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Comments Sought on Revised Cleanup Plan for Burlington's Pine Street Canal Superfund Site

Tue, 12/16/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Comments Sought on Revised Cleanup Plan for Burlington's Pine Street Canal Superfund Site
(Boston, Mass. - Dec. 17, 2008) - Following a careful review of previous work, EPA is seeking public input on recommended modifications to part of the underwater cap at the Pine Street Canal Superfund Site in Burlington, Vermont.

Business Roundtable Releases Pessimistic Fourth Quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Business Roundtable Releases Fourth Quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey
(So. Burlington, Vt.) Reflecting nationwide trends, the mood of the chief executives of Vermont's leading businesses took a step downward in the fourth quarter, with leaders decidedly less optimistic about sales prospects, capital outlays, and employment levels for the winter and spring, compared to third quarter forecasts. The mood of the statewide business community was assessed late in the fourth quarter and released today by Vermont Business Roundtable Chairman Tim Volk and President Lisa Ventriss.

Governor Issues Emergency Disaster Declaration for Ice Storm Damage

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor Issues Emergency Disaster Declaration for Ice Storm Damage
Montpelier, VT - As a result of damages suffered in last week's ice and snow storm throughout Vermont, Governor Douglas has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for four counties in Vermont.
The order allows the state to expedite the arrival of utility crews from other states and Canadian provinces to assist with restoring power. It will also form the basis for an application for federal disaster relief funding if eligibility thresholds are met.

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.
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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.