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Governor declares October Independent Country Store Month

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 4:46pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today signed a proclamation declaring October to be Independent Country Store Month in Vermont, recognizing how important the state’s country stores are to the cultural, economic and social lives of Vermonters. Scott joined the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association and members of the Vermont Alliance of Independent Country stores today at The Village Grocery and Deli in Waitsfield to sign the proclamation.

Fatal motor vehicle crash in Lowell

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 4:38pm -- tim

Vermont State Police On 10/15/2019 at approximately 0838 hours, the Vermont State Police received a call of a three vehicle crash in the town of Lowell at the intersection of VT Route 58 and VT Route 100. Initial investigation revealed vehicle 1 was travelling on Hazen's Notch road headed towards VT Route 58. Vehicle 1 crossed the intersection of VT Route 100 where it was struck by vehicle 2, which was travelling northbound on VT Route 100.

Montpelier educator named 2020 Vermont Teacher of the Year

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Education announced today that Elisabeth Kahn, a French and Spanish teacher at Main Street Middle School in Montpelier, is the 2020 Vermont Teacher of the Year. Kahn’s selection was announced at an all-school assembly. Kahn will begin her tenure as Vermont Teacher of the Year on January 1, 2020. Also recognized were the 2020 Vermont Teacher of the Year Distinguished Finalists, Bethany Morrissey, an Elementary teacher at Salisbury Community School and Emily Therrien, a Grade 10 English and Social Studies teacher at Randolph Union High School.

Bolton, Okemo among most affordable ski resorts in North America

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 1:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine HomeToGo has ranked the 50 best ski resorts in North America based on affordability for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Using data provided by the resorts combined with its own accommodation data, HomeToGo reveals the destinations where skiers can get the best downhill for their dollar. Bolton and Okemo are among the most affordable. Also listed from Vermont were Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Stowe and Killington. In general, the Canadian resorts are the cheapest and the Western US resorts are the most expensive.

Nursing Open House offered at Castleton's Bennington campus

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 1:14pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Castleton University Admissions team and Nursing program faculty will hold an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Castleton's campus at The Vermont Mill at 160 Benmont Ave in Bennington. During this event, prospective students who are interested in the Castleton University Nursing program will have the opportunity to learn about the program, application process, scholarships, and more.

Rutland Regional's 'Imagine a Healthy Heart' campaign reaches goal

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Thanks to the incredible generosity and support of the community, Rutland Regional Medical Center recently exceeded its $377,000 goal in support of the Imagine a Healthy Heart campaign to bring a new nuclear medicine camera to the Rutland Heart Center. The Rutland Health Foundation, the fundraising department of Rutland Regional Medical Center, reported $377,788 gifts and pledges raised as of the campaign close on September 30, 2019. 

Vermonters urged to dispose of dangerous paint remover products

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine State health officials are advising Vermonters to safely dispose of certain paint and coating removers (paint strippers) determined to be too dangerous to use. That’s because some of these products contain a dangerous chemical called methylene chloride. Methylene chloride can affect the nervous system and increase a person’s chance of getting cancer, and can damage the liver, kidney and heart. Exposure to a buildup of methylene chloride fumes in a small space can be fatal.

Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund IE PAC honors Lyons, Donovan

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 3:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee (PPVTAF IE PAC) honored five extraordinary Choice Champions at its Sex, Politics & Cocktails event at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington on Thursday, October 10th. PPVTAF IE PAC saluted Choice Champion honorees Senator Virginia "Ginny" Lyons for her incredible leadership in the Vermont Senate to advance legislation protecting reproductive rights for all; Attorney General T.J. Donovan and colleagues Deputy Attorney General Josh Diamond, and Assistant Attorney General Eleanor "Ella" Spottswood for their dedication to protecting and advancing reproductive justice in Vermont; and Zoe Koeninger for their work as a Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Peer Educator to improve the health and safety of their school and community.

Vermont Regional Center to appeal closure by USCIS

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 4:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In a statement issued today, the Vermont Regional Center (VRC) will pursue a motion for reconsideration with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding its September 25, 2019 decision affirming the closure of the VRC. The decision to seek a motion for reconsideration was made after consultation with the VRC’s EB-5 counsel and the impacted VRC projects. The VRC plans to file the motion on October 25, 2019 and will make the motion publicly available at that time, the statement said.