Jason Patnaude calls it the worst day of his life. Patnaude, 54, attended vocational school in Essex after graduating high school, leaving early to install Megabucks machines. Two and a half years later, he was let go when the machines became obsolete. "My daughter was three months old, we built a house, and bought a
Vermont’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would incorporate Vermont ideas on a national level to spur the creation of more employee-owned businesses. Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with freshman New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan, introduced two bills late last week aimed at expanding the number of small employee-owned ventures.