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Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports teams up with physicians to get Vermonters active in state parks

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 6:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports has again teamed up with health care providers throughout the state and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation to help Vermonters access and reap the tremendous benefits of physical activity in the great outdoors.

Springer: A roadmap to net zero energy

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 5:22am -- tim

by Darren Springer, Burlington Electric Department General Manager Burlington was the first city in the nation to source 100 percent of our electricity from renewable generation. Now we are working to achieve another even more significant first - Burlington has embarked on a journey to become a Net Zero Energy city by 2030. This is one of the most ambitious climate goals in the nation, and was announced by Mayor Miro Weinberger, and adopted by Burlington Electric Department (BED) in its Strategic Direction.

Casella to remarket State of New Hampshire solid waste disposal revenue bonds

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 3:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, today announced that it has commenced the remarketing of $11.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds Series 2013. 

Forum to review draft report on the state of the region’s power grid

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 4:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Damir Novosel, the president and founder of Quanta Technology, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at ISO New England’s public forum on the draft 2019 Regional System Plan (RSP) on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston. In addition to Novosel’s address and an overview of the draft 2019 RSP report, a panel of industry experts will explore the role of disruptive technologies in transitioning to the power grid of the future, including the challenges and opportunities posed by integrating renewable technologies and reducing carbon emissions.

GMP and BED warning customers about scam calls today

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 1:10pm -- tim
Scammers Threatening Immediate Disconnection, Demand Payment and Personal Info
Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Electric Department (BED) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) are alerting customers about a rise in scam calls Wednesday morning. The scammers claim to be from GMP, call from a number that pops up as GMP, demand immediate payment and threaten to cut off power within just 30 minutes. Your local power company would never do that. If you receive a call like that, just hang up - it is a scam.

Vermont Army National Guard scheduled for deployment

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 11:03am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine An estimated 2,500 soldiers, mainly from the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), which includes soldiers from the Vermont Army National Guard, are scheduled to perform a federal active-duty deployment supporting US Central Command, US European Command, and US African Command in 2021. Soldiers assigned to the Garrison Support Command are also included in the notification of sourcing.

Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs one of three to win new Toyota vehicle

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 6:11am -- tim
Clubs in Florida, Colorado and Vermont win Back2School 'Stuff the Bus' Challenge from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, receiving Toyota Sienna minivans, cash and supplies worth more than $75,000

Vermont Business Magazine Boys & Girls Clubs of America presented three Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, incluidng in Brattleboro, with brand new 2019 Toyota Sienna vehicles as a culmination to the nonprofit's Back2School Stuff the Bus Tour – powered by Toyota. The minivans were generously donated by national partner Toyota. In addition, each Club will receive a $25,000 cash prize.

Casella gets permits to expand Coventry landfill

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 4:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company based in Rutland, announced today that the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Board have issued all necessary permits and approvals for the company to expand its WasteUSA landfill located in Coventry, Vermont. The expansion will increase the lined disposal area by 51.2 acres, or by approximately 13.7 million cubic yards, which will create approximately 20 years of additional airspace at the curren

Economic survey shows continuing Neutral Outlook as business climate sours a bit

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 4:09pm -- tim
3rd Quarter 2019 Business Conditions Survey and Index

Vermont Business Magazine Lisa Ventriss, President of Vermont Business Roundtable (VBR) and Jeffrey Carr, President, Economic & Policy Resources (EPR), announced Monday the Q3 of 2019 outlook results of their joint initiative, the VBR/EPR Business Conditions Survey and Index. Two-thirds of respondents shared negative outlooks specifically with ease of hiring for available positions; a majority of respondents expressed a neutral outlook about the state’s overall business climate; optimism has waned slightly over the last quarter; but data indicate Vermont is more positive than the national trends.

VTrans awards $3.6 million in bicycle and pedestrian grants

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 2:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) is awarding $3.6 million in grants to municipalities for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvement projects. The combination of construction projects and planning grants will benefit cities and towns statewide by improving connectivity and safety for the traveling public as well as providing tangible economic benefits.

AG: Troopers will not be prosecuted for fatal shooting in Tunbridge

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 1:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced today that his office has reviewed the officer-involved-shooting incident that occurred on May 11, 2019, in Tunbridge, Vermont. The Attorney General’s Office said in a state that it is declining to prosecute Vermont State Police Troopers Neil Carey and Matthew Tarricone for charges related to the fatal shooting of Jeremy Potwin. In reaching this decision, the office said it reviewed all the materials provided by the Vermont State Police, who conducted the investigation.

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