different reports out this week paint two very different pictures of affordable
housing. One says housing is more
affordable for families than it’s been for 25 years. The
other says housing is unaffordable for many Vermonters.
increasing number of Vermont specialty food producers – many of them farmers – is
creating a demand for facilities where they can make their products. A
new business in Chittenden County is the latest food processing center to come on line
– and there are more in the planning stages.
month, the Vermont Country Store announced the appointment of Chris Vickers as
its new President and CEO. The
appointment continues a tradition of appointing a non-family member as CEO of the
3rd generation business.
has taken off. Kickstarter
is the best known crowdfunding site, but there are hundreds of online platforms
like it. They
enable entrepreneurs, artists and others to pitch an idea for a project and collect
donations to finance it. But
the day is coming when crowdfunding will be targeted to investors as well as
Police say last week’s arrests in a case involving the theft of more than $200,000
worth of coins from an Alburgh home were the result of a recent law intended to
help them track down stolen jewelry. But
authorities say some of the area’s cash for gold dealers are ignoring the law
and making it easy for thieves to sell stolen jewelry.