Country Home Products to lay off more than 60

By Erin Mansfield VTDigger.org Less than two years after being acquired by a publicly traded company, Country Home Products announced Friday it would lay off more than 60 people in the next eight months. The company, which is based in Vergennes, has been a subsidiary of Wisconsin-based Generac Power Systems, Inc., since 2015. Generac is… Read More »

Hinesburg resident joins Burlington law firm

Hinesburg resident joins Burlington law firm

Daniel R. Sharpe of Hinesburg has joined the Burlington law firm Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, located on Battery Street in Burlington. A longtime expert on employee benefits law, Sharpe will now work with the Dinse’s employment practice group, advising clients on employee benefit plan design, administration, and compliance, ERISA and executive compensation. Before Dinse, Sharpe… Read More »

Vermont Gas Systems fined for environmental violation

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org Vermont Gas Systems was fined $25,000 in late May by the Public Service Board for the destruction of a rare plant during the construction of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline. The penalty is in addition to a $33,688 fine that the state Environmental Court assessed in December against Vermont Gas for… Read More »

The Automaster hires Honda specialist

Reid Contois has joined The Automaster in Shelburne as a Honda delivery specialist. He succeeds Dan Caffrey, who has joined the sales team. A delivery specialist’s role is limited to customer education and experience. “My role as delivery specialist really allows me to bring all the technical knowledge I accumulated as a technician and really… Read More »

WhipperSnapper Paddles: a local touch for a growing sport

WhipperSnapper Paddles: a local touch for a growing sport

Alan Hathaway and his wife Betsy had been playing pickleball for several years when Betsy purchased a WhipperSnapper paddle, which was made by a small company in Arizona. She learned that Ralph and Nancy Norrander, the couple making the paddles, were thinking of retiring and weren’t sure what they were going to do with the… Read More »

Shelburne Field House launches new website

Shelburne Field House launches new website

Shelburne Field House launched its new website, www.shelburnefieldhouse.com, last week. The site is the final piece to the merger between Shelburne Health &Fitness and Shelburne Field House. The site integrates the diverse offerings from the field house, including the health club, the fields, CrossFit Shelburne and RaceVermont.com. The site includes class descriptions, team schedules and… Read More »

Botox now offered at Paragon Design in Shelburne

Beginning May 4, Judi Ellwood, owner of VT Med Spa, will start offering Botox treatments at Paragon Design in Shelburne. She will offer Botox for prevention of wrinkles on the face. An introductory rate of $10 per unit of Botox will be in effect through June 30. She has hours on two Thursdays a month… Read More »

Landowner succession planning workshop

If you own and care for woodland, the fate of your land is important to you. You hope that future generations will benefit from your efforts. But hope is not a plan. Preserving your legacy requires planning, and that involves more than just having a will or an estate plan. You are invited to a… Read More »

Charlotte firm wins design/build award for Shelburne terrace

Charlotte firm wins design/build award for Shelburne terrace

Green Works Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association awarded Distinctive Landscaping, a Charlotte-based design/build firm, for the appropriately named “Small Space, Bold Terrace,” a project featuring a patio overlooking Shelburne Bay. The design eliminated an inconveniently elevated deck and small sunken patio, and replaced them with a simple, elegant stone patio. The raised level and curved… Read More »

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