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Credit Unions Win Right To Use Words 'Bank' And 'Banking'
Friday, 10/05/12
By Steve Zind
A dispute over the use of words like "bank" and "banking" by the Vermont State Employees Credit Union has been resolved. 
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Community Loan Fund Gives $502,000 In Small Business Loans
Friday, 10/05/12
By Steve Zind
Five businesses and organizations were loaned a total of $501,800 by the Vermont Community Loan Fund during the third quarter of 2012.
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U.S. Labor Secretary Tours Vt. Farm Job Training Program
Tuesday, 10/02/12
By Steve Zind
The U.S. Labor Secretary was in Vermont Tuesday to highlight an education and training program designed to prepare people for the farm jobs of the future. As she toured the farm at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center Labor Secretary Hilda Solis heard about breeding heifers and managing herds.
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Plans Moving Ahead For 'Tasting Center' In Newport
Wednesday, 10/03/12
By Steve Zind
A West Charleston woman wants to bring many local food products together in one place.  Leger's idea took a significant step forward recently when the limited liability corporation in which she and her husband are investors, purchased a downtown Newport building that will become the future site of the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center.
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Bill Stenger Thinks Big In Northeast Kingdom
Monday, 10/01/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
When the President and co-owner of the Jay Peak Ski resort announced last week a new economic plan for the Northeast Kingdom, what really drew attention was the number of jobs he said will be created if the initiative goes ahead.
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New Stores Bring Hope To Town Hit By Flood And Recession
Friday, 09/28/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
When the flood hit Wilmington a year ago the local economy was already on its knees. But just this month, with the help of a local non-profit two new businesses are opening in the downtown and a once flood-damaged building was sold.
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Jay Peak Leader Announces Plan To Create Jobs In Vermont's NEK
Thursday, 09/27/12
By Charlotte Albright
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is expected to receive $500 million and 10,000 jobs through a program that allows people from outside the United States to obtain U.S. residency in exchange for investments.
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Vt. Puts Money Into Ski Season Airline Service
Thursday, 09/20/12
By Steve Zind
This week, Vermont officials announced plans to continue a partnership with a Canadian airline that brings skiers from Toronto to Burlington. The state is putting tourism dollars behind the effort in hopes of expanding it in the future.
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Redeveloping Brownfields: Opportunities And Challenges
Monday, 09/24/12
By Steve Zind
There are an estimated four thousand sites in Vermont that are considered ‘brownfields'.They range from old gas stations to closed down mills and factories. Developing these properties is complicated by concerns about contaminants in the air, soil or water.
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Rutland Looks To Gain From Solar Investments
Monday, 09/24/12
By Nina Keck
Many in Rutland hope new investments in solar power will jump start the city's economy.
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State Begins To Sell Citizens Bonds To Vermont Residents
Monday, 09/24/12
By Steve Zind
Millions of dollars in state bonds went on sale to Vermonters Monday. The investments, which are called Citizens Bonds, are general obligation bonds available only to Vermonters. They're sold in $1,000 increments.  The bonds help pay for a variety of public projects.  
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Toronto Airline To Increase Ski Season Flights
Wednesday, 09/19/12
A Toronto-based airline is expanding service to Vermont during the ski season this winter.
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Vt. Tourism Officials Work To Attract African-American Visitors
Wednesday, 09/19/12
By Steve Zind
As the nation's demographics change, Vermont tourism officials are beginning to respond. In recent months the state has begun taking the first steps to attract African-American tourists.
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Vt. Tourism Officials Reach Out To LGBT Visitors
Tuesday, 09/18/12
By Steve Zind
Ever since civil union legislation was passed 12 years ago, Vermont has been a popular destination for gay and lesbian couples. But only in the last year has the state begun to market to them.
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Sugarbush Announces Expansion
Friday, 09/07/12
Sugarbush resort has received a green light for a 93-unit residential development.
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New Funding Brings Broadband To Rural Communities
Wednesday, 09/05/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Shumlin Administration says it's optimistic that it will meet its goal of having full broadband coverage in every part of the state by the end of next year.
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Amid Growing Demand, Shumlin Seeks Additional TIF District
Saturday, 09/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The city of St. Albans was just approved by the state for the latest tax increment financing district. Other communities are interested in districts of their own, but state law limits how many there can be. So Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the Legislature to add more of them.
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Goat Milk Caramels A Specialty Of Townshend Farm
Wednesday, 09/12/12
By Steve Zind
Vermont Edition goes to Townshend, where a farm has carved out a niche using goat milk.
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White River Looks For Renaissance In Emerging Arts Scene
Monday, 09/03/12
By Charlotte Albright
White River Junction has been trying to spruce itself up, and bring more economic vitality to the old railroad town. It became an artsy place with the Center for Cartoon Studies and Northern Stage. That initiative seemed to go slightly off track, though, when a big-name music venue closed last month.
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St. Johnsbury Manufacturer's Expansion Nears Completion
Tuesday, 09/04/12
By Steve Zind
This month Weidmann Electrical Technology will complete work on a $40 million expansion of its manufacturing plant in St. Johnsbury. The company has been one of the areas largest employers for decades.  
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Post Irene, Vt. Towns Are Borrowing At Swift Pace
Monday, 08/27/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As Vermont cities and towns continue to borrow money at a swift pace in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, the state treasurer is defending the increase in municipal bonds.
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Mayor Proposes $9 Million Bond To Balance Burlington Finances
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is already looking ahead to the November election, and has proposed ballot items to essentially refinance the city's debt.
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Coming To A Conclusion On Irene's Cost Is A Challenge
Monday, 08/20/12
By Steve Zind
Over the past year a lot of numbers have bandied about in relation to Tropical Storm Irene, but it's a challenge to come up with a grand total for the damage done by the storm.
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Utility Merger May Lead To Slightly Higher Rates For WEC
Monday, 08/20/12
By John Dillon
The merger between the state's two largest power companies may cause rates to rise slightly at one of Vermont's smallest utilities. The cause is a higher transmission charge levied by the new company.
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Welch Says He's Optimistic Farm Bill May Pass This Year
Friday, 08/10/12
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch says he's optimistic that Congress will pass a new five-year Farm bill before the current law expires at the end of September. He's working with a bipartisan group of House members to break the current logjam on this legislation.
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