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MONTPELIER — Rootstock Publishing, a Montpelier-based publisher and imprint of Multicultural Media Inc., announced five of its books received awards from the 2022 Human Relations Indie Book Awards to recognize indie authors who have written with a focus to interactions among people.

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EAST MONTPELIER — Steven Farnham, of Plainfield, Susan Alexander, of Cabot, and Betsy Allen, of Plainfield, won election to Washington Electric Cooperative’s member-led board of directors.

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Nominations are now being accepted for the $15,000 Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership. This eighth annual award is to encourage and reward a leader who places the highest value on the public good, makes that vision real, and mentors emerging leaders.

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RANDOLPH — Gifford welcomes Hillary McAllister and Nicolas Nyirjesy to its psychiatry and counseling department. Both will be filling social worker roles with children and adults.

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MONTPELIER — Paul Cillo, founding executive director and president of the Public Assets Institute, is stepping down. He has led the think tank, which focuses on advancing racial, social and economic justice, for 19 years.

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BARRE — Bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and all other central Vermont communities, Rainbow Bridge Community Center opens Saturday, June 4, on North Main Street, Barre. Through fundraising and donations, the center will offer a place for social gatherings, luncheons, educational …

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RUTLAND — The inaugural America East Sustainability Conference announced that Casella Waste Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST) has been named presenting sponsor of the 2022 conference June 7-9 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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MONTPELIER — Leonine Public Affairs, government affairs, strategic communications and research firm, announced that Vice President of Government Relations Dylan Zwicky will become a partner. He started at Leonine as a government-relations associate in 2015 and was named vice president of gov…

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WINOOSKI — Efficiency Vermont received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This distinction recognizes ‘Sustained Excellence’ of longest-running statewide efficiency program.

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MIDDLESEX — Kingsbury Companies was recently awarded the Royalton Fire District #1 Water Treatment Facility Improvements Project in South Royalton. The work of this project includes the construction of a new 220,700-gallon water storage tank, a new third clarifier/filter treatment unit and a…

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MONTPELIER — CVMC Integrative Family Medicine–Montpelier welcomes new provider Lauren Abramowitz, FNP-BC. Her clinical interests include patient-centered gynecologic care, comprehensive reproductive health, transgender and LGBTQ care, and preventive health.

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BARRE — People’s Health & Wellness Clinic (PHWC) announced it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Northeast Delta Dental Foundation to aid in the purchase of dental equipment. The grant funds will be used to purchase an ultrasonic scaler with air polisher, a smaller size X-ray sensor, s…

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced Jenney Samuelson and Todd Daloz have been named secretary and deputy secretary of the Agency of Human Services (AHS), respectively.

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Hospital announced it has received the 2022 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness-Gold Level Award. This award is presented annually by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the Vermont Department of Health to worksites that encourage their …

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The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) announced that the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recently awarded the 2022 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness-Silver Level Award for the agency’s commitment to their employ…

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Housing Trust of Rutland County (HTRC) announced the hiring of Penny Inglee as their new Marketing, Fundraising & Public Relations Coordinator. She comes to HTRC from Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR), formerly Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce where she s…

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New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) and Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU) announced their plan to merge. The merger is contingent on regulatory approval by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), anticipated to take three to five months. Following that, an affirmativ…

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BARRE — Ellie Tobin Stubbs, BFA, AWMA, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Financial Advisor, recently received the Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM (AWMA) designation.

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RANDOLPH — Dr. Jeffery Allyn joins Gifford’s Primary Care Team with a focus on Family Medicine. After an eight-year hiatus from medical practice, Dr. Allyn's brings the experience of three years as a physician at the VA in Des Moines, Iowa, and eight years as an Adjunct Faculty Clinical Inst…

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MIDDLEBURY — Treeline Terrains co-founders Alex Gemme, Jacob Freedman, Nathaniel Klein, announced the hiring of Susanna Schatz, a paid social media and marketing intern, as well as the addition of another state-of-the-art CNC router and a laser engraver, to expand the 3D wood-carved landscap…

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RANDOLPH — Ellen Apple, CNM, is joining Gifford Medical Center Birthing Center as a midwife. She will see women for well-women care which covers teens to postmenopausal. She is also a Vermont Sexual Assault nurse examiner.

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MONTPELIER —  VSECU, a member-owned cooperative and not-for-profit credit union, announced the five non-profits to receive funding through its annual member-directed giving program, We Care 2, to help fund positive community impact.

