Vermont Business Magazine Demographic, social and economic changes combined with major policy developments have affected the lives of lower-income children in both positive and negative ways since 1990, according to the Annie E Casey Foundation’s 25th edition of its annual
by Morgan True vtdigger.org An administration report on ways to improve and reorganize the Department for Children and Families has been pushed back. In May Governor Peter Shumlin ordered the Agency of Human Services to develop a plan to reorganize DCF, following the deaths of two toddlers involved with the department. Doug Racine, the secretary of the agency, was required to release a report by Aug.
Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College are playing a key role in a multi-center $22.5 million, four-year effort to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in individuals who suffer from memory loss. The project, which is in support of President Obama’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative, will combine research on the basic mechanisms of memory function with the development of systems designed to electrically stimulate discrete regions of the brain.
Dr. Steve Arthur, the recently retired Director of the Office of Oral Health for the State of Vermont, recalls a visit to his 92 year old mother in an out-of-state assisted-living facility and being very concerned at what he found missing in her care there.
by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine At meetings across Northern New England last week, union members in Maine and Vermont voted to authorize union leaders to call a strike at FairPoint Communications, union representatives have said. Members in New Hampshire are expected to complete their voting process by Thursday, according to a union leader.
The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has filed suit against Living Essentials, LLC and Innovation Ventures, LLC, the makers, marketers and sellers of 5-hour ENERGY®. The Complaint alleges that the companies repeatedly violated the Vermont Consumer Protection Act by making deceptive promotional claims about their product.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont gained construction jobs between May and June and also over the last 12 months, according to a new report. The state ranked 14th for job gains for the month and 18th over the last 12 months, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. For the US, more states have gained than lost, but the recovery from the Great Recession remains choppy.
Aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III on Burlington’s waterfront on Friday, Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) announced the advancement of his bipartisan legislation to boost Vermont as a destination for international visitors. Welch’s bill, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 (HR 4450), reauthorizes the successful Brand USA tourism promotion program for five additional years. Cosponsored by Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), the bill was unanimously approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week.
Just prior to the start of the 2014 Vermont Brewers Festival, a sold-out event this past weekend that drew thousands to Burlington’s Waterfront to celebrate the state’s craft beer industry, Governor Peter Shumlin was joined today by lawmakers, restaurant and bar owners, and distributors to celebrated a new law legalizing sampler flights of beer, wine and spirituous beverages.
In the second quarter of 2014, the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) loaned over $347,000 to Vermont's small businesses and child care programs. The loans have helped create and preserve Vermont jobs, and to create and preserve high-quality early child care and education for Vermont’s children.
Starting at 7 am Tuesday July 22 the main entrance road to Central Vermont Medical Center on Fisher Road in Berlin (at the traffic light to the mall) will be closed for reconstruction and repaving of the entrance road. There will be a temporary entrance road between Buildings C and D. This will be well marked and there will be officers and flaggers to help direct traffic. The main entrance to the Emergency Department off of Fisher Road will remain open