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Seven Days’ annual Vermont Restaurant Week celebrates 10 years

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 3:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont has garnered a national reputation for its award-winning specialty food and drink products and inventive, locally focused cuisine. For the last decade, Seven Days’ Vermont Restaurant Week has celebrated the state’s chefs, farmers, producers and others food-service professionals that have helped put the Green Mountain State on the map. The event has also raised $95,375.32 and counting for the Vermont Foodbank, the festival’s beneficiary.

Northfield Savings Bank adds Dodson to Board of Trustees

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:46pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Northfield Savings Bank (NSB) announces changes to its Board of Trustees. The Bank is grateful to outgoing Board member Lauren Wobby for 18 years of dedicated service and pleased to welcome Kyle Dodson. Wobby, of Northfield, joined the Board in 2001 after serving as a Corporator since 1998. The Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer at Norwich University, Wobby carries on as a Corporator after completing her term on the Board this month. 

Trooper will not be prosecuted for January 7 shooting

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:39pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced  today that his Office has reviewed the police-involved shooting incident that occurred on the morning of January 7, 2019 in Arlington, Vermont.  The Attorney General’s Office is declining to prosecute Vermont State Police Trooper Raymond Witkowski for charges related to discharging his firearm at Matthew Novick.

House gives final approval to PFAS regulation bill

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:37pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont House of Representatives passed S.49, a bill that regulates polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water and surface waters in Vermont on a vote of 135-1. Representative Amy Sheldon (D-Middlebury), Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife, said, “This bill is integral in creating a healthier and safer environment for all Vermonters. PFAS are found in everyday products such as non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics and carpets, and cosmetics. These substances can be toxic to humans in extremely small concentrations and unfortunately have been found in public and private water supplies in Vermont. This bill establishes regulatory monitoring of Vermont drinking waters to ensure that Vermonters remain safe and manufacturers are held accountable for their waste.”

$30K NEH grant supports new Data Humanist Certificate Program

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Marlboro College has always provided a wealth of interdisciplinary coursework, including courses drawing important links between the humanities and sciences. Now, with the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant, the college is positioning itself to offer a new undergraduate Data Humanist Certificate Program, making these links even more explicit and demonstrating students’ preparedness for the workplace.

Castleton University responds to potential threat

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Wednesday, April 17, officials at Castleton University were alerted of a potential threat. Castleton Director of Public Safety Keith Molinari reviewed a recording of a current nursing faculty member making specific threats of violence against targeted members of the Castleton community. The recording is suspected to be up to two weeks old. The Castleton community was alerted of the potential threat through the University's emergency alert system on Wednesday afternoon.

Health Dept suspects norovirus outbreak at Norwich University

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal (GI) illness at Norwich University after more than two dozen students and staff reported being sick. Health officials say the administration at Norwich is cooperating in the investigation. Based on the symptoms and length of illness reported, norovirus is suspected but has not yet been confirmed through laboratory testing.

State releases second set of EB-5 documents

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) has released an additional 259,315 pages of records related to the EB-5 and Jay Peak fraud. These newly-released documents are available now for download at This marks the end of DFR records related to EB-5 and Jay Peak fraud. Per the Governor’s document disclosure plan, approximately a half million pages of documents from other agencies and departments, including the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, are being prepared for release and will be posted on a rolling basis.

LaunchVT announces 2019 Accelerator Cohort

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:18pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine LaunchVT has selected the eight Vermont startups that will be participating in its 2019 Accelerator Cohort. This is the seventh cohort of startups to come through LaunchVT’s acceleration program. Over the past six years LaunchVT has provided business development support, strategic coaching, and over $550,000 in cash and services to accelerate 43 Vermont startups.