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Downtown Bennington among those benefiting from $2.9 million in VHCB awards

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 4:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine At a meeting on March 15, the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board awarded $2,955,197 to create new homes in a downtown Bennington development, to conserve 440 acres of farmland in Rutland and Orleans Counties, and to protect public access to water in Calais, Burlington and Bolton.

Casella Waste Systems announces pricing of VEDA, Maine bonds

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 2:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company based in Rutland, announced Tuesday that it has priced two previously announced transactions relating to certain of its industrial revenue bonds, relating to the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds and Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Solid Waste Disp

Vermont Ag producers get $50,000 to enhance distribution

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 2:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) is pleased to announce five Local Food Market Development (LFMD) Grants, totaling $50,000, awarded to support projects that will assist Vermont farmers, businesses, and food system service providers in reaching new markets with an institutional or other wholesale focus in Vermont. 

House gives final OK to gun control bill, on to Senate

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:51am -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont House Tuesday evening passed landmark gun violence protection measures in Senate bill S55 on a vote of 89 to 54, with tri-partisan support. The preliminary vote last Friday night was 85-59. The bill now must go back to the Senate, where it also passed, but without the bump stock and magazine limit provisions.

GMCR enters cold brew coffee market

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 9:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Coffee Roasters today announced the launch of Alpine Roast Cold Brew coffee, marking the brand’s first foray into the cold brew, slow steep coffee space. Simple to make at home, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Alpine Roast Cold Brew Coffee requires no coffee maker, and instead uses the simplicity of slow extraction to produce a harmonious and balanced cold brew coffee.

General Cray responds to City Council F-35 resolution

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 6:33pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The statement below is from Major General Steven Cray, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard. The statement is in response to the Burlington City Council voting Monday night to pass a resolution that will be sent to the Honorable Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force. The City Council "respectfully" asks Air Force Secretary Wilson to "provide an alternative mission for the Vermont Air National Guard at Burlington Airport," instead of the F-35 stealth fighter.

VSP investigation finds no China crime

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:19pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas D Anderson issued the following statement in response to Governor Scott’s request that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) review its files for any previous investigation related to claims arising from or in connection with a trip to China in 2013 by then Governor Shumlin and others. Anderson said that the Vermont State Police investigated allegations made by Attorney Brady Toensing in 2014 that a Vermont state employee was arrested while on an official trip to China in September 2013. The issue came up again last week after Stowe Attorney Russell Barr made an allegation outside the Lamoille County courthouse that a state official had sex with a minor in China.

Donovan hails passage of CLOUD Act

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 2:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (“CLOUD”) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law last week. In February, the National Association of Attorneys General sent a letter urging Congress to pass the Act, which updates the federal law known as the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”). The bipartisan letter was sponsored by Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and signed by the attorneys general of 34 other States.

Education Secretary Holcombe to leave post April 1

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement regarding Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe’s April 1 departure from the Agency of Education. He did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding this decision. In a statement, he praised her for her service. She was first appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin.