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Hickok & Boardman Network announces non-profits to receive gifts

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Hickok & Boardman Network of Companies is pleased to announce thirteen non-profit recipients  of their 2018 charitable gifts, including: The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Champlain College Single Parent Program, Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group, a private citizen in need from Town of Fairfax, Girls on the Run Vermont, Green Mountain Animal Defenders, Intervale Center, Jeremy Paul Boquet Foundation, Maggie’s Bright Side, Mobius Inc, Stowe Mountain Rescue, Tatum’s Totes, and The Veterans’ Place.

Vermont FPR warns of forest tent caterpillar damage

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Forest tent caterpillars have hatched, according to forest health specialists from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. These insects are expected to cause defoliation again this summer in maple forests in northern and southern Vermont. Forest tent caterpillars will continue feeding through June. They prefer sugar maple and ash but can feed on other tree species as well. In 2017, forest tent caterpillars defoliated 60,000 acres of forestland, affecting every county in the state.

System Integrators earns certification by Home Technology Association

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine System Integrators, a premier custom electronics and home technology integrator, has passed the rigorous requirements necessary to earn certification by the Home Technology Association. The Home Technology Association is the first independent organization to educate and empower homeowners in their technology purchases, recognize exceptional businesses, and elevate the technology integration industry’s status and stature with a rigorous third-party certification process. 

Fairlee to get $3.6 million to upgrade water distribution system

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:52pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The town of Fairlee will receive $3.6 million from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to repair and update the water distribution system. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the USDA overall is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states. Fairlee is in Orange County.

Neale Lunderville will leave BED to run CEDO

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger today appointed Neale Lunderville as interim director of the city’s Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), effective July 16, 2018. Lunderville has led Burlington Electric Department as general manager since July 2014. The mayor will ask the City Council to approve the appointment at its June 4 meeting.

Vermont gets $2.5 million in public housing grants

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s congressional delegation – Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) – Wednesday announced the allocation of more than $2.5 million in federal grants to six Vermont housing authorities to preserve, improve and develop public housing across Vermont. The grants were awarded under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Program. 

Good Citizen Challenge launches today at State House

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:40am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In 2018, we the people of the United States are deeply divided: by race, gender, socio-economic status and political affiliation. That’s true even here in Vermont, where by some accounts the legislative session was one of the most divisive in recent memory and not truly over yet. What better time to focus on the democratic values that unite us?

Speaker Johnson, advocates react to Scott's vetoes

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson and several advocacy organizations reacted to Governor Phil Scott's vetoes of several pieces of legislation Tuesday afternoon. Some, like Johnson's revealed disappointment, while others were supportive. All were strongly worded. Below are responses sent to Vermont Business Magazine soon after the governor announced his actions, which included his signing some bills into law and letting others become law without his signature.

EPA to discuss ongoing work at Elizabeth Mine Superfund site in South Strafford tonight

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The US Environmental Protection Agency is hosting an informational Public Meeting tonight at 7:30 pm in South Strafford to discuss ongoing clean up and construction activities at the Elizabeth Mine Superfund Site expected to occur in 2018 and 2019.