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People’s United Bank launches AlwaysChecking digital protection service

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine People's United Bank, NA a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) today announced the launch of AlwaysChecking, a premium digital identity and credit protection service offered in partnership with Experian, designed for customers to monitor their, and their families’ digital identity from a single dashboard. AlwaysChecking is offered free exclusively to all personal checking account customers of the Bank, and for those opening a new account.

Small grants to farmers serve as a bridge to recovery

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Thirty-four farms across the state received a combined total of $73,000 in June through the Vermont Land Trust’s new program for farmers affected by COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn. Loss of restaurant sales, increased distribution costs, and lower milk prices, among other challenges posed by the pandemic, have placed many farmers in dire economic straits.

Leonine: The Legislature will be back in August

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 2:25pm -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs The Vermont Legislature recessed late in the evening on Friday, June 26. They will reconvene on August 25 to start the process of developing and passing a budget for the remainder of FY21. The state is facing a revenue shortfall of well over $300 million between the General, Education and Transportation funds for FY21 which combined with the continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic creates a daunting task when lawmakers return. 

Sterling College creates Food Hub

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 1:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Throughout the pandemic, the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Sterling College––home to the campus farm––has been busy, growing and expanding its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program while observing COVID-specific health and safety procedures.

Audit questions cost savings and health outcomes of OneCare Vermont

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 5:06pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer released this week the first part of series of audit reports on OneCare Vermont. OneCare is a collaboration of the University of Vermont Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state and the federal government. The concept is to pay health care providers a lump sum to provide preventative care, which in the long run will save the entire health care system a lot of money.