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Douglas Administration announces cuts

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Secretary Lunderville's Letter to Legislative leaders over the failure to reach agreement on state budget cuts.
Secretary Lunderville's Letter
General Fund Rescission
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Electric crews converge on Windham and Windsor counties

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Crews converge on Windham and Windsor counties
Tree damage in Wilmington area is worst many workers have ever seen
RUTLAND (December 15, 2008)-- After more than 90 hours of restoration work since the first customer went out last Friday, line and tree crews have restored service to 30,100 of the 35,000 CVPS customers who lost power after last week's ice storm. CVPS has acquired 10 line crews from Hydro One in Canada. They will arrive on CVPS property late tonight to assist in the restoration effort tomorrow.

Vermont Community Foundation hires Stuart Comstock-Gay as CEO

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

MIDDLEBURY, VT - The board of the Vermont Community Foundation announced that Stuart Comstock-Gay has been named the next President & CEO. Comstock-Gay comes to the Foundation with more than 20 years of experience in building the capacity, reach, and impact of institutions dedicated to bringing people together in the pursuit of community-minded goals.

Vermont, three other NE state announce Secondary School Consortium

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Announces Bold Multi-state Effort to Prepare Students across New England for Success in the 21st Century

Groundbreaking four-state collaboration will work to reinvent the high school experience
MONTPELIER (December 15, 2008) - Governor Douglas today announced the formation of the New England Secondary School Consortium, a groundbreaking regional partnership encompassing four states: Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Extreme ice and tree damage knocks out power to 24,000 CVPS customers

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

Extreme ice and tree damage knocks out power to 24,000 CVPS customers
RUTLAND -A storm that has caused hundreds of thousands of people to lose power across the Northeast has knocked out power to 24,000 CVPS customers Friday morning. The effort will take days, CVPS said, as the storm is comparable to the ice storm of January 2007, and the infamous ice storm of '98.

New Green Mountain Coffee plant welcomed in Tennesee

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

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An empty 334,000-square-foot building and an eager workforce explain only in part why Vermont-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (Nasdaq: GMCR) chose the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley of Tennessee for a major expansion site that eventually will employ 300 workers.
"The central location makes us more efficient, reduces our transportation and distribution costs and shortens delivery lead times of our products," according to Jon Wettstein, Green Mountain's vice president for supply chain operations.

State, Vermont Tech Launch Weatherization Quality Control Training Program

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

Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity and Vermont Tech Launch Weatherization Quality Control Training

RANDOLPH CENTER, VT - The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the Technology Extension Division (TED) at Vermont Technical College and the Center for Sustainable Practices (CSP) at Vermont Tech launched the first of several distinct weatherization certificate trainings this week aimed at improving and enhancing Vermont's weatherization workforce.

Governor Douglas Testifies before Congress on Federal Financial Assistance

Wed, 12/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Douglas Makes Case for States
Testifies on need for state-federal partnerships and federal financial assistance
Montpelier, VT (December 11, 2008, Vermont Business Magazine via Governor's Office) - Today Governor Jim Douglas testified before the House Appropriations Committee in Washington, DC, on the Impact of the Recession on States and Local Communities. As the Vice Chair of the National Governors Association, Governor Douglas has been instrumental in facilitating a national dialogue on the need to deepen partnerships between the federal and state governments.