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Scenic train rides offered as part of Colors of Kingdom Festival

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 6:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Saturday, September 14, two locomotives and six historic coaches will depart from the historic downtown St Johnsbury train depot and head south on one of the most beautiful train rides in New England. The train rides, part of the daylong Colors of the Kingdom Community Festival, will start at 9:30 a.m. and be repeated at 11:30 am, 1:30 and 3:30 pm from the St Johnsbury Welcome Center. The train follows the tracks of the Connecticut and Passumpsic Railroad, established in 1850, and clings to the banks of the Connecticut and Passumpsic rivers, cutting through massive rock ledges and crossing many bridges.

Flagger hit in New Haven, driver charged with DUI drugs

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 3:45pm -- tim

Vermont State Police On 08/23/2019 at approximately 0813 Troopers from the Vermont State Police were detailed to the area of Ethan Allen Highway (USHY # 7) and VT Rt 17 for reported traffic crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival to the area it was learned that James P Alger, an employee of the LPD Traffic Control Services had been struck by a northbound vehicle operated by Jennifer L Bergevin.

Head-on crash leaves one dead on I-89 in Richmond

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 3:38pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Friday, August 23rd, 2019, at approximately 0650 hours Troopers with VSP Williston were notified of a head-on collision involving two vehicles on I-89 Northbound in the area of Mile Marker 76 in the town of Richmond. Investigation determined that a 2015 Dodge Ram drifted from the southbound lanes of I-89, into the median, went airborne, and then struck a vehicle travelling north head on. The vehicle that was struck was a 2012 Ford F-350. Both vehicles sustained totaling damage.

St Mike's Move-in Day exciting, bittersweet

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 3:38pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Fall semester 2019 is officially under way at Saint Michael's College today with the arrival of our first-year students from the Class of 2023 on this Move-In Day. It was the typical happily chaotic scene in the main first-year Quad residences beginning at about 9 a.m. as families with plates from states near and far pulled in, to be greeted by helpful if noisy Orientation Leaders who were enthusiastically and efficiently helping schlep belongings up to new rooms.

Hugh Bradshaw named Assistant Director of Workforce Development

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 2:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Labor announced today the hiring of a new Assistant Director in their Workforce Development Division. Hugh Bradshaw will serve as the Assistant Director of Workforce Development, adding to the robust team of workforce and training professionals the Department of Labor has been assembling.

Mosquitoes in Essex test positive for West Nile virus

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A pool of mosquitoes collected in Essex has tested positive for West Nile virus at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory. This is the first positive pool – or group of up to 50 mosquitoes of the same species and location – of the 2019 mosquito surveillance season. The infected mosquitoes were collected by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and tested at the Health Department Laboratory as part of an ongoing interagency mosquito surveillance program that helps the state better understand the risk of diseases spread by mosquitoes. More than 2,000 mosquito pools from around the state have been tested so far this year.

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority celebrates National Hydropower Day

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 9:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Hydropower has provided the nation with clean, renewable energy for over 200 years. In recognition of the first form of renewable energy, the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) today is celebrating National Hydropower Day. National Hydropower Day celebrates hydropower’s undeniable contributions to America’s clean energy infrastructure, electrical grid resiliency and reliability benefits, and environmental protections.

UVM's most talented incoming class arrives today

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 6:24am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine For the fifth year in a row, the University of Vermont's incoming first-year class has achieved the highest academic credentials in the university’s history. The Class of 2023, an estimated 2,640 students, has an average SAT score of 1275 and an average ACT of 28.9, record highs for any incoming class. UVM'S Move-in Weekend starts Friday, August 23, with first-year students arriving that day, and continues through Sunday. The university’s Convocation, which formally launches the academic year, will take place Sunday at 6:30 in the Patrick Gymnasium. 

Billings Mobil robbed in Waterbury

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 4:40pm -- tim

Vermont State Police The Vermont State Police is continuing to investigate Sunday’s armed robbery at the Billings Mobil station, including releasing the attached photographs of the suspect. Continued investigation indicates the suspect made off with more than $900 in cash along with a carton of Marlboro cigarettes. In addition to the previous description of the suspect, he appears to be wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt or jacket, possibly a winter hat, a red paisley-patterned bandana, dark pants, black gloves and black and white Adidas sneakers. His weapon was a large kitchen knife.

Proprietors of Ridin’ High Skate Shop indicted for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and THC

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 4:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that John Van Hazinga and Samantha Steady were arraigned today in federal court after having been indicted by the grand jury for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and delta-9- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), both Schedule I drugs, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846. Van Hazinga was also charged with multiple counts of distribution of marijuana and THC. Van Hazinga and Steady were both arrested this morning, and were arraigned before the United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy this afternoon in Burlington.