Vermont Natural Resources Council seeks applicants for smart growth grants

The Vermont Natural Resources Council is seeking applications for its 2018 Small Grants for Smart Growth Program that provides seed money for community-based, local initiatives. Grants are targeted to projects that include advocacy for better land use through municipal planning, regulations, or advocacy in the permit process. They also fund initiatives in the following areas… Read More »

Vermont Maple Conferences set for Jan. 20 and 27

Vermont’s maple producers will have an opportunity to hear the latest from industry and university maple experts at this year’s Vermont Maple Conference, to be held in Brattleboro and Hyde Park Jan. 20 and 27. The annual conference is a collaboration between the University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association and… Read More »

Vermont Gas goes solar

Vermont Gas goes solar

Nearly 100 solar panels were installed on the roof of Vermont Gas’s South Burlington offices this month by Randolph-based company Catamount Solar as part of Vermont Gas efforts to make their company more sustainable. The panels are expected to save the $6,500 every year on electricity costs, as well as contribute to Vermont’s efforts to… Read More »

Unemployment rate unchanged for November

The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November was 2.9 percent, reflecting no change from the revised October rate. The national rate in November was 4.1 percent. Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for the sixth-lowest in the country for the time period. And as of the prior month’s… Read More »

Shelburne firm invests in craft spirits

Shelburne-based venture capital fund FreshTracks Capital announced recently that it will be invest in Caledonia Spirits, a rapidly growing Vermont distillery that produces Barr Hill Gin, Tom Cat Gin, and Barr Hill Vodka. “The craft spirits trend is still early in its development, similar to where craft beer was 10 or 20 years ago,” said… Read More »

Trail report: snow-covered, bumpy

Trail report: snow-covered, bumpy

The weather outside has been frightful but some have braved the cold in small doses to get in a run or ski or even a bike ride. Fat tires are a plus for trail conditions. This scene is in a field off O’Neil Road in Hinesburg. The forecast for the weekend calls for some of… Read More »

Transfer students can check out Johnson Jan. 8

Students interested in transferring to Northern Vermont University-Johnson are invited to a free information day on Monday, Jan. 8, on campus. Students may choose to attend from 9 a.m. to noon or from noon to 3 p.m. Those who attend will have a campus tour and lunch and will be able to talk to admissions… Read More »

Legislators honored as ‘Climate Champions’

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility honored two dozen Vermont House members recently – including Rep. Michael Yantachka, D-Hinesburg – as “Climate Champions” for their efforts to grow the economy and create green jobs by putting a price on carbon pollution. “Vermont spends nearly $2 billion each year on fossil fuels and most of that money… Read More »

Charlotte resident Whit Smith receives Howard Center Award

Charlotte resident Whit Smith of the law firm Mickenberg, Dunn, Lachs & Smith, PLC, was recently honored by the Howard Center with its 2017 Help is Here award. The honor goes to an individual whose contributions personify Howard Center’s mission and demonstrate a passion for those served by the organization. Smith was selected because of… Read More »

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