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Springfield Printing Invests in 50-ton Press

Mon, 02/04/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

North Springfield, VT, February 5, 2008 - It took five tractor-trailers to deliver the parts. A crew of eight installers spent six weeks assembling the machinery. At Springfield Printing on Thursday, brothers Bruce and Mark Sanderson watched intently as the console on their new Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 LX printing press lit up and sheets of paper were passed through the unit for the first time.

Fairpoint gets written approval to buy Verizon's Maine lines

Sun, 02/03/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fairpoint gets written approval to buy Verizon's Maine lines

Maine Public Utilities Commission on Friday, February 1, 2008, issued a written order approving FairPoints proposed acquisition of Verizons wireline business in Maine. The PUC had previously agreed to the deal and this latest move formalizes its ruling. It stated that it will reserve the right to re-visit its decision based on what the regulators in Vermont and New Hampshrie ultimately rule.

Governor Douglas Awards $1.3 Million In Community Development Grants

Sun, 02/03/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

 
Governor Douglas
Awards $1.3 Million In Community Development Grants
Ten
Communities To Receive Funds For Housing, Economic Development Projects
 
MILTON, Vt. – Creating affordable housing, jobs, and
alternative energy sources in Vermont were on the agenda as Governor Jim
Douglas on Monday announced the award of $1.3 million in community development
grants to ten communities.
 
“These grants will rehabilitate affordable housing;
create new elderly housing units and adult day care; help plan for responsible

Vermont businesses concerned by energy prices, reliability

Sun, 02/03/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:    Amanda
Ibey
                       
223-0575 (office) or 802-505-0406 (cell)
                       
ibey@vtep.org
 
Vermont Business
Leaders Deeply Concerned
Over Energy
Pricing, Reliability
 
New Survey Also
Shows Attention to Efficiency; Strong Support for Vermont Yankee, Wind, Biomass
and Other Energy Options
 
           
Montpelier, VT/February 4, 2008 – A new survey of 256 business leaders

Anonymous Normal School Alum Donates $100K to Lyndon State College

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

LYNDON CENTER, VT. Lyndon State College is pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 from a Normal School graduate who wishes to remain anonymous. This gift will be used to create a new scholarship fund, the Northeast Kingdom Education Endowment, and to encourage increased support of the LSC Annual Fund for Excellence.

PSB approves small CVPS rate increase

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

PSB approves small CVPS rate increase
The Vermont Public Service Board today approved a 2.3 percent increase in Central Vermont Public Service rates, to take effect with bills rendered Feb. 1.
CVPS had initially filed for a 4.46 percent increase last May, but reached agreement with the Department of Public Service on a 2.3 percent increase in November. The PSB approved that increase in a decision today.

VMEC elects new board members

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Randolph Center, VT - The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the election of manufacturing executive David Blittersdorf, Founder of NRG Systems in Hinesburg, Vermont, to its Advisory Board. VMEC also announced the hiring of Anne Wood as Office Manager and Erin Quatrini as Marketing & Training Manager. In addition, Board Member and manufacturer Mike Rainville, Owner and President of Maple Landmark, Inc. in Middlebury, VT, has been re-elected 2008 Chairperson of the 12-member VMEC Board.

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