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State to Receive $337,500 in Securities Settlement

Wed, 08/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont to Receive $337,500 in Securities Settlement
with Deutsche Bank Securities and Thomas Weisel Partners
Montpelier, VT (August 26, 2004) - Under the terms of settlements announced today between
securities regulators and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Thomas Weisel
Partners LLC, Vermont stands to receive $337,500 in total fine money upon
final acceptance of the terms of the agreement, said John P. Crowley,
Vermont's Commissioner of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care

TD Bank to buy Banknorth Group

Wed, 08/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

TD Bank Financial Group to Become Majority Shareholder of
Banknorth Group, Inc.
Strategic acquisition provides TD with personal and commercial
banking growth opportunity in the US
Banknorth gains partner to expand its community-based banking model
PORTLAND, Maine--Aug. 26, 2004--Banknorth Group, Inc. (NYSE: BNK) and
Bank Financial Group (TDBFG) today announced that they have signed a
definitive agreement for TDBFG to acquire 51% of the outstanding shares of

Governor proposes civil commitment

Tue, 08/24/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Civil Commitment Prevents the Release of Violent Sexual Predators
Montpelier-Governor Jim Douglas has called on the legislature to
create an end of sentence review process for sex offenders designed to
thoroughly review the offender's offense history, involvement and progress
in sex offender treatment, and mental health status.
The Governor said the review would include the possibility of involuntary
civil commitment to the Vermont State Hospital for those who have failed
to complete treatment and who meet a legal definition of a sexually

Fletcher Allen reaches milestone in nursing recruitment

Mon, 08/23/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fletcher Allen Health Care Reaches First Milestone in Nursing
Recruitment and Retention Campaign;
28 Registered Nurses Signed to Date
BURLINGTON - Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it has
reached the first milestone in its nursing recruitment and retention
campaign. Twenty-eight nurses have signed up through the program to
The comprehensive recruitment and retention plan - which aims to hire
100 nurses in 100 days - is designed to attract nurses to the academic

Vermont Council for Quality Presents 2004 Fall Quality Conference

Sun, 08/22/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Colchester, VTThe Vermont Council for Quality, partnering with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, will hold their 2004 Fall Quality Conference on September 27, 2004 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. The purpose of the conference is to bring together a cross section of Vermont organizations to discuss how to implement performance excellence and continuous improvement measures to enhance an organizations efficiency, profitability and success.

Electricians union reaches deal with Vermont Yankee

Thu, 08/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Electricians union reaches deal with Vermont Yankee
Entergy Vermont Yankee and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers reached an 11th hour deal August 19 over a new three-year contract. The tentative contract agreement coincided with a visit to Brattleboro from Rudolph Giuliani, who is now a security consultant working with Entergy Nuclear.

GBIC wins regional award for newsletter

Wed, 08/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON - The Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC) has been
awarded a 2004 Northeastern Economic Development Award for Literature and
Promotions for its Summer 2004 "Highlights" newsletter.
GBIC "Highlights" is a quarterly newsletter sent out by the organization,
which is the regional development corporation for Chittenden County. The
summer 2004 issue, which was issued in time for GBIC's 50th Anniversary

Vermont Files Suit Against FDA Over Drug Reimportation

Wed, 08/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Files Suit Against FDA Over Drug Reimportation
Montpelier, Vt. - The State of Vermont this afternoon (Thursday Augst 19, 2004) formally filed suit
against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in U.S. District Court in
Burlington, Vermont, becoming the first state in the nation to challenge
the FDA's legal arguments for blocking reimportation proposals.
"Vermont will not sit back and watch as the cost of health insurance and
prescription drugs continues to rise. Nor are we content to simply ignore

Chroma nominated for national business ethics award

Tue, 08/17/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Chroma Technology, Corp of Rockingham has been nominated to receive a Business Ethics Award from Business Ethics Magazine.
The nationally-known magazine's mission is to "promote ethical business practices and serve the growing community of professionals striving to work and invest in responsible ways."