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Michelle Monroe (St. Albans Messenger) http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/199/all en IBM: What's at stake if Vt.'s largest employer sells its Essex plant? http://addisonindependent.com/201405ibm-whats-stake-if-company-leaves-vt <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23124" style="width: 129px;"><a href="/201405ibm-whats-stake-if-company-leaves-vt"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ibm VT Slide1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ibm VT Slide1.jpg" title="ibm VT Slide1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="129" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IBM EMPLOYS AROUND 4,000 people in its Essex chip fabrication plant, which is estimated to contribute more than $1 billion to the Vermont economy. Big Blue is expected to sell the facility as it changes its business strategy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Michelle Monroe (St. Albans Messenger) </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ESSEX JUNCTION &mdash; IBM, the largest single private employer in Vermont, is putting its semi-conductor business up for sale, according to reports in the financial press. Frank Cioffi, president of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. (GBIC), however, is hopeful that if the Essex facility is sold, it will remain open under new ownership.</span></p> <p> The potential impact on the regional economy should IBM close would be enormous.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23113">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405ibm-whats-stake-if-company-leaves-vt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Essex Featured IBM sale Mon, 05 May 2014 12:21:02 +0000 Zach Despart 23113 at http://addisonindependent.com Farm Bill defeat creates problems for farmers http://addisonindependent.com/201306farm-bill-defeat-creates-problems-farmers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Michelle Monroe (St. Albans Messenger) </div> </div> </div> <p> ST. ALBANS &mdash; Late last week the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the U.S. Farm Bill, 234-195, thereby setting up the potential for devastating effects on the dairy industry and local farmers.</p> <p> The rejection came after last-minute amendments made further changes to nutrition programs for the poor and removed the dairy price stabilization programs from the bill.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17652">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306farm-bill-defeat-creates-problems-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont farming Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:15:31 +0000 Devon Vila 17652 at http://addisonindependent.com Dairy farmers lose federal safety net http://addisonindependent.com/201210dairy-farmers-lose-federal-safety-net <p> ST. ALBANS &mdash; When the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Sept. 28 without passing a new Farm Bill, it not only left dairy farmers without a safety net, it raised the specter of chaos in agricultural markets.</p> <p> In effect, Congress&rsquo;s failure to act could trigger a so-called permanent law that, it is estimated, could raise the parity price of milk to the $40 per hundredweight (cwt.) range.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13552">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210dairy-farmers-lose-federal-safety-net" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County dairy farms farm bill Featured food and ag Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:18:39 +0000 13552 at http://addisonindependent.com A.G. candidate McMullen has Navy, business background http://addisonindependent.com/201209ag-candidate-mcmullen-has-navy-business-background <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13223" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201209ag-candidate-mcmullen-has-navy-business-background"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/McMullen.Jack for atty general.thumbnail.jpg" alt="McMullen.Jack for atty general.jpg" title="McMullen.Jack for atty general.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JACK MCMULLEN </div> </div> </div> <p> ST. ALBANS &mdash; Despite his wealth and Harvard degrees, Jack McMullen says he came from humble origins.</p> <p> McMullen is the Republican challenger to Democratic Attorney General William Sorrell in this November&rsquo;s General Election.</p> <p> McMullen&rsquo;s father suffered rheumatic fever as a child, leaving him with fragile health throughout his life. As one of five children, McMullen, who is from Long Island, went to work at 11.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our family was &mdash; what&rsquo;s the technical term &mdash; poor,&rdquo; said McMullen.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13224">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201209ag-candidate-mcmullen-has-navy-business-background" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Attorney General election Featured Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:27:59 +0000 13224 at http://addisonindependent.com Farmers offer Rep. Welch an earful on federal price support http://addisonindependent.com/201108farmers-offer-rep-welch-earful-federal-price-support <p> ST. ALBANS/NEW HAVEN &mdash; Farmers had plenty of suggestions for Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., as he solicited feedback about a proposed federal dairy reform bill in St. Albans last Wednesday and at Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven on Friday.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The bill in question is a draft proposal by Minnesota Rep. Colin Peterson. The plan would replace the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) and the Dairy Product Price Supports programs and change the federal milk order system that sets the wholesale price conventional milk producers get for their product.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8919">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108farmers-offer-rep-welch-earful-federal-price-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven agriculture dairy Rep. Peter Welch Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:00:18 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 8919 at http://addisonindependent.com Way sought to make taxes more equitable http://addisonindependent.com/201107way-sought-make-taxes-more-equitable <p> ST. ALBANS &mdash; School taxes are the missing piece in an ongoing effort to revamp Vermont&rsquo;s tax structure, according to Rep. Carolyn Branagan, R-Georgia. To remedy that problem the state recently hired a California firm to study the state&rsquo;s education taxes.</p> <p> Earlier this year, a blue ribbon tax commission released an analysis and recommendations for the state income and sales taxes.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8619">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201107way-sought-make-taxes-more-equitable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont tax rate taxes Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:00:20 +0000 Andrew Stein 8619 at http://addisonindependent.com Economic stimulation, health reform among Welch's core issues http://addisonindependent.com/201010economic-stimulation-health-reform-among-welchs-core-issues <p><b>St. Albans Messenger</b></p> <p>ST. ALBANS — It’s the economy that’s behind poll numbers showing a possible Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day, according to Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. </p> <p>Nothing that the government has done has been sufficient to alleviate the suffering and anxiety of the people who’ve lost their jobs and those who fear losing them, he said.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6008">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010economic-stimulation-health-reform-among-welchs-core-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:00:03 +0000 Tamara Hilmes 6008 at http://addisonindependent.com Racine making a second run at top http://addisonindependent.com/201008racine-making-second-run-top <p>ST. ALBANS — Given the state’s fiscal challenges, his four primary opponents aren’t being realistic in what they are telling voters, according to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Racine.</p> <p>“I think they’re living in campaign land, which says, nothing bad can ever happen with a $100 million deficit. We can fix it without it costing us anything at all. There’s too much of it in Washington,” Racine said.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5460">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008racine-making-second-run-top" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:30:12 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5460 at http://addisonindependent.com Scott advocates changes in education, human services http://addisonindependent.com/201008scott-advocates-changes-education-human-services <p class="Bodycopy">ST. ALBANS — After 10 years in the Vermont State Senate Republican Phil Scott is seeking the job of lieutenant governor. </p> <p class="Bodycopy">“I first ran for the Legislature because I felt Vermonters and the business community was not being well represented,” Scott said in a recent interview. A native Vermonter and resident of , Scott was born in Barre and has been a partner in Dubois Construction in Rutland for 25 years. He serves Washington County in the Senate.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5395">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008scott-advocates-changes-education-human-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont election 2010 lieutenant governor's race 2010 Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:30:00 +0000 George Altshuler 5395 at http://addisonindependent.com