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UVM President Fogel to step down July 31

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 11:53am -- tim

President Daniel Mark Fogel announced today that he is resigning from the University of Vermont presidency, effective July 31. Trustee Chairman Robert Cioffi told Vermont Business Magazine that he expects the Trustees to name an interim president in about a week. He would not speculate whether it would be a prominent local leader, which has been the case in the last two interim presidents ‘ former Governor Tom Salmon and businessman Ed Colodny.

Vermont State Colleges among IBM awardees to 'Help Build a Smarter Planet'

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 11:04am -- tim

IBM has awarded the Vermont State Colleges system a $100,000 grant for an energy efficiency initiative to help HowardCenter and Vermont Technical College (VTC) reduce their energy use by at least 5 percent annually.  Based on energy management strategies developed at IBM Burlington, the initiative will benefit from the input and partnership of VTC students, faculty and staff, HowardCenter staff, the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center and IBM volunteers.

Gov. Shumlin taps Maley, Arms for Vermont Superior Court bench

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 10:37am --

Governor Peter Shumlin today announced he will appoint criminal defense attorney Alison Arms and Martin Maley, a magistrate, to serve on the Vermont Superior Court bench in the northwestern district. 
Maley has been a Vermont Superior Court Magistrate in the Family Division since January 2005. He also has significant experience with criminal, family and civil legal proceedings in state and federal court, and worked for law firms in St. Albans from 1987-2001. He received a BA from the University of Vermont in 1981, and a law degree from Western New England School of Law in 1987. 

Vermont Yankee's $60 million dilemma

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 11:07am -- tim

By Kate Duffy, Vermont Business Magazine. Entergy Nuclear has a $60 million decision to make ‘ whether to invest in refueling Vermont Yankee, even though a federal judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction assuring the company it could continue operating the plant while its lawsuit against the state is pending. 

Dartmouth-Hitchcock ranked among America’s best hospitals by US News

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 10:35am -- tim

Dartmouth-Hitchcock has again been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals, online at The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 22 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale August 30.  For the fifth straight year and for the ninth time since 1995, Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been recognized for its care in Gynecology. 

Cheryl Hanna: Preliminary injunction redux, read the footnotes

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 9:29am -- tim

When my students first begin to study law, they have a tendency to focus on the holding of the case, such as ‘Preliminary Injunction Denied.’ It’s like reading the headlines in a newspaper. But any good lawyer knows that the most important part of the decision is often found in the footnotes. And in Judge Murtha’s decision denying Entergy a preliminary injunction, the footnotes say far more than the headline.

Key Corp Q2 report shows continued increase in profits

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 7:27am -- tim

KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) today announced second quarter net income from continuing operations attributable to Key common shareholders of $243 million, or $.26 per common share.  Key’s second quarter 2011 results compare to net income from continuing operations attributable to Key common shareholders of $56 million, or $.06 per common share, for the second quarter of 2010. The results for second quarter 2011 reflect an improvement in noninterest expense and lower credit costs from the same period one year ago. Second quarter 2011 net income attributable to Key common shareholders was $234 million

Irving Oil takes gas savings to the streets of Rutland

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:46am -- tim

Irving Oil is offering even more opportunities to save on gas this summer by taking savings directly to customers through Irving Rewards. Over the next two weeks Irving street teams will be traveling throughout New England giving away thousands of dollars in Irving Gift Cards to customers at select locations as part of the Irving Rewards program.

Report on competency-based learning offers roadmap for state education officials

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:42am -- tim

A new report released July 18 discusses how state leaders in K-12 education are rethinking policies to allow students to advance competency-based approaches that allow any time, everywhere learning for today’s youth.
‘Unfortunately, many states and school districts are still handcuffed by rigid regulations that prevent them from moving toward the student-centered, performance-based approach,’ Patrick said. ‘This report offers guidance and practical recommendations for state education policymakers.’

New streambank restoration program helps homeowners

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:36am -- tim

The flood waters from the record breaking rainfall this spring have receded, but the damage is still visible for many homeowners that live near Lake Champlain and the many streams that feed into the lake. 
Vermont Organics Nursery’s Streambank Restoration Program is helping to restore and stabilize areas affected by flooding. Damaged areas are repaired, and land is stabilized against further damage and soil erosion using eco-friendly materials. 
BFA St. Albans students Zach Devoid and Isaac Devoid use organic burlap bags to repair a damaged streambank in St. Albans.

North Country Hospital raises $160,000 to fight cancer

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:23am -- tim

As an oncologist at the Oncology and Hematology Clinic at North Country Hospital in Newport, Les Lockridge MD knows all too well the impact cancer has on patients, their families, and the community. So when about 600 people took part in this year’s Relay for Life in Newport on June 25 and 26 his heart was warmed by the region’s dedication to battling cancer.
The event, which included 60 teams, raised almost $160,000, beating out last year’s $143,000.