Wednesday, January 31, 2007Number 2 man at Boston College namedJack Neuhauser, professor and former academic VP at Boston College, named 16th President of Saint Michael’s CollegeCOLCHESTER, VT: John J. (Jack) Neuhauser, University Professor, Boston College, was named today the 16th president of Saint Michaels College, a liberal arts residential Catholic college located in the Burlington area of Vermont.Professor Neuhauser served from 1999 to 2005 as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College, and from 1977 to 1999 as dean and professor of the Boston College Carroll School of Management. Dr. Neuhauser, a computer scientist, will begin his position as president of Saint Michaels College on July 1, 2007.Ive come to know and admire Saint Michaels College as a trustee for five years, and quite literally, to know this place is to love it, Professor Neuhauser said, on being named the next president of the college. The academic qualities of Saint Michaels, its faculty commitment to scholarship and teaching, the enthusiasm and curiosity of its students, and its talented administration and staff, should put it in the first ranks of liberal arts colleges. That is the path I hope we will follow together, he said. I only hope to be able to continue the strong legacy of Marc and Dana vanderHeyden [Saint Michaels current president and his wife] and their predecessors.On behalf of the Board of Trustees, let me say, we couldnt be more pleased to have the honor of naming Jack Neuhauser as the 16th president of Saint Michael’s College, said Joseph Garrity, chairman of the Saint Michaels Board.Under the leadership of retiring President Marc vanderHeyden, Saint Michaels has achieved significant accomplishments, said Chairman Garrity, a 1978 graduate of Saint Michaels and retired COO/CFO of 4Kids Entertainment of New York City. In four of the last seven years, the Carnegie Foundation has named Saint Michael’s College professors as Vermont Professor of the Year. Our students have also been nationally recognized with the awarding of a Rhodes Scholar and Pickering Fellow within the last year, and in 2003 Saint Michaels was recognized with an invitation to host a chapter of the academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa on campus. Its easy to see why Saint Michaels has come to be included in Princeton Reviews Best 361 Colleges, Chairman Garrity said. Jack Neuhauser has the experience and skill to build on our momentum, to continue to build on our significant accomplishments, and to take us forward. he said.A glimpse at Jack Neuhausers career at Boston CollegeDuring his six years as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College, Professor Neuhauser was responsible for leadership of the faculty in seven schools and colleges, containing 670 full-time faculty members, and nearly 400 part-time. During this time the number of full-time faculty increased by 50 and the number of endowed professorships more than doubled, to 45. Half the new faculty were persons of color. During his tenure, grant funding doubled to over $40 million per year, and undergraduate applications increased by 50 percent, with a steady increase in quality. The university received the fourth highest number of applications of any private university in the United States, attracting over 22,000, and BC cemented its place as a top 40 national university in the U.S. News rankings.As dean of Boston Colleges Carroll School of Management, Professor Neuhauser led a redesign of the MBA program to promote socially responsible, ethical management and to offer several joint degree programs: MBA-MSA, MBA-JD and MBA-Ph.D. He is also credited with raising $20 million on his own for the Carroll School.Professor Neuhausers BackgroundA native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Neuhauser earned a bachelors degree in physics from Manhattan College in 1964, a masters in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, and a doctorate in operations research and statistics: mathematics, also from Rensselaer, in 1968. Professor Neuhauser is described as an academic leader who strives for excellence first, and as a person who is very comfortable providing leadership within the framework of a strong Catholic institution. Jack Neuhauser has been a member of the Saint Michael’s College Board of Trustees since 2001. He is the father of three grown children. He has completed the Boston Marathon seven times.About Saint Michaels CollegeSaint Michaels College, founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President Marc A. vanderHeyden, has been identified by U. S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years as one of the top15 Masters Universities in the North. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college located in the Burlington area of Vermont, Saint Michaels was recently invited to sponsor a chapter of the prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, on campus. Saint Michaels has 2,000 full-time undergraduate students, and some 500 graduate students and 200 international students. The College was named by Newsweek magazine a Hidden Treasure, one of 30 colleges recommended most frequently by guidance counselors for being schools that deserve more national recognition. Saint Michaels is included in Princeton Reviews The Best 361 Colleges: 2007 Edition.-30-
