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Officials Team Up to Fight Opioid Crisis in Vermont Community

Burlington, Vt., officials and community partners are teaming up to combat a spike in opioid-related deaths. Vermont saw a 38 percent increase in opioid-related deaths from 2015 to 2016. Mayor Miro Weinberger joined the city’s police chief and other officials …

Con Ed to Pay $153M to Settle New York City Explosion Charges

Consolidated Edison has agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges over a 2014 gas explosion in East Harlem that killed eight people and injured about 50. The settlement was approved on Thursday by the state’s Public Service Commission. The …

Maine Lawmaker Wants to Block Car Insurance Hikes Based on Age

A Maine state senator is looking to protect senior citizens in the state from having car insurance rates go up because of their ages. Sen. Bill Diamond, a Windham Democrat, says his bill follows up on insurance giant Progressive’s attempt …

Delaware DOI Begins National Search for New Captive Insurance Bureau Director

The Delaware Department of Insurance has announced that it has begun the search for a new Director of the Bureau of Captive Insurance and Financial Products once current director Steve Kinion’s contract expires April 1, 2017. This is because the …

Student Allowed Back at New Hampshire Prep School after Sex Case

A judge has allowed a student to return to a New Hampshire prep school, months after his mother alleged the school wrongfully expelled him after he had sex with another student. Both sides reached an agreement signed by a federal …

AIG to Sell Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Ski Operations After Seven Decades

American International Group Inc., the insurer that’s been divesting assets to narrow its focus, agreed to sell ski operations at Vermont’s Stowe Mountain to Vail Resorts Inc. AIG will retain majority ownership of the base area, which includes a 312-room …

All Risks Acquires American Management Advisors in Pennsylvania

All Risks Ltd., an independent wholesaler based in Hunt Valley, Md., has announced the acquisition of American Management Advisors Inc. (AMA) located in Pennsylvania. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Following the acquisition, Janet Smith-Hogeland, President of American Management …

Markel Corporation Names Dillon Underwriting Assurance Director in Virginia

Markel Corporation, a financial holding company headquartered in Richmond, Va., has named Ashley Dillon underwriting assurance director on the product line leadership team. Dillon is located in Markel’s headquarters in Richmond, Va., and reports to Chief Underwriting Officer Robin Russo. …

Sirius XM Wins Dismissal of Turtles Copyright Lawsuit in New York

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. on Thursday won the dismissal of a New York copyright lawsuit over the satellite radio company’s playing of older songs by the 1960s band The Turtles and other artists, reducing the size of a related settlement …

Virginia Assembly Passes Bill to Prevent Identity Theft

A bill that seeks to protect Virginians from losing their income tax refunds to identity thieves won final approval Wednesday in the General Assembly. The bill’s sponsor, Del. Mark Keam, D-Vienna, said thieves can steal information from the payroll system …

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