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MONTPELIER — Montpelier Alive and the Montpelier Development Corp. announced the first grant award issued under the Welcome to Montpelier Program, aimed at attracting new businesses to Montpelier. The $5,000 grant was awarded to Bent Nails Bistro, which is opening a live music venue with bis…

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Patty Richards and Dan Nelson to the newly established Vermont Community Broadband Board (VCBB). Richards will serve as chair and Nelson will fill one of four board member positions.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, is expanding services to help working lands businesses navigate urgent needs related to COVID-19, in addition to its regular longer-term advising services. Funding to support …

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MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos announced State Archivist and Chief Records Officer Tanya Marshall has been appointed by Secretary of the Senate Sonceria Ann Berry to serve on the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.

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In many parts of the country, home prices have been soaring. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median existing-home price rose more than 17% in the 1-year period ending in March 2021. This reflects just how competitive the market has become for homebuyers.

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MONTPELIER — Vermont Mutual Insurance Group has again been recognized as one of the top 50 property and casualty insurers in the United States by Ward Group. This is the 13th consecutive year Vermont Mutual has been recognized as a “Ward’s 50” insurer. Every year, Ward Group conducts a finan…

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BERLIN — Central Vermont Medical Center announced Anne Coetzee has joined the organization as vice president of practice operations, following a national search.

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Christine Hallquist as executive director of the newly established Vermont Community Broadband Board created through Act 71, to assist and accelerate community efforts to achieve universal access to reliable, high-speed broadband service.

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MONTPELIER — Commissioner of Financial Regulation Michael Pieciak announced the Department’s Banking, Insurance, and Captive Insurance Divisions have each received another 5-year accreditation from their national regulatory associations.

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HAI Group announced the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Kevin Loso, corporate director, as NACD directorship certified. Those who earn NACD directorship certification signal to boards, investors and other stakeholders that they possess the highest commi…

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WILLISTON — The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) announced Salvation Farms will receive $77,550 for the second Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) awarded by CSWD and approved by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — A collaborative effort by Vermont’s Sterling College and Maine’s College of the Atlantic led to hiring Rachael Blansett as a diversity and inclusion fellow to support both institutions. She comes to this role from the University of Michigan and most recently, from the Uni…

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WILLISTON — Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel raised $6,515 for the Green Mountain Club through a fundraising event, “I Hike Vermont,” this spring. Lenny’s teamed up with Darn Tough Vermont to create limited-edition Green Mountain Club hiking socks. Over 1,400 pairs of socks were released in mid-Ma…

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RANDOLPH — When Scott Fleishman joined Gifford Health Care this month as a communications specialist, he brought several accomplishments from 20 years in the broadcasting industry. Last weekend, he achieved a first-time honor winning a New England Emmy for Human Interest reporting.

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MONTPELIER — Hyperbaric Vermont welcomes Grassroots Functional Medicine to its affiliated provider network, Community Hyperbaric in East Hardwick, Blue Skies Hyperbaric in Middlebury and Gentle Hyperbaric in Brattleboro. 

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MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes Dr. Sanjay Correa, GE Aviation aerospace engineer, to talk about the current state of commercial aviation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, via Zoom.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Colleges System announced the appointment of two new members of the board of trustees, Shirley Jefferson and Susan Zeller, and the re-appointment of Shawn Tester, CEO of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital by Gov. Phil Scott.

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WEBSTERVILLE — Vermont Creamery, known for its fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter and culinary creams, announced it was ranked in the top 10% of most purposeful brands, according to the 2021 Purpose Power Index. The index — published by marketing and advertising agency, StrawberryF…

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Four new members are joining Sterling College board of trustees to oversee its mission to advance ecological thinking and action through affordable experiential learning.

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Delaney Courcelle, of Rutland, to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) nonpartisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

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MONTPELIER — The University of Vermont has appointed Amer F. Ahmed, a DEI practitioner and thought leader, as its vice provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. On July 1, he will assume the role to help advance strategic DEI initiatives and oversee the Center for Cultural Pluralism, the …

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BRATTLEBORO — Susan Stember Buhlmann, a lifelong social worker, recently joined 13 other community members in serving on Youth Services Board of Directors. Through programs ranging from restorative justice, to mentoring, transitional living, workforce development and therapeutic case managem…

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NORTHFIELD — Norwich University President Dr. Mark Anarumo will join the executive committee of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC) for a 2-year term beginning June 1. The executive committee provides strategic support and advice to the AVIC president and other AVIC member…

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MONTPELIER — Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced that $153.3 million in State General Obligation bonds were successfully sold in three separate series, generating proceeds of $183.1 million, including a premium of $29.8 million. The bonds were issued to fund new capital projects an…

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PLAINFIELD — WGDR/WGDH listeners, station programmers and community radio fans celebrated the station's ownership transition from Goddard College to Central Vermont Community Radio (CVCR) this week.

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MONTPELIER — Ratings agency AM Best Co. has upgraded to A+ (Superior) the financial strength rating for the insurance companies of National Life Group.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) and Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) have announced a partnership to represent their membership on federal legislative and regulatory matters.

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Sterling College has again earned the STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), measu…

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WATERBURY — Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, is announced Capt. Kevin Lane, commander of Staff Operations, to major/Support Services Division Commander at Headquarters.

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Riley Allen of Montpelier to serve as a member of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Allen has served as deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Service since 2017. From 2004-2008, he was director for regulated utility pla…

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This is the week when some are scrambling to finish their tax returns which are typically due in mid-April. That’s not the case in 2021. The IRS recently announced that it is pushing back the federal tax-filing deadline until May 17.

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This is the week when some are scrambling to finish their tax returns which are typically due in mid-April. That’s not the case in 2021. The IRS recently announced that it is pushing back the federal tax-filing deadline until May 17.

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BURLINGTON — Burton Snowboards announced the promotion of Elysa Walk, formerly senior vice president of Americas & International, to the company’s first chief business officer. She will oversee the business done in all of Burton’s regional organizations, including direct-to-consumer and …

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports named Daniel Franklin, executive director of the North Central Vermont Recovery Center in Morrisville, the Business Wellness Leadership Award recipient for 2021. The honor recognizes Franklin’s motivational role model…

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This year marks the 200th anniversary of Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group, Vermont’s oldest insurance agency. The official anniversary date is May 3, when its year-long celebration begins at their six offices in Burlington, Stowe, St. Albans, Montpelier, Lyndonville and their newest in …

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MONTPELIER — Union Mutual announced AM Best has upgraded the rating of Union Mutual of Vermont Companies to “A” (Excellent) with Stable Outlook. The Union Mutual of Vermont Companies consist of Union Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and its wholly owned subsidiary, New England Guaranty Insurance Co…

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BURLINGTON — The Intervale Center and Vermont Foodbank are partnering to construct a cold storage building onsite at Intervale Center to store produce for donation. The produce stored will come primarily from the gleaning of Intervale’s tenant farms, as well as from People’s Farm, which was …

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STARKSBORO — vTerra Farms has enhanced CBD absorption rate through nano-encapsulation, a process that has long been used by the pharmaceutical industry for its efficient delivery of vitamins and supplements. The result is a water-soluble cannabinoid liquid the human body can immediately abso…

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RUTLAND — Kinney Pike Insurance has received the E&O Plus Quality Management Award for the seventh consecutive year. This award is presented to insurance agencies demonstrating devotion to quality management in servicing their clients and a commitment to excellence in the area of Errors …

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MONTPELIER — Vermont employers received honors at a virtual Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness ceremony. Hosted by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the state Department of Health, the event showcased adaptions to employee wellness initiatives.