September 15, 2008 Colchester VT: MyWebGrocer announced today that is has completed the acquisition of the Buy4Now US operations. Buy4Now provides e-commerce solutions to grocery retailers. Under this acquisition, Buy4Now USA, located in New York, will operate as a subsidiary of MyWebGrocer. This will add retailers such as A&P, Roche Brothers and New Seasons Market to the MyWebGrocer client list. The majority of retail grocers engaged in e-commerce on the East Coast will now be clients of MyWebGrocer.”The combination of MyWebGrocer and Buy4Now is a perfect match of complementary companies” explains Rich Tarrant CEO of MyWebGrocer. “The Buy4now e-commerce application is perfect for those retailers looking for a fully customized solution offered through a traditional software license model. Those retailers using the Buy4Now applications will have the benefit and access to the many other solutions provided by MyWebGrocer that will be integrated into the e-commerce platform – including interactive circulars, email services, and our recipe engine. As a further benefit to both companies clients, this merger ads to the overall consumer traffic on our Advertising Network which is a significant new revenue source for all retailers. We are excited to add more great people – headed by Ali Murdoch to our industry leading team and their top notch customers, including Roche Brothers, A&P, Lunds Byerly’s and New Seasons Market to our rapidly growing family of retail partners.””The Combination of Buy4Now’s Enterprise consultative solution and MyWebGrocers deep toolset helps put our customers ahead in this dynamic market,” explains Ali Murdoch CEO of Buy4Now. “Joining MyWebGrocer will create growth opportunities for Buy4Now, our employees, and our valued customers. We are excited to begin this new chapter in our growth.”The acquisition provides Retail Grocers with one-stop-shopping for all of their digital tools and service needs. Shoppers can look forward to more online grocery services in more markets, saving them time and money.About MyWebGrocer:MyWebGrocer was one of the first to launch online Software as a Service for retail grocers in 1999. MyWebGrocer increases basket size, acquires new customers, retains current customers, and drives revenue in-store and online business for their clients. MyWebGrocer has the largest grocery advertising network in the country covering 85% of the US, earning their clients direct ad revenue. Some of their clients include Shoprite, Lowes Food Stores, Big Y, Food Lion and 90 other leading grocery chains. For more information please visit www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external) or call 1-888-662-2284.About Buy4Now: Buy4Now is an Irish company that was founded in 2000 with the backing of shareholders such as Superquinn, Heitons plc and Eircom. Buy4Now provides fully managed e-commerce solutions for grocery and general merchandising retailers in the Irish and European markets. Buy4nows complete solution allows unique customized web stores built upon the Shop4Now platform, Order Management and Fulfillment software, Helpdesk, Email Campaign management combined with 24×7 management and hosting support. ###
Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce that they have made a Leadership Partner Pledge in the amount of $1,500 to the Upper Valley Housing Coalition. Ledyard National Bank proudly supports the Upper Valley Housing Coalition s mission to promote balanced communities that provide an adequate supply of housing for the region s workforce.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the holding company for Ledyard National Bank. Ledyard National Bank, founded in 1991, is a full service community bank offering a broad range of banking, investment, tax and wealth management services in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Ledyard National Bank has eight offices with locations in Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire and in Norwich, Vermont.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc. shares can be bought and sold through the NASD sanctioned Pink Sheets under the trading symbol LFGP. Shares may be traded through an individual s broker. For more information, please refer to the Investor Relations section of the bank s website at www.ledyardbank.com(link is external) or contact the Company s Chief Financial Officer, Gregory D. Steverson.Source: Ledyard, Hanover, NH
