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Jericho home needs removal

Mon, 01/31/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Jericho home needs removal

A home built by Larry Westall has been ordered to be removed as its positioning is a hindrance to the health and habitat of muskrats and migratory birds in the homes nearby wetlands. The $240,000 home is on Browns Trace Road and has remained vacant since it was built in 2000.

The house is one of two that Westall built in close proximity on that property. A second home was also outside the buffer zone, though they built a shrub hedge to serve as a barrier between their home and the wetlands to solve the problem.

Local option tax proposed

Mon, 01/31/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Local option tax proposed

State lawmakers are considering providing some towns with a permanent alternative to property tax which will pay for municipal services. Already, one third of Vermont communities have this option, though only Manchester, Williston and Stratton utilize it.
Burlington is asking that voters approve a 1 percent sales tax that would be under a separate program, unconnected to those that will expire in 2008. The decision as to which communities will have the opportunity to collect money from this additional sales tax will be made by lawmakers.

Powerline project is approved with stipulations

Mon, 01/31/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Powerline project is approved with stipulations

The state's Public Service Board has approved Vermont Electric Power Co.s proposed $130 million Northwest Reliability Project. The project will include the construction of over 64 miles of new and larger powerlines, spanning from West Rutland to New Haven, and along the western edge of the state to South Burlington.

Union Bank Opens St. Albans Loan Center

Mon, 01/31/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Union Bank Opens St. Albans Loan Center
Ken Gibbons, President & CEO of Union Bank, is pleased to announce the
January 28th opening of Union Bank's new Loan Center, located in the Saint
Albans Professional Building, 120 North Main Street, downtown St. Albans.
The Union Bank Loan Center is staffed by Mike Curtis, Vice President,
Commercial Services, and Carol Allen, Commercial Lending Assistant - both
long-time veterans of the St. Albans banking scene. Mike and Carol will be

Employees of Otter Creek Awnings Awarded for Excellence

Mon, 01/31/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Josette Noll of Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms in Williston, VT has been awarded a Betterliving Excellence Award-Gold Certificate from Craft-Bilt Manufacturing. As a Gold Certificate winner, Noll was recognized as being in the top 15% of sunroom designers in the nation. Noll specializes in 3- season patio rooms and year round sunroom design throughout Vermont and has been with Otter Creek Awnings & Patio Rooms for the past 4 years.

Northlands Job Corps chosen as Business of the Month

Mon, 01/31/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce Publicity & Promotions Committee is
pleased to announce that Northlands Job Corps has been chosen as the
February 2005 Business of the Month. Northlands Job Corp is located on
MacDonough Drive in Vergennes.
Sitting down and chatting with Center Director, Chris Kuhn and Tracy
Steen, Community Relations Liaison, I learned that Northlands Job Corps
opened their doors in Vergennes June 1979 which marks their 25th
anniversary this year. The National Job Corps will be celebrating their

Dale Carnegie Training Announces Launch

Sun, 01/30/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

DALE CARNEGIE TRAINING ANNOUNCES LAUNCH
ESSEX, VT (January 31, 2005) -- The local Dale Carnegie Training® office, Vermont Training Solutions, Inc., announces the launch of their newest workplace series Get Down to Business. Consisting of 6 bi-monthly sessions, these free 90-minute workshops focus on topics and tools to increase communication and productivity in the workplace.

LibertyQuest and Ameribank to Form Joint Mortgage Venture

Sun, 01/30/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida and WILLISTON, Vermont, January 31, 2005 & Greg Hahr, President/ CEO of LibertyQuest Mortgage and Lou Dunham, President/ CEO of Ameribank, are pleased to announce the execution of a letter of intent to create a joint venture, named Ameribank Mortgage. The new company will become a subsidiary of Ameribank upon regulatory approval.

Northgate Apartments One Step Closer to Resident Control

Thu, 01/27/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

NORTHGATE APARTMENTS ONE STEP CLOSER TO RESIDENT OWNERSHIP
[Burlington, VT] Representative Bernie Sanders joined Northgate residents and funders today to commemorate a major accomplishment in advancing the long term preservation of Vermonts largest resident-controlled rental housing complex. Fannie Mae (FNM/NYSE), an investor in multifamily housing, donated its ownership stake in Northgate Apartments to one of the nonprofit owners, greatly reducing the cost of transferring the complex to the residents.

David J. Provost named vice president at Champlain College

Wed, 01/26/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--David J. Provost of Shelburne, Vt., has been named vice president of finance and administration at Champlain College. He will be a member of the Presidents Council and will be responsible for the Colleges finance, human resources and physical plant. Provost replaces Lawrence J. Veladota, who retired from the College after 35 years of service.
Mr. Provost has rich experiences in a number of different positions--from serving as a CPA, CFO and CEO--which will strengthen our senior management team, said President Roger H. Perry.

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