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David J. Provost named vice president at Champlain College

Wed, 01/26/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--David J. Provost of Shelburne, Vt., has been named vice president of finance and administration at Champlain College. He will be a member of the Presidents Council and will be responsible for the Colleges finance, human resources and physical plant. Provost replaces Lawrence J. Veladota, who retired from the College after 35 years of service.
Mr. Provost has rich experiences in a number of different positions--from serving as a CPA, CFO and CEO--which will strengthen our senior management team, said President Roger H. Perry.

Renowned Healer of Addictions Relocates to Vermont

Sun, 01/23/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BENSON, VT Rhonda Lenair, a renowned energy healer and medical intuitive, has relocated her practice from Massachusetts to Benson, VT. Ms. Lenair established her practice in Massachusetts in 1987 and has assisted over 30,000 clients, attracted from around the world, for a wide array of addictions. Alcoholism is her specialty; smoking, stress-related problems and physical issues are also effectively addressed. She decided to relocate to Vermont in order to open a new chapter of her work - writing and teaching - in addition to growing her proprietary method of healing.

German company buys Waitsfield's CEC

Wed, 01/19/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Controlled Energy Corporation Acquired by BBT Thermotechnik,
Subsidiary of The Bosch Group
Vermont Company Operations to Remain In State
Waitsfield, Vt.-Mary Moffroid, President of Controlled Energy Corporation
(CEC,) has announced that the company is being acquired by the Bosch
Group, Germany. The Bosch Group is an international industrial company
with 230,000 employees and worldwide annual sales of $41 billion in 2003.
CEC will be integrated into the international organization of Bosch´s

Blue Spruce Farm begins generating CVPS Cow Power

Tue, 01/18/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Blue Spruce Farm begins generating CVPS Cow Power
BRIDPORT - Fifteen-hundred Bridport dairy cattle of all ages, from first-calf heifers to mature milk cows, have become the newest generators in Vermont. Blue Spruce Farm has begun producing electricity by burning waste methane gas for CVPS Cow Power(tm), a first-in-the nation program directly linking CV customers, farm generation and the environment.

Boettcher pleads guilty in Fletcher Allen case

Tue, 01/18/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Offices of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont and the Vermont Attorney General jointly have stated that William V. Boettcher, 57, the former Chief Executive Officer of Fletcher Allen Health Care, Inc. (FAHC) in Burlington, Vermont pleaded guilty to the federal felony of conspiring to make false statements in a health care matter, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 1035, on charges arising from fraud in connection with the construction of the FAHC Renaissance Project.

Plan would close six DET offices

Wed, 01/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier.... Patricia A. McDonald, Commissioner of the Department of
Employment and Training (DET) has announced that the Department is
proposing to implement a new delivery system that would allow DET to be
more responsive to the changing business climate and labor market while
continuing to operate within the constraints of declining federal funds.
DET's new strategy will make full use of its field staff by deploying them

Douglas opposed to change in Guard, Reserve terms

Tue, 01/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Official Statement of Governor James Douglas on the Proposed Termination
of the Guard and Reserve Two-Year Rule
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
I strongly support the sentiment of Senators Leahy and Bond. It is
entirely inappropriate for the Army to eliminate, or in any way increase,
the 2-year limitation on Guard and Reserve mobilizations.
Based on a set of well defined policies, our Guard and Reserve forces have
been trained, equipped and prepared to deploy on a moment's notice.

Omega Optical Opens Doors At New World Headquarters

Tue, 01/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Omega Optical Opens Doors At New World Headquarters
Omega Optical has just moved into its new 30,000 square foot world
headquarters and manufacturing facility on the Delta Campus in
Brattleboro. The company, a leading worldwide supplier of optical
filters for scientific research and instrumentation, is unifying its
operation in a state-of-the art building while adding capacity and
capabilities to satisfy growth in a variety of markets.
The new facility, designed from the ground-up specifically for the

Torti to take over ANR from Wibs McLain

Tue, 01/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tom Torti to Become Secretary of Natural Resources
Montpelier - Governor Jim Douglas today announced that Tom Torti would
become Vermont's next Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources,
effective January 24, 2005.
Torti, 50, of Essex, is a veteran state manager and currently Douglas'
Commissioner of Buildings and General Services (BGS). He steps in for
long time Douglas confidant Elizabeth "Wibs" McLain who is stepping down
to spend more time with her family, especially her 8 grandchildren.