Waterman is VSP P.I. officer

Vermont State Police Director Col. Thomas L’Esperance has appointed Scott Waterman of Burlington to serve as the agency’s new public information officer.

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Lt. Gov. Scott says "turn back the mirror" regarding Bennington plant closing

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott [R] issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Plasan North America is closing its Bennington plant...

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Porter Medical Center to host job fair

Porter Medical Center will sponsor a special career fair, Friday, Feb. 27, 1-5:30 p.m. The fair will be held at Porter’s Collins Building, Conference Room A.

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Fairpoint, union agree to end strike

FairPoint Communications, Inc., System Council T-9 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (AFL-CIO) Locals 2320, 2326, and 2327; and the Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) Local 1400 announce last week that they have reached tentative agreements on the terms for new collective bargaining agreements.

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Men receive homebuilding awards

Efficiency Vermont has named two Vermont building designers as Partners of the Year in energy efficient design and construction. The awards honor homebuilder Alex Carver of Ripton and Duncan Wisniewski Architecture of Burlington.

Ripton man an Efficiency Vermont partner

Efficiency Vermont has named two Vermont building designers as Partners of the Year in energy efficient design and construction.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender funding available

Funding is now available for new or existing projects, programs, and organizations which serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related communities in Vermont through the Samara Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.

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Chamber redesigns website

Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce officials announced that Rutland has a new online “Front Door to the Region”—RutlandVermont.com.

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Middlebury businessman receives Woodworker of the Year Award

The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association honored Mike Rainville, owner and founder of Maple Landmark Woodcraft with the 2014 VWMA Woodworker of the Year Award.

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FTC-GMP slap down

From the Editor

It seems to have come as a bitter pill for Green Mountain Power officials to swallow, but last week’s official letter to GMP dispatched by the Federal Trade Commission was pretty stern stuff.

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Farmers, vendors gather at week-long ag event in Middlebury

One of Vermont’s largest hubs of agribusiness, Bourdeau Brothers of Middlebury, located at 88 Seymour St., hosted its 33rd Customer Appreciation Days, Feb. 9-13.

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Northlands appoints new director

 CHP International officials announced that George Sabol was selected to take over as the director of the Northlands Job Corps Center in Vergennes.

Legislative report

Covering Benson, Orwell, Shoreham & Whiting

Much of the last two weeks were spent in my committee where we worked on the H.35 as introduced which is a bill that proposes to adopt multiple provisions related to the remediation and preservation of the waters of Vermont.

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Two Vermont companies key in first, big wind turbine in New York City

Aegis Renewable Energy, a renewable energy company based in Waitsfield, designed and installed the first commercial wind turbine in New York City at “Sunset Park” SIMS Municipal Recycling plant in Brooklyn.

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Okemo awarded “Best Places to Work”

Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow was recently named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Vermont.