Food manufacturers are waging a legal battle against Vermont’s GMO labeling law, but some retailers worry that the law will affect them more than expected. They will be responsible for labeling unpackaged foods, including produce, bulk foods, and prepared foods. Enforcement rules are still being written by the Attorney General’s office.
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Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has written a letter to the CEO of FairPoint Communications, urging him to “promptly” reach a settlement with striking workers. “I strongly urge you to return to the bargaining table in good faith and find common ground with the working men and women of your company,” Welch wrote in a short […]
The state will hold a public meeting next month to take comments on a study of issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana in Vermont. The meeting will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and will be carried statewide at Vermont Interactive Technologies centers. The meeting is planned in conjunction with a study authorized by the […]
L.L. Bean will hold a three-day grand opening celebration at Burlington Town Center on Nov. 7-9. The event includes giveaways, seminars, clinics and the famous Bootmobile, according to a press release from the Freeport, Maine company. On Friday, when the doors open at 9 a.m. L.L. Bean will give away gift cards to the first […]
FairPoint Communications has accused striking workers of jamming the company’s phone lines and harassing replacement workers. The unions representing about 2,000 employees say the allegations are “outrageous and unfounded.” The parties were at odds for months even before contract negotiations began in early 2014. Bargaining fell apart in August, when FairPoint declared an impasse and […]
In a news conference at South Burlington’s Growler Garage, Scott Milne unveiled an economic development plan that includes a five-year corporate income tax holiday for new businesses, and an exemption from capital gains taxes for capital investments made within three years. He offered no cost estimate for his plan.
Car-sharing company Uber is operating in violation of Burlington city ordinances but Mayor Miro Weinberger intends to work out a way for it to operate legally, the city attorney said Tuesday in a letter to the company. Uber is a car-sharing service that allows regular citizens to transport passengers in their own vehicles for a […]