At its June 4 meeting the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved a resolution renaming the addition to Vermont Technical College s Morrill Hall Robert G. Clarke Hall, in honor of retiring VSC Chancellor and former VTC President Robert G. Clarke. VTC President Ty Handy recommended naming the addition to Morrill Hall on the Randolph campus Robert G. Clarke Hall in recognition of Clarke s outstanding service, and on behalf of the staff, students and faculty of Vermont Technical College.Clarke was President of Vermont Technical College from July 1984 through November 1999. During his tenure as VTC president Clarke oversaw the creation of many successful collaborations between VTC, the VSC and the State of Vermont, including Vermont Interactive Television, the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, the Vermont Small Business Development Center, the Vermont Tech Enterprise Center, the Technology Extension Division and the Vermont Academy of Science and Technology.Clarke became Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges in November 1999. Throughout his tenure as leader of the system, the VSC experienced strong growth and increased financial stability. Full-time equivalent enrollment at the colleges grew over forty percent. Clarke oversaw numerous organizational improvements across the five schools, including an unprecedented implementation of a single administrative information system, course catalog and transcript; consolidation of key functional areas to increase efficiency and effectiveness; implementation of system-wide performance indicators, graduation standards and other accountability measures; greatly expanded web-based programs and services for students and employees; and improved labor and employee relations.In recognition of Clarke s exemplary leadership and dedication to Vermont Technical College and the Vermont State College system during his twenty-four years of service, the VSC Board of Trustees approved renaming the addition to Morrill Hall Robert G. Clarke Hall, effective July 1, 2009.Vermont s state colleges include Castleton State College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College and Vermont Technical College.Source: Vermont State Colleges. June 4, 2009 ###
The newly released Early Care and Education–Investing in Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers highlights the long-term value of high-quality early care and education, the issues parents and providers face, and what still needs to be done to assure that all of Vermont’s children are given the best start possible. It was produced by The Permanent Fund for the Well-Being of Vermont Children, the A.D. Henderson Foundation, and the Vermont Community Foundation and is the latest topic to be explored for the Understanding Vermont series.Science shows that brain development peaks from birth to five, forming the behaviors and skills that will prepare children for success in school, the workplace, and the community. Where and how the youngest Vermonters spend these first few years has an enormous affect on their future.This concise report explores an issue that impacts all Vermonters. When children enter kindergarten ready to learn, it results in improved high school graduation rates and higher earnings later in life. It also reduces the need for intervention programs and is essential for both our current and future workforce.“We know that 71% of Vermonters in this birth to 5 age range spend at least part of their time in the care of someone other than their parents,” says Christine Zachai, Executive Director of the Permanent Fund for the Well-Being of Vermont Children. “This report summarizes what that care looks like and how to make sure that all of our children have a high-quality experience.””Parents find it a challenge to afford high quality care for their children, and it is often difficult for them to compare the quality of different options,” adds Eddie Gale, Program Director at the A. D. Henderson Foundation. “Child care providers have several good opportunities for professional development, but time, cost, and location of training can all be barriers to participating.”As a result of this report, The Permanent Fund established a new Early Care and Education Fund dedicated to expanding access to affordable, high-quality child care and preschool for all Vermont families; supporting the professional development and training of Vermont’s early care and education providers; and helping our state’s workforce and economy prosper. “Philanthropy can be most effective when donors work together for a common purpose. This fund allows individuals to pool their donations and make strategic investments in solutions,” explains Vermont Community Foundation President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay.Source: Early Care and Education Fund. www.understandingvt.org(link is external).
