Vermont Country Store

FCC plan could make the Internet a gated community, advocates say

Lisa Groenevelde, co-owner of Logic Supply. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger

The FCC has floated a plan to allow “paid prioritization” tiers on the Internet. Companies and individuals who could afford it would pay a premium to telecommunications companies for faster access to the Web, while everyone else would have a “minimum level of service.”

Vermont Country Store fights hunger with $20,000 and a challenge to other businesses

The Vermont Country Store has committed $10,000 to the Vermont Foodbank to support the Co-op Buying Program that will help local food shelves get through the bleak winter months.

Off the Fifth Floor: Shumlin, salesman in chief

Rep. Oliver Olsen, left, goes on a test drive of a Chevy Volt with Gov. Peter Shumlin at the wheel at the Grand Opening of  Green Mountain Energy in South Londonderry Vermont. Photo courtesy of Fran Janik.

In the past, where Shumlin as a senator might have been more colorful in his rhetorical flourishes, as governor he seems to have tamed his inner Jon Stewart.

Allen hired as interim CEO of the Windham Foundation

The Old Tavern, Grafton, Vt.

Since 2005, when he retired from running The Vermont Country Store, the iconic retail and mail order business with outlets in Rockingham and Weston, and headquarters in Manchester, Allen had served on various for-profit and non-profit boards, including the Dorset School Board.

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