"In Vermont, The Passing of a Dynasty", U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 6, 1976, p. 72

"Vermont Marble Company Considering Expansion", Rutland Herald, Feb. 10, 1977

"Vermont Marble Lays Off 45 Workers Temporarily", Rutland Herald, Jan. 28, 1982

"Marble Plant to Close; 15 Workers Laid Off", Rutland Herald, Feb. 4, 1982

1. OMYA answers quarry questions. Omya, Inc. responds to questions from Brandon residents on zoning extension for the Smoke Rise Quarry. RHD, Feb 23 1985, 9:3

2. The Brandon zoning board grants permit to OMYA Inc. to allow expansion of its marble quarry. Rutland Herald [Rutland Herald (RHD)], Apr 18 1985, 19:3

3. Complaints are leveled against quarry in Brandon. The Brandon Planning Commission tells Zoning Administrator Jane DeAngelis that if the OMYA company has violated permit conditions at its Smoke Rise Quarry, she should issue a cease and desist order. RHD, Sep 10 1986, 18:1

4. OMYA wins its third consecutive Crossroads Arts Council Spelling contest. RHD, Mar 17 1990, 17:1

5. Witnesses testify that aging, not quarry blasts, caused damage to a South Wallingford home. RHD, Mar 25 1991, 13:5 

6. Couple Press Their Claim in Court That Quarry Blasts Damaged Home, A South Wallingford couple claims that blasts in a neighboring quarry damaged their home. RHD, Jun 19 1991, 13:2   photo,

7. Homeowner Says Blasting Made Couple "Very Nervous,"A South Wallingford couple sues quarry owners for damage allegedly done to their home by quarry blasts. RHD, Jun 20 1991, 20:1 

8. Couple, Companies Settle Out of Court. A South Wallingford couple and the quarries that they sued because of alleged quarry blast induced damage to their home settled out of court. RHD, Jun 27 1991, 15:3  

9. Vincent Sadowski named new manager at OMYA plant in Florence. RHD, Jul 24 1991, 10:1 photo,

10. New Plant seen as energy saver. New cogeneration facility at the OMYA marble plant in Florence is seen as a great energy saver and a pathbreaking example of how the state should provide for its long-term electric power needs. RHD, Jun 4 1992, 13:1 photos

11. OMYA Inc. announces it will close its New Haven marble processing plant at the end of the year. RHD, Oct 9 1992, 15:3

12. OMYA Inc. plant in New Haven will close its doors; 32 could lose jobs at the marble company. Burlington Free Press, Oct 10 1992, 4a:5

13. Vermont Marble Sale is Off, Rutland Herald, Nov. 9, 1992

13a. "Proud Marble Soon Memory--Swiss Company Closing Longtime Proctor Plant", Rutland Herald, Jan. 28, 1993

13b. "Proud Marble Soon Memory--For Remaining Workers Sad Conclusion to History", Rutland Herald, Jan. 28, 1993

14. OMYA, a calcium carbonate maker in Proctor, appoints Jeremy Croggon its new president. RHD, Aug 19 1993, 12:2 photo

15. South Wallingford Couple Says Quarry's Noise, Dust Still a Hazard. Some residents in South Wallingford complain about the dust and noise from a nearby limestone quarry. RHD, Sep 26 1993, 1:1   photo,

16. The OMYA Marble Co. seeks an Act 250 permit to reopen several of its quarries in Florence. RHD, Nov 15 1993, 13:2 photo

17. As evidence of the fact that Vermont's marble industry remains strong, OMYA plans to expand its quarry in Middlebury. RHD, Nov 21 1993, 3:A:1 photo

18. Autopsy scheduled into trucker's death; George Thurston, Jr., received injuries at Omya Co. BFP, Mar 24 1994, 1B:1

18. Neighbors of four Florence quarries owned by OMYA protest their reopening at an Act 250 hearing. RHD, May 19 1994, 15:2 photo

