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Okemo opens for season; plans for Thanksgiving

Sun, 11/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Ludlow, VT - The Okemo snowmaking team has been blowing snow non-stop in
preparation for opening day of the season on November 12, 2004.
Fantastic snowmaking temperatures have enabled Okemo's snowmaking team to
really powder the slopes at every opportunity. That's great news for
skiers and riders! Okemo will have top to bottom skiing on at least 7
trails, with 4 lifts in operation to whisk skiers and riders to some great

FiberMark announces reorganization, third quarter results

Sun, 11/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

FiberMark - Specialty Fiber-based Materials

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Expo Expansion to Bring Bigger Events to Essex Jct.

Thu, 11/11/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

CVE, Nordic Spirit Soccer Club Partner Again to Expand Indoor Facilities
ESSEX JUNCTION A new 45,000 square-foot facility for special events, trade shows, conventions and indoor soccer should be completed in January 2005 at the Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE).
The $2.5 million building will be similar and adjacent to the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre built in 1999. As was the case in six years ago, a long-term lease commitment by the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club is the impetus for this expansion, explained David Grimm, CVEs general manager.

Boulder Hill: Worth the Wait

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Shelburne, VT. November 1, 2004. The much-awaited second and final phase of a unique Shelburne neighborhood, Boulder Hill, begins this week. Located off Webster Road, Boulder Hill is a product of Sterling Construction, a local and award-winning custom home construction company.

Business groups challenge stormwater ruling

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON - On behalf of the business community in northwestern Vermont, GBIC will appeal the October 14th Water Resources Board (WRB) ruling that requires the unprecedented application of the federal Clean Water Act and NPDES program to stormwater discharges from impervious surfaces in impaired waterways.

Consumer and Employer Leadership Explored at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Issues Conference

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Consumer and Employer Leadership Explored at
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Issues Conference
Burlington, VT -- Employee health incentives, better management of chronic illnesses, new provider payment structures, and integration of mental and medical health care were among a variety of strategies proposed Wednesday by a panel of national experts who met in Burlington to discuss ways to improve health care and at the same time hold down health care costs.

Conway joins Russell Industrial Services

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Jay Conway Joins Russell as Industrial Business Development Manager
Jay Conway joins Russell Industrial Services as the Industrial Business
Development Manager. This new position at Russell focuses on developing
relationships and securing industrial repair, maintenance and metal
fabrication business in various industries. Jay has 25+ years industrial
sales experience most recently with NES Rentals where he managed the
Industrial Sales Department for the Northeast. Jay holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Ricker College.

Douglas to form new Department of Labor

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Announces Plan to Merge Departments to Form New Department of
Ginevan to Retire, McDonald to Head DET & Merger Effort, Terrill will Move
to AOT
Montpelier, Vt.- The Douglas administration is proposing to merge the
Department of Employment and Training (DET) and the Department of Labor
and Industry (DLI) to create a single Department of Labor, Governor Jim
Douglas has announced.
Current DET Commissioner Anne Ginevan, however, is retiring; the effective

GMCR announces fourth quarter results

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Reports
Fiscal 2004 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2004 Results

WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2004--
-- Q4 Net Income Growth of 43.6% on Net Sales Growth of 15.4%

-- FY'04 Net Income Growth of 24.9% on Net Sales Growth of
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (NASDAQ: GMCR) has announced results for the Company's fourth quarter and fiscal year
ended September 25, 2004.

Governor Douglas Appoints Reiber Chief Justice

Wed, 11/10/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Appoints Reiber Chief Justice
Montpelier, Vt.-Associate Supreme Court Justice Paul Reiber has been
appointed the next Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, Governor
Jim Douglas has announced.
Reiber, who believes the mark of a good jurist is to be fair-minded and
balanced, said he is looking forward to the opportunity to lead the
judiciary. "This is an exciting opportunity to help lead the judiciary
forward in the years ahead," Reiber said. "I am honored and humbled by
this extraordinary opportunity."

Fleming, Fischer receive BPW awards

Tue, 11/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fleming, Fischer receive BPW awards
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT -- Business and Professional Women/USA's St. Johnsbury chapter
President Susan Ohlidal is pleased to announce that BPW has chosen Carolyn 'Lyn' Fleming as
'Woman of the Year,' and Harriet Fischer of Lyndonville will receive the 'Woman of
Achievement Award.'
"Woman of the Year" designation recognizes a BPW member who has made outstanding
contributions to her community and to BPW over the past year. "Woman of Achievement