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State announces plans for mobile slaughter facility

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas and Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee announce the availability of a new Mobile Slaughter Unit for poultry.
The Agency of Agriculture has designed and arranged for the construction of a mobile poultry slaughter facility that will soon be available to producers across the state. The mobile unit was designed to provide greater processing facilities to producers and will come directly to the farm.

Public appearance schedule of Governor Douglas

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Public Appearance
Schedule of Governor Jim Douglas
Monday, November
17, 2008 – Sunday, November 23, 2008
Schedule Subject
to Change
NOTE:  View the Governor’s Public Appearance Schedule Daily
Monday, November 17, 2008
Public Events Scheduled
Tuesday, November 18,
2:45 p.m.                      Emergency
Board Meeting

Sanders: Stop the Wall Street Bailout

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sanders: Stop the Wall Street Bailout
WASHINGTON, November 17 - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will introduce legislation to stop the release of a $350-billion second round of the Wall Street bailout.
Sanders, who voted against the $700-billion package Congress approved in October, said he has serious concerns about how the Bush administration and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are spending the bailout money that was already released. He also said it was unacceptable that the oversight provisions in the bill were ignored.

Dorn Proposes Merging Departments of Economic Development and Housing & Community Affairs

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

MONTPELIER, Vt. In a move designed to boost effectiveness and save money, the Douglas administration is proposing to merge the Departments of Economic Development and Housing and Community Affairs.
The move would create a single Department of Economic and Community Development according to Commerce and Community Development Secretary Kevin Dorn, whose agency includes both departments as well as the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Division for Historic Preservation.

Tod Austin Named Regional President of TD Insurance

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTION, Vermont – Tod Austin has joined TD Insurance, Inc. in Burlington as the Regional President. TD Insurance is among the top 50 agencies in the U.S. with a reputation for quality customer service and a disciplined approach to managing insurance risk.
Austin has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. For five years prior to joining TD Insurance, he served as President of Hackett, Valine & MacDonald. Austin has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.

Ashley Wright Joins Kilawatt Technologies

Wed, 11/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Shelburne, VT-November 13, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce Ashley Wright has joined the energy conservation software company as a Sales Representative. Ms. Wright will support the companys wholesale conservation partners who use Kilawatt's products, based on the company's EnerSuite software, to lower energy consumption, cut costs and reduce greenhouse gases in commercial buildings. Ms.

FairPoint Files Provisional Notice of Cutover Readiness, Expected Cutover at the End of January

Wed, 11/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

FairPoint Files Provisional Notice of Cutover Readiness; Triggers Formal Process to Expected Cutover at the End of January
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FairPoint
Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) today announced it has filed its
provisional notice of cutover readiness with the Public Utility Commissions
(PUC) in New Hampshire and Maine and the Department of Public Service (PSB)
in Vermont. The notice was filed after Liberty Consulting Group indicated
in its November 12th monthly Status Report that FairPoint had met