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Sanders, Dem Senate leaders unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) joined Senate Democratic leaders Tuesday to announce a 10-year, $1 trillion proposal to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and create 15 million middle-class jobs. The proposal, “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure,” would rebuild roads, bridges, railways, water systems, broadband networks, VA hospitals, schools and airports throughout the United States.

House passes Welch's Rural Call Completion bill, Trump expected to sign

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Last night the House unanimously passed Representative Peter Welch’s (D-Vermont) bipartisan Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act. It will now be sent to the Senate where it is expected to pass and go to President Trump’s desk for signature into law. Welch two weeks ago introduced the bipartisan legislation to improve rural call completion. Persistent phone call completion problems in rural communities are creating major inconveniences for families, hurting businesses, and threatening public safety.

Boys and Girls Club of Burlington gets $33,000 grant from Comcast

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:14pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington will receive $33,000 as the Comcast Foundation announced today that it has awarded nearly $740,000 in grants to 23 nonprofit organizations in New England in 2016. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at the Comcast Foundation’s three areas of focus – expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and building tomorrow’s leaders.

A short walk links engineering and medicine

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:31am -- tim

by Jeffrey R Wakefield UVM Stretching between Votey Hall, home to the University of Vermont’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and the Larner College of Medicine’s Medical Education Center is a jumble of chain link fences, construction equipment and hulking, partially built structures – ground zero of an ambitious construction program, about half done, being undertaken by the university and its teaching hospital, the UVM Medical Center.

NCSS Executive Director Ted Mable to retire in June

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 5:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ted Mable, EdD, the Executive Director of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services (NCSS) has announced his retirement for June 2017. His near 20 year role at NCSS is the culmination of a career spent in service to the people of Vermont. Mable took the helm of the Franklin-Grand Isle Mental Health Agency in late 1997.  At that time, the Agency had fewer than 100 staff and limited outreach.

Bradford Psychiatric Associates opens to help reduce opioid treatment waits

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 5:06am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Bradford Psychiatric Associates (BPA) has assumed management of the former Green Mountain Family Medicine Clinic in White River Junction and Rutland. The two locations join the BPA office in Bradford providing office-based outpatient treatment (OBOT) services in three key geographical Vermont locations. The BPA OBOT clinic provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients seeking recovery from opioid use disorder.

Point in Time homeless count January 24

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness (Balance of State) and the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance Continua of Care are again joining efforts for the eleventh statewide Point in Time Count on Tuesday, January 24. The Continua are comprised of local homeless, housing & human service organizations that strive to make homelessness in our communities rare and brief. These efforts will be supported by the Agency of Human Services and the Vermont State Housing Authority.

Janet Hunt to lead Agencies on Aging

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 3:22am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) has announced the hiring of Janet Hunt as Executive Director. In this role, Hunt works in conjunction with the five area agencies on aging to enhance the public understanding of the area agencies’ role, resources and expertise. Hunt will work to address statewide needs through systems advocacy, legislative representation and visibility, and will advocate on behalf of Vermont’s seniors with policy makers and other stakeholders on promoting policies to support healthy aging.