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Audi FIS World Cup tickets at Killington on sale August 21

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 7:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mark your calendars - tickets for the 2019 HomeLight Killington Cup go on sale Wednesday, August 21 at 9 am ET. The HomeLight Killington Cup takes place November 29-December 1, 2019 and features Audi FIS Women’s Ski World Cup giant slalom and slalom races, as well as free concerts throughout the weekend and more entertainment options to be announced.

SVHC offers new treatment for primary brain cancer

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 6:47am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center (SVRCC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), is now offering a new treatment for those with primary brain cancer: tumor-treating fields. The new option provides an entirely new type of treatment for those with new or reoccurring Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), a type of malignant tumor that usually affects the brains of adults. SVRCC is the second center in the state, after University of Vermont Medical Center, to offer the treatment.

Vermont cheesemakers set record with 44 ribbons in national competition

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 4:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A new record was set for Vermont cheeses at the prestigious American Cheese Society’s 36th Annual Awards competition (ACS) in Richmond, Virginia. Vermont producers, big and small, collectively took home 44 ribbons, marking Vermont’s best showing to date. Additionally, five Vermont cheeses were finalists for the Best of Show.

Suspicious fire in Eden Mills

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 4:20pm -- tim

Vermont State Police On August 4, 2019 at approximately 01:46 AM flames/smoke were noticed coming from a vacant building located across the road from the former Ingalls Market on VT RTE 100 in Eden Mills. North Hyde Park/Eden Fire Department was notified of the incident and responded to the scene.  The one-story stone building had been unoccupied for nearly a year, since the store closed.

LMS gets fuel gauging contract for renowned Canadair aerial firefighters

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 1:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc (LMS: Georgia, Vermont) has begun work on an improved fuel measurement and indication system for Viking Air Limited’s Canadair CL-215T and CL-415 Aerial Firefighter Fleet. The CL-215T and CL-415 are amphibious turboprop planes specifically designed to provide aerial support for firefighting missions. Known as the Water Bomber, the aircraft is able to scoop water rapidly into its belly (up to 1,600 gallons in 12 seconds) from a natural water source near a forest fire, and drop it on the fire without having to return to a remote water station for refilling. This makes the CL-215T and CL-415 extremely efficient at delivering water to forest fires, when time and resources are of the essence.

Groundbreaking Wednesday for $31 million revitalization of Bennington’s Putnam Block

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Bennington Redevelopment Group (BRG) on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the $31 million revitalization of Phase I of the historic Putnam Block in downtown Bennington. Phase I will transform three historic buildings at the Four Corners in Bennington into a vibrant urban hub. Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Congressman Peter Welch, project funders, investors, and supporters, among many others, are expected to attend the event. The groundbreaking celebration will take place at 10:30 am in the large tent next to the Oldcastle Theatre at 331 Main Street.

Fitzgerald: School boards' health benefit proposal strikes the right balance

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:59am -- tim

by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Vermonters recognize that one of our most important public responsibilities is the education of our children. Not only is it a moral and legal imperative, but it is also critical for the economic future of our state. Providing a high-quality education for Vermont children means that we must make sure that those who choose to work in our schools are fairly compensated for the work they do.

Newport man gets 90 months for pharmacy burglary and firearms offenses

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that, on August 2, 2019, Daniel Greenwood, age 43, was sentenced to 90 months in jail in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont. Greenwood had previously pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon in October 2017 and to committing a burglary of the Kinney Drugs in Cambridge, Vermont that same month.

Diocese awards nearly $18,000 in grants during first half of 2019

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 5:56am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Grants and Loans Committee of The Episcopal Church in Vermont is pleased to announce the approval of nearly $18,000 in grants during the first half of 2019. Grant recipients were selected from among Episcopal congregations and diocesan entities in Vermont, as well as other ministries with a strong association with the diocese. Projects were funded in part based on their positive impact on local mission.

Roper: Bernie’s teachable moment on the $15 minimum wage

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 3:33am -- tim

by Rob Roper Bernie Sanders’ rhetoric on the $15 minimum wage – rhetoric echoed by many politicians here in Vermont – just suffered a violent collision with economic reality. For those who may have missed the story, Sanders pays his field staff minimum salaries of $36,000 a year, which would amount to slightly over $15 an hour for a forty hour work week. However, political campaigns are 24/7 operations, and staff members are putting in sixty hours a week or more, thus reducing their hourly wage to less than $15 an hour with no overtime. The staff is crying foul.