completed construction of a 500 kW AC solar array in Vernon, Vermont. This array joins just over 100 projects in Vermont developed by Green Lantern, accounting for nearly 40 megawatts (MW) of new in-state solar power to Vermont’s grid. Sixty-six towns all over Vermont now host Green Lantern arrays.

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