Many Vermonters may not know that under that new state law, once a community votes “yes” and a marijuana retailer sets up shop, that retailer can continue to sell marijuana in the community forever.
But the pandemic has not been kind to Vermont small businesses, especially the large hospitality sector. In the fourth quarter of 2019, economic growth in Vermont surpassed the nation’s. But due to the pandemic and its State of Emergency restrictions, by April 2020 unemployment was 15.6% – almost a point above the national average.
At a Feb. 1 meeting of the Essex County supervisors, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY21, said her office had been in touch with the ferry company and reopening the Essex route was a priority. She said the company would be eligible for another round of stimulus — a previous allocation had helpedAlong with reduced business, Stefanik said the company had also had trouble finding adequate help needed to run all its boats. it maintain its routes last year.
“Down 25 percent from the end of 2019, Vermont had the largest drop in construction employment out of all states,” Construction Coverage’s Brian Medina reported.
The successful new normal transit system provides door-to-door service.
Days after public outcry prompted AT&T to petition the Public Utility Commission to dismiss its bid for a tower on Buffalo Mountain, landowner Gary Bellavance posted to a forum: “I’ve decided to clear cut Buffalo mountain.” The Bellavance property, he said, spans 40 acres of the Mountain. He wrote “What bothered me most was the fact that people can tell you what to do and how you need to manage your land. This is land I pay taxes on.”
Auditor: state-funded ‘job incentives’ go to Chittenden County businesses that would not have left VT
At least three-quarters of the businesses taking government ’employment incentive’ money to stay in Vermont would not have left the state regardless, a study by Vermont Auditor Doug Hoffer concludes. Furthermore, prosperous, well-employed Chittenden County derives more employment benefit from these programs than the rest of the state combined.
Tom Torti, longtime president of the state’s largest business organization, is stepping down. He will be replaced by longtime Lake Champlain Chamber executive Cathy Davis. Torti released the following statement today: On […]
By Guy Page July 24, 2020 – Gov. Phil Scott doesn’t think the universal mask mandate he announced today will make Vermonters less willing to patronize businesses in-person. The opposite will be […]
GOP Lt. governor candidates debating now Guv pledges zero emissions in trucks, buses UVM dings online students for $2600 facilities fee 25 dairy farms close since pandemic began No quarantine needed if […]