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New energy efficiency programs will reduce cost of doing business

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 3:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott celebrated legislation on Friday that enhances businesses, particularly manufacturers, ability to be more energy efficient, while simultaneously helping the state meet its energy goals. “When some of Vermont’s larger energy users told me the way the state had been incentivizing energy efficiency investments didn’t work for them, I knew we needed to take action,” said Scott.

Committee approves $50 million to help domestic abuse victims in US

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that an appropriations bill approved by the committee on Thursday includes $50 million for Domestic Violence Supportive Housing, a program that provides rapid and transitional housing to victims of domestic violence.

Contractor fined $10K for failing to monitor underground storage tanks

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:50pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that G.W. Tatro Construction, Inc, a commercial-scale construction company in Jeffersonville, was fined $10,000 for failing to conduct leak detection and train operators to manage two 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks on the company’s property, in violation of Vermont Underground Storage Tank Regulations.

25 arrested in Washington County during drug sweep

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:18pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine This week, the Vermont Drug Task Force partnered with the Montpelier Police Department, the Barre City Police Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct criminal investigations and arrests into drug sales and drug trafficking in the Washington County area. These investigations have been ongoing for several months. 

Burlington gets nonstop American Airlines flight from Chicago

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:11pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington International Airport received its first American Airlines direct flight from Chicago on Thursday. In the tradition of first-flights into the airport, the celebration included a traditional water cannon salute, remarks from Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and a pop-up performance by Jazzfest artists – as all welcomed the new daily nonstop. AA is initially testing the service with seasonal flights for now.

Estate of photographer Robert Lyons to be sold at auction June 22

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Thomas Hirchak Company of Morrisville, Vermont, has been retained to sell the assets of noted photographer Robert Lyons. The real estate auction takes place at the artist’s home, at 2239 Coles Pond Road in Walden on Friday, June 22. Bidders may register for the auction and inspect the property at 2 pm. The auction will begin at 3 pm. The property is comprised of a 1,862±SF custom Lindal cedar home on 19± acres, surrounded on three sides by 10,000 acres of the Steam Brook Mill Wildlife Management area.

Sanders to speak at UVM Friday at 1 pm

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:07am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will speak at the Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Friday afternoon at the University of Vermont, detailing how employee ownership plays a key role in creating a sustainable economy with jobs that pay a living wage. The 16th annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference, which features 19 workshops, is the largest annual gathering of Vermont's employee-ownership community.

Friday, June 8

What: Sanders addresses the Vermont Employee Ownership Conference

Vermont to get $1.5 million from EPA for brownfield cleanup

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 8:45am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Two southern Vermont organizations and a state agency will get $500,000 for borwnfield remediation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The organizations are the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, the Windham Regional Commission and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. 

Vermont amends federal Medicaid waiver to improve treatment for substance use disorder

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved an amendment to Vermont’s Global Commitment to Health 1115 Demonstration waiver that authorizes the state to receive federal Medicaid funding for treatment services offered at inpatient facilities provided to Medicaid enrollees to treat addictions to opioids and other substances.

Waitsfield Telecom CEO Gregg Haskin dies, 54

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:05pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Gregg L Haskin, 54, President/CEO of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Berlin on Wednesday, June 6. Arrangements are being made with the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury and a service will be held June 14. Kurt Gruendling, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, told VBM that he received the call early Wednesday morning that Haskin had died in his sleep.