Vermont Business Magazine Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) and Butternut Mountain Farm (BMF) have teamed up to celebrate #GivingTuesday, happening November 27th, 2018. BMF has pledged to support affordable housing in Lamoille County and Hardwick by matching up to $500 in donations to LHP.
Vermont Business Magazine Join the Sullivan Museum and History Center at Norwich University for a Lunch and Learn program, “The Railroad History of the State of Vermont,” featuring Jim Murphy, on Thursday, November 15, at noon. This free event, sponsored by the Associates of the Sullivan Museum and History Center, includes a light lunch and is open to the public.
Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is alerting customers that wind speed forecasts for Saturday afternoon and evening have increased to 30 to 50 MPH and outages are possible. GMP closely tracks the weather and is prepared to respond if gusts take down trees and lines, which may be more likely due to saturated ground following recent rain storms.
Vermont Business Magazine Moody’s downgrades Vermont's bond rating; Feds OK Vermont Yankee sale to NorthStar; Unemployment rate up one-tenth to 2.9 percent in September; GF tax revenues strong, Transpo and Ed can’t keep up; Keurig Dr Pepper to cut 118 Vermont jobs; Brattleboro Retreat and nurses finalize one-year contract; Superior Technical Ceramics acquired by private equity firm; EPA awards Vermont $19 million for local clean water projects; Miami firm acquires MyWebGrocer; and more...
Vermont Business Magazine A Duxbury company, Birdsbesafe LLC, has gained significant recognition from the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a national organization in Washington, DC. The national bird conservation organization included Birdsbesafe cat collar covers in their educational listing of “Safe Solutions for Cats”.
FOCUS, A Leonine Business Of the 36 states holding gubernatorial elections, 26 of the seats were held by Republicans, whereas nine were held by Democrats and one Independent. Incumbent governors were running for re-election in 19 states, composed of 13 Republicans and six Democrats. Democrats were able to capitalize on voter frustration with the Trump administration to regain gubernatorial seats in seven previously Republican-led states – Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Of the five Democratic vulnerable states – Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island – Democrats were able to maintain all corner offices.
Vermont Business Magazine Washington County Superior Court has assigned a temporary receiver to take over management of three Vermont residential care homes. The temporary receiver was put in place after the Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed an action for the appointment of a receiver with the Court on behalf of the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL). The residential care homes are located in South Burlington and St Albans.
Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims last week rose to their highest level in several months. Claims overall remain relatively low. For the week of November 3, 2018, there were 572 claims, 213 more than they were the previous week, but 105 fewer than they were a year ago. Altogether 2,771 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 292 from a week ago, but 459 fewer than a year ago. For most weeks of 2017 and 2018 claims have been lower than the year before.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins Saturday, November 10 and ends Sunday, November 25, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one inch or longer from base to tip. The main beam counts as a point, regardless of length. Spike-antlered deer, mostly yearlings, are protected during this season.
Vermont Business Magazine Uber and Lyft drivers now have vehicle rental solutions nationwide. HyreCar Inc (Nasdaq: HYRE), the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, has announced the company has expanded access to its proprietary platform for drivers and vehicle owners in Vermont and all 50 US states. This expansion represents an increase from the company’s previously announced availability in 34 states.
Vermont Business Magazine Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is one of six US health care systems sharing a $9 million grant for new research into improving cancer care. The National Cancer Institute, in association with the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative, recently announced the funding of the collaboration, the SIMPRO Research Center. SIMPRO is a consortium of six US health care systems whose goal is to integrate the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) into the routine practice of oncology providers to improve symptom management and to decrease hospitalizations.
Leonine Public Affairs The blue wave that swept through the country was amplified in Vermont. While Senator Sanders and Congressman Welch were assured victory, Vermonters were still clearly motivated to voice their opinion of Trump’s presidency. Vermont had the highest turnout for a mid-term election in the state’s history and with no tightly contested statewide race it’s difficult to attribute the historical turnout to anything but the current national mood. Typically, in such a high turnout one would expect a fair number of unexpected outcomes to occur but that wasn’t really the case.