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VDH: Cases increase to 141 with another death, breakthroughs become more common

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 2:51pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health today is reporting 141 new cases of COVID-19 and another death, which now stand at 284 statewide. Cases increased by 18 from the revised Thursday report (123). There are 30 people hospitalized and 9 in the ICU. Hospitalizations have remained relatively high but steady the last few weeks. According to the VDH, to date there have been 51 hospitalizations and 18 deaths among the 1,906 cases of vaccine breakthrough. 

FCC expands Emergency Broadband Benefit program eligibility

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 2:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On September 8, 2021, the FCC announced that households with a member approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program --- including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision --- in the current 2021-2022 school year are also eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). This expands on the original program eligibility rules that included the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.   

Governor Scott issues Patriot Day Proclamation for 9/11

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 2:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As America reflects on the twentieth anniversary the September 11th attacks on our nation, Governor Phil Scott today issued a proclamation declaring Saturday Patriot Day in Vermont. He urged Vermonters to recapture the spirit of unity we felt 20 years ago by displaying the American flag across the state, like so many did following the attacks two decades ago.

Vermont Climate Council launches events to gather feedback for state Climate Action Plan

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 2:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine From hotter days to more frequent and intense storms, Vermont’s climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting our state. This fall, state officials, local leaders and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to attend one of several events to learn about the development of the state’s Climate Action Plan and help prioritize approaches.

Harpoon celebrates the end of summer with craft beer, BBQ, and buttoned-up flannels

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 2:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Summer may be coming to an end, but that just means it’s time to gear up for Fall celebrations that offer great beer and even better company! Returning this year to Windsor, Vermont, are two Harpoon fan favorites: Harpoon BBQ Festival and the Harpoon Flannel 5K.

Late night crash in Sheldon leaves two dead, one critically injured

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 10:06am -- tim

Vermont State Police On Friday 9/10/2021 at approximately 0136 hours Troopers from the St Albans State Police Barracks responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Rt 105 in Sheldon. When first responders arrived on scene, they found 2 occupants of the vehicle deceased and another occupant in critical  condition. Members of the Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation.

Tri-Park hires M&S Development to obtain funding for urgent infrastructure projects

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 9:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation in Brattleboro has hired M&S Development LLC to address complex infrastructure projects at Vermont's largest privately-owned mobile home park. M&S will also provide residents living in flood-prone areas with options for relocation. The housing cooperative provides affordable housing to predominantly low and moderate-income residents. The parks were established in 1965 as a private development and later incorporated as a cooperative in 1989. 

State distributes $4.6 million in federal funds to enhance and expand mental health services

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 9:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A range of new and strengthened services will make getting help easier as the Department of Mental Health (DMH) provides $4.6 million in federal funds to local mental health and other service agencies across the state. These funds are available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021.

Experts, college community to explore complexities of the climate crisis

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine What can any of us, especially college students, do to make an impact on climate change—a worldwide issue that grows more intense with every new hurricane and fire? "Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency," the 2021 Clifford Symposium at Middlebury College from September 23 to 25, will bring together a host of climate experts, as well as faculty and students, who will offer their perspectives on what roles we can take in the crisis that makes our planet increasingly turbulent. Events will include talks, panel discussions, a reunion, and other activities.

VPR host Linda Radtke to perform at President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts singer and historian Linda Radtke on Saturday September 18 at 1:30 PM.  Radtke, producer of the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio, will present “From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists.” Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men.

Vermont Arts Council issues Creation Grants to 23 outstanding artists

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 5:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Art Council announces the 23 recipients of its most sought-after award, the Creation Grant, which supports Vermont artists in creating new work. Among this year’s winning proposals are works that span visual arts, literary arts, dance, music, film, and multidisciplinary fields, including a music video exploring unjust land ownership for African Americans; a nonfiction book tracing five generations beginning in Iran and ending in Vermont; a tintype photography series capturing Vermont women and aging; and several works exploring social justice themes.

Castleton recognized as top bachelor's college by Washington Monthly

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 4:16am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In its annual college guide and rankings, Washington Monthly ranked Castleton University No. 28 in its list of "2021 Bachelor's Colleges." In its national list of bachelor's colleges, Washington Monthly ranks liberal arts colleges - four-year institutions that award almost exclusively bachelor's degrees - based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service. Castleton is the 10th ranked public college on the list and the only Vermont college or university recognized in that category out of 244 public and private colleges across the country.