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SVC professor wins Vernier/NSTA Technology Award

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have announced the seven winners of the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards, including one from Southern Vermont College. A panel of NSTA-appointed experts chose the winning educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

State police releases critical incident report and recommendations

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Police has completed its review of policies and procedures related to critical incidents, such as officer-involved shootings, and issued a report and recommendations that include a number of policy changes. The report emanates from an officer-involved shooting in Richmond in February, when an apparently suicidal individual was confronted and shot by police on Interstate 89 as traffic passed by. The individual later died and it was learned that the trooper at the scene was also present at other officer-involved shootings, including another fatal confrontation at Montpelier High School in January.

Canadian EV charger firm partners with GMP

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:28am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Canadian electric vehicle charging station installer FLO is partnering with Green Mountain Power (GMP), Vermont's largest electric utility, to participate in a pilot project aiming to deploy residential electric vehicle charging infrastructure while finding ways to lower the cost of the grid for all customers. Through this project, FLO will provide GMP with 50 FLO Home EV charging stations that will be distributed to Vermont home owners to test automated demand response systems.

Vermont acknowledges Opioid Overdose Awareness Day

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and members of his Administration, the Opioid Coordination Council and the Legislature on Wednesday welcomed family members of Vermonters who’ve died as a result of an opioid overdose to commemorate Vermont’s second annual Opioid Overdose Awareness Day. Addressing the families at Wednesday’s event, Scott said, “Opioid addition affects so many lives, and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the courage and leadership of those joining us here today to share their stories in an effort to help others and make a d

AGs seek to protect Obamacare

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan, joined by 16 attorneys general, Monday moved to intervene in Texas et al. v. United States et al., a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas which seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Texas lawsuit imperils health care coverage and funding for all Americans, particularly more vulnerable groups like seniors, children, and people with chronic medical conditions or disabilities. The Texas lawsuit jeopardizes Medicaid funding and federal subsidies for individuals to buy private health insurance, which could lead to Vermont losing almost $3 billion in federal money over the next decade.

Mud season is here! Help protect fragile trail environments

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:22am -- tim

Green Mountain Club The Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer and protector of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of Vermont State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF), has announced the return of mud season to the Green Mountains.

Community Bank supports Vermont Community Garden Network with $2,500 Donation

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:16am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank NA recently presented Vermont Community Garden Network with a $2,500 donation to support the organization’s Gardens for Learning program. The funds will help cover the cost of ongoing training and technical assistance, curriculum resources, and garden and cooking equipment and supplies.

A grant and technical assistance program, Gardens for Learning provides summer gardening, nutrition and cooking programs for children at risk of summertime hunger.

F&W: Be on the lookout for frogs, salamanders along roads

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:12am -- tim

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department One of the great wildlife migrations is happening right now in Vermont, and it’s taking place right at our feet.  You may have already heard the spring peepers or wood frogs calling in your backyard. Or perhaps you’ve noticed salamanders crawling over rocks in a nearby stream.  Amphibians are on the move, but their spring breeding migration can too often become deadly. 

Governor Scott signs gun safety bills

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott Wednesday afternoon signed three bills related to gun control and school safety. He did so on the steps of the State House while opponents of the bills jeered and supporters cheered. The transcript of his speech is below, as well as the prepared remarks from Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson and as well as a statement from Gun Sense Vermont.

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu to speak at Saint Michael’s Commencement

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:24pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 2018 Commencement speaker at Saint Michael’s College on May 13 at 10 a.m. in the Ross Sports Center will be New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, whose leadership in the removal of Confederate monuments last year led to his powerful and nationally acclaimed speech about the matter a year ago. Landrieu learned recently that he will be honored for those efforts with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award later in May.