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Gerald Malloy wins Republican primary election for US Senate

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 9:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Republican candidate and Army veteran Gerald Malloy has won the Republican primary nominee in Vermont’s race for US Senator. Malloy beat former federal prosecutor Christina Nolan 43% to 39% with Myers Mermel getting 18%. This leaves Vermont’s November election between Malloy and Congressman Peter Welch. Welch gained 88% of the vote in the Democratic primary on Tuesday.

Pieciak wins Democratic nomination for Treasurer

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 9:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Tuesday evening upon securing the Democratic nomination for State Treasurer, Mike Pieciak issued the following statement: "It is an honor to win the Democratic nomination for Treasurer. I am humbled voters have put their trust in me, and I look forward to building a broad coalition to win in November and tackle the issues facing all Vermonters."

VSP arrests suspect on murder charge in Wardsboro death investigation

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 9:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Police has arrested a woman on a murder charge in connection with a death investigation in Wardsboro. The investigation remains active and ongoing Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, and detectives are asking for the public’s help to learn more about the movements of the suspect on Monday. The victim is identified as Emmy Bascom, 42, of Guilford. An autopsy took place Tuesday at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington.

Vermont emergency rental program accepting applications

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 12:36pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP) is accepting applications from all Vermonters with a residential rental obligation. The Program, funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), covers up to 100% of eligible applicants' rent and utilities for up to 18 months. Assistance is administered through the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) to help alleviate COVID-19-related income pressure on tenants and landlords and restore stability to the rental community.

Scott calls CHIPS Act 'good for the state'

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 11:51am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement on the federal Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act being signed into law by President Biden: “The CHIPS and Science Act is good for our country and good for the state of Vermont. We have a growing technology hub in the state and as we look to grow our economy, we need to retain the companies we have, and recruit new ones to expand here."

NEFCU to hold Shred Fest Sept 10

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 10:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) will hold its fall Shred Fest of 2022 on Saturday, September 10th, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Credit Union’s 141 Harvest Lane branch in Williston. All NEFCU Shred Fests™ are free and open to the public, with ample free parking. Maximum 5 boxes containing personal documents only. No business materials will be accepted. No three ring binders or general recycling, only documents containing personal or sensitive information. Items that can be recycled with documents include paperclips, staples, plastic spiral holders, rubber bands, file folders, and hanging file holders. Participants can watch on a video monitor as their documents are shredded by SecurShred, a local documents-shredding company.

Dougherty: Understanding the hidden life of trees—and hospitals

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 7:23am -- tim

by Christopher J. Dougherty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Arguably, our large brains make human beings the most intelligent species on earth. Yet only now are we coming around to a full scientific and perhaps even spiritual appreciation of the deep and interconnected relationship we have with the natural world. As we learn from Peter Wohlleben’s 2015 book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World, trees are actually smart! And not only do they play an invaluable role in maintaining the health of our planet, they have sophisticated survival strategies and coping mechanisms that are easily overlooked or taken for granted by the untrained eye. I would argue that just as trees are essential to the life and future of the planet, community hospitals like Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) have an analogous role in the regions they serve.

UVMHN experts list steps to protect against possible COVID surge

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 6:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As COVID-19 cases see a summer uptick across the country, the University of Vermont Health Network is urging everyone to continue following mitigation efforts to help keep our family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy. Parents should also consider vaccinating children now, before school resumes, to ensure protection. In Vermont and northern New York, COVID case rates remain relatively low despite the increased transmissibility of the BA.5 variant, but experts say people can still take specific actions to protect against a surge in COVID cases.