Wilson Ring, Associated Press Updated 7:20 am PST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 photo, Vermont House Majority Leader Jill Krowinski poses at her desk in the House chamber in Montpelier, Vt. State legislatures across the country are convening this year with at least 17 new women in top leadership roles, after a record-setting election for female candidates. Krowinski says having women in leadership roles encourages more women to get involved. less In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 photo, Vermont House Majority Leader Jill Krowinski poses at her desk in the House chamber in Montpelier, Vt. State legislatures across the country are convening this year with ... more Photo: Wilson Ring, AP Photo: Wilson Ring, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 … [Read more...] about Vermont women in key legislative leadership roles
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Laura Krantz Globe Staff January 23, 2019 Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., announced Wednesday evening that the school will close after the end of the spring semester.Trustees of the school, which specializes in environmental studies, said that after an 18-month effort to find a way to stay open, they decided it was best to close the school.The school cited financial pressure stemming from declining enrollment brought about by the overall decline in college-age students across New England. Ultimately, the school was unable to collect enough tuition to fund the rising cost of providing degrees, officials said in a news release. Advertisement Indeed, Green Mountain is just the latest casualty in a national trend. Small liberal arts colleges face increasing financial pressure as the college-age population shrinks and families are increasingly unable, or … [Read more...] about Green Mountain College in Vermont to shut down
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn’t know this weekend. William Novak of Phoenix got the email on Jan. 7 about the ski weekend for Angelo. He didn’t know the person but the party with its over-the-top invitation sounded like a good time so he emailed back as a joke to say he was in. Novak, 35, about the same age as the others invited, expected to get no response or one recognizing his humor. Instead, the party-goers from New Jersey and New York agreed that Novak should join the fun. “When they wrote back and they were like ‘if you’re serious, we’re serious, get here’ I was blown away. I just started cracking up laughing. I was like ‘oh my gosh, these guy seem insane,'” he said. Likewise, Angelo Onello’s brother, who sent the email, appreciated his humor. “It started as … [Read more...] about A mistaken email was sent to an Arizona father. Now he’s attending a stranger’s bachelor party at a Vermont ski resort this weekend.
The Burlington Free Press, 1:14 PM JAY, Vt. (AP) — A troubled Vermont ski resort is now for sale following years of uncertainty brought on by a defrauding of the federal EB-5 program. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged in 2016 that former owner Ariel Quiros and his partner Bill Stenger misused $200 million in foreign investor funds, with Quiros personally pocketing some $50 million. The Burlington Free Press reports appointed receiver Michael Goldberg would need a sale price of $250 million to recoup funds for the investors. Quiros and Stenger settled their case earlier this year, and neither admitted or denied the allegations. Jeffrey Altman of Houlihan Lokey is a New York-based investment banker hired by Goldberg to help him sell Jay Peak. Altman declined to say what price he believes the ski resort can command. Close … [Read more...] about This Vermont ski resort is now officially up for sale
BACKUS, Minn. — When a Minnesota nonprofit partnered with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to build a community solar array in 2017, they believed their model could scale nationally. That theory is being tested as the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance travels east to Vermont's Windsor and Windham counties where they are working with Southeastern Vermont Community Action to provide solar power to 50 low-income households. Jason Edens, director of RREAL, started the nonprofit in his garage with a group of local volunteers. Their goal was to alleviate the burden of high energy bills in northern Minnesota by installing solar units for low-income households. Edens, who was once a recipient of assistance through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, said solar power can reduce energy costs in a more environmentally and financially responsible way. --- The nonprofit news outlet Energy News Network provided this article to The Associated Press through a collaboration with … [Read more...] about Minnesota-Vermont project offers low-income families solar