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Casella names Sayward General Counsel as Schmitt to retire

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 3:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced that after 14 years as the Company’s General Counsel, David L. Schmitt plans to retire on December 31, 2020. Shelley E. Sayward, currently Casella’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, will assume the General Counsel role effective January 1, 2021.

Peck boasts $7.641 million in contracts from 10.5MW solar portfolio

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 3:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Peck Company Holdings, Inc, based in South Burlington, has announced the signing of contracts totaling $7.641 million for six projects totaling 10.5 megawatts. The 10.5MW portfolio of six projects is located in Vermont and include nameplate sizes from 220kWdc to 2.7MWdc. Several of the projects have already started construction and will be completed by year-end. The entire portfolio will be complete within the next two quarters.

VT F&W News & Events: Youth and novice hunting, rifle sighting, turkeys

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 3:04am -- tim

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will open its Walter Cabell Shooting Range in Woodbury to the public for hunters to sight in their rifles on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 from 11:30am-3:30pm. Shooters will be required to follow all rules including range rules and current COVID-19 guidelines.

DFR issues cease and desist order against man posing as financial professional

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 5:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Department of Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak announced today that the Department of Financial Regulation issued an order requiring a Brattleboro-area individual to immediately cease and desist holding himself out as an investment professional. A call to the department’s consumer hotline complained that William J Therieau was holding himself out as an investment advisor and had encouraged a consumer to invest money with his purported company – Therieau Financial Services.

Casella gets permit to expand North Country, NH, landfill

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 5:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced that the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services issued a permit modification to expand the Company’s North Country Environmental Services, Inc landfill to increase its permitted disposal capacity by approximately 1.24 million cubic yards of airspace. This expansion will provide approximately six years of additional disposal capacity at the site located in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.

Scott, NE governors call for modernization of regional electricity system

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 4:38pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Recognizing the critical role that New England’s regional wholesale electricity market plays in addressing climate change and cost-effectively reducing economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions, Vermont Governor Phil Scott and governors from four Northeast states today issued a statement calling for reforms needed to achieve their states’ respective goals for clean, affordable, and reliable electricity. 

Condos reports early ballots in 2020 General Election far surpass record

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 3:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced that a record number of ballots have been cast early in the November 3rd, 2020 General Election as compared to ballots cast early in prior elections. As of the end of the day on Tuesday, 110,016 Vermonters have voted early in the 2020 General Election, with three weeks of early voting remaining. The previous record of total ballots returned early/absentee in a single election was 95,203 in the 2016 General Election.

BTC students return to in-person learning

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 3:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Technical Center (BTC) students are beginning to return to in-person learning thanks to a number of community partnerships and agreements. Seven BTC programs returned to in-person learning in separate locations around Burlington during the week of October 5th. On Tuesday, October 13th, the Burlington Board of School Commissioners voted to approve funding to secure spaces for the remaining programs. 

Champlain survey: Americans optimistic about future

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 2:08pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A new survey from Champlain College Online finds that 66% of Americans feel positive when they think about their future, even amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the 2020 election season. The survey revealed surprising differences between adults with children at home and those without, as well as notable efforts among Americans to continue enhancing career prospects.

Marathon Health expands across US

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 1:18pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Amid a very uncertain economic climate that has other healthcare providers cutting back, Marathon Health continues to grow and expand, demonstrating its leadership in the workplace healthcare category. In the last six months, the company has signed new clients, including Tyson Foods and Wyndham Destinations, announced plans to expand to new regions across the US adding over 150 new hires, and completed a merger with OurHealth (led by General Atlantic).