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Vermont Secretary of State announces Vermont Archive Month

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 3:44am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Voice and Vote, this year’s theme for Vermont Archives Month, was announced Thursday by Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos and State Archivist Tanya Marshall. Vermont Archives Month is an “excellent opportunity for citizens of all of ages to actively get involved in researching and preserving Vermont’s historical records to understand how our past can shape our future.”

Red Onion Café to move to Charlotte

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 3:00am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Red Onion Café will move to Charlotte Crossings at the end of the month. The Red Onion has been a staple on lower Church Street in Burlington for the past 30-years and is well known for its sandwiches and homemade bread. Visitors to Charlotte Crossings can soon enjoy the sandwiches, soups, salads, and bread that have cultivated such a following over the past three decades. The Red Onion will now operate as a retail location that sells bread and prepared foods for customers to heat and eat at home and Vermont merchandise.

Ben & Jerry's brings Justice back

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 3:49pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ben & Jerry's is doubling down on its fight against systemic racism by bringing back Justice ReMix'd, a flavor and campaign designed to inspire radical change. This time the spicy combination of cinnamon and chocolate ice creams, gobs of cinnamon bun dough, and fudge brownies is being deployed with a new, urgent message to young people: use your power and vote! 

Policymakers made essential and historic investments in child care

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 9:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine While so many states have stayed silent on child care during the pandemic, Vermont recognized early on that there can be no recovery without child care. Let’s Grow Kids is grateful for the vision and leadership of our state officials from Governor Scott to our legislative champions who heeded the call of Vermonters that child care is essential.

Consolidated Communications introduces broadband plans with no data limits for businesses

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 4:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider and Vermont's largest telecom, has launched new flexible broadband Internet plans that offer simplified, value-based pricing without data limits to small and medium-sized businesses.

Governor declares October Independent Country Store Month in Vermont

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 3:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott has signed a proclamation declaring October to be Independent Country Store Month in Vermont, recognizing how important the state’s country stores are to the cultural, economic and social lives of Vermonters. In signing the proclamation, Governor Scott acknowledged the integral role independent country stores have as an essential piece of Vermont communities and the tourism industry.

UVM named a 'Top Ten' Peace Corps prep certificate-issuing institution

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 3:44am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Peace Corps announced yesterday that The University of Vermont ranked Number. 10 among Peace Corps Prep schools on the agency’s list of top certificate-issuing institutions in 2020. UVM issued 17 Prep certificates to the graduating class of 2020, and the program’s enrollment at the school reached 64 students during the 2019–20 academic year.

Hark to help make Halloween safe

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 2:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Hark, a Vermont-based web and graphic design firm, is excited to partner with the CDC, Harvard Global Health Institute, and the Halloween & Costume Association to help make Halloween both fun and safe this year during COVID-19. The founder of Hark, Jeffrey Harkness saw this project as a great follow up to the COVID work that Hark has been doing with the Vermont Department of Health. 

VDH COVID-19 Update: New cases tied to Bennington golf event

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 5:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, said at Friday’s press conference that a small number of COVID-19 cases have been connected to a Bennington golf tournament held over the weekend of September 19. Despite the currently limited number of cases, Dr Levine said this is yet another reminder “that despite all our good work here in Vermont, things can and will change quickly if we’re not careful.” The total number of cases VDH reported today is 13, which is the highest one-day number in almost two weeks.

Governor Scott signs budget bill

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 5:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott signed the $7.17 billion budget bill this morning as passed by the Legislature. He has several other bills, including the Act 250 bill, sitting on his desk. He said he would deliberate on them this weekend. Scott said at his press briefing this morning that he is disappointed by the condition of the Act 250 bill that was conceived as a major upgrade to the landmark legislation, which passed by the Legislature in 1970 and signed into law by Governor Deane Davis.

Proctor man arrested for possession of child pornography

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 5:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced that Henry Lenher, 56, of Proctor, Vermont, was arrested and arraigned today on three felony counts and one misdemeanor count of possession of child pornography. The charges brought against Mr. Lenher are the result of a criminal investigation—including the execution of residential and online data search warrants—conducted by the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (VT-ICAC), including personnel from the Attorney General’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Vermont State Police, and the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department.

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