Three drivers for Bimbo, a Mexican baked goods company, claim they were cheated out of overtime pay.
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Vermont nonprofit founded by ice cream magnate Ben Cohen opposes U.S. support for Ukraine
The Ben & Jerry’s co-founder is the “primary donor” to the Eisenhower Media Network, which enlists U.S. military veterans to speak out against U.S. involvement in Ukraine. The network is a project of the Burlington-based People Power Initiatives, which Cohen founded and leads.
Winooski company offers security scans of online software
“If you go to the store and you pick up a box of cake mix and you want to know what’s in it, you’re going to look at the side and there’s going to be an ingredients list,” chief technology officer Eric Allard said. “That’s what we generate. We look at your software and we create an ingredients list.”
Vermont-based Hack Club managed to move its money out of Silicon Valley Bank before it closed
The Shelburne nonprofit, which aims to foster a community supportive of teenagers interested in coding, moved quickly to transfer its funds to other banks.
New York firm plans to turn former Southern Vermont College into luxury resort
The resort is envisioned as a three-season destination in New England, featuring 130 hotel rooms plus a high-end restaurant and spa, and would create up to 150 jobs.
Housing challenges in northwestern Vermont run deep, study finds
The report found that in many cases, the housing built in Franklin and Grand Isle counties over the past 20 years does not meet what residents need.
‘Just cause’ eviction proposals pass in Essex and Winooski, fail in Brattleboro
Tenants and activists have argued that “just cause” rights are necessary protections against profit-driven or retaliatory evictions in a white-hot housing market. Some landlords have argued that troublesome tenants are already too difficult to evict.
House panel moves to expand Vermont’s ‘bottle bill’ to cover most beverages
Redemption centers are overwhelmed. A new bottle bill seeks to address that problem.
Towns consider local taxes on meals, lodging, alcohol and sales
Voters in five municipalities will consider enacting or expanding local option taxes on Tuesday.
Vermont’s Butterfly Bakery spices up new season of hit show ‘Hot Ones’
The Barre-based bakery designed the second-to-hottest sauce for the popular YouTube celebrity interview show, and offers insight into the recent fascination with hot sauce.
Cannabis Control Board fines Hyde Park grower for multiple violations
The board initially fined the business $5,000 for failing to test for pesticides and pathogens and several other violations. It later reduced the fine to $2,500 when it accepted the owner’s plan to remedy the violations.
Another decade of farm tax breaks up for vote in Stowe
Stowe farmers are taxed at a flat rate of $200 per acre, less than half the $429 rate in the state current use program.
From sheep to shop: A Vermont sweater company fights fast fashion
Muriel’s of Vermont is a mother-and-son garment business based out of a makeshift workshop in Grand Isle.
Resilience and madness: Warm spell sends maple sugarmakers into action
“Sugaring is a roller coaster from total discouragement to utter euphoria. Seems to go from one extreme to another,” said Lew Coty, co-owner of Nebraska Knoll Farm.