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Hubbardton Forge names five to key positions

Thu, 12/05/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Over the past several years Hubbardton Forge has experienced steady
growth and developed a reputation for quality and design excellence in the
lighting industry. 2002 has been a year dedicated to building a team to
manage the continuing growth and the resulting change that growth
inevitably brings. The team building is nearing completion, with the
appointments over the last six months of the following individuals to key
positions: Martin T. Quigley, Operations Manager; Terry

Upcoming VTPA Meeting

Tue, 12/03/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Tax Practitioners Association (VTPA) will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, December 10th from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) just off Exit 10 of I-89 in Waterbury, Vt.
The morning session will be presented by a representative of the Internal Revenue Service and will examine new tax changes for the upcoming tax season.
The afternoon session will be by the Vermont Department of Taxes and will also preview the 2002 tax year, with a special emphasis on the new tax forms and changes to the Act 60 process.

Green Mountain Power Increases Quartely Dividend

Mon, 12/02/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Directors of Green Mountain Power Corporation
(NYSE:GMP) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share on
the utility's Common Stock, payable December 31, 2002, to holders of
record at the close of business on December 14, 2002. The new indicated
annual dividend rate is $0.76, an increase over the previous indicated
annual rate of $0.55. The increased dividend payment is contingent on the
successful issuance of long-term debt, which is expected to be completed
on or about December 16, 2002.

Retreat Healthcare Announces Program Expansions

Mon, 11/25/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Retreat Healthcare announced the expansion of two of its key treatment programs for children and adolescents; The Tower
Program and the Child-Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Services. Both
programs are moving from their former locations near the main Retreat
Healthcare campus to Linden Lodge, with expanded capacity, staffing and
resources, in order to better serve the growing needs of this population.
The Tower Program is an alternative education program for students who
may be at risk of dropping out or of being asked to leave school due to

Paul Frank & Collins Welcomes Associates to Firm

Sun, 11/24/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Paul, Frank & Collins, attorneys at law, is pleased to announce that Rebecca van Doren has joined the firm as an Associate. Ms. van Doren was admitted to the Vermont Bar on November 19, 2002, and will be concentrating her practice on general trial work, with a focus on intellectual property, including patent, copyright and trademark litigation, product liability, commercial litigation, and anti-trust matters.
Ms. van Doren is a 1985 graduate (Dean’s List) of Arizona State University and a 1998 graduate of Arizona State University, College of Law (cum laude).

GMP Announces

Wed, 11/20/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER CORPORATION (NYSE: GMP) announced the preliminary results of its successful modified "Dutch Auction" self tender offer, which expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on November 19, 2002.

Vermont Recognized Internationally at World Travel Market

Wed, 11/20/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont was among the best of show at the 2002 World
Travel Market in London, U.K., last week. The six New England states,
working together to attract international visitors to the region, received
the "Best Booth for Doing Business" award at the 2002 global travel
industry event.
This is the first year all six states represented New England under the
banner of Discover New England as one brand, at one booth. The Discover
New England booth was recognized as best for its layout and for the

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont Announces New Board Members.

Tue, 11/19/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont recently announced the election of five new board members to the organization. Alana Shaw of Winooski, a Senior Accountant at A.M. Peisch & Companny, LLP, specializing in auditing not-for-profit organizations. Christy Wigant of Essex Junction, a Senior Auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency in Burlington. Milissa Phillips of Hinesburg, the Marketing Coordinator for Sprint PCS. Betsy Lawrence of Colchester, the Medical Social Work Supervisor for Children with Special Health Needs, a statewide program in the Department of Health. Mrs.

Weston Playhouse Boasts Record Year

Tue, 11/19/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

The award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company (WPTC), Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company, completed its 66th anniversary season with record-breaking box office and critical success. The Theatre brought Vermont Premieres of Smokey Joe’s Café, Proof, The Triumph of Love, St. Nicholas, and David Copperfield, and two sold-out musicals, Oklahoma! and Chicago, both still playing on Broadway, to the Weston stage in an extended season that ran from June through October.

SBDC Announces Advisory Board Appointments

Sun, 11/17/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Allan Rodgers, President of Vermont Technical College, and Chris D'Elia,
Vermont Commissioner of Economic Development, have announced the
appointment of three Vermont executives to the Small Business Development
Center Advisory Board. Rodgers and D'Elia serve as co-Chairmen of the
13-member statewide Advisory Board. Appointed to serve three year terms
David Estes, Senior Vice President, Banknorth Group; Estes has managed
Banknorth's small business lending program in Vermont and New York for the

Douglas names office staff

Wed, 11/13/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

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Governor-elect James Douglas announced at a press conference Thursday afternoon
(November 14) that Tim Hayward would become his chief of staff. Hayward worked in
the first Snelling Administration and has been the executive director of the Vermont
Bankers Association for 18 years. Hayward is also the head of Douglas’ transition team.