19. The OMYA marble company receives an Act 250 permit to reopen four idle quarries. RHD, Aug 10 1994, 15:3

20. Proctor boys find a $33,673 check made out to OMYA Inc., and receive a $5 reward for returning it. RHD, Feb 17 1995, 15:2

21. Pluess Staufer Fails in Bid To Buy George Marble Company, Rutland Herald, July 22, 1995

22. Markowski Excavating, of Florence, receives and Act 250 permit to remove up to 50,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel per year from a re-activated pit purchased from OMYA Corp. RHD, Aug 1 1995, 13:1

23. A Florence man is charged with breaking into an OMYA plant. RHD, Sep 29 1995, 19:4

24. AN ANGRY OMYA SNARLS AT ACT 250 LAND INSPECTION. The Pluess-Staufer Industries Inc., the Swiss-owned quarrying company that owns significant land in Vermont and more than 4,000 acres in Rutland County alone, finally speaks up in an Act 250 case has has heretofore wanted to have nothing to do with. RHD, Aug 29 1996, 3A:1

25. OMYA lays off dozens of workers, Rutland Herald, January 24, 1997


27. OMYA PROPOSAL STIRS UP BRANDON. Local business owners hire a lawyer and are collecting money to finance an Act 250 battle, after learning that the OMYA marble company is proposing to double the number of tractor-trailer trucks traveling between their Middlebury quarry and their calcium carbonate plant in Florence. RHD, Jun 23 1997, 11:6

28. ROUTE 7 SAFETY. Plans by OMYA Inc. to double the number of truck trips between its marble quarry in Middlebury and its marble crushing facility in Florence make it all the more important for state highway officials to look closely at how safety can be improved on Route 7, claims editorial. RHD, Jun 25 1997, 10:1

29. OMYA: BRANDON GETS PARTY STATUS. Brandon officials seek and obtain party status for an upcoming Act 250 hearing related to OMYA marble company's truck traffic. RHD, Jun 25 1997, 13:2

30. Markets Keep Marble Industry Alive. Rutland Herald. July 14, 1997

31. OMYA'S ASSETS ARE GLOBAL. Article about OMYA Inc., one of five U.S. companies that operate under the banner of Pluess-Staufer Industries Inc. RHD, Jul 14 1997, 1:5

32. OMYA AN INTERNATIONAL CONCERN. The town of Brandon and a small village a continent away have something in common: both have concerns about the expansion of an OMYA marble quarry in their backyard. RHD, Jul 15 1997, 1:3 photo,

33. RESIDENTS SAY OMYA QUARRY GOOD NEIGHBOR. Most neighbors of OMYA Inc's open pit marble quarry say the day-to-day irritations are bearable and the company is responsive if a significant problem arises. RHD, Jul 21 1997, 1:4

34. BRANDON ASSAILS OMYA TRUCK TRAFFIC. Brandon residents argue against doubling the number of OMYA marble-carrying trucks at an Act 250 hearing. RHD, Jul 23 1997, 13:2 photo

35. AN OPINION ABOUT ROUTE 7. Robert Scarborough of Brandon, writes letter in support of OMYA Trucks new expansion, debunking critics to justify the criticisms. RHD, Aug 4 1997, 8:4

36. OMYA'S PLANS HINGE ON TRAFFIC. As Omya Inc. file an act 250 application to expand their calcium carbonate plant in Florence, District Environmental Coordinator says that the application is incomplete because it does not say how many of its trucks will use the already busy Route 7. RHD, Aug 5 1997, 1:1 photo

37. OMYA's Plan Raises Traffic Concerns, Burlington Free Press, August 7, 1997

38. PLANNERS SUPPORT OMYA RAIL USE. The Addison County Regional Planning Commission takes a stand favoring rail shipment of marble from OMYA's quarry in Middlebury, with Act 250 limitations on additional traffic between there and Pittsford while that option is investigated more thoroughly. RHD, Aug 26 1997, 11:4

