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New unemployment claims down from previous week

Wed, 11/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Week Ending November 8, 2008
There were 1,236 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 17 from the week before. Altogether 7,867 new and continuing claims were filed, 322 more than a week ago and 2,093 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,116 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, a decrease of 21 from last week.
The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at:

Student Tent City to Focus on Homeless Experience

Tue, 11/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Champlain College students plan to spend the week of Nov. 17-21 learning about what conditions are like for a growing number of families and individuals who have lost their home. Some 180 students have already made the commitment to sleep in tents on the Aiken green on campus and attend workshops and seminars to learn about social services and the underlying reasons related to homelessness. A series of workshops and lectures will also explore the issue throughout the week.

Vermont's October Revenue Figures Below Target

Tue, 11/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont's October Revenue Figures - General Fund, Transportation Fund and Education Fund - Below Target
Montpelier, VT - (November 12, 2008) Secretary of Administration Neale F. Lunderville today released General Fund revenue results for the
month of October, the fourth month of Fiscal Year 2009. General Fund revenues totaled $91.23
million for October 2008, -$3.42 million or -3.61% below the $94.65 million consensus revenue
forecast for the month. Cumulatively, General Fund revenues year-to-date were $385.26 million or

CVPS: More than 50 outages in 2008 blamed on felled trees

Sun, 11/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

CVPS: Use caution when cutting wood
More than 50 outages in 2008 blamed on felled trees
RUTLAND, VT - With fuel prices up, many Vermonters are turning to wood heat, and that's causing a significant number of power outages due to careless tree cutting near power lines.
Central Vermont Public Service, Vermont's largest power company, today urged Vermonters to use caution when cutting trees anywhere near power lines.

Champlain College to hold open houses

Thu, 11/06/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

On Nov. 12 and Nov. 15, representatives from Champlain College will host open house sessions to view plans for a welcome center, residence halls and other campus expansion proposals in conjunction with its master plan. The sessions are open for neighbors and community members.

In March 2007, Champlain completed its master plan with the vision to support future growth as a flexible, desirable, and attractive institution. This vision was designed with the goal not to negatively impact the residential or historic character, or the high quality of life on The Hill.