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Brattleboro Union High School to receive national recognition from Special Olympics for achievements with inclusion

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 4:36pm -- katie

VermontBiz Special Olympics Vermont has announced that Brattleboro Union High School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, is receiving national banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. Brattleboro Union High School is receiving this honor as a result of meeting national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy, and respect.

Vermont Arts Council opens new $9 million grant program for state’s creative sector

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 3:09pm -- katie

VermontBiz Creative Futures Grants, with $9 million in funding from Vermont’s last legislative session, will be available beginning Thursday, Sept. 15, to help the creative sector recover from economic losses due to the pandemic.

Grants of up to $200,000 will be available to creative sector non-profits and for-profit entities, including sole proprietors, that have sustained substantial losses from the pandemic. Losses include decreased revenue or gross receipts; financial insecurity; increased costs; and challenges covering operating expenses.

Four caregivers of vulnerable adults charged by AG's office

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 3:04pm -- katie

VermontBiz The Attorney General’s Office today announced it charged four caregivers after Vermont Superior Court, Franklin Criminal Division, found probable cause for multiple criminal charges. The charges, including abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults, are against David Mumley, 29, formerly of Swanton, Vermont; Heather Mumley, 30, formerly of Swanton, Vermont; Krystal Grenier, 30, of Milton, Vermont; and Nicholas Grenier, 29, of Milton, Vermont.

UVM Health Network disappointed and concerned by Green Mountain Care Board’s cuts impacting patient care in FY2023 budget

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 3:01pm -- katie

VermontBiz “We are extremely disappointed and concerned that the Green Mountain Care Board has dismissed the severity of the financial situation facing Vermont’s hospitals – and with it, our patients’ ability to access the care they deserve – with today’s decision to make deep, arbitrary cuts in the UVM Health Network’s carefully constructed FY2023 budgets for the UVM Medical Center and Central Vermont Medical Center.

These budgets included what was needed to protect critical services while continuing vital work to improve access. After finding reductions, tightening our belts, and significantly dipping into our reserves, these were the most responsible budgets possible given ongoing steep inflation in the cost of providing patient care.

VSP: Missing person from Ferrisburgh

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 2:59pm -- katie

VermontBiz The Vermont State Police is asking for the public’s assistance locating missing 81-year-old Beverly Ross. It is reported Beverly has dementia, along with additional mobility issues. Beverly was last seen at her home on U.S. Route 7 in the town of Ferrisburgh at about 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Her family reported her missing at about 9:06 a.m. Monday. There are concerns for Beverly’s welfare due to health issues. 

The Preservation Trust of Vermont partners with ZION Growers for new industry at Vermont Marble Company site

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 1:33pm -- katie

VermontBiz After a decade of ownership, and successfully securing the collections of the Vermont Marble Museum, the Preservation Trust of Vermont has transferred ownership of the former Vermont Marble Company facility in Proctor to ZION Growers, a Vermont- based industrial hemp processing company.

United Way of Northwest Vermont launches 2022 Community Campaign 

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 1:29pm -- katie

VermontBiz United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT), an organization dedicated to improving lives in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties, is excited to announce the theme of our 2022 Community Campaign: Community Power Amplified.   

“Community power – people helping people – is what United Way of Northwest Vermont is all about. It’s the coming together of local people to find local solutions that address the community’s most complex problems,” said UWNWVT CEO Jesse Bridges. 

Vermont business imposter email scams are on the rise

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 1:27pm -- katie

VermontBiz The Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) is warning Vermont business owners, non-profits, and employees about an uptick in business imposter email scams. In the last two months, CAP has received five reports of business imposter email scams resulting in a total loss of $210,799. Scammers are impersonating employees or familiar business representatives’ emails and contacting company bookkeepers and office administrators asking them to change bank account information, direct deposit information, or asking them to write checks.

Applications Open for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 4:16am -- tim

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets Applications are now open for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP). The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets' Water Quality Division has funding for new or innovative equipment. The funding is for equipment that will aid in the reduction of surface runoff of agricultural waters, improve water quality, reduce odors from manure application, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and more! Vermont farms required to comply with the Required Agricultural Practices, custom operators, non-profit organizations, and phosphorus extraction equipment producers are welcome to apply.

Roper: VT Climate Council is unraveling

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 3:10am -- tim

by Rob Roper The mood at recent Vermont Climate Council committee meetings is bleak as the folks tasked by the legislature to come up with a plan to meet the greenhouse gas reduction mandates of their Global Warming Solutions Act do not have one. It’s not entirely their fault. The task is and always was politically and logistically impossible. The whole thing has echoes of the legislature passing a law to deliver a single payer healthcare system before looking at the details of what it would cost and what it would take. When the public finally saw the price tag, dreams of single payer very quickly evaporated.

GlobalFoundries signs PaYS agreement with Army

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 4:25pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The US Army and GlobalFoundries (GF) signed off Friday on a partnership agreement that could boost jobs as the semiconductor plant in Essex Junction. The deal would put servicemembers leaving the Army front and center with job openings at GF's plant in Vermont. There are about 200 job openings. GlobalFoundries VP and GM Kenneth McAvey told VermontBiz at the signing that many of the technical skills servicemembers are a perfect fit for positions available at the Vermont plant. They also bring a great work ethic. 

Hunting-related shooting incident investigated in Huntington

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 3:58pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Warden Service is actively investigating a hunting related shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, September 10, on private land in the town of Huntington. Game Wardens with the Vermont Warden Service and Troopers with the Vermont State Police responded to the area along with medical personnel after a 911 call was placed by a third hunter on Saturday morning. The victim was walking to a tree stand in a wooded area off Main Road when he was struck in the abdomen by a single gunshot fired by another hunter, who claimed that he mistook the victim for a bear.