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Mass man pleads guilty to assaulting a Border Patrol agent

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 2:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that, on October 2, 2020, Michael Scaduto, 33, of Littleton, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in United States District Court in Burlington, to an information that charged him with assaulting a US Border Patrol Agent. Chief Judge Geoffrey W Crawford allowed Scaduto to continue on release conditions pending sentencing, which is scheduled for February 5, 2021.

Chittenden housing improves, affordability lags

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 9:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Building Homes Together Campaign, formed in 2016 to encourage production of housing in Chittenden County, released its annual progress report that showed continued overall success in new housing being created, but a persistent lack of affordable homes. The campaign, supported by over a hundred local and state officials, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals, set a five year goal of 3,500 new homes in Chittenden County with 20% of them permanently affordable. This amounts to an annual target of 700 overall homes with 140 affordable; the average over the first four years is 787 homes, and only 112 of them affordable.

Penske Truck Leasing expands business to Essex Jct

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 9:40am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Penske Truck Leasing moves to a new facility and will now offer its consumer and commercial truck rental customers full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance services. Penske's new facility located at 40 Kellogg Road in Essex Junction is also outfitted with the company's proprietary fully digital and voice-directed truck fleet preventive maintenance process and connected fleet solutions, a value-added resource to help customers address issues and options related to onboard technology systems (ELDs, telematics, onboard cameras, etc).

Green River unveils contact-tracing software to help homeless in pandemic

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 3:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green River, a software design and development company based in Brattleboro, has launched a suite of customizable contact-tracing tools on its open-source software platform, Open Path. The tools offer advanced features that allow health care providers, governments, hospitals and insurance companies to track patients' movements, close contacts and medical records in real-time to aid in the fight against coronavirus.

100 mentors in 100 days campaign

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 2:51am -- tim

The Mentor Connector WE NEED YOU! The Mentor Connector strives to make Rutland County the BEST community for youth, but we can't do it alone! Over 65 youth are waiting for a mentor so throughout the next 3 months, The Mentor Connector is conducting a dynamic mentor recruitment campaign, 100 Mentors in 100 Days, to raise awareness for the need of community mentors in Rutland Vermont.

Q&A: Phil Scott

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 4:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Phil Scott, 62, was elected 82nd Governor of Vermont in 2016. He previously served three terms as Vermont’s lieutenant governor (2011-2017), and prior to that served 10 years as a senator for Washington County. For 30 years until becoming governor, he co-owned the family construction business DuBois Construction in Middlesex. He was born in Barre, graduated in 1980 from the University of Vermont and now lives in Berlin.

Q&A: David Zuckerman

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 4:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, 49, of Hinesburg is the Democratic nominee for governor. Zuckerman was elected Vermont’s 81st Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 2016. He previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives for seven terms (1997–2011), and the Vermont Senate for two (2013–2017). Zuckerman is a farmer who was born in Boston and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1995.

Franklin County Economic Report: A long road back to the pre-pandemic

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 1:01pm -- tim

by Joy Choquette, Vermont Business Magazine Famous Vermonter Norman Rockwell once said, “The view of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and the ugly. I paint life as I would like it to be.” As towns and counties throughout the state reel in the wake of COVID-19 and residents adjust to a “new normal,” this quote is apt.