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AG finds police officers justified in fatal Rutland shooting

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 4:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Donovan announced today that his office has reviewed the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on October 8, 2019, in Rutland, Vermont. The Attorney General’s Office is declining to prosecute Rutland City Police Department Sergeant Kenneth Mosher, Sergeant Adam Lucia, and Corporal Elias Anderson, and Rutland Town Police Deputy Chief Ted Washburn for charges related to the fatal shooting of Christopher G. Louras. Based on the facts and circumstances, and consistent with Vermont law, the Attorney General’s Office has concluded that the actions of the officers were justified. In reaching this decision, the Office reviewed all the materials provided by the Vermont State Police, who conducted the investigation.

VPR-Vermont PBS poll finds solid support for Scott and Sanders

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:15pm -- tim
Paid Family Leave And Raising The Minimum Wage Have Wide Support Among Vermont Voters
Vermont Business Magazine More than halfway into his second term, Gov. Phil Scott enjoys widespread popularity and a distinct advantage over his potential Democratic rivals. And Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appears poised to coast to victory in his home state's presidential primary. Those are two of the big takeaways from a joint statewide poll released today by VPR and Vermont PBS.

Poll shows three out of four Vermonters support legal, regulated cannabis sales

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling and commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project found that an overwhelming 76% of Vermont residents support allowing adults 21 and over to purchase cannabis from regulated, tax-paying small businesses. These results are significant as they come days before the Vermont House is expected to vote on S. 54, a bill that would legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis sales in the state.

Wake Robin hires Martha Maksym as president and CEO

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Board of Directors at Wake Robin, Vermont’s first lifecare community, announced today that Martha Maksym will take over as President and CEO following Patrick McKee’s retirement from Wake Robin next month. The Board of Directors, Wake Robin residents and staff thank McKee for his five years of dedicated service to the community, and are pleased to begin the next chapter with Maksym as leader.

NorthCountry supports Rhino Foods Foundation’s income advance program initiative

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine NorthCountry Federal Credit Union presented a check for $10,000 to Rhino Foods Foundation’s Income Advance (IA) Program Initiative. Rhino Foods Foundation shares its IA and other innovative workplace programs with Vermont companies to help champion employee financial stability.

Vermont saw increase in drunk-driving deaths in 2018

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In 2018 Vermont ranked 19th in the number of drunk driving-related fatalities. But Vermont also was one of a handful of states that saw an increase in that number, according to a study based on federal statistics and presented by SaferAmerica. New Hampshire was one spot below Vermont, but had the biggest increase in the nation by nearly 75 percent.

Langrock Sperry & Wool celebrates 60th anniversary with a year of donations

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Established in 1960, the law firm of Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP has begun a yearlong celebration of their 60 years of service in Vermont with a series of charitable contributions known as 60-for-60th. Each month throughout 2020, Langrock will be make “donations of 60” to charitable organizations throughout Chittenden and Addison counties.

Registration open for Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 6:19am -- tim
Early bird registration ends March 1
Vermont Business Magazine Registration is open for the 2020 Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference — Cultivating Connection - Supporting Employee Wellbeing, to be held March 25 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Burlington. The annual conference, which last year attracted 575 business owners, human resources professionals and wellness experts, is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Girls on the Run Vermont spring program registration now open

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 2:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Girls on the Run Vermont’s spring program registration is now open for our northern region. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of girls for a ten-week program that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.

Cigna employee receives fellowship to bring 'Sheds' model to Vermont

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine OneCare Vermont has partnered with Cigna’s Community Ambassador Fellowship program to reduce social isolation and build resiliency for older Vermonters. Alison Hemphill, a Senior Account Manager in Cigna’s Burlington office, was selected as a 2020 Fellow and will work with OneCare Vermont’s primary prevention team to launch a “Sheds” initiative as they aim to improve social connections for older residents and create a space where members can contribute their skills to the needs of the broader community.

Vail supports Okemo-area programs

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 3:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vail Resorts EpicPromise has announced the recipients of the 2019-2020 community grants cycle. Eight local non-profit organizations received $21,500 in grant support aimed at supporting the issues that matter most to the Okemo Valley Area community. Across the company, Vail Resorts will give $14 million in support to more than 350 community non-profits throughout the upcoming year. Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow is owned by Colorado-based Vail.

Burlington boil water advisory lifted

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 3:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The precautionary boil water advisory, issued Saturday at approximately 2:30PM, for the low service water system in Burlington and limited parts of South Burlington was lifted today. Sample results have confirmed that it is safe to use the water. There are no active boil water advisories. Outside of the special sampling taken to lift the advisory, drinking water is also tested throughout the day at the drinking water plant and weekly throughout the distribution system.