39. STATE AOT OFFICIALS SAY ROUTE 7 CAN HANDLE MORE TRUCK TRAFFIC. State Agency of Transportation officials believe Route 7 is adequate to handle not only current OMYA truck traffic, but also a doubling of traffic between the plant in Pittsford and their Middlebury quarry to 170 trips a day. RHD, Aug 28 1997, 17:3

40. TRAFFIC IMPACT IS FOCUS OF OMYA HEARING. OMYA INC.asks district commission to keep traffic data confidential; might have reached a new bid to win Act 250 approval to expand its Florence plant RHD, Aug 28 1997, 17:2

41. OMYA'S TRUCK COUNT DEEMED NO TRADE SECRET. The coordinator for the District 1 Environmental Commission is standing by his position that truck traffic information related to OMYA Inc.'s proposed plant expansion in Florence is not a trade secret. RHD, Sep 9 1997, 11:5

42. OMYA SUBMITS TRUCK DATA. OMYA Inc. provides the District 1 Environmental Commission with the number of trucks that enter and leave its Florence calcium carbonate plant. RHD, Sep 22 1997, 11:3

43. OMYA HEARING FOCUSES ON NOISE. Noise, vibration and traffic congestion issues brings clashes between the OMYA marble company consultants, Brandon opponents and their lawyers at an Act 250 hearing. RHD, Oct 6 1997, 13:5

44. TURNING LANE FOR OMYA IS PLANNED. Public complaints about Route 7 safety leads to a short-term improvement of a third lane for south-bound OMYA marble trucks to slow down before turning west to Florence. RHD, Oct 7 1997, 11:1

45. OMYA'S EXPANSION PROPOSAL RUNS INTO ANOTHER HURDLE. OMYA Inc.'s plans to expand its calcium carbonate plant in Florence hits another obstacle over water supply and the capacity of its septic system.So OMYA'a Act 250 application will remain incomplete so far. RHD, Oct 22 1997, 13:3

46. STATE LOOKS AT RAILROAD OPTIONS FOR OMYA ORE. State officials look at rail options for moving marble ore into the OMYA grinding plant in Florence. RHD, Dec 20 1997, 11:5

47. GIANCOLA SAYS OMYA PLANS COULD POSE PROBLEMS FOR HOWE CENTER. Concerned about increased rail traffic, Howe Center owner, Joseph Giancola seeks Act 250 party status in connection with OMYA Inc.'s proposed plant expansion. RHD, Jan 9 1998, 13:2

48. ACT 250 GIVES NOD TO OMYA PROJECT. OMYA Inc. receives an Act 250 permit for improvements to its marble-grinding plant in the Florence section of Pittsford, but the project will not involve an increase in the plant's output. RHD, Feb 5 1998, 15:4

49. OMYA MAY ABANDON EXPANSION IN VT. OMYA Inc. threatens to abandon plans to invest $160 million in Vermont unless the state comes through with permist by earlu August that will allow the company to expand its calcium carbonate operations. RHD, Jul 7 1998, 1:1

50. HIGHWAY NEEDS Editorial, July 8, 1998

51. OMYA, Inc. threatens to scuttle expansion in state, company appeals to Dean over Act 250 process. Seeks to double truck traffic hauling marble ore and increase wastewater discharge for expanded operations in Florence. BFP, July 8 1998, 5A:2

52. OMYA GETS MODEST TRUCKING INCREASE. An Act 250 permit will allow OMYA Inc. to increase its marble hauling traffic on Route 7. RHD, Jul 9 1998, 1:1

53. OMYA, Inc., marble hauler, gets OK to run more trucks, owner had criticized ACT 250 process. BFP, Jul 10 1998, 3B:1

54. OMYA Official: Dump Three Justices. Rutland Herald. July 10, 1998

55. OMYA ACT 250 PERMIT SAID TO BE UNACCEPTABLE. The calcium carbonate company, OMYA, keeps silent whether it will go forward with a four-year $160 million investment in the state. RHD, Jul 10 1998, 1:2

56. Good news, bad news. Though OMYA, Inc., a major mining business, has publically lambasted state government over Act 250 permit process, Dean administration should redouble efforts to help company. Jobs at stake. BFP, July 14 1998, 8A:1

