Vermont Business Magazine New unemployment claims in Vermont edged up again last week. Claims are typically low this time of year. They tend to rise in the transition from summer to back-to-school in early September. However, they remain under 500 as the school season begins.
A Vermont Law School student spent the summer shadowing a North Carolina lawyer in a case where two innocent men finally saw justice after 31 years in prison on a rape and murder conviction — making international headlines and forever changing the lives of the defendants and their defense team.
Ten community health centers in Vermont were awarded $2.1 million to expand primary health care services, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today. The funds are to support 47 new full-time employees to care for 11,850 new patients across the state. The awards were Vermont’s share of $295.5 million in nationwide grants for 1,195 health centers. The federal funds were authorized by a Sanders provision in the Affordable Care Act that authorized $11 billion community health centers.
During a news conference at Burlington’s Intervale Community Farm Friday, United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden announced 13 organizations across Vermont will share more than $2.3 million in USDA grants and loans aimed at creating jobs in rural Vermont.Intervale Community Farm Cooperative Manager Andy Jones said these types of grants have helped his farm connect with thousands of consumers through direct sales.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Representative Peter Welch (D), announced a $524,000 grant to provide residential treatment for pregnant or postpartum women who are suffering from substance abuse in Vermont. The grant was awarded to the Lund Family Center in Burlington to extend outreach and support to as many as 645 low-income pregnant or postpartum women over three years.
Investors interested in buying State and municipal bonds in Vermont now have a new interim financial disclosure Web page to more easily access information needed to evaluate a bond investment. Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce says this voluntary enhancement in state disclosure efforts will benefit the entire investment community and increase transparency. The design follows best practice guidelines approved by the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT).
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized a local business, organization, and individual with annual awards during the its annual meeting held on September 10th at Café Provence in Brandon, Vt. Three awards were presented in front of a crowd of nearly 80 attendees which included Chamber members and local business people. In addition to the award presentations, it was announced that the Chamber’s current president, Andy Mayer, is leaving his position at the end of September to become the president/CEO of a chamber in Washington state.
Vermont Business Magazine Here’s your northern Vermont forecast for the rest of this century: annual precipitation will increase by between a third and half an inch per decade, while average temperatures will rise some five degrees Fahrenheit by midcentury. By late in the century, average temperatures will have spiked more than eight degrees. In July, by 2100, the City of Burlington will have at least ten additional days above ninety degrees. The growing season picks up 43 more days.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has announced that the sixth annual Touch a Truck event held on Saturday, September 6 raised approximately $21,000 to help with providing medical services to the community. Approximately 1000 children, parents and grandparents visited the BMH parking lot to get an up close and personal look at more than 50 vehicles, including a forklift, fire trucks, a water rescue boat, Zamboni, and soapbox racer. Every vehicle owner was on hand volunteering their time guiding children as they sat in the vehicles and learned about their operation.
The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) has been awarded $21,200 from the State’s Ecosystem Restoration Program’s (ERP) to design a floodplain restoration area along Pinney Hollow Brook at the site of the former Farmbrook Motel in Plymouth on VT Route 100A. TRORC will work with a consultant this spring to design a restoration plan for this site that creates new floodplain for this tributary that was ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene. New floodplain access will give the river a chance to deposit debris and sediment as well as water during a flood and will improve the Ottauque
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday the selection of Stephen C Terry as its 2014 Citizen of the Year. Terry’s contributions to Vermont will be celebrated at an awards dinner on Thursday, November 13, in the Grand Maple Ballroom at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center. A former journalist and energy executive, Terry was selected by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce for the 51st Citizen of the Year Award for his extensive community involvement and continual devotion to the betterment of Vermont.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) Thursday joined Federal Aviation Administrator Michael P Huerta in announcing that the Newport State Airport will receive two FAA grants totaling $8.8 million to help with the airport’s expansion. The grants to the airport in Newport come on the heels of a Federal Aviation Administration grant of $8.1 million to Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport for safety improvements.