Business & Economy

VTDigger publishes Vermont business and economic news. We also specialize in coverage of state finances and the impact of tax and budget policy on Vermonters. Anne Galloway is the primary reporter on the business and economy beat. She can be reached at [email protected]

Breaking news: Amtrak Vermonter derails in Northfield

A southbound Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday morning near Vermont 12A in Northfield.

Burlington’s public access TV stations eye merger

As the state reviews Comcast’s cable license, PEG TV stations come under scrutiny.

There’s no crude oil shipped by rail in Vermont, but advocates wonder what if

Tanker cars parked on a railroad siding in Charlotte prompted activists to question whether crude oil was being shipped via Vermont rails. It’s not, but safety is still a concern.

FairPoint target of complaints from Stowe area customers

State’s largest telecom is foundering, needs major improvements, residents say. Complaints include slow Internet speeds and poor service.

Morrisville Hannaford manager earns governor’s Spirit of ADA award

Matt Farnham works closely with Creative Workforce Solutions in Morrisville to explore job opportunities and ways to develop potential employees.

VSEA launches fundraiser for children of slain social worker

Vermont’s state employees’ union is raising money for the children of a social worker who was shot and killed this summer while leaving work. Lara Sobel, an employee of the Department for Children and Families, was killed as she left work on Friday in early August. Her alleged killer, Jody Herring, is facing charges in […]

Residents look to force vote on North Avenue traffic changes

Some Burlington residents are questioning a pilot program to reduce a section of North Avenue from four lanes to two to accommodate bicycles.

Website matches up fresh diaper donations with Vermont families in need

At first, organizer Daphne Cybele wished to donate diapers herself …but she quickly learned there wasn’t an easy way to go about it in the state.

3Squares to run federal experiment testing flexible funding

Data from the three-year experiment will be sent to the federal government for analysis. From there, the USDA could decide to change the restrictions on funding for SNAP to better reach the populations that need it.

Keurig Green Mountain begins sale of cold beverage system

Just in time for holiday shopping, Keurig Green Mountain has begun the sale of its new cold beverage system. The maker of the Keurig hot beverage system announced Wednesday that it will sell its Keurig KOLD system for $369.99. The system will brew cold beverages using pods similar to its disposable K-Cup hot beverage units. […]

With spoons, Vermont Foodbank raises awareness of hunger

“It’s not just in an emergency anymore,” Judy Stermer of the Vermont Foodbank said. “Food insecurity is an ongoing problem.”

3SquaresVT recognized with performance bonus

For the second time this year, Vermont’s food stamp program received a bonus from the federal government. Vermont’s branch of the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) received $252,344 in recognition of the high rate at which Vermonters who are eligible for the benefit use the program. The bonuses, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, […]

Burlington looks to ban smoking at parks and beaches

The Parks Commission is urging the Burlington City Council to support the ban, which is before the Ordinance Committee.

‘Climate Change Economy’ talks coming to Brattleboro

With green building a hot topic in Windham County, the Vermont Council on Rural Development is hosting a Climate Change Economy forum Oct. 6 in Brattleboro.

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