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Montpelier publisher to release Georgetown professor's debut novel

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 3:24am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Rootstock Publishing, a Montpelier-based publisher and imprint of Multicultural Media, Inc., announces the August 17th release of Venice Beach, a coming-of-age novel by William Mark Habeeb, of Arlington, Virginia. Venice Beach follows a thirteen-year-old boy who flees an abusive household for the lure of sunny California. It is 1968, and Venice Beach, or “Slum-by-the-Sea,” is steeped in the culture of drugs, war, and sex. But for Moon—a name he chooses for himself—the culture’s outer chaos matches the intensity of his inner chaos: his quest for light, love, and acceptance as he tries to erase the legacy of his hurtful past. 

Burlington host named Airbnb's best in Vermont

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 2:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Airbnb has announced the #1 most hospitable Host in the entire state of Vermont -- Eva from Burlington, with her listing Vermont River House, Tiny House by Winooski Falls. Airbnb released a national report highlighting the most hospitable Host in each of the 50 US states. These Hosts have achieved the most 100% 5-star reviews in the categories of Cleanliness, Check-In, and Communication in their respective states -- with a minimum of 100 reviews. 

Redstone drops suits against CityPlace and City of Burlington

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 4:59pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that following two days of mediation, the City of Burlington, 100 Bank LLC (Redstone), and BTC Mall Associates LLC have reached a global settlement where all suits and appeals already have been or will be dropped, clearing a path for the major mixed-used CityPlace development and reconnected streets to move forward, and releasing all Burlington Development Review Board members and city employees from any claim of inappropriate action. 100 Bank will get $400,000 in the settlement.

Unemployment rate up one-tenth to 3.1 percent in June

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 4:03pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine The seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for June 2021 was 3.1 percent. This reflects an increase of one-tenth of one percent from last month’s revised estimate. Vermont now ranks sixth lowest in the nation, with New Hampshire third lowest at 2.9 percent and Nebraska still first at 2.5 percent. New Mexico and Connecticut are highest at 7.9 percent. The US rate was 5.9 percent.

Vermont National Guard departs for medical exercise in Senegal

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 4:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In support of our State Partnership Program, Soldiers and Airmen of the Vermont National Guard are traveling to Senegal for two weeks to participate in a medical exercise.

18 medical professionals with the Vermont National Guard will travel to St. Louis, Senegal. They will work side-by-side with Senegalese counterparts to support and build relationships in both military and civilian environments.

PAI: Vermont leads the nation in pay parity

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 3:24pm -- tim

Public Assets Institute Vermont should celebrate the recent announcement that the gap in earnings between men and women was the smallest in the country in 2019. According to a study by the National Women’s Law Center, the typical female Vermont worker earned about 91 cents for every $1 earned by the typical male worker. The gap closed, in part, because median earnings for women working full time year round rose 5.6 percent from the previous year. The bad news was that median earnings for men fell a little more than 1 percent.

VSP investigates death in Bethel

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 3:01pm -- tim

The Vermont State Police is investigating the death of an unknown individual whose body was found Thursday, July 15, 2021, outside a private residence in the town of Bethel. Police were notified at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday that a body had been located in a tent at a property on Findley Bridge Road.

Sanders to hold HELP subcommittee hearing on disparities in life expectancy

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 6:23am -- tim

The hearing follows a new CDC report finding 2020 was the deadliest year for overdose deaths on record

Vermont Business Magazine Subcommittee Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) Thursday announced that the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security will hold a hearing Wednesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. ET titled, “Addressing Disparities in Life Expectancy.”

WDEV celebrates its 90th birthday by taking it to the street

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 5:56am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Saturday, July 17th WDEV will celebrate 90 years of broadcasting from whence it all began- live from Stowe Street in Waterbury. Stowe Street will be closed to traffic from Bidwell Lane to Main Street to allow WDEV to broadcast live from 8am until 2pm. Saturday programs including The Trading Post, Music to Go to the Dump By, For the Birds and In the Garden will all take place live on Stowe Street. Listeners are encouraged to stop by to enjoy cake and ice cream, share memories and meet the WDEV personalities.