Vermont Fish & Wildlife urges us to remember nongame wildlife tax checkoff

VT Fish & Wildlife Urges Us to Remember Nongame Wildlife Tax Checkoff MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermonters can express their passion for wildlife conservation by donating to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on their state income tax form this year, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.  The fund helps protect some of Vermont’s most threatened […]

Burlington City Council raises community standards for construction workers

Burlington City Council Raises Community Standards for Construction Workers Enhanced Labor Standards Protect Workers, Taxpayers  BURLINGTON, VT, Jan. 20, 2022 — Last week, the Burlington City Council took decisive action, demonstrating their commitment to working families and taxpayers alike by amending the city’s Prequalification of Construction Contractors Ordinance to include wage and labor standards for city-funded […]

Barre City Council sets goal for new housing

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Samn Stockwell, Ward 3 City Councilor [email protected] 802-279-9327 January 20, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BARRE CITY COUNCIL SETS GOAL TO ADD 125 HOMES IN 5 YEARS WITH STIMULUS FUNDING A housing reinvestment proposal in Barre City, led by Mayor Herring and City Councilors Samn Stockwell and Jake Hemmerick, aims to support existing […]

Making a case for community-scale forestry

Tucker Riggs, owner of Laughing Stock Farm (LSF) Forest Products in Fletcher, is busier than he’s ever been. As the pandemic and resulting supply chain issues more than doubled the price of lumber, Vermonters used to buying their lumber from Lowe’s or Home Depot sought out alternatives—and found much more than competitive pricing at LSF. […]

Morrison’s Custom Feed and Feed Bag Store go local with solar

White River Junction, Vermont Jan 19, 2022 Norwich Solar Marketing Coordinator – Ajah Tier – [email protected] Morrison’s Custom Feeds is a leading feed processor and provider in New England with a processing mill and feed distribution facility in Barnet, VT. The Morrisons are a fifth generation agricultural family that has been operating the mill for […]

Michael Gardner named Community Health CEO

Rutland – Michael “Mike” Gardner has been named chief executive officer of Community Health, Vermont’s largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) headquartered in Rutland. Gardner has been with Community Health since its formation in 2004 and has served as the organization’s chief financial officer, interim CEO and treasurer of the board of directors. Gardner has […]

Hunter’s hounds terrorize Vermont resident and attack her dog

Protect Our Wildlife, Vermont (POWVT) calls on the Vermont legislature to address this growing threat STOWE, Vt—A Vermont resident and her dog were terrorized by a pack of hounds that were hunting coyotes in Fairlee, Vermont. According to a police report just obtained through a public records request to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department […]

SBA partners with Regional Development Corps on business recovery program

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2022 SBA Partners with Regional Development Corps on Business Recovery Program Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) Launched in Vermont By: Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Addison County Economic Development Corporation and President of the Regional Development Corporations of Vermont. The Regional Development Corporations of Vermont have been chosen by the Vermont […]

USDA highlights Biden-Harris administration’s first-year accomplishments to combat climate change in rural america

WASHINGTON D.C., January 18th, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s first-year accomplishments to combat climate change and increase resiliency throughout rural America. “At USDA, we know people in rural communities are on the frontlines of climate change and increasingly face severe weather that […]

Department of Mental Health welcomes new medical director

The Vermont Department of Mental Health has named Kelly–Anne Klein, MD, as the new medical director. Klein, a board-certified psychiatrist, comes to the department from Rochester Regional Health in New York where she served as Medical Director. Before her time in New York, Klein served as the Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry at the University […]

2022 tax filing season opens January 24

2022 Tax Filing Season Opens January 24 MONTPELIER – The 2022 tax season officially opens January 24 at both the federal and state levels. This is the date that the IRS and Vermont begin accepting and processing personal income tax returns for tax year 2021. The Vermont Department of Taxes offers the following tips to […]

Bennington class action settlement – Notice of your rights

LEGAL NOTICE United States District Court for Vermont If you have lived or owned real property in or around Bennington or North Bennington, Vermont, in the area of PFOA exposure, you could get benefits from a class action settlement. A settlement has been reached in Sullivan v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., a class action lawsuit […]

GMEDC: New year, new logo and website

GMEDC – New Year, New Logo and Website Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation (GMEDC) is excited to unveil a new logo and an updated website. GMEDC is a non-profit Regional Development Corporation serving a 30-town district in Orange and northern Windsor Counties. “During the pandemic, outreach to local businesses and towns, letting them know […]

Business plan competition winner announced

Judges Select Putney’s Vermont Weaving Supplies Brattleboro, VT. On Friday, January 14th, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation organized a virtual event to announce the winner of the 2021 Windham County Economic Development Program (WCEDP) Business Plan Competition. WCEDP Council members joined the panel of judges, representatives from Vermont’s Department of Economic Development, and BDCC’s business […]