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Governor announces appointments to 19 boards and commissions

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:37pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed 19 Vermonters to State boards and commissions during the month of October. Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to serve their state and communities. The governor’s office is currently soliciting applications to fill vacancies and upcoming term expirations. All those interested in serving on a board or commission should visit the governor’s website to apply.

Scott, incumbents victorious in Vermont statewide races

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:27pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Incumbent Republican Governor Phil Scott beat challenger Democrat Christine Hallquist 54.4 to 39.7 percent, according to unofficial results posted by the Secretary of State. Hallquist congratulated Phil Scott in her speech Tuesday night and said they "sparred well" during the campaign. She said, "I think we showed what good Democracy looks like." For his part, Scott thanked Hallquist "for energizing and running an historic campaign. While we didn't agree on many issues, we did agree from the start that this race would be about things we felt mattered to most of the people of Vermont." While other races in other states turned negative, Scott said, "We rose above it."

Canadian firm iSun Energy expands into Vermont

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:46am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine iSun Energy LLC has announced the opening of its first US office in Burlington, Vermont. The Canadian solar technology developer said in a press release that it selected Vermont for its proximity to the border, as well as its innovative and environmentally-conscious public policy and support for startups. The Montreal-based company designs and manufactures solar energy canopies and carports.

Tebbetts: Assuring the public of the safest milk

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:42am -- tim

by Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts From time-to-time, folks will ask our Agency, “how safe is the milk we buy in our stores?”. The simple answer is, “very safe.” Let’s dig a little deeper. Caring for cows and all farm animals in Vermont is a top priority.  It starts with our dairy farmers monitoring the health of their animals.  If an animal is thought to be ill and requires medical treatment, the farmer immediately removes it from the routine process of gathering milk for distribution.  This protects the milk supply and consumers.

More Vermont ski resort openings fast approaching

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:06am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The snow guns stand at the ready, set to blast Vermont’s ski and snowboard season into full swing. According to Ski Vermont, the state is entering the prime date range for ski areas to open; most have a day circled on their calendars for spinning their first chairs of the season. Along with Killington and Mount Snow, which have already celebrated their first days, the other big resorts are expected to be opening by or around Thanksgiving.

VSO forms partnership to offer resources for black and Latinx musicians

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) has announced a partnership with the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), a program led by The Sphinx Organization of Detroit. With a mission to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts, NAAS provides mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, audition previews and more.

State health officials investigate Shigellosis outbreak at Wake Robin

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 3:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health and officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne to respond to an outbreak of extensively drug resistant (XDR) Shigella sonnei infections. Shigella is a type of bacteria that can make people sick with diarrhea, stomach cramps, and sometimes a fever.

Hopscotch Single Malt v3 debuts Friday

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 3:33pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As Tom Petty often sang, “The waiting is hardest part.” But when making whiskey, waiting isn't just part of the game, waiting is the game. For Northeastern whiskey and craft beer fanatics, that wait is almost over, as Mad River Distillers of Warren, Vermont and 14th Star Brewing Company of St. Albans, Vermont have teamed up for the third annual release of Mad River's Hopscotch Vermont Single Malt Whiskey.

Ledyard adds Mark Beliveau to Board of Directors

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 3:22pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ledyard Financial Group (ticker symbol LFGP), holding company for Ledyard National Bank with a branch in Norwich, Vermont, has announced that Mark Beliveau has joined their Board of Directors effective October 23, 2018. Mark is a partner at South Burlington-based Gallagher, Flynn and Company, LLC, a regional tax, auditing, and consulting firm providing services to clients throughout the Northeast.

Lotus Graphics, Frame Game join EverPresent

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 3:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine EverPresent, the company that thousands have entrusted to digitize and organize millions of precious photos and home videos, recently announced that its services are coming to Brattleboro and Burlington. Lotus Graphics of Brattleboro and The Frame Game of Burlington are EverPresents’ first Vermont businesses to join its partner network — making it more convenient for local Vermont families to have their aging photos and home movies digitally preserved. 

Shelburne Vineyard Benefit helps Food Shelf

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Last weekend’s 10th Annual Wine and Food Fest Benefit for the Food Shelf turned up a big bounty for the Chittenden Emergency organization that provides supplemental food supplies those in our community who are in need. For the event Shelburne Vineyard  waived their usual Tasting Fee for attendees who brought non-perishable food donations or who made a cash contribution to the Food Shelf.

VSP: Suspicious fatal fire investigations in Woodbury

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:28am -- tim

Vermont State Police The Vermont Chief Medical Examiner's Office has positively identified the victim found at 715 Bliss Road as Carol Fradette and determined the cause of her death to be blunt impact and a gunshot wound. The manner of death is homicide. Positive identification for the victim found at 637 Bliss Road remains pending. On October 30, 2018 at approximately 11:10 pm a resident of Bliss Road in Woodbury called E911 to report that the residence across the road was fully engulfed in flames. The Woodbury Fire Department responded and the residence on fire was determined to be located at 715 Bliss Road. While fighting the fire, firefighters observed that the adjacent residence, at 637 Bliss Road, was also on fire. Both residences are approximately 150 feet apart. The Woodbury Fire Department was able to extinguish both structure fires.  Inside the residence at 715, firefighters discovered human remains. Inside the residence at 637 they discovered human remains and pet remains.

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