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Group rallies in Middlesex to push for paid leave

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 11:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Family and Medical Leave Insurance Coalition (VT FaMLI), with support from Red Hen Baking Co. and Camp Meade of Middlesex, hosted over 80 people on Sunday, August 29th for “We Believe in Paid Leave” - A Celebration of Workers, Families, and Small Businesses. Participants came together to take direct action and lift up their voices to show their strong support for the passage of an equitable and robust national Paid Family and Medical Leave solution.

Federal grant provides laughs

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 7:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A recipient of one of the largest Shuttered Venue Operator Grants awarded in Vermont is scheduled to host its grand re-opening Thursday evening in Burlington. The Vermont Comedy Club, founded and owned by Nathan Hartswick and Natalie Miller in 2015, was awarded a $408,319.65 SVOG.

Seven incarcerated individuals test positive in Newport

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 4:50pm -- tim

Testing finds seven new incarcerated positives at Northern State Correctional Facility, zero new staff

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Department of Corrections (Vermont DOC) is reporting seven incarcerated individuals at Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport tested positive for COVID-19 in outbreak testing conducted August 30. All staff results are negative.

Human Services will launch investigation into wait times for medical appointments

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 4:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) remains focused on increasing access to health care for Vermonters. Unifying providers, payers, and statewide stakeholders are critical components to achieving the goals of health care reform which include affordability, access, and quality of care.

Weinberger, BED propose $20 million net zero energy revenue bond

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 4:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mayor Miro Weinberger and Burlington Electric Department (BED) have proposed a new, $20 million Net Zero Energy Revenue Bond that would accelerate progress toward Burlington’s bold climate goals, while reducing upward rate pressure for BED customers. In addition, the Mayor and BED announced that BED’s Green Stimulus program would continue, and that Moody’s Investors Service affirmed BED’s A3 rating.

Hearing Sept 8 on the Implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 4:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors Report will hold the first of two public hearings on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the State House in Room 11. Participants may testify in person or remotely through a Zoom webinar. Anyone interested in testifying, in-person or remotely, should sign up in advance of the hearing.

Krowinski and Balint launch 'Investing in Vermont's Future Community Conversations'

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 4:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont has a once in a lifetime opportunity to make significant investments that will transform and shape the future of our state. Thanks to federal stimulus funds, a surge in state revenues, and more potential federal funds on the way, the Vermont Legislature is positioned to make historic investments in Vermont's pandemic recovery, address critical infrastructure needs, support Vermonters' health and well-being, and strengthen Vermont's communities, businesses, environment, and climate.

Northeastern Vermont Development Association News

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 2:11pm -- tim

Northeastern Vermont Development Association NVDA employees have returned to their offices on a limited basis. Our building remains closed to the general public, but we are accepting meetings by appointment. Despite increasing pressure to lift travel restrictions, the US is keeping the ban on nonessential Canadian border crossings in place to at least September 21st to minimize the spread of Covid-19 and the Delta variant. On August 9th, the state disbursed the first payment of $29 million in American Rescue Plan Act Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to 274 local governments. Municipalities in Essex, Orleans and Caledonia Counties are making decisions on how to spend the funds. Vermont received an additional $60 million which will be distributed to the same municipalities by Labor Day Weekend! 

Donovan announces 5th annual Vermont Legal Community Fighting Hunger Food Drive

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 1:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine September is Hunger Action Month in Vermont. The COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in food insecurity and the results of a recent University of Vermont study show that need has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. Vermonters continue to face the challenge of keeping food on the table.

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