Renewable Energy Vermont honors four with awards

The 2012 Vermont’s Renewable Energy Conference, held earlier this week at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, included roughly 600 renewable energy businesses, policy makers, and innovators who came together to discuss ideas and strategies on how the state can continue to forge ahead as a leader in the sustainability and renewable sectors. The meeting also served as the venue for Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) to announce the recipients of its three annual awards.

Attorney General Bill Sorrell’s campaign manager steps down but will continue to advise

Mike Pieciak, who served as Campaign Manager during the primary campaign, will be leaving his formal role with the campaign to return to the private practice of law as of October 11th. Pieciak will serve as an advisor to the campaign for the remainder of the general election.

Lt. gov candidates Scott, Gekas and Mitchell to debate on VPT

On Thursday, Oct.11, at 8 p.m., Vermont Public Television (VPT) will present another in its weekly series of live debates with candidates for statewide offices.

Vermont Bar Association names Amber Barber its president

Amber L. Barber, a matrimonial and family law attorney at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, was installed as president of the Vermont Bar Association on September 21 at the organization’s 134th Annual Meeting, held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt.

Twenty-one New England companies join 1% for the Planet

Vermont-based 1% for the Planet announced today that 21 new companies from the New England region have joined the network so far in 2012. Members of 1% for the Planet contribute 1% of annual sales directly to approved non-profit organizations.

Vermont Department of Tourism launches “Haunted Highway” travel packages

This October, Vermont is launching Haunted Highways, a collection of ghost stories with lodging packages available statewide.

Irish Ambassador discusses Ireland’s economic turnaround at Champlain College

reland’s Ambassador to the United States told a Champlain College audience that in his opinion, the Eurpoean Union will thrive and survive, and Ireland remains committed to the Euro as its monetary standard.

Connecticut River Watershed Council’s Source to Sea Cleanup draws 2,000 volunteers

On Saturday September 29, over two thousand registered volunteers grabbed trash bags and work gloves to pitch in on the Source to Sea Cleanup, organized by the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC).

Fletcher Allen is “Best Regional Hospital” according to U.S. News & World Report

For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has designated Fletcher Allen a Best Regional Hospital. The magazine also named twenty-one physicians in the UVM Medical Group to its Top Doctors list and recognized five specialties as High Performing.

Vermont groups welcome Gov. Shumlin’s wind siting commission

NEWS RELEASE Oct. 4, 2012 Contact: Will Wiquist (GMC) – (802) 922-3490 (mobile) Jim Shallow (Audubon) – (802) 434-3068 Emily Boedecker (TNC) – (802) 229-4425 Elise Annes (VLT) – (802) 262-1206 Stark Biddle (VLCV) – (802) 224-9090 Brian Shupe (VNRC) – (802)223-2328 x120 MONTPELIER, Vt., October 4 – Six statewide conservation and natural resources organizations […]

Vermont senators fight back against wave of voter restrictions

The senators asked the non-partisan research arm of Congress to investigate what they called an “alarming number” of new state laws that will make it “significantly harder” for millions of voters to cast ballots on Nov. 6.

Vermont Public Service Board grants permit to Pawlett solar project

Northeast Community Solar, LLC (NCS) announced today that the Vermont Public Service Board has granted a Certificate of Public Good for the innovative 150kW community solar project in Pawlet, Vermont. The locally funded community-scale project will provide power for nearby homes and businesses through group-net metering. The project will also be constructed to create local agricultural opportunities.

FairPoint Funds therapeutic ropes course at Upper Valley Stewardship Center

The Upper Valley Stewardship Center (UVSC) has a new state-of-the-art Therapeutic Ropes Course, thanks in large part to FairPoint Communications. FairPoint drilled and set 17 telephone poles and anchors over a two-week span – a critical component of rebuilding the ropes course, which was irreparably damaged in 2006.

Vermont Business Magazine announces 40 “Rising Stars”

Vermont Business Magazine announced today the winners of its Rising Stars recognition award. The list is comprised of 40 winners under the age of 40. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.

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