The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2004 award winners. The annual competition recognizes excellence in interactive media production among firms, individuals and in-house multi-media departments.Tag New Media was recognized for their excellence in interactive media production with two Silver awards in the Flash™ Category for their latest Rossignol microsites. The microsites for Rossignol’s new Zenith skis and Soft®Light boots can be viewed at www.rossignol.com(link is external).Tag New Media (TNM) is a Web design and development studio based in Burlington, Vermont. Since 1996, TNM has focused on delivering value to their clients through thoughtfully conceived and appropriate interactive design and technology solutions – solutions that address core business objectives.”Once again, Tag New Media has done outstanding work for our brand on a global level. Though being honored by the Horizon Interactive Award for our Zenith and our Soft®Light minisites is wonderful, more importantly,” said Jeanne-Marie Gand, V.P. Communications & Advertising at Rossignol, “we feel that those minisites are actually delivering informed consumers to the stores who will be positively influenced to buy our products.”
Registration closes todayDistinguished CitizenAward DinnerOctober 7, 2008ChristopherBarbieriGreen Mountain CouncilBoy Scouts of Americawww.scoutingvermont.org(link is external)To attend: Call 802-244-5189The Distinguished Citizen AwardThe Boy Scouts of America has beenfostering the values of citizenship andleadership in Americas youth since1910. In those years, more than 110million young men and women havecounted themselves as Scoutingalumni.There is no better way to foster positivevalues and to highlight the traits thatAmerica stands for then by having positiveand active role models to copy.The Green Mountain Council, BoyScouts of America recognizes and appreciatesthe service, leadership and visionof Christopher Barbieri. The youthof Vermont have a great role model tolook up to in Chris Barbieri.The Green Mountain Council is honoredand proud to present the DistinguishedCitizen Award to ChristopherBarbieri.
Comments Sought on Revised Cleanup Plan for Burlington’s Pine Street Canal Superfund Site(Boston, Mass. – Dec. 17, 2008) – Following a careful review of previous work, EPA is seeking public input on recommended modifications to part of the underwater cap at the Pine Street Canal Superfund Site in Burlington, Vermont.EPA’s proposed modification is contained in a document called a draft “Explanation of Significant Differences” that proposes steps to repair and augment a leaking portion of the underwater cap installed several years ago. In 2006, EPA performed a “5-Year Review” of previous work at the Burlington site, and found that some portions of the cap are leaking oil and coal tar.The cleanup of the Pine Street Canal Site, performed in 2003 and 2004, has been largely effective in preventing contamination that exists beneath the canal from moving into the canal, but oily sheens and globules of coal tar have been observed periodically in a 450 foot-long portion of the canal since 2005.EPA’s recommended modification of the cap will address the ongoing migration of leaking oil and coal tar (collectively referred to as nonaqueous phase liquid, or NAPL). In areas where NAPL is seeping, the cap will be partially replaced and/or augmented with a new cap system that will capture NAPL before it is released into the canal. The NAPL that accumulates will periodically be removed and shipped off site for treatment or disposal in an approved facility.EPA will accept written public comment on the draft modifications from Dec. 22, 2008 to Jan. 27, 2009.Site Background: A manufactured gas plant operated at the Pine Street Canal site from 1895 to 1966. Operations at the plant included disposal of wastes from the gasification process, including coal tars. Manufactured gas wastes were placed in and migrated to a canal on the site, which had been built in the mid-1800’s to serve lumber yards in the area.A remedy to remove coal tar and place excavated contaminated sediments into a disposal facility to be constructed on the site was proposed by EPA in 1992, and withdrawn six months later, due to considerable community opposition to the proposal. From 1994-1998, additional studies were conducted by companies responsible for the contamination under the auspices of EPA, the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) and the Pine Street Barge Canal Coordinating Council, a citizen’s advisory group. In 1998, the Coordinating Council recommended constructing a cap over contaminated sediments in the canal and nearby wetlands, and restoring the wetlands, so that ecological risks at the site would be addressed.EPA adopted the recommendation of the Coordinating Council and issued a “Record of Decision” in 1998 that called for capping the contaminated sediment and soil in the canal and adjacent wetlands to address risk to ecological receptors; long term monitoring; and the imposition of land use restrictions on the site to prevent migration or unacceptable human exposure to contaminants.Construction of the cap was completed in March 2003. In the summer of 2004, the cap was further extended over a portion of the western bank of the canal, after it was discovered that NAPL was migrating along historic cribbing and the root systems of dead trees, and accumulating in pools on the ground and on the surface of the subaqueous cap.Oily sheens and globules of coal tar were once again observed floating on the surface water at the southern end of the canal in the spring of 2005. In 2006, in a five-year review of the remedial action, EPA made the determination that the remedy was not meeting the performance standard for isolation of contamination in those areas where releases were observed.Subsequent studies conducted by the parties responsible for the implementation of the cleanup, under the supervision of EPA and VT DEC, concluded that NAPL is migrating upwards through the existing cap, into the water column, primarily when gas bubbles are released from the peat below the cap during warm weather. Since 2005, absorbent booms placed across the canal have prevented the contamination from entering Lake Champlain.More information:EPA cleanup activities at the Pine Street Canal Superfund Site(www.epa.gov/ne/superfund/sites/pinestreet(link is external))The draft ESD and additional EPA technical reports and documents are available for public review in the site information repositories located in Burlington, Vermont at the Fletcher Free Public Library, 235 College Street, and the, Bailey-Howe Library at the University of Vermont.# # #
Average retail gasoline prices in Vermont have fallen 7.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.70/g, according to gasoline price website VermontGasPrices.com.Including the change in gas prices in Vermont during the past week, prices yesterday were 11.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 18.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 5.9 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.Source: VermontGasPrices.com. 6.14.2010