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Public Comment period extended to Dec. 15: Burlington Waterfront Access

Tue, 12/02/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Public Comment period extended to Dec. 15:

Burlington Waterfront Access North Transportation Improvement Project
The City of Burlington will extend the deadline for public comment on the alternative designs focused on access to the Waterfront until Dec 15, 2008. For further details go to
The proposed alternative designs include:

Unemployment claims increase for week

Tue, 12/02/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Week Ending November 29, 2008
There were 1,823 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 261 from the week before. Altogether 10,628 new and continuing claims were filed, 1,136 more than a week ago and 2,266 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,144 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, an increase of 18 from last week.
The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at:

Food Stamp Participation Reaches All-Time High in Vermont

Mon, 12/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Food Stamp Participation Reaches All-Time High in Vermont During Holiday Season
Burlington, VT, December 2, 2008 - While many in Vermont were savoring Thanksgiving treats last week, others were signing up for food assistance; 60,062 Vermonters, almost 1 in 10, now participate in the Food Stamp Program according to data released by the Department for Children and Families. This number is up by over 1,500 in just one month, up 7,000 since this time last year, and represents a record high for Vermont.

PSB approves small rate increase for CVPS

Mon, 12/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

PSB approves small rate increase
RUTLAND, VT The Vermont Public Service Board has approved a small rate increase for Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV), an increase of one-third of a percent.
The increase will take effect with bills rendered starting Jan. 1, 2009. In its order approving the rate increase, the PSB also opened an investigation to review CVPS's rates and could reduce rates after doing so.
The bill for a residential customer who uses 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month will rise from $73.11 to $73.35, a difference of 24 cents.

The Fastest ISPs in America, and Where You Live

Mon, 12/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Fastest ISPs in Americaand Where You Live
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Vermont/New Hampshire Marketing Group Announces Help for Marketers in Turbulent Times with January 21 Seminar

Mon, 12/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont/New Hampshire Marketing Group announced a special event to assist marketers throughout the region. The topic is Marketing in a Down Economy and it is an all-day workshop in Concord, NH that will discuss the best practices for generating business through online marketing, email, and Web 2.0 strategies.