Vermont Business Magazine Vermont continues to have one of the lowest rates of uninsured residents in the country. According to the 2018 Vermont Household Health Insurance Survey published by the Vermont Department of Health, the statewide rate of uninsured Vermonters is 3 percent, less than half that from just a decade ago (8 percent). Nearly all counties in the state have rates of 4 percent or less, comparable to the best-performing states.
Vermont Business Magazine For the fourth year, a group of ski enthusiasts from the Boston area will host their annual Snow Ball event to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. All proceeds from the event this year will go directly toward the organization’s new adaptive sports facility at Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush Resort, with anticipated groundbreaking this Spring, 2019.
Vermont Business Magazine The Berlin Mall and the Green Mountain Club will join forces once again in hosting “Walk the Long Trail at Berlin Mall.” This event has quickly become a winter ritual for central Vermonters looking to keep fit, meet new friends and avoid cabin fever. From January 19 (MLK Day weekend) through April 21, (Earth Day weekend), the Berlin Mall welcomes walkers to experience an indoor version of the Long Trail, and help raise funds for the Green Mountain Club—official stewards of the Long Trail.
Vermont Business Magazine Two Vermont military families were selected anonymously to be the recipients of Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs’ 2018 holiday gift drive. The families, from Georgia and St. Albans Vermont were selected on the basis of need, and each family includes at least one parent who is currently deployed overseas. Staff from Davis & Hodgdon offices in Rutland and Williston provided unwrapped gifts for the family’s children, as well as donations in the form of holiday breakfast baskets and grocery gift cards.
Senator Patrick Leahy Today marks the eighteenth day of the Trump Shutdown. For more than two weeks now, the President has held the paychecks of over 800,000 Americans hostage in order to extort Congress into funding his border wall — a wall for which he promised the American taxpayers, over and over again, that Mexico would pay.
Vermont Business Magazine In response to the crisis in agriculture and rural communities, Sterling and The Berry Center have announced that they will collaboratively launch The Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College in Henry County, Kentucky, a no-tuition undergraduate sustainable agriculture degree program, inspired by the lifework and writing of farmer and environmental activist Wendell Berry. The $2.5 million grant and challenge, once met, will provide a total of $3.5 million for operation of the program through 2024.
Vermont Business Magazine Burlington-based Howard Center, Inc and Local #1674 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 93, AFL-CIO jointly announced today that on Monday, December 31, 2018, their respective negotiating teams reached a tentative agreement on a three-year renewal to their collective bargaining agreement which expired June 30, 2018. Details of the tentative agreement will not be released pending ratification by the Union’s membership and Howard Center Board of Trustees.
Vermont State Police An arrest warrant has been issued for an Arlington man who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with two Vermont State Police troopers early Monday morning outside his home. Matthew Novick, 40, of 535 Red Mountain Road in Arlington, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a weapon.
Vermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will deliver a response to President Donald Trump's address to the nation (Tuesday night at 9 pm). Sanders' response will be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter following the official Democratic response.
by Scott Giles, VSAC Nearly every conversation about the economic future of our state begins and ends with the need for greater workforce development and for Vermonters to get the education and training required for the available jobs today and the ones coming down the line. Economists project that by 2020, nearly 7 out of 10 jobs will require education or training beyond high school.
Vermont Business Magazine Public Safety Commissioner Thomas D Anderson and Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom announced today that a tax examiner employed by the Department of Taxes has been arrested by the Vermont State Police on suspicion of embezzling more than $15,000 from the state of Vermont by altering a single taxpayer’s return information in fall 2018.
Vermont Business Magazine Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) and nine House colleagues today introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors enrolled in the Medicare Part D program.