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Governor Scott announces action on bills

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 8:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott on Monday announced action on a range of bills, passed by the Legislature. He also issued a signing letter in response to S.254, An act relating to union organizing, urging the Legislature to make changes in January to prevent the disclosure of the personal information of public employees without their consent.

Novel coronavirus robs cell’s ability to sound alarm and fight

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 6:45am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With more than six months’ experience observing and studying COVID-19 infection, physicians and researchers now have a good understanding of the disease’s symptoms, but lack knowledge about what SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus), the virus that causes COVID-19, is doing inside human cells to make people so sick.

Levine on COVID response, disparities among BIPOC

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 6:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The last thing we wanted for Vermont was for it to look like China, where hospitals were overwhelmed. We were looking at the anxious faces of Italian citizens and doctors. And we would soon see in New York City families devastated by losses and not allowed to see their loved ones as they lay dying. Inpatient care was being delivered in hallways; there was a debilitating lack of personal protective equipment; and refrigeration trucks were compensating for overfilled morgues.

UVM seeks extension director

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 5:00am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The search is on for the next leader of University of Vermont Extension. Since its founding in 1913, UVM Extension has developed strong relationships with a wide variety of constituents, assessing their needs and developing programs to address critical issues they face. 

McClure Foundation, VDOL identify Vermont’s high-pay, high-demand jobs

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 5:26pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine With the coronavirus continuing to drive uncertainty for Vermont workers, the McClure Foundation and the Vermont Department of Labor are releasing today their updated list of Vermont’s most promising jobs for the next 10 years. The free, easy-to-use print and online resource lists 60 plus occupations expected to pay at least $22/hour and have at least 220 openings over the next decade.

Hartford Fruit Walk gets VNRC grant to improve food access and walkability in WRJ

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 1:58pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) awarded a Small Grant for Smart Growth to the Upper Valley Apple Corps, a group that purchases, hosts, plants, and cares for fruit- and nut-bearing trees in the Upper Valley region of Vermont to promote community-wide access to free-for-the-picking produce.

Travel FAQs and gathering size updates

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 1:48pm -- tim

Agency of Commerce & Community Development ACCD has posted updated guidance for traveling to Vermont and essential travel, as well as a clarification on which employees should complete health surveys. New guidance for large indoor businesses over 17,100 square feet regarding the number of people allowed to gather has also been posted. Please review the ACCD Work Safe memo for all current guidance in place.

Leahy: Opening statement on the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:26pm -- tim

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) I have served in the Senate for 46 years, a span that includes 20 Supreme Court nominations and 16 confirmation hearings.  None – not one – looked anything like this one. We are less than two weeks removed from Justice Ginsburg being laid to rest. It is true that it is the responsibility of this Committee to consider her replacement on the Supreme Court.  But this is not how we should do it.  We should not have had a nomination ceremony before Justice Ginsburg was even buried

Leahy highlights effects of SCOTUS overturning ACA

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) shared the story of Martha Richards, a Vermonter who is enrolled in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expanded Medicaid program. Senators are highlighting the devastating effects of the Supreme Court potentially overturning the ACA in the midst of a global pandemic. The ACA provides insurance for more than 20 million Americans and protections for the 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

SIT announces accreditation for new doctoral degree in Global Education

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine School for International Training has received accreditation for its milestone EdD in Global Education, SIT Graduate Institute’s first doctorate, as well as the first degree of its kind offered by a US-based higher education institution. This new degree program deepens SIT’s dedication to advancing international education and positions the institution to play a vital role in shaping the field for years to come. 

Travel & Tourism: In a winter unlike any other, Vermont’s ski resorts face the unknown

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 6:20am -- tim

by Joyce Marcel, Vermont Business Magazine Thanks to Governor Phil Scott and Commissioner of Health Dr Mark Levine (with an assist from Dr Anthony Fauci), Vermont spent the spring and summer beating down COVID-19. Because almost everyone wore their masks, washed their hands and kept their distance from one another, we may have a ski season.