57. TRUCKING DECISION REVIEW REQUESTED. Displeased with the conditions attached to an Act 250 permit, OMYA Inc. asks the District 9 Environmental Commission to reconsider its decision that restricts the company's future truck traffic. RHD, Jul 22 1998, 1:2

58. DEAN GOES TO BAT FOR OMYA'S EXPANSION. The Dean administration puts high priority on helping OMYA Inc. obtain the state's permits necessary for its planned $160 million expansion. RHD, Jul 27 1998, 1C:2 photo

59. OMYA's Truck Traffic Request Rejected, Rutland Herald, August 7, 1998

60. District 9 Environmental Commission upholds denial of OMYA, Inc. request for trucks hauling marble to increase trips on U.S. 7 between Middlebury and Florence. Act 250 permit changes needed and company says ruling threatens its $160 million expansion plans. BFP, Aug 8 1998, 3B:4

61. OMYA's Truck Limit Comes Under Fire. August 14, 1998

62. Route 7 Not Near Capacity, Commentary by David O'Brien, Rutland Herald, August 27, 1998

63. Act 250 Appeal Filed by OMYA, Rutland Herald, September 9, 1998

64. OMYA, Inc. appeals state land use truck traffic limits to State Environmental Board. Town of Pittsford supports firm's position. BFP, Sep 10 1998, 8B:1

65. OMYA working on compromise. CLF looks to broker rail-use solution. September 28, 1998

66. OMYA GETS AGREEMENT ON TRUCKS. Gov. Dean announces agreement that allows OMYA to go forward with plans for a $160 million expansion of its calcium carbonate quarry in Middlebury and that calls for construction of rail line to carry marble between Middlebury and Florence. RHD, Oct 9 1998, 1:2

67. PARTIES OK DEAL ON OMYA TRUCKS. An agreement among the state, the OMYA minerals company and the Conservation Law Foundation on the volume of OMYA trucking along Route 7 is reached. RHD, Oct 11 1998, 3D:5

68. OMYA WINS EXPANSION PERMIT. District 1 Environmental Commission issues OMYA Inc. an Act 250 permit to expand its Pittsford calcium carbonate plant. RHD, Oct 14 1998, 1:2

69. The art of compromise. Business, government and environmentalists must collaborate more often. Benefits seen in deal worked out among parties in OMYA expansion project. BFP, Oct 15 1998, 8A:1

70. OMYA WINS STATE PERMIT TO EXPAND. OMYA Inc.'s efforts to expand its calcium carbonate plant in Florence moves closer to completion as the District 1 Environmental Commission issues the company a state land-use permit. RHD, Oct 18 1998, 3D:5

71. BRANDON PREFERS A BYPASS. The agenda on the SElect Board meeting will include a resolution calling for the state to begin work on developing a bypass around Brandon, and for the OMYA marble company not to be assesses any impact of its traffic through Brandon. RHD, Nov 9 1998, 9:3

72. OMYA PERMIT IS APPEALED BY BUSINESS. Plans by OMYA Inc. to build a 10,000 square -foot carbonate plant hit a roadblock when a group of Brandon innkeepers file appeal of the company's Act 250 permit. RHD, Nov 16 1998, 1:2

73. Rail Deserves a Place on Fast Track. Commentary by MARK SINCLAIR, WAYNE DAVIS, STEVE HOLMES, and JOHN VIHIINEN, November 29, 1998.

