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VHCB awards $6.7 million for housing and land conservation

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 4:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine At a meeting on May 10, the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board awarded $6,656,970 in VHCB funding, Housing Revenue Bond funds, and federal funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for the construction or rehabilitation of 72 affordable homes and to conserve 5,650 acres of natural areas and public recreational lands and 617 acres of farmland.

Vermont soldier dies of cardiac complications

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 3:24pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Sergeant Willard Magoon, 25, a soldier with the Vermont Army National Guard, passed away Sunday at Ochsners Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, with his family at his side. Sergeant Magoon died of cardiac complications. Magoon was an allied trade specialist (machinist supervisor) assigned to B Company, 186th Brigade Support Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN).

TD Charitable Foundation supports Greater Burlington YMCA with $25,000 donation

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, recently donated $25,000 to the Greater Burlington YMCA as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community. This year marks the fourth in which the TD Charitable Foundation has made such a generous contribution, bringing their total philanthropy to $100,000 during this period.

Flynn Center opens new installation at BTV

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Looking like the curtain is just about to go up near the baggage claim, the Flynn Center has revealed a unique marketing partnership and new installation at Burlington International Airport to help raise awareness about the Flynn’s upcoming programs, events and arts education and community outreach. The installation, which will reach up to 1.3 million airport visitors each year, was created with generous support from the Pomerleau Foundation Donation and designed by Jeffrey Modereger from the University of Vermont Theatre Department.

VT Research News: Edible invasives, not glued to the set, horse economy, dairy farming tough on health

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 3:15pm -- tim

Vermont Research News Looking to reduce your grocery bill? Vermont’s foraging experts may have your solution; Vermont came in third for the fewest TV hours watched after Utah and Maine with an average of slightly more than 2 hours per day; a recently launched database of police officers investigated for serious misconduct currently lists 13 who were decertified between 2013 and 2017; out-of-state parties attending equine events in Vermont contributed more than $21 million in economic activity in 2018; one in eight Vermont children experiencing three or more traumatic experiences before adulthood; and more...

Young Vermonters recognized for efforts to curb tobacco and e-cigarette use

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 11:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine State health and education officials honored student members, their advisors and community partners of the youth-led organizations Our Voices Exposed (OVX) and Vermont Kids Against Tobacco (VKAT) last Friday for their leadership in raising awareness about the impact of tobacco and vaping products on young Vermonters.

SVHC event hauls in 45 pounds of unwanted meds

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 2:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Residents of Bennington and 13 surrounding towns cleaned up their homes and medicine cabinets on Saturday, May 18, 2019. For the first time, participants could dispose of unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications at hazardous waste disposal day. A total of 45 pounds of medications were collected for safe disposal. Drug collection efforts like this one make homes safer and keeps the medications out of drinking water and off the streets.

United begins second direct flight to Denver from BTV

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 7:27pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington International Airport (BTV) today launched a second non-stop flight to Denver this summer, with service provided by United Airlines. The inaugural flight arrived at BTV at 1:40 pm EST and departed for the Mile High City at 3:30 pm EST. The new flight complements United’s service between Burlington and its hubs in Chicago (ORD), New York/Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD), and marks the 12th non-stop destination for BTV.

GMP requests 2.92% annual rate increase over three years

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 2:31pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power today filed a request with the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to increase rates each year for the next three years by 2.92 percent starting October 1, 2019. This is part of the company’s new Multi-Year Regulation Plan (MYRP). The plan, approved by regulators last month after a year-long public process, gives, the company said in a statement, customers predictable, smoother rates that nearly match inflation and are comparable in Vermont and among the lowest in New England.

Lawmakers and residents urge governor to sign toxic contamination bill

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 2:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, lawmakers and Bennington residents impacted by toxic PFAS contamination called on Governor Phil Scott to sign legislation (S.37) to help Vermonters access medical monitoring for diseases linked to toxic exposure. S.37 holds polluters accountable for the harm caused by toxic chemical releases. The bill provides two important legal tools to address toxic pollution.