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NEFCU Awards Nursing Scholarships

Tue, 04/17/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Williston, VT -Cindy Morgan, Marketing Manager for New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU), announced today that her organization has awarded its 2007 Nursing Scholarships.
NEFCU's Nursing Scholarship Program provides three scholarships of $3000 to qualified applicants. According to Morgan, "We are very happy to help these committed students further their educations, especially when there is such a need here in Vermont and nationwide for practitioners in their profession."

Vermont Chamber of Commerce Hires Event Specialist

Tue, 04/17/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Antonia Opitz, a long time Vermont resident, to fill the Director of Events position.
Opitz has years of experience in the event management field, and was most recently a Conference Services Manager at both the Stoweflake Resort and the New England Culinary Institute.
She was also the Program Manager for South End Arts and Business Association where she planned the annual Art Hop celebration.

Governor Issues Emergency Disaster Declaration for Wind and Flood Damage

Mon, 04/16/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, April 17,
Governor Issues Emergency Disaster Declaration for Wind
and Flood Damage
Vt. As a result of severe wind and flooding, Governor Jim Douglas this morning issued
an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for all counties of

Hengelsberg elected secretary of the Vermont Green Building Network

Sun, 04/15/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, VT, April 16, 2007- Tom Hengelsberg, AIA, LEED AP of Charlotte and an associate with Truex Cullins & Partners Architects was recently elected as Secretary of the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN).
The Vermont Green Building Network is a non-profit organization "dedicated to increasing Vermont's participation in green building and to promoting the environmental, financial, community, and health benefits of green design, construction, and building operation practices," and is the Vermont Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Governor Urges Senate to Restore Funding for Mentoring Initiative

Wed, 04/11/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Governor Urges Senate to Restore Funding for Mentoring
House Cuts Funding for ‘Vermont Mentors!’
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas today said the decision of the
House to cut funding for a mentoring partnership “makes no sense” and said he
would urge the Senate to restore the funding.
Governor Douglas said the contributions of dedicated mentors make a
difference in communities by volunteering time to help meet the needs of
underserved children.  “Across our

Hillside Motorsports Transfers Ownership

Wed, 04/11/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

CenterPoint Business Advisors of Littleton, NH is pleased to announce the transfer of Hillside Motorsports.
The business has been owned and operated by Alex, Mary Lou, and Jeremy DeFelice for over 12 years.
Hillside Motorsports is a powersports dealership in White River Junction, VT that sells and services a complete line of Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Arctic Cat products as well as full lines of parts & accessories.
Bruce Lyskawa, a veteran of the powersports industry and owner of Lebanon Motor Toys in Lebanon, New Hampshire has purchased the business.

Michael Smith announces Vermont's March revenue figures

Mon, 04/09/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Michael Smith Announces Vermont's March Revenue figures
Michael Smith announces Vermont's March revenue figures. Michael K. Smith, Secretary of Administration released General Fund revenue results for March, the ninth month of the 2007 fiscal year.
General Fund revenues totaled $81.48 million in March 2007, coming in six percent above the expected $76.87 million consensus revenue expected for the month. The third quarter of the fiscal year 2007 finished above the consensus revenue target that was set at the January Emergency Board meeting.

Vermont Technical College Spring open house

Mon, 04/09/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Technical College Spring Open House Is April 19
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt- Vermont Technical College's academic programs will be showcased at a spring open house on the main Randolph Center campus on April 19.
Visitors will get the chance to learn more about the college's hands-on approach to learning at the open house from 3-6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. All prospective students attending the open house may enter a drawing to be held that day to win a new laptop computer.

Treasurer Announces New Economically Targeted Investment Program

Sun, 04/08/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

For immediate release:  April 9, 2007
Treasurer Announces New Economically Targeted Investment Program
Montpelier – Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding announced today that his office will soon be soliciting investment proposals for a new pension fund program intended to support economic and community development in Vermont.  This initiative stems from a policy on economically targeted investments adopted by the Vermont Pension Investment Committee, which oversees more than $3 billion in retirement funds for Vermont teachers, state employees, and municipal employees.

Make Snow sale finalized

Wed, 04/04/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim


ST. LOUIS, MO- (April 5, 2007) - Peak Resorts announced today the completion of the purchase of Mount Snow and Attitash resorts from American Skiing Company. The sale agreement, originally announced on February 16, includes all properties and assets of Mount Snow and Attitash resorts, for a purchase price of $73.5 million. In addition, Peak Resorts assumed approximately $2 million in debt and other liabilities related to the resorts.

New Trustees, Adminstrators at Woodbury College

Wed, 04/04/2007 - 8:00pm -- tim

Woodbury College Announces New Trustees and New Additions to Administration
Montpelier, Vt. - Woodbury College President Larry Mandell announced today several important changes at the college. "We are very fortunate to have four outstanding new additions to Woodbury's team: two new Trustees, a new Director of Development, and a new Controller. The college is embarking on a very ambitious expansion to national delivery of degrees, and these additions will be key to this next stage in our evolution."