Common Good

Video: Vermont nonprofits call for results-driven policy

At Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day 2014, nonprofit leaders raised awareness about the economic and social impact of Vermont’s nonprofit sector, called for partnership with state government and the business community, and support innovative solutions under consideration by the Legislature.

Two companies to receive $230,000 in VEGI incentives

For Immediate Release June 1, 2010 Contact: David Mace (802) 828-5229 Two Start-Up Companies Approved For $230,000 In Job Creation Incentives New companies could create 41 jobs MONTPELIER, VT. – Two start-up companies, one a sales firm and the other a wood products manufacturer with plans to reopen the shuttered Stanley Tool Plant in Pittsfield, […]

Sanders, Dubie announce $4 million for Vermont National Guard

Sen. Sanders and Gen. Dubie Announce $4 Million for Vermont National Guard COLCHESTER, Vt., June 1 – With about 1,500 Vermont National Guard members deployed in Afghanistan, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Maj. Gen. Michael Dubie today announced continued funding for a model outreach initiative and a new childcare program. “When these soldiers were deployed, […]

Teachers picket at Rutland Town School

RUTLAND TOWN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION NEWS RELEASE For Information: Jodi Manning 802.236.5458 (cell) Darren Allen 802.839.8618 (cell) June 1, 2010 Teachers Picket Before School, Make Case for Negotiation More than two-thirds of members show solidarity and seek to get board back to the table RUTLAND TOWN – More than two-thirds of the members of Rutland Town […]

CCTV holds annual picnic on June 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE contact Meghan O’Rourke [email protected] 802 862 3966 x16 June 1, 2010 CCTV’s Anniversary Picnic and Silent Auction – Friday, June 11th from 5 – 8 p.m., Shelter at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Celebrate CCTV’s 26th Anniversary with an early summer picnic on Friday, June 11th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at […]

Vermont, Now and Then: It’s Been a Long, Strange Trip

Vermonters are just contrary enough not to let the state get totally hijacked, but the Philistines are definitely making inroads.

Giving, the ultimate stimulus package

For a state that’s so used to scoring high marks in other arenas, our tightwad reputation is an unusual streak of mediocrity.

State IT assessment behind schedule

TPI of Stamford, Conn., which describes itself as the largest sourcing data and advisory firm in the world, was to have completed work on 35 “deliverables,” or sets of tasks, by Nov. 25 for the Vermont Department of Information and Innovation. Two-thirds of those deliverables are behind schedule. An additional 34 are due next week.

Con Hogan: Health care costs are rising too quickly in Vermont

Con Hogan urges the Vermont Legislature to take concrete steps toward creating a single-payer system.

Keep Local Farms lands two contracts

Ten cents of every pint of milk students at the University of Vermont and Harvard University buy will be passed on to dairy farmers. UVM launched its Keep Local Farms fund-raising campaign on Monday. Harvard joined the program on Oct. 19. The slight price hike is part of a fund-raising and marketing campaign to raise […]

Break-even milk prices won’t be enough to save some of Vermont’s dairy farms

Milk prices are going up in December, and the federal government has said it will purchase $60 million worth of cheese and make $290 million in direct payments to the nation’s dairy farmers.

Economy, health care reform, renewable energy top Vermont Democratic Party’s list

Editor’s note: The Vermont Democratic Party held its fall festival, an annual fundraiser, at the Old Labor Hall in Barre last night. About 200 people attended the catered evening soiree. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders spoke and Margaret Cheney read a letter from her husband, Rep. Peter Welch (he was away on a congressional […]

Will Vermont save $156,000 when the VSH Canteen closes? Not exactly

The state says closing the Vermont State Hospital Canteen will cut $156,000 from the budget this year, but nearly half of the savings come from shifts in accounting.

The ever-expanding Googleverse

The possibilities are, well, possibly limitless. Google has become the ubiquitous purveyor of information on the World Wide Web, and its all-encompassing eye is also trained on the entire surface of the Earth, the oceans and Mars. Now, even Vermont is becoming a Google player, thanks to Windsor County resident and erstwhile politician Matt Dunne, […]