74. Brandon innkeepers' appeal of Act 250 permit for OMYA, Inc. stalls company's $160 million expansion plans. BFP, Nov 17 1998, 6B:5

75. 12 WORKERS LOSE JOBS AT OMYA. About a dozen OMYA Inc. workers began New Year without jobs. RHD, Jan 1 1999, 1:4

76. RAIL SPUR SEEN VIABLE FOR OMYA. A rail spur from the OMYA marble company's Middlebury quarry to the Vermont Railway tracks could be economically viable for the company even without direct state funding. RHD, Jan 6 1999, 11:5

77. OMYA APPEAL HEARING HIGHLIGHTS DIFFERENCES ON TRUCK TRAFFIC IMPACT. Differences between OMYA supporters and those opposing the marble company's expansion plans continue during an Environmental Board hearing. RHD, Jan 15 1999, 9:4

78. OMYA TRUCKING PLAN ENCOUNTERS ROADBLOCK. The OMYA marble company has lost its appeal of an Act 250 permit that denied the company permission to double truck traffic between its Middlebury quarry and Pittsford grinding plant. RHD, May 26 1999, 1:1

79. ANNOYANCE FACTORS. OMYA marble company loses truck-limit appeal, Environmental Board sides with Brandon inkeepers, disappointing Dean Administration. BFP, May 27 1999, 5B:1

80. The Right Balance. Editorial. May 28, 1999

81. Governor Dean's two cents on truck traffic issue not well spent, criticism of Environmental Board in OMYA appeal not his finest hour. (Sam Hemingway) BFP, Jun 6 1999, 1B:1

82. Truckload of tough decisions in "quintessential Vermont." Dilemma of preserving a hospitable downtown in Brandon while permitting OMYA company to expand its business. (Vermont View, Christopher Graff). BFP, Jun 6 1999, 6E:1

83. Truckload of tough decisions in "quintessential Vermont." Dilemma of preserving a hospitable downtown in Brandon while permitting OMYA company to expand its business. (Vermont View, Christopher Graff). BFP, Jun 6 1999, 6E:1

84. It's Not the Environment, Stupid...It's Greed. Addison Eagle. Editorial. June 11, 1999

85. Dean rethinks bypass policy. Governor considers ways to help ease downtown traffic in Rutland and other towns, seeking to balance business needs with preservation of town character. BFP, Jun 13 1999, 6B:4

86. OMYA SUES VT. ON LIMITS. COMPANY CONTINUES FIGHT FOR EXPANDED TRUCK TRAFFIC. OMYA Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Vermont claiming its constitutional rights were violated when the state limited the company's ability to increase the number of trucks hauling marble ore from its Middlebury quarry. RHD, Jun 25 1999, 1:2

87. OMYA, Inc. sues state limits on trucks, saying Environmental Board lacks authority to regulate their business. BFP, Jun 26 1999, 4B:1

88. In spite of the barbs. OMYA should receive the state's help with its truck problems, even though the company is not behaving in a civil manner. (At the Crossroads: Vermonters debate their transportation future). BFP, Jun 30 1999, 10A:1

89. OMYA:TRAFFIC LIMITS COSTLY. Vermont loses millions of dollars by restricting OMYA marble company truck traffic on Route 7. RHD, Jul 25 1999, Sec A 1:1

90. Businesses oppose U. S. 7 truck limits, Rutland-area group organizes petition drive. BFP, Aug 2 1999, 3B:5

91. Solution to truck traffic. Vermont can only solve conflict over large trucks through balanced and democratic approach. (At the Crossroads: Vermonters debate their transportation future). BFP, Aug 4 1999, 10A:1

92. OMYA proposes expansion, company says traffic would remain same at Florence plant. BFP, Aug 5 1999, 7A:1

92a. Railway is pushing for a spur to OMYA. Rutland Herald, Dec. 5, 1999

93. OMYA ASKS FOR REMOVAL OF LIMITS: OMYA appeals to Supreme Court to throw out Environmental Board's limit on number of daily truck trips company can make. RHD, Mar 16 2000, 11:2

94. OMYA OVERFLOW IS INSPECTED TODAY. State investigators plan to inspect a recent spill of calcium carbonate from the OMYA plant that flowed into nearby Smith Pond. RHD, Apr 26 2000, 13:1

95. Court Backs Limits on OMYA Trucks, Rutland Herald, July 27, 2000

96. Sweet rejection. Vermont Supreme Court rules against OMYA, recognized that Vermont needs healthy Main Streets as well as healthy industry. BFP, Jul 28 2000, 8A:1