Lawmakers approve an update of state regulations on injection wells. The new rules will omit many types of low-risk sites, but state officials say those sites have never effectively been regulated and the new rules will better reflect reality.
The Newport State Airport in Coventry has won $8.8 million in federal grants to help pay for expansions. The two Federal Aviation Administration grants come on the heels of $8.1 million awarded to Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport for safety improvements, according to a news release from Vermont’s congressional delegation. The Newport airport’s runway will be […]
Twenty Vermont businesses stand to collect $169,568 in restitution from the Los Angeles-based credit card processing company Merchant Processing Solutions LLC, doing business as Payment Systems. The state of Vermont also will collect $100,000 in fines. Payment Systems landed 20 business clients through cold calls it started making to Vermont companies in 2010, according to […]
The guardian of the nation’s third-largest public pension fund has voiced concern over FairPoint Communications’ negotiating practices with unionized workers in northern New England. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is sole trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, which invests in FairPoint through a hedge fund. In a letter to fund manager […]
Vermont will recover $81,708 from a U.S. Department of Justice settlement with a national pharmaceutical services company. Omnicare Inc., the nation’s largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes, is accused of cutting deals with skilled nursing facilities in order to land lucrative Medicaid contracts. Omnicare is paying out $16.5 million to settle […]
Three Vermont consumers will collect $2,000 in fines to make up for violations of their privacy by a computer leasing company. The state additionally will collect $45,000 in civil penalties and legal costs from SEI/Aaron’s. The store, with shops in Barre, Brattleboro, Burlington, Rutland and St. Albans, is a franchise of Aaron’s Inc., according to […]