Vermont sues Volkswagen over emissions-rigging scandal

09/12/2016 07:08 AM EDT
MONTPELIER — Vermont sued Volkswagen and its affiliates Thursday, saying the automaker's diesel emissions-rigging scheme violated the state's consumer and environmental laws. Volkswagen agreed this summer to spend as much as $15 billion to settle lawsuits and complaints about the cheating. But Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell said Thursday the state has rejected as inadequate part 
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Elliott Greenblot | AARP Fraud Watch: Stay healthy, watch out for health care scams
06/30/2016 01:03 PM EDT - Here is a big shock: Health care spending has risen by more than 5 percent each year to where it accounts for approximately 18 percent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). Here is a second big shock: There has been a dramatic increase in the number of health care scams. Remember that line from the movies? Full Story

Harrington named executive director of Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce
12/07/2015 07:02 AM EST - BENNINGTON — Bennington native Matthew Harrington has been selected the next executive director for the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, according to incoming Chamber President Ed Woods on Monday. Harrington, 30, replaces Joann Erenhouse who retired in June. Son of the late local radio personality Bob Harrington, Matthew Harrington was selected from many applicants who went through Full Story

Pownal campus begins construction
07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - POWNAL >> A ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's new Pownal campus was held May 20, at the building site on Route 7, just north of the Massachusetts border. The new 5,000-square-foot primary care office building is expected to open in the fall of 2015 with two providers and the capacity to see hundreds of new patients. Full Story

Vermont Summer Festival's partners showcase Manchester area
07/09/2015 06:45 AM EDT - EAST DORSET — While exhibitors are preparing for another memorable competition at the Vermont Summer Festival, its area lodging partners are preparing to welcome them with all the comfort, charm and convenience that the area has to offer. The Vermont Summer Festival brings thousands of equestrians and their families to the six-week circuit, which runs from June 30 through Aug. Full Story

Grassroots Solar, Inc in Dorset earns recognition
07/09/2015 06:44 AM EDT - DORSET — Bill Laberge of Grassroots Solar, Inc. has earned the solar industry's leading recognition of installation expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional┬«. NABCEP is the most highly respected and well-established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Full Story

Terra Gallery opens in Williamstown
07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> This summer Terra Gallery will open at 20 Spring St. Landscape painter Tracy Baker-White and ceramist Stephanie Boyd, co-directors of this latest pop-up shop in northern Berkshire county, are excited to contribute to the growing art-related shopping opportunities in Williamstown. Full Story

SVMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock expand cancer collaboration
07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A new agreement between the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center means that patients will have access to a broader range of services and the local cancer program will be linked directly to one of only three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in New England. Full Story

New Pop-Up features local goods on Spring Street
07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> Pownal-based baker Emily Gold of Paper Cake Scissors is pleased to announce the opening of a pop-up retail store at 30 Spring St. Paper Cake Scissors makes a variety of sweet and savory treats using quality local ingredients, including many components made in-house, and showcases nontraditional flavor combinations. Full Story

Engineered Printing Solutions expands
07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - EAST DORSET >> Engineered Printing Solutions is experiencing a second growth spurt since having relocated to their East Dorset facility 20 years ago. They have started breaking ground on an additional 10,000 square feet of production space to keep pace with their growing manufacturing demands. After the completion of the addition, the facility will now exceed 32,500 square feet. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.