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Ben and Jerry's

Our 17 Favorite Phish Moments Since Phish Food Launched 17 Years Ago

On March 18th, 1997, Ben & Jerry’s and Vermont-based jam band Phish launched Phish Food®, Chocolate Ice Cream with Gooey Marshmallow Swirls, Caramel Swirls & Fudge Fish. It’s been a well-loved, iconic flavor ever since. On this 17th anniversary, we look back at our 17 favorite Phish moments since the flavor launched.

Green Mountain Power

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Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee

Vermont Yankee employs 630 people who live in communities throughout the region. Many devote their spare time to activities such as volunteer firefighting and ambulance crews, little league coaching, scouting and a full range of community service organizations.

The men and women at Vermont Yankee are proud of the contribution they make to the region's energy needs. Not only does Vermont Yankee meet the electricity needs of the region, but its lower-cost power generates significant consumer savings on electricity. Furthermore, Vermont Yankee and its employees are proud of the facility's safety record and its ability to produce pollution-free energy, which goes a long way to keeping the Green Mountain State green.

Vermont Gas Systems

Vermont Gas Systems was established in 1965 to supply natural gas to 6,400 customers in Chittenden and Franklin Counties. Over the years, residents and businesses in these communities have recognized natural gas to be a clean, efficient and abundant form of energy. Over 40,000 customers now recognize Vermont Gas’ commitment to providing safe, economical service.

The Vermont Gas story begins in the abundant natural gas fields of Alberta, Canada. Our natural gas is transported across Canada via the TransCanada PipeLine and enters Vermont Gas Systems’ main pipeline at Highgate, on the Vermont/Canada border. Our customers are served through a network of more than 650 miles of underground transmission and distribution lines.

The strength and financial stability of Vermont Gas is supported by its corporate family. Gaz Métro of Montréal, Québec owns Northern New England Energy Corporation, which in turn owns Vermont Gas. Gaz Métro is Quebec's largest natural gas company.

Vermont Electric Co-op

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is warning consumers about a telephone scam that preys on utility cutomers. Like other cooperatives around the coutry, VEC has received reports from customers who are being contacted by scammers asking for credit card information.

The scam involves a phone call to a consumer by a perpetrator posing as a VEC employee seeking immediate payment for service. Consumers are threatened with having service disconnected within 30 minutes unless they make a credit card payment by phone.

Washington Electric Co-op

On September 25, 2012 a group of visitors from Washington Electric Co-op took a tour of First Wind’s 40 megawatt wind project in Sheffield, Vermont. WEC was an early supporter of this project, and now purchases 10% of the project’s generation. (Vermont Electric Co-op and Burlington Electric Department purchase the balance.)

Seven members of the Co-op’s Board of Directors, along with General Manager Avram Patt and WEC’s power supply consultant Patty Richards of La Capra Associates took the tour. The board members are: Barry Bernstein, Roger Fox, Don Douglas, Marion Milne, Roy Folsom, Annie Reed and Mary Just Skinner. First Wind staff members Josh Bagnato and Andrew Doaks were the tour guides.