JAMES H. DOUGLAS
JAMES H. DOUGLAS
State of Vermont
purchase of Rochester Electric Light & Power
Vermont Public Service will purchase the assets and franchise territory of
Rochester Electric Light and Power under a deal announced today, which will
reduce rates for the smaller companys customers, and allow CVPS to spread fixed
costs over a larger customer base.
owners, Tom and Sandy Pierce, have agreed to sell their utility property and Rochesters share of the Hydro-Quebec contract to
CVPS. If approved by the Vermont Public
Williston, Vt. Vermonts only home-away-from- home for cancer patients has received good news from the states largest banking institution: a major pledge to build a bigger, more functional building.
Recently, the Campaign for a New Hope Lodge gained a pledge of $40,000 from the Chittenden Bank Community Fund. The pledge comes on the heels of notification that the campaign is eligible to receive a $400,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation.
BURLINGTON, Vt.--Jeffrey Hollender, president and chief regeneration officer of Seventh Generation, will address graduates at Champlain Colleges 128th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6.
Hollender is a well-respected leader in the socially and environmentally responsible communities. He has led Seventh Generation from humble beginnings to its current position as the nations leading brand of natural home and personal care products, and an authority on issues related to making a positive difference in the health of the planet and its inhabitants through everyday choices.
Colchester, Vt. Unicel has expanded its GSM wireless network with new and enhanced cell phone coverage in many ski areas across Vermont. The expansion is part of the companys $45 million investment over the past year in its Northeast operating area, including enhancements along the Vermont Interstates, in the Champlain Islands and throughout the Upper Valley.
Unicel recently has added or enhanced cellular sites to its GSM network in or near the following ski areas in Vermont:
" Grafton Ponds Nordic Ski Center
" Jay Peak
" Mount Snow
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF VERMONT HOSTING A FREE
MEDICARE PART D EDUCATIONAL FORUM
Berlin, VT Free educational forums for anyone interested in learning about the benefits of the new Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDPs) will be held by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Black Bear Inn
St. Johnsbury, VT
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The nations premiere provider of vanity 800 phone numbers is pleased to announce 1st Place Champions in the First Annual Bulls-Eye Ad Awards (http://www.800response.com/bullseye.html) contest.
Commissioner to Retire
Governor Praises Her Commitment to Public Service
Montpelier, Vt. — Vermont’s
labor commissioner Patricia McDonald will retire from state government
effective May 31, the office of Governor Jim Douglas announced April 3, 2006.
McDonald, who has worked in state government for more than 13 years,
has served three governors in a total of seven appointed positions.
“Pat has had a remarkable career,” Governor Douglas said.
CTC Communications and Choice One Communications, which on February 10, 2006 announced their agreement to merge, today announced they are jointly acquiring Conversent Communications, Inc., an integrated communications provider with significant facilities and customers in the Northeast as well as in West Virginia. On a combined basis, the three companies currently generate about $800 million in annual revenue and provide telecommunications services to over 150,000 business customers representing more than 1.3 million access lines equivalents.
SIGN*A*RAMA, the worlds leading sign franchise, has added 800response, provider of premiere vanity 800 phone numbers (ex: 1-800-NEW-SIGN), to their line up of Strategic Alliance partners.
Unicel Announces Wireless Vehicle Tracking System
GPS-Based System Gives Business Owners Greater Control of Mobile Workforces