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Vermont Gas secures agreement with Hinesburg, completes pipeline deals

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:37pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In a 3-2 vote Thursday night, the Hinesburg Selectboard signed off on an agreement to allow Vermont Gas to continue its pipeline project through the Town of Hinesburg. Vermont Gas now has secured agreements with all landowners along its 41-mile route connecting Chittenden County with Addison County and Middlebury. The Hinesburg deal still needs regulatory approval by the Public Service Board. The agreement includes a permanent and a temporary easement through Geprags Park, for which the town will receive $250,000.

Lake Monsters and Athletics extend player development contract through 2018

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:36pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Lake Monsters and Oakland Athletics have announced that the two teams have extended their Player Development Contract for the next two seasons through the year 2018, the New York-Penn and American League teams jointly announced today. The signing of the two-year agreement assures that the Lake Monsters will continue as Oakland's short-season Single-A New York-Penn League affiliate for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Delegation presses USDA to help Vermont's $2.2 billion dairy industry

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Thursday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02), Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), joined by a bipartisan coalition of 57 other members of the House and Senate that includes Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont), sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for assistance for dairy producers struggling with declining milk prices.

Colchester construction company settles air pollution violations for $42,000

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Department of Environmental Conservation announced this month that it formally settled environmental violations involving Whitcomb Construction Corporation.  The corporation owns and operates a rock quarry, stone crushing operation, manufactured sand and processing operation, and hot mix asphalt plant in Colchester.  The settlement includes a $42,600 penalty for a series of violations of its Air Pollution Control Permit.  

Merchants Bank supports Flynn Center's Education Programs with a $5,000 sponsorship

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Merchants Bank was a proud sponsor of the Flynn Garden Tour, held in Hinesburg, VT. The Bank's $5,000 sponsorship invests in the Flynn Theatre's wish to share the arts with students of all ages, regardless of financial resources. All funds raised from the Flynn Garden Tour benefit Vermont school children in the form of ticket subsidies, grant projects and scholarships.

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center hosts second annual Water Works Fair on July 31

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC), with the help of additional community partners, will be hosting the second annual Water Works Fair to celebrate and learn about Lake Champlain. This free, family-friendly community event will take place at Waterfront Park, adjacent to the ECHO Center, on Sunday, July 31st from 10:00am – 2:00pm, in conjunction with the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival.

Stowe Brewers Festival this weekend

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 3:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Weather perfect for an outdoor festival is forecast just in time for the Stowe Brewers Festival this weekend! Back for the second year, the event – bigger, better, brewier – has added a third session and features more than 40 craft brewers from Vermont and across New York and New England, live music, food trucks, Vermont spirits, cider makers and more. The festival will also feature free workshops and demonstrations and a variety of specialty food and product vendors.

VADA endorses Phil Scott for governor

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:55pm -- tim

Phil Scott today laid out his plan for improving Vermont’s roads and bridges, and reiterated his opposition to higher transportation taxes, a carbon tax and infrastructure debt supported by his opponents. At an event where he also accepted the endorsement of the Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association, Scott highlighted his work to reduce the Legislature’s raid on the Transportation Fund and outlined his plan for transportation when he serves as Governor.

Phil Scott releases new TV Ad

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Phil Scott, candidate for governor, today released a new television ad highlighting his priorities leading up to the August 9 primary election. Scott, who throughout his campaign has outlined his priorities to strengthen the economy, make Vermont more affordable and restore faith and trust in government, explains in the ad, “trust and integrity are very important. Vermonters are yearning for that again.”

Former Governor Howard Dean endorses Sue Minter for governor

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:49pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Former Governor Howard Dean, and former Chair of the Democratic National Committee, today announced his endorsement of Sue Minter for governor. “I am proud to support Sue Minter to serve as the next Governor of Vermont,” said Gov. Dean.  “She is a strong leader and a true progressive who has the experience and dedication we need to keep moving Vermont forward.”