Some Northeast ski resorts open earlier than ever

November 25, 2013 Yahoo! News

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ski areas in the Northeast continue to pump millions of dollars in new high-tech snowmaking to draw early season skiers and riders and to ensure their slopes will remain snowy into the spring. An early cold snap allowed resorts from Vermont to Maine to fire up snow guns in the beginning [...]

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Sites in Calif., Fla., Texas to take part in program to reduce wait times at customs stations

August 3, 2013 Yahoo! News

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Six locations in California, Florida and Texas are going to be taking part in a pilot program designed to reduce the time people have to wait while entering the country by having the sponsoring organization help pay the costs of additional border officers. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; El Paso, Texas; the [...]

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Calif., Fla., Texas sites get customs program

August 2, 2013 Yahoo! News

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Six locations in California, Florida and Texas are going to be taking part in a pilot program designed to reduce the time people have to wait while entering the country by having the sponsoring organization help pay the costs of additional border officers. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; El Paso, Texas; [...]

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Development group buys block in Newport, Vt.

July 25, 2013 Yahoo! News

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A piece of the big economic development puzzle being assembled in northern Vermont appears to be falling into place. The Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative has announced it has reached a purchase-and-sale agreement for a block in downtown Newport that it plans to demolish and replace. A closing on the deal [...]

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Private groups to pony up for shorter lines at customs

July 14, 2013 Yahoo! News

Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:00 am Private groups to pony up for shorter lines at customs Associated Press | MONTPELIER, Vt. — A ski area in northern Vermont and several other points around the country want more officers at border crossings and customs terminals, and they’re willing to pay for it — not because [...]

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Major improvements slated for Newport airport

July 12, 2013 Yahoo! News

The state airport just south of town has rarely proven busy enough to lure much investment in recent years. Its two-room terminal dates back to 1940. There are no facilities for a charter jet to spend a winter night under cover. Flight Design USA’s CTLS carbon fiber aircraft, which will be assembled at a new [...]

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Vt. airport to host small plane manufacturer

July 12, 2013 Yahoo! News

COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say a German light aircraft manufacturer is going to set up operations at the Newport State Airport creating 25 jobs. The expansion was announced Thursday by Gov. Peter Shumlin and the owners of the Jay Peak resort who are leading an economic charge designed to create thousands of jobs [...]

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Newport airport lands small airplane manufacturer

July 12, 2013 Yahoo! News

NEWPORT, Vt. – The Newport State Airport is taking off. The owners of Jay Peak and Governor Peter Shumlin announced Thursday a development plan for the airport estimated at $20 million. “It’s a new idea and it’s a worldwide market,” Stenger said. German company Flight Design will expand to the Northeast Kingdom, building and shipping [...]

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Cities Seek Expedited Customs

July 11, 2013 Yahoo! News

Email Print Montpelier — A ski area in northern Vermont and several other points around the country want more officers at border crossings and customs terminals, and they’re willing to pay for it — not because they want to keep anybody out, but to get them in quicker. The Jay Peak ski resort, the Miami [...]

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Clamoring for more customs officers

July 11, 2013 Yahoo! News

Montpelier, Vt. A ski area in northern Vermont and several other points around the country want more officers at border crossings and customs terminals, and they’re willing to pay for it — not because they want to keep anybody out, but to get them in quicker. The Jay Peak ski resort, the Miami airport and [...]

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