Draker Laboratories, a provider of turnkey monitoring systems for commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems in Burlington, has been selected by Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:PPRW), a global leader in the development, design, engineering, and construction of solar power systems for commercial, government, and utility markets in the United States and Europe, to monitor energy production at several PV facilities the company is developing. One example of Draker and Premier Power working together is on a 2 megawatt (MW) warehouse and distribution facility project in Torrance and Carson, CA, where Draker will supply data acquisition and monitoring equipment for the solar electric generating project Premier designed and is constructing.‘Premier Power’s strong presence in North America and Europe for integrating and installing commercial-scale solar PV systems is a perfect fit for Draker’s product depth,’ said Chach Curtis, chief executive officer of Draker Laboratories. ‘We appreciate the confidence the Premier Power team has placed in us and look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.’Commenting on the decision to partner with Draker, Miguel De Anquin, chief operating officer for Premier Power said, ‘We were impressed by the breadth and depth of Draker’s turnkey solution, which includes hardware, a web interface and field services, and feel that the company’s track record, commitment to quality, and reliability makes them an ideal choice for projects we are engineering and constructing. We welcome the opportunity to continue working with Draker in 2011 and beyond.’About Draker LaboratoriesDraker Laboratories provides highly accurate and reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets. As a supplier of complete, end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker provides turnkey systems that combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive Web-based data management system and unmatched customer support. For more information, visitwww.drakerlabs.com(link is external).About Premier PowerPremier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. is a leading global provider of large and small-scale solar power systems, delivering unmatched experience to commercial, governmental and residential customers throughout North America and Europe. Premier Power designs, engineers and integrates the solar industry’s leading products. Premier Power’s technologies and services have enabled its customers to maximize clean energy output along with project savings. Today, Premier Power designs and deploys the most innovative solar electric systems through market-leading innovation and exceptional customer service. Premier Power is headquartered in El Dorado Hills, CA and has common stock quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbolPPRW.OB. Additional information is available at the Company’s website at www.premierpower.com(link is external).Forward-Looking StatementsThis release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the business of Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. (’Premier’), which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including all business uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, some of which are beyond Premier’s control. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on Premier’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Premier will be those anticipated by Premier. Premier undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.Source: BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Draker Laboratories. 10.12.2010
Governor-elect Shumlin today announced that Commissioner Andrew Pallito will remain in his post as Commissioner of Corrections.”There is no question addressing the challenge of corrections, which is the second largest area of growth in our state’s budget, is ambitious,” said Shumlin. “Vermonters can no longer afford to spend more on corrections than on higher education. In order to realize the cost efficiencies we anticipate through justice reinvestment, it is extremely important that we have someone with Andy’s experience. Andy has both the vision and the experience necessary to ensure that we will reduce recidivism and achieve cost savings in our corrections system.”Andrew Pallito joined the Vermont Department of Corrections in January of 2001 after serving nearly nine years in other parts of the Vermont State Government. He began his public service career with the Department’s parent organization, the Agency of Human Services in August of 1992. Since coming to the Vermont Department of Corrections, he has served as both the Management Executive and the Deputy Commissioner and in 2008, was appointed to his current position as Commissioner.As Management Executive, Andrew was responsible for the administrative, financial, information technology and training needs, including the Vermont Correctional Academy, of the Department. Upon his appointment as Deputy Commissioner in September of 2006, he was responsible for all operational functions including all Vermont Correctional Facilities and Probation and Parole Offices. As Commissioner, Andrew also serves on the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council which oversees the training of individuals from all law enforcement agencies throughout Vermont and is the current Vice President of the Northeast Association of Correctional Administrators (NACA).A 2005 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute at the Snelling Center for Government, Andrew holds a bachelors degree from Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey.Source: Shumlin’s office. 12.23.2010
The fifth annual Exhibition at Grafton organizing committee announces the winners in the juried art show event, which concludes on September 7. One best in show award and four merit awards were given at the artist awards reception on August 27. There are three Vermont winners. The free event, which is held August 26 through September 7, features more than 50 works of art in oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media as well as sculptures in various medium. Art is displayed in Grafton Village at The Old Tavern at Grafton Inn and Hunter Gallery of Fine Art. While Grafton was hit hard by Hurricane Irene, both properties are intact and the show continues to run. Visitors can access Grafton through Townshend via Route 35 and through Chester. Best in Show 2011: Nest Affair (watercolor and gunpowder), Carol Anne Centre of Langdon, NH. Award of Excellence: Still Water Lake Como (pastel), Mallory Lake of Marlboro, Vt. Donald L Kissel Award: Abandoned Factory and Falcons (oil / canvas), Charlie Hunter of Bellows Falls, Vt. John Alford Award: Ted (watercolor), Robert J. O’Brien of Weathersfield, Vt. Innkeepers Award: Smith Pond September Sunrise (pastel), Kate Beetle of Alstead, NH The juried collection of work was judged by two returning Vermont-based judges: Janie Cohen, Museum Director of the Fleming Museum in Burlington and Jamie Franklin, Curator at the Bennington Museum. Visit ExhibitionatGrafton.com for more details on the show.
