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25 x '25 Alliance conference begins today, renewable energy forum Tueseday

Sun, 09/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Hosts National 25 x '25 Conference

Panel discussion to focus on renewable energy efforts
SHELBURNE- Governor Jim Douglas, Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie and national representatives of the 25 x '25 Alliance will host a panel discussion of renewable energy efforts in Vermont and New England on Tuesday, September 30, from 2 to 5:30 p.m., at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn.

Burton Snowboards Brings The Stash to Killington

Sun, 09/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burton Snowboards Brings The Stash to Killington Resort in Vermont
Burlington, VT (September 29, 2008) - Burton Snowboards and Killington Resort has announced plans to build The Stash, a revolutionary resort run created by Jake Burton and Burton team riders that utilizes the natural terrain, local wood products and organic features to create the ultimate freestyle riding experience. The first run of its kind in New England and Burton's home state of Vermont, The Stash at Killington is slated to open to the public on December 19, 2008.

Maginnis and Havreluk Join KeyBank

Sun, 09/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Gretchen Maginnis was named assistant manager of the Barre branch of KeyBank and Gretchen M. Havreluk was named relationship associate, retail banking, for the bank's Brattleboro branch.

Maginnis is responsible for maximizing the branch's productivity, maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction and managing the employees within the branch. Prior to joining Key, she was a certified trust and financial advisor for TD Banknorth.

Vermont Receives Over $2 Million to Support At-Risk Veterans

Sun, 09/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Receives Over $2 Million to Support At-Risk Veterans
Waterbury, VT-The Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) Department of Mental Health (DMH) has announced the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Vermont a five year, $2.1 million grant to create an infrastructure project to serve veterans of all conflicts with trauma-spectrum illnesses, who are at risk or have already become involved with the criminal justice system.

Vermont earns $620,000 in first quarterly sale of carbon credits

Sun, 09/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor announces results of RGGI auction: Vermont earns $620,000 in first quarterly sale
Total earnings could exceed $3 million in first year; Funds used to reduce energy bills and create 'green' jobs
MONTPELIER - (Septeber 29, 2008) Governor Jim Douglas today released the Vermont results of the first auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission allowances in North America, saying Vermont sold all its 202,000 allowances at a clearing price of $3.07 per allowance.

Vermont Could Receive Over $25 Million in Home Heating Funds

Thu, 09/25/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Could Receive Over $25 Million in Home Heating Funds
Waterbury, Vt.-Governor Jim Douglas praised the U.S. House of Representatives for their historic vote on September 25, 2008, to fully fund the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at $5.1 billion, the maximum funding level authorized for fiscal year 2009.
Governor Douglas said the LIHEAP provision was included in the House-passed version of a Continuing Resolution which would fund the vast majority of government programs at fiscal year 2008 levels through March 2009.

Welch votes to expand tax incentives for renewable energy

Thu, 09/25/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Welch votes to expand tax incentives for renewable energy

Washington, DC - Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) supported and the U.S. House passed legislation expanding tax incentives to foster the development of new renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The Senate is expected to take up the bill in the coming days.
The Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act, H.R. 7060, extends and expands tax incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency, helping retain and create thousands of green jobs and foster innovation and business investment.

Cabinet Supplier Finds Silver Lining in Cloudy Economy

Wed, 09/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont specialty wood products manufacturer Classic Designs by Matthew Burak continues to grow at a double digit pace, despite overall weakness in the housing market.
The company manufactures high-quality turned columns for kitchen and bath cabinetmakers. Company sales have grown at an annual rate of 12% over the last 20 months. Internet sales from the companys website, www.tablelegs.com have grown 61% over the same period last year.

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