Cabot Creamery drops ‘Vermont’ from label
MONTPELIER (AP) -- Cheese maker Cabot Creamery has dropped the word "Vermont" from its label because of concerns over accuracy in advertising.
A Cabot official said a discussion with the state attorney general’s office prompted the change.
State rules say dairy products labeled "Vermont" have to be made in the state and get 75 percent of their milk in Vermont. Cabot’s butter is made in Massachusetts, with some cream from New York and New England.
Assistant Attorney General Elliot Berg says Cabot could use Vermont on its label but would also have to list where the milk is from.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says removing Vermont from the label is unfortunate and says he believes there’s enough Vermont milk in Cabot products for Vermont to appear on the labels.
talk to Canadian manufacturers
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- North Country business owners are telling more than 100 Canadian manufacturers about opportunities to expand their operations into northern New Hampshire.
Their trip to Quebec on Wednesday is showcasing Coos County as an area where companies can expand, place their products into the U.S. market and still be close to home.
The trip is sponsored by Public Service of New Hampshire. Also taking part is the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, community leaders and
George Bald, commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, says the one-day trip builds on a good relationship and coincides with the state’s efforts in travel and tourism to attract more visitors from Quebec to New Hampshire.
Mass. will enforce state health law
BOSTON (AP) -- Officials in Massachusetts say the state will forge ahead with its landmark 2006 health care law even if the Supreme Court strikes down a similar federal law signed by President Barack Obama.
But that doesn’t mean there won’t be some fallout here.
Glen Shor, executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority which helps oversee the state law, said eliminating the federal law could cost Massachusetts hundreds of millions in aid.
Although the state law provided an inspiration for Obama, there are critical areas were the federal law helps expand coverage in Massachusetts, including offering subsidized insurance for more lower income families.
Shor said that whatever the court decides, Massachusetts will continue to enforce the state law and look for ways to rein in the spiraling cost of care.
Medical marijuana businesses stirring
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Rules have yet to be drafted for buying and selling medical marijuana in Connecticut, but a home-grown industry is already stirring.
An Arizona businessman visited the state on Tuesday to promote his dispensing machine and a lawyer says he will shift much of his business to representing clients with medical conditions seeking permission to buy marijuana.
Bruce Bedrick, chief executive of Medbox Inc. in Scottsdale, Ariz., was in Hartford on Tuesday to show off a "mock dispensary" that would make medical marijuana available to eligible patients.
Business owners will have to be patient. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed Connecticut’s medical marijuana legislation into law on June 1, prompting the Department of Consumer Protection to only now start writing regulations. Commissioner William Rubenstein said rules are not expected to be in place until next year.