Draker Laboratories (www.drakerlabs.com(link is external)), the industry’s leading provider of high performance turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring, today introduced its innovative Solar Prospector site assessment system. Solar Prospector is a comprehensive, turnkey solution for PV developers who need bankable energy projections to secure project financing. Solar Prospector allows stakeholders to better understand project risks and uncertainties through improved solar resource assessment at potential PV project sites. First previewed at InterSolar 2011, Draker will showcase Solar Prospector at the upcoming Solar Power International show in Dallas, TX, October 17 ‘ 20, 2011 (booth #100). Solar Prospector features advanced meteorological instrumentation and a standalone data acquisition platform for capturing and recording site-specific environmental conditions including horizontal and tilted-plane irradiance, wind speed and ambient temperature. Solar Prospector is built upon a rugged stainless steel tripod that houses Draker’s state-of-the art data acquisition system, weather instrumentation and standalone power supply. Collected data is transmitted wirelessly to Draker’s remote servers and is accessed via an intuitive web interface. Solar Prospector also includes a backup power supply and redundant, on-site data storage to prevent data loss. With Solar Prospector developers can gather and analyze actual environmental data from a prospective site, helping to reduce project risk by lowering the uncertainty of solar resource projections based on satellite data alone. Customers also have access to Draker’s extensive component library, which they can use to evaluate multiple project configurations and optimize energy projections. To gather sufficient site data, Solar Prospector is typically deployed for a period of 12 months or more at a potential solar project site. At the end of the assessment period, Draker correlates the high-resolution ground data to long-term satellite data and reference station data to generate a site-specific energy assessment and uncertainty analysis. This investment-grade report lowers solar resource uncertainty and increases confidence in energy projections, resulting in lower cost of capital and higher ROI for developers. Commenting on the company’s latest innovation, Draker CEO Charles ‘Chach’ Curtis said, ‘Solar Prospector delivers what the industry’s leading developers increasingly have been requesting from Draker. By reducing project risk through more accurate resource assessment, Solar Prospector will lower developers’ cost of capital on new solar power plants. This will improve project financial returns and stimulate more clean energy development. It’s a win-win.’ The Solar Prospector site assessment system can be either leased for the duration of the solar prospecting period or purchased from Draker. As with all Draker products and services, customers can access product support for Solar Prospector from Draker technicians online and by phone, whether the system is leased or purchased. About DrakerDraker Laboratories provides accurate and highly reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial and utility-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets. As a supplier of end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker’s turnkey systems combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive web-based data management system and unmatched customer support. www.drakerlabs.com(link is external)BURLINGTON, VT, USA ‘ October 12, 2011 – Draker Laboratories
Setback to Kinder Morgan’s Canadian Oil Sands Pipeline Project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:British Columbia will not allow Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd to begin work on public land for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion until it “meaningfully” consults aboriginal communities, provincial officials said on Thursday. The $5.5 billion project through British Columbia, which secured federal government approval last year, would almost triple the capacity of the current Trans Mountain pipeline. The project’s prospect has become more uncertain after a left-leaning government took power in British Columbia in June, although the administration has since softened its rhetoric. British Columbia Environment Minister George Heyman told reporters in Vancouver it is unlikely that Kinder Morgan can begin work on public land by its September construction target. British Columbia will also seek to participate in court cases against federal approval of the project, Heyman said. Kinder Morgan said in a statement it takes the British Columbia government’s comments seriously and remains willing to meet with provincial officials. The company, which has scheduled most major work for next year, said Heyman’s announcement will not affect its timeline for Trans Mountain construction. But shares in Kinder Morgan Canada and Houston-based parent Kinder Morgan Inc fell soon after the minister’s comments and ended down 3.7 percent and 1.8 percent respectively.More: British Columbia throws wrench in Kinder Morgan pipeline plan