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Farm to School & Early Childhood Grant Opens

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 3:25am -- tim

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets October is National Farm to School Month - an apt time to step back and appreciate all the farmers, supply chain workers, food service professionals, childcare providers, educators and administrators that have been carrying out the heroic work of keeping kids fed during this pandemic. From everyone at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, a huge thank you. 
 

VDH: COVID cases over 200 again, no deaths

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 10:52pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health on Sunday reported 218 COVID-19 cases (down 26 from Friday) and no additional deaths for 335 statewide. This is the fourth consecutive day with cases over 200. There were 34 people hospitalized (up four) with nine in the ICU (up one). Cases and fatalities remain high in the southern four counties. Cases today were also high again in Orleans and Washington counties.

VEC issuing ‘Last Call’ for COVID past due utility bill assistance

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 10:44pm -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Co-operative (VEC) is urging members to act immediately if they need financial assistance from the Vermont COVID Arrearage Assistance Program (VCAAP II) for past due utility bills. The program, known as VCAAP II, is administered by the state of Vermont and is designed to help Vermonters who have suffered economic hardship due to COVID-19. Hundreds of VEC members have already caught up on past due bills through this important program.

Slowing down to go fast: Luce Farm Wellness rides the CBD wave

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 4:54pm -- tim

by Kelly Nottermann When Rebecca and Joe Pimentel moved to Vermont, they envisioned a life of organic farming and raising their family close to the land. The pair began growing organic produce and trucking the fruits and vegetables to Massachusetts. They thought one day they might set up a teepee village and offer yoga on the farm. Then Will Raap called.

VDH: Cases remain above 200, three more COVID deaths

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 8:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health on Saturday reported 244 COVID-19 cases (up 39 from Friday) and three additional deaths for 335 statewide. This is the third consecutive day with cases over 20. There were 30 people hospitalized (down two) with eight in the ICU (unchanged). Cases and fatalities remain high in the southern four counties. Cases also have been elevated recently in Franklin, Orleans, Rutland and Washington counties.

Martins: Out of storm and peril, rental housing safety in Vermont

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 4:37am -- tim

by David Martins, Director of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition “Out of storm and manifold perils rose an enduring state, the home of freedom and unity.” These words are the epitaph printed on the gravestone of the first Governor of Vermont, Thomas Chittenden. The phrase serves as an acknowledgement of the determination and resolve that motivated the first Vermonters during the formative years of our state. Time and again this commitment to leave no Vermonter behind has been recognized and celebrated as a defining characteristic of our state. It is that same spirit that continues to drive Vermonters today, and inspires our commitment to legislation that addresses rental housing safety. Too many Vermonters are being left behind.

Visor cards now available to help people with hearing loss communicate with law enforcement

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 3:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has partnered with the Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living (DAIL) and Vermont State Police (VSP) to create visor cards to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate with law enforcement officers if they are pulled over while driving.

Sunday is World Mental Health Day

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 12:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On October 10th , Vermonters will join others across the world to recognize World Mental Health Day, designed to enhance awareness, reduce stigma, highlight services, and promote advancements in mental health. The event is drawing special interest this year, as the pandemic has highlighted that mental health is fundamental to well-being and the need for services is great.

Vermont Army National Guard to launch public tours of range

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 11:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Army National Guard will begin public tours of Camp Ethan Allen Training Site on Oct. 22. Those interested in participating in the public tour can find more information, including registration details, at www.vtguard.com/CEATS. The tour will include an overview of the Vermont Army National Guard organization and capabilities, a visit to the construction site of a new Army Mountain Warfare School and a stop at the renowned biathlon course.

AOT announces 'Name a Plow' program for elementary schools

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 3:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Transportation is inviting Vermont elementary schools to name the state’s big orange snowplows. The Agency received many inquiries from the public last winter about whether it would consider naming its snowplows. The new Name a Plow program offers an opportunity for children to put on their thinking caps and come up with creative names for AOT’s snowplows. The fleet has 250 full-size plows, and the Agency will aim to match every participating school with a truck.

Union Bank continues expansion with opening of Shelburne Village branch

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 3:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Union Bank announced Thursday the opening of its newest full-service branch located in Shelburne Village at 5068 Shelburne Rd. (formerly a Citizens Bank branch location). Although national banks service the community, Union Bank is now the sole Vermont-domiciled bank located in Shelburne Village and is the leading bank for mortgages in the state.

VDH: COVID cases high again at 283, four more deaths

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 5:57pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health today reported 283 COVID-19 cases (down four from Thursday) and four additional deaths for 332 statewide. This is the second consecutive day with cases near 300. There were 32 people hospitalized (down three) with eight in the ICU (down one). Cases and fatalities remain high in the southern four counties. Bennington County has had seven deaths in the last 14 days and Rutland County has had 377 cases during that time. Orleans County also has had elevated case counts, but no deaths in the last two weeks.

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