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Vermont Health Connect Website Temporarily Shut Down

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state is temporarily shutting down the Vermont Health Connect website so it can be fixed before the start of the next enrollment period in November. Shumlin and other state officials said at a Tuesday …

Endangered Birds Halt Dune Project in Long Island, N.Y.

A federal judge has temporarily halted a dune replenishment project on New York’s Fire Island over concerns it could harm an endangered bird population. Newsday reports Judge Sandra Feuerstein’s ruling on Sept. 12 stops work at Smith Point County Park …

Metro-North Train Crash Settlements Reached in Connecticut

Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad, lawyers involved in the case said Monday. Terms of the deals …

FNA Insurance Services Hires Quirk as AVP in New York

FNA Insurance Services in New Hyde Park, New York, has hired Stephen J. Quirk as assistant vice president of executive benefits, responsible for overseeing the growth of individual life, disability and long term care products and services for FNA’s network …

AIG’s Regional Casualty Exec Thomas Joins Victor O. Schinnerer in Maryland

Underwriting manager Victor O. Schinnerer & Company Inc. in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has hired Scott P. Thomas as senior vice president and senior underwriting manager leading the firm’s property/casualty segment of its Architects & Engineers program and the International P/C …

Rebuilding Slow After New Jersey Boardwalk Fire

Rebuilding is slow one year after a fire devoured more than four blocks of boardwalk and destroyed more than 50 businesses in two New Jersey shore towns. The boardwalk that was lost on Sept. 12, 2013, has been rebuilt between …

Rhode Island’s FM Global Announces Promotions

FM Global has promoted six executives to new senior management roles, effective Oct. 1, 2014. Bret N. Ahnell, senior vice president, Western division manager, will become an executive vice president. He will oversee various divisions within the company, including underwriting …

Berkley FinSecure in Maryland Promotes Martin to Director of Sales

Berkley FinSecure, a W. R. Berkley company based in Towson, Maryland, has promoted Jon Martin to vice president and director of sales. In his new role, Martin will be responsible for management of Berkley FinSecure’s nationwide network of regional sales …

Occidental to Pay $190M in New Jersey River Pollution Case

Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s chemical unit agreed to pay $190 million to cover its liability for the cleanup of the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, state officials said. Occidental Chemical is the legal successor to Diamond Shamrock Chemical Co., which …

Workplace Fatalities Declined 15% Last Year in Virginia

Labor officials say workplace deaths dropped in Virginia and nationwide last year. According to a preliminary report released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Virginia saw workplace fatalities decline 15 percent to 126 in 2013. The Virginian-Pilot reports that 43 …

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