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Statewide canvass Tuesday

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 5:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos will be holding the Statewide Canvass of Vermont Primary Election results at the Secretary of State’s office, 128 State Street in Montpelier on Tuesday, August 21st. The canvass begins at 10 am. State Party Chairs, or their designees, alongside Secretary Condos, will be certifying vote totals and winners for statewide offices.

The Statewide Canvass is open to members of the public and the press. Secretary Condos will be available for questions following the canvass.

Leahy comments on 'Minibus' appropriations bill

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 5:02pm -- tim

Senator Patrick Leahy Today the Senate begins consideration of the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related agencies “Minibus” appropriations bill.  This will be the third appropriations package brought to the Senate floor this year, and once we complete action, the Senate will have passed nine out of the 12 committee-reported appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019. 

Norwich University welcomes 800 students for class of 2022

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 1:36pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University begins the 2018-2019 academic year on Monday, August 27, with approximately 800 new students comprising the Class of 2022. These new students bring the total number of students enrolled in campus-based programs to about 2,400 students, which is the full capacity of the residential campus, the Northfield college announced Monday.

Father shoots son in Goshen, non-fatal

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:08am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine At about 3:30 am Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Vermont State Police were notified of a shooting at a home on South Hill Road in the town of Goshen. The investigation determined that Jeffery Young engaged in a verbal argument with his son, Nicholas Young through a locked/closed door. During the argument, Jeffery discharged a handgun multiple times through the same closed door striking Nicholas. While bystanders were attempting to render assistance to the victim, additional shots were fired from inside the residence.  

$150,000 VLITE grant will ensure power reliability for low income GMP customers

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 eligible customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE)  will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in the homes of low income customers with significant need for backup power reliability due to health and mobility issues. GMP is reaching out to customers who qualify.

PAI: Jobs inch up and low-income parents get a boost

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 3:36pm -- tim

Public Assets Institute Vermont lost 2,200 jobs in July, although it still had 5,000 more jobs than before the recession. The average number of nonfarm payroll jobs in 2017 was 1.8 percent higher than in 2007, the previous peak, and only 4 percent higher than the peak before the 2001 recession. Vermont’s pace of recovery has been slower than the nation’s as a whole since the start of the century and slower than recoveries in the 1980s and 1990s.

New hospital wage proposal calls for 15 percent increase over three years

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The UVM Medical Center released the terms of its latest contract proposal to the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Saturday night. The two sides met Saturday and exchanged informal proposals. No deal was reached. During negotiations, according to a hospital statement, the hospital presented a new formal wage proposal outlined below.

Do you think you were 'crazier' than today’s college kids? Fuse says probably

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:07am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Except for texting and driving, today's college students are engaging in fewer risky behaviors. Fuse, the independent teen and young adult marketing agency based in Burlington, is often asked about trends that brands might capitalize on to reach this specific demographic. Our agency believes that Gen Z’s behaviors are more important than trends, because they are stable, often lasting for a decade or more. A brand can build a strategy around long-term behaviors, where doing so around a trend is precarious. And we are fortunate to be living at a time when Gen Z behavior is actually more fascinating than any short-term trend.

July 2018 News in Brief

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 2:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Nurses go on strike; Feds terminate EB-5 Center; tax revenues flew over targets; jobless rate held steady; and the Vermont Climate Action Report revealed discouraging news about the rise of greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont, which will make achieving ambitious goals even more challenging and perhaps unlikely.