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SOUTH BURLINGTON — Cathedral Square has appointed Liz Genge, of Montpelier, to the top leadership post of the statewide Support and Services at Home (SASH) program that provides support and coordinated personalized care and programming for the approximately 5,000 Medicare recipients enrolled…

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) has named Kim Rupe, of Poultney, as its first Development and Communications associate. This role will help VCRD share programming and successes of local leaders in rural communities across the state, and help lead fundraising effo…

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MANCHESTER — Neighbor to Neighbor, nonprofit serving older, disabled and housebound residents in Rupert, Pawlet, Danby, Arlington, Manchester, Bondville and Dorset, has named Suzie Eisinger, of Dorset, as its program director. She replaces Robin Galguera, who moved out of the area. A speech-…

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COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power (GMP) customers calling to talk with a customer service representative can communicate in any language thanks to a new translation service that makes interpreters available. GMP is also planning to add an interpretation feature on its website, ensuring custo…

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MONTPELIER — Union Mutual Insurance Co. announced it was recently named one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has received this award, which is based in part on anonymous employee surveys.

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WATERBURY — The Vermont Department of Mental Health announced Daryl Hall as the new Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH) chief executive officer.

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BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Health Network Board of Trustees voted to elect three new members, who bring experience in nursing, health care education and research, and business to the board. The new trustees are Noma Anderson, PhD; Carol Haraden, PhD; and Betsy Vicencio. 

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SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School has named Professor Beth Locker its new associate dean for experiential learning, an appointment that adds dean-level leadership to the school’s experiential and clinical programs, recognizing the critical role in legal education.

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BURLINGTON — Main Street Landing announced Owen Lapierre has been promoted to director of Buildings and Grounds. He has worked for the company for 12 years and has assumed all property management and construction projects. Lapierre has a degree from UVM in Environmental Engineering, complete…

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MONTPELIER — Nominations for the 2022 Vermont Business Wellness Leadership award are being sought. The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports presents the award annually to a community member who goes beyond their occupational duties to foster well-being in the community…

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MONTPELIER — Vermont Mutual Insurance Group, property and casualty insurer, has partnered with University of Vermont Athletics in a multi-year sponsorship of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The initiative is to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of female athletes, enhan…

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BURLINGTON — The Lake Champlain Chamber and KeyBank announce a $150,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation in support of the Bobby Miller Opportunity Fund and LaunchVT.

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MONTPELIER — All Brains Belong VT, a new nonprofit primary care and community organization, announced Sierra Miller, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, has joined the practice and is now accepting new primary care patients, including infants, children, teenagers and adults. Miller is a Board-certified family…

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RANDOLPH — Randolph native Anne Hutchinson joins Gifford as registered dietician. Following her undergraduate degree at UVM and her grad work at the University of Minnesota, she worked in the federal Women, Infants and Children Program and also as a nutrition support clinician, helping feed …

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BURLINGTON — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility announced seven new Board of Directors members: Tina de la Torre of Tina S. de la Torre LLC; Abbey Duke of Sugarsnap; Anore Horton of Hunger Free Vermont; Dana Kaplan of Outright Vermont; Noah Miller of Calibrate Partners & Rho Im…

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RUTLAND — VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region provider of skilled home health and hospice services, recognized Brian Fleming, a physical therapist, as Clinical Employee of the Quarter and Pamela Lancour, medical coder, as Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter.

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WATERBURY — WDEV welcomed three new hires. George Thomas joins WDEV as host of Jazz with George Thomas weekday evenings from 7-9; he has hosted a VPR jazz program for over a decade. Ashley Eberly joins the Radio Vermont Group as an account executive. Greg Titus returns to WDEV where he worke…

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MONTPELIER — Vermont Mutual Insurance Group recently presented a check for $15,000 to the Vermont Foodbank as part of their partnership with UVM Athletics and the Cats Win, Community Wins initiative. The Catamounts secured 95 wins in 2021, bringing the donation amount to $9,500. However, to …

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BARRE — Green Mountain United Way announced Becca Lo Presti will be joining the team as a project manager, promoting well-being and financial stability in Caledonia, Essex, Orleans, Orange and Washington counties. Specifically in the Working Community Challenge project, she will help Barre’s…

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BERLIN — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and Evergreen Family Health are partnering to provide collaborative primary care programs. This arrangement allows for additional integrative primary care monitoring and care management that are anticipated to result in higher levels of success …

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BURLINGTON — Marilyn J. Cipolla will become the new chair of the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont.

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MONTPELIER — National Life Group employees, retirees and board members donated a record $320,000 to nonprofits of their choice through the company’s Share the Good campaign. The National Life Group Foundation then matched those donations, for a total of $640,164. Employees are encouraged to …

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BURLINGTON — TruexCullins architecture and interior design firm announced three architects with the firm have been named to leadership positions with business associations.