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Saliba named Exec VP at Citizens Bank

Tue, 12/21/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

Carol-Lynn Saliba named Executive Vice President,
Director of Retail Banking for Citizens Bank in NH and VT
MANCHESTER, NH -- Citizens Bank New Hampshire has announced that
Carol-Lynn Saliba has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Director
of Retail Banking. In her new position she is responsible for the branch
network in New Hampshire and Vermont, including community business lending
and consumer banking. Her team supports the branches in all aspects of
sales, customer service, and training. Most recently, Saliba was senior

Union Bank Announces New Hires

Tue, 12/21/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

Union Bank Announces New Hires
Union Bank, headquartered in Morrisville, VT, is pleased to announce the
following new hires:
Brad Prior - Deposit Operations Manager
Mr. Prior comes to Union Bank following a career at Chittenden Bank,
where he served as a Project Coordinator in their loan servicing area. In
his new position at Union Bank, Brad is responsible for managing deposit
operations activities to insure a high level of service for the bank's
customers. Mr. Prior earned an MBA from the University of Vermont in 1993.

Champlain College taps NYU's Finney as next President

Sun, 12/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

Champlain College Taps NYU's David Finney to Become Next President
Burlington -- Dr. David F. Finney has been selected by Champlain
College's board of trustees to become the college's seventh president. Dr.
Finney has accepted the board's invitation and will succeed retiring
Champlain president Dr. Roger H. Perry on July 1, 2005.
Dr. Finney is currently Dean of New York University's School of
Continuing and Professional Studies in New York City. One of the
largest schools of continuing education in the country, SCPS annually

MMU teacher wins NASDAQ award

Sat, 12/18/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

Mt. Mansfield Union High School Teacher Wins $1,000
NASDAQ National Teaching Award
Laurel Ann Butler of Colchester, a teacher at Mt. Mansfield Union High
School in Jericho, was one of five regional semi-finalists in the annual
NASDAQ Teaching Awards competition. The $1,000 award was announced by the
National Council on Economic Education and the NASDAQ Stock Market
Educational Foundation.
Butler was one of 25 teachers nationwide and five in the northeast to
receive a total of $70,000 in prizes from the competition. The awards are

US Senate passes Champlain Valley bill

Thu, 12/16/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Senate has given its final approval to a
bill introduced by U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., to establish a
National Heritage Partnership within the Champlain Valley. The bill, which
authorizes as much as $10 million for the effort, will now go to the
President for his signature.
The program would be funded by the National Park Service and
administered through the Lake Champlain Basin Program for

VEDA approves $4.9 million in financing

Thu, 12/16/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

Montpelier, VT - Business development, acquisition and expansion plans totaling almost $10.9 million will receive $4.9 million in financing assistance from the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA).
Projects approved by the Board include manufacturing, educational, travel and tourism, agricultural, and service businesses, said Jo Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of VEDA. We are pleased to be able to help these businesses grow and expand, bringing new jobs to their regions.

Vermont achieves EPA air standard

Thu, 12/16/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Achieves Attainment with the Fine Particle Air-Quality Standards
BOSTON - EPA analysis of air quality indicates that Vermont has ambient
concentrations of fine particles that meet current health standards.
Fine particles, frequently referred to as PM2.5, are less than 2.5
micrometers in diameter (approximately one-thirtieth the size of a human
hair). Fine particles are unhealthy to breathe and have been associated
with serious health impacts, including premature death from heart and lung


Wed, 12/15/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

Randolph Center, VTDecember 16, 2004The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) announced the addition of three new members to their Advisory Board. Monica Greene, Gerald Brown, and Gary Rabidoux have been elected to the 14-member VMEC Board that is comprised of Vermont manufacturers representing a broad cross section of industries and other leaders who strongly support manufacturing.

Nearly $4 Million for Community Enhancement Projects

Mon, 12/13/2004 - 8:00pm -- Anonymous

Governor Announces Nearly $4 Million for Community Enhancement Projects
Montpelier, Vt. - Nearly $4 million dollars will be distributed among 40
towns and sponsoring organizations for projects that improve local
transportation, expanded recreational opportunities and encourage and
support economic development of Vermont's historic downtowns and village
centers, Governor Jim Douglas and Transportation Secretary Dawn Terrill has
Governor Douglas said these resources, from the 2005 transportation