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Intervale Center completes $1 million capital campaign

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 3:09pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With the help of almost two hundred generous donors and community support, the Intervale Center is pleased to announce the completion of Celebrate Intervale, a $1 million capital campaign to increase the productivity, accessibility and beauty of the Intervale. The Intervale Center, a food and farming non-profit, manages 340 acres of open space in the heart of Burlington, VT for agriculture, conservation and recreation. 

Vermont Fresh Network receives grant to support Lake Champlain culinary trail

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 1:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Fresh Network has been awarded a Conservation & Community Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) to tell the story of modern food production, sustainable agriculture, and agricultural heritage in the Lake Champlain basin through the development of educational and promotional resources for the Lake Champlain Tasting Trail. 

Vermont ranked 11th for midterm election voter turnout

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos today announced that Vermont has been ranked 11th in total voter turnout for the 2018 Midterm Election across all 50 states in the 7th biennial edition of the "America Goes to the Polls" report, released by the nonpartisan groups Nonprofit VOTE and the US Elections Project this week.

Safety-Kleen to pay $70,000 for hazardous waste violations

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced today that his office has reached a settlement with Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc to resolve violations of Vermont’s Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. Under the court-approved settlement, Safety-Kleen resolved claims that it failed to properly identify and manage hazardous waste as required by the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations and Safety-Kleen’s Hazardous Waste Facility Permit.

Bennington College announces $150 million campaign, largest ever

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 8:03am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine At an event last Thursday in Los Angeles, Bennington College announced that it has already raised $78.5 million — or more than half — of its ambitious $150 million capital campaign goal. The event was the first of two kick-off celebrations for the historic campaign, which will support Bennington students, programs, and facilities for years to come.

Leahy: Release the full Mueller report

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:37am -- tim

Senator Patrick Leahy I forcefully urge Attorney General Barr - in the interests of the integrity of the Justice Department, in the interests of the American people, in the interest of the rule of law - to publicly release the full Mueller report. Any attempt to hide swaths of the Mueller report from public scrutiny will only fuel suspicions that President Trump's Justice Department, which represents the United States, is playing the role of President Trump's defense team. We all deserve better. 

Leonine: Legislature at the crossroads

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 4:40pm -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs The focus this week revolved around floor activity in both the House and Senate. Both chambers debated and voted on the avalanche of bills that came out of the committees last week in order to meet the March 15 crossover deadline for policy bills. The bills that were on both floors this week address a wide variety of subjects and for the most part there was little controversy. 

Iconic performer and activist Cyndi Lauper to speak at Northern Vermont University-Johnson commencement May 18

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 3:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Northern Vermont University President Elaine Collins announced today that the groundbreaking Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter, performer, and social activist Cyndi Lauper will deliver the commencement address at Northern Vermont University-Johnson on May 18.

Lauper attended Johnson State College, now NVU-Johnson, in 1973 and 1974. She will receive a Doctor of Letters Honorary Degree (Litt.D) at the commencement ceremony.

Phil Scott heads to Grand Isle Monday for 13th 'Capitol for a Day'

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 1:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and members of his Cabinet will be in Grand Isle County on Monday, March 25 for their Capitol for a Day initiative. This is the thirteenth county the group has toured, visiting Rutland, Caledonia, Windsor, Franklin, Bennington, Addison, Chittenden, Orleans, Windham, Lamoille, Essex and Orange counties over the last several months.

Saint Michael’s among Peace Corps’ top schools

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 2:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Peace Corps announced today that Saint Michael’s College ranked No.15 among small-size schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. Ten Saint Michael’s alumni currently are volunteering in countries around the world. Saint Michael’s returns to the list of top volunteer-producing colleges after a brief absence. In 2016, Saint Michael’s ranked No. 11 among small schools. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, almost 200 alumni have served abroad as volunteers. Vermont ranks No. 2 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, with 43 volunteers currently serving worldwide.

UVM among Peace Corps’ 2019 top volunteer-producing schools

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 2:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Peace Corps has announced that the University of Vermont ranked No. 6 among medium-size schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 31 UVM alumni currently volunteering in countries around the world. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, more than 900 alumni from UVM have served abroad as volunteers.