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[Modern] Dirt Farmer Wisdom: Anticipate and participate

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 3:41am -- tim

by Robert Zulkoski, Social Entrepreneur, and Edward Cameron, Climate Advocate and Strategist Dirt farmers must anticipate everything about their crops before they even begin to sow their fields.  They must consider the soil, seeds, compost, plowing, insects and weather before they decide what crop they’re going to plant. They must participate in preparing the soil, setting the seeds, fertilizing the sprouting plants, understanding and watching for insect infestation, and building and monitoring proper irrigation as they toil toward a bountiful and profitable harvest.

Raising all boats in Bennington

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 3:19pm -- tim

by Olga Peters, Vermont Business Magazine Local. One of Vermont’s popular buzzwords. But for The Bank of Bennington’s President and CEO James Brown, local is how the bank does business. The philosophy remains simple: local customers deposit local money, that stays in the local economy, which supports the local community. If done well, then everyone’s boat rises.

Vermont state trooper revived with Narcan following vehicle stop

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 1:13pm -- tim

Vermont State Police A Vermont state trooper is recovering Saturday after he collapsed following a traffic stop in the Addison County town of Leicester and was revived by multiple doses of Narcan. The incident began at about 11:25 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, when Acting Sgt. Brett Flansburg of the New Haven Barracks stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Leicester Whiting Road in the town of Leicester. While speaking with the driver, Sgt. Flansburg observed the passenger swallow an item. The passenger, later identified as Taylor C.

Ben & Jerry Free Cone Day is April 9

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 12:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and get ready for the Ben & Jerry-est day of the year. Free Cone Day is April 9! Every year Ben & Jerry's fans (and future fans) get a scoop of the good stuff ABSOLUTELY FREE. The tradition started in 1979, when Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield wanted to thank their Burlington, VT community for helping them make it through their first year in business.

PUC seeks applicants for two vacancies on Vermont System Planning

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 4:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Public Utility Commission is seeking to fill two vacancies on the Vermont System Planning Committee (VSPC) to represent the interests of electric power supply resources, such as electricity generators. The openings are for one primary member and one alternate member, who would attend VSPC meetings when the primary member is not available.

Upcoming events at Bromley

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 2:09am -- tim

Bromley Mountain Resort Spring or Winter weather, we're always having a good time on the slopes! If you're a forecast follower, you know we're heading into some T-shirt temperatures (in the 50s!) for Friday, and then back to mid-30s for Saturday. The marketing spin? Our superb base (5 feet deep, in spots!) will remain fully slashable. There's a chance of a few quick showers on Friday, but the warm temps and our superb grooming team will keep the surface fun through the weekend.

Leahy responds to terror attack against Muslims in New Zealand

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:46pm -- tim

Senator Patrick Leahy Marcelle and I are shocked by the barbaric act of terror against innocent Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand – a mass murder that took the life of 49 human beings. Our hearts ache with the families of the victims and the communities that have been rocked by this attack.  Let us be clear about one thing: This wanton violence was explicitly motivated by Islamophobic and xenophobic vitriol that has spread like a cancer in the age of social media.

PAI: For Reach Up families, basic needs are out of reach

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 3:24pm -- tim

Public Assets Institute Reach Up is Vermont’s primary cash assistance program for families in poverty. It focuses on helping “eligible parents gain job skills and find work so they can support their minor dependent children.” 1 One function of the law, according to state statute, is to “improve the well-being of children by providing for their immediate basic needs, including food, housing, and clothing.” But due to years of under-funding, Reach Up is not fulfilling the state’s fundamental obligation to ensure that families with children can meet those needs.

12-week mandated leave would create great hardship for small businesses

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 3:11pm -- tim

by Shawn Shouldice McShane A bill under consideration by the Vermont Legislature allowing employees to take up to 12-weeks of paid leave a year for an illness, to care for a relative or the birth of a child, will cripple many small businesses in the state. It will also hurt the employees if those companies are forced to scale back operations or shut down because they don’t have enough staff to accommodate the workload.

Sugarbush Resort announces inaugural class to Wall of Fame

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 3:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In celebration of their Diamond Jubilee Anniversary, Sugarbush Resort announces the inaugural class in their newly established Wall of Fame. Similar to a Hall of Fame, Sugarbush’s Wall of Fame seeks to recognize some of the most significant contributors to the Sugarbush experience from 1958 to the present.