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Vermontijuana: Cannabis entrepreneur introduces new advocacy organization

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 3:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermontijuana is a media, events, and advocacy organization founded by Eli Harrington under the management of Vermont-based Greenbridge Consulting LLC. Familiar to many as a cofounder and spokesperson of Heady Vermont until his resignation six months ago, Harrington has returned to the cannabis media scenes to apply the last four years of experience to “#ElevateTheState” of the cannabis community in Vermont.

Vermont Gas 'so pleased' with pipeline investigation report

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 4:44pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Gas Systems received a largely positive result from an exhaustive report filed Wednesday by a third-party investigator on behalf of the Vermont Public Utilities Commission. The PUC ordered the investigation of the Addison Natural Gas Project based on several charges that VGS violated the terms of its Certificate of Public Good. The interested parties that called for the investigation in February 2018 included opponents of the pipeline, environmentalists, landowners and abutters, and ratepayer groups like AARP. The principal focus was on the safety of the natural gas pipeline, which runs 43 miles from Colchester down to Middlebury.

Vermont Glove launches retailer program with Gardener's, Lenny’s, others

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 3:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Glove, a 100-year-old company that hand cuts and stitches gloves in Vermont, launched its retail program, partnering with Vermont retailers Gardener's Supply, Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel, and others. In addition, the storied company will be sold in with national retailers, Huckberry and Airstream Supply Company.

UVM PTSD study first to map early development of disease

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 1:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Most people who experience severe trauma recover their health. But 23 percent develop PTSD, a difficult-to-treat illness that combines intrusive thoughts about the trauma, avoidance of reminders of it, low mood and an exaggerated startle reaction. Which trauma victims will develop the disorder and which will be spared is not well understood.

RRPC to assist state tactical basin planning

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) is pleased to announce expanded outreach and services to municipalities and the public to improve tactical basin planning efforts for Lake Champlain and overall water quality efforts.  The work is provided through a grant provided by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. Activities began this fall and will extend through September 2020.

Vermont River Conservancy protects swimming holes, restores land

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As 2019 comes to an end, the Vermont River Conservancy (VRC) reflects on a successful year of projects protecting land along Vermont’s rivers. VRC staff and board members enjoyed listening to how communities would like to improve their relationships with the rivers that run through their cities and town centers throughout 2019 with its Face the River initiative. From this initiative grew the Confluence River Park concept in Montpelier- a future park at the confluence of the main stem and North Branch of the Winooski River.

Generator names Meg Hammond executive director

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 9:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Generator announced Meg Hammond has been named executive director of the nonprofit makerspace devoted to providing tools, expertise, education, and opportunities enabling members of its community to create, collaborate, and to make their ideas reality. Hammond has been a college development director and leader in community arts and education in Vermont for the last 15 years. She was co-founder and CEO of the Langdon Street Café, the collectively run art and music venue in Montpelier that that Seven Days named, “the crown jewel of the Montpelier arts community.” She succeeds Chris Thompson, who held the post starting in 2016 and transformed Generator from a two-year-old boot-strapping non-profit to an institutional leader in the entrepreneurship, STEM education, and arts communities.

Norwich earns architecture award for Montpelier playground outdoor classroom

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:24am -- tim

Vermont Busienss Magazine Norwich University’s Design+Build Collaborative earned praise from the American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter (AIAVT) with a Citation Award in the Education category for a project led by Architecture Professor Tolya Stonorov in which she and her students partnered with Montpelier’s Union Elementary School (UES) and the community to design and build an outdoor classroom/playhouse called NEST as part of the school’s playground renovations.

Tips from Vermont Electric Co-op on staying Cyber-Secure this holiday season

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 3:21am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Now that the holiday season is in full swing, many of us are likely spending more time online shopping for gifts, so it’s especially important to remain aware of cyber threats. “Don’t let busy schedules cause your cyber-defenses to drop,” advises Vermont Electric Co-op’s Manager of Technology Bob Stein. “Remain vigilant at all times and follow good, safe practices. If anything sounds too good to be true, it probably is and remember the adage: if in doubt, throw it out.”

Public comment open for statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan until Thursday

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 2:56pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) and the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont are pleased to announce that a draft Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is available for public comment through December 12, 2019. Vermont’s recreation and planning professionals use the SCORP to identify strategies to deliver outdoor recreation facilities and programs that make it easy for people to enjoy the outdoors.

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