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Vermont saw increase in drunk-driving deaths in 2018

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In 2018 Vermont ranked 19th in the number of drunk driving-related fatalities. But Vermont also was one of a handful of states that saw an increase in that number, according to a study based on federal statistics and presented by SaferAmerica. New Hampshire was one spot below Vermont, but had the biggest increase in the nation by nearly 75 percent.

Langrock Sperry & Wool celebrates 60th anniversary with a year of donations

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Established in 1960, the law firm of Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP has begun a yearlong celebration of their 60 years of service in Vermont with a series of charitable contributions known as 60-for-60th. Each month throughout 2020, Langrock will be make “donations of 60” to charitable organizations throughout Chittenden and Addison counties.

Registration open for Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 6:19am -- tim
Early bird registration ends March 1
Vermont Business Magazine Registration is open for the 2020 Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference — Cultivating Connection - Supporting Employee Wellbeing, to be held March 25 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Burlington. The annual conference, which last year attracted 575 business owners, human resources professionals and wellness experts, is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Girls on the Run Vermont spring program registration now open

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 2:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Girls on the Run Vermont’s spring program registration is now open for our northern region. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of girls for a ten-week program that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.

Cigna employee receives fellowship to bring 'Sheds' model to Vermont

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine OneCare Vermont has partnered with Cigna’s Community Ambassador Fellowship program to reduce social isolation and build resiliency for older Vermonters. Alison Hemphill, a Senior Account Manager in Cigna’s Burlington office, was selected as a 2020 Fellow and will work with OneCare Vermont’s primary prevention team to launch a “Sheds” initiative as they aim to improve social connections for older residents and create a space where members can contribute their skills to the needs of the broader community.

Vail supports Okemo-area programs

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 3:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vail Resorts EpicPromise has announced the recipients of the 2019-2020 community grants cycle. Eight local non-profit organizations received $21,500 in grant support aimed at supporting the issues that matter most to the Okemo Valley Area community. Across the company, Vail Resorts will give $14 million in support to more than 350 community non-profits throughout the upcoming year. Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow is owned by Colorado-based Vail.

Burlington boil water advisory lifted

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 3:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The precautionary boil water advisory, issued Saturday at approximately 2:30PM, for the low service water system in Burlington and limited parts of South Burlington was lifted today. Sample results have confirmed that it is safe to use the water. There are no active boil water advisories. Outside of the special sampling taken to lift the advisory, drinking water is also tested throughout the day at the drinking water plant and weekly throughout the distribution system.

Mill River Brewing set to host charity ice fishing derby for water quality, Feb 22

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 1:38pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Good news has emerged about phosphorus load reductions into Lake Champlain, and Mill River Brewing BBQ & Smokehouse (MRB) is set to celebrate the data — and continue work on its Clean Water Campaign — with the 1st Annual Clean Water Ice Fishing Derby to benefit the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC).

Leonine: Override by any other name

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 7:33am -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs The tension between Republican Governor Phil Scott and Democrats in the legislature continued this week with Scott’s veto of S.23, a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $12.55 by January 1, 2022. In vetoing the bill the governor criticized it for what he believes will be a negative impact on job growth and employers, particularly in rural areas. The Senate was swift to respond, and on Thursday voted to override the veto by a vote of 24-6.

Briglin: Vermont has highest GHG emissions in New England

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:11pm -- tim

by Tim Briglin (D-Thetford Center) Chair of the House Energy & Technology Committee Building more resilient communities and transitioning to locally-sourced clean energy isn’t just good climate policy, it’s good economic policy. Vermont has made strides toward a green energy economy, but there’s much more to do. The Global Warming Solutions Act holds our state accountable to achieving targeted greenhouse gas emission reductions, supporting rural resilience to climate change, and ensuring that the benefits of a clean energy economy are broadly shared.

Burlington boil water order in effect

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 12:35pm -- tim

Burlington Department of Public Works We would like to share a general update as people are preparing for their day about the precautionary boil water advisory that has been issued through most of Burlington and a very limited part of South Burlington. A water main break on a 16” (large) main at 339 Pine Street led to a depressurization in a significant part of our distribution system. To comply with recent state requirements and out of an abundance of caution, we have issued this precautionary boil water advisory.