Cidery Delay

The Vermont Hard Cider Company, known for its Woodchuck Hard Cider, is delaying construction of a new cidery. The company says all the preliminaries (permitting, engineering, design, etc.) are taking longer than expected, so it won’t get started on the new $24 million facility in Middlbury until next year. VTHCC says sales are increasing at [...]

Broadband Build-outs Continue

Two announcements this week on the broadband front: Fairpoint Communications says the company is “boosting growth and speed in areas where demand is especially strong.”  Fairpoint says network upgrades will enable 69,000 residential customers, “to qualify for higher broadband speeds – up to 15M, based on distance.” (The company says business customers “can customize their [...]

Reaping The Benefits Of The Digital Era

With Public Post Vermont Public Radio takes advantage of electronic records to conduct more independent fact-finding for the benefit of Vermont. In aggregating government documents in a searchable online database, our newsroom has rethought the way we cover Vermont’s communities. Since we launched last year, we’ve already reaped the benefits of the digital era. For [...]