Vermont Business Magazine Sarah Copeland Hanzas won the Democratic primary Tuesday for Vermont Secretary of State in the closest of the major races. Copeland Hanzas received 43% of the vote, Chris Winters received 41% and John Odum received 16%.
Vermont Business Magazine David Zuckerman, the former lieutenant governor, won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor on Tuesday. He previously served two years ago before running for governor in 2020. On Tuesday he received 44% of the vote to outpace Kitty Toll (39%), Patricia Preston (10%) and Charlie Kimbell (7%).
Vermont Business Magazine State Senator Becca Balint won the Democratic Party’s primary contest on Tuesday to represent Vermont in the US House of Representatives. With 61% of the vote, she beat Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray (37%), Dr Louis Meyers (2%) and Sianay Chase Clifford (1%).
Vermont Business Magazine Brenda Siegel has been declared the winner of the Democratic Primary for Governor. Siegel will take on the Republican incumbent who has been in office since 2016. She makes history as the first bisexual woman, and first single mom to become the Vermont’s Democratic nominee for Governor.
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.
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."
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.