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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.

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RANDOLPH CENTER — Bob Zider, Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) Director & CEO, has announced his plans to retire on June 30, after 25 years with the Center.

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COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power (GMP) has been recognized as one of the top 10 utilities in the country for leading transformation toward a clean, modern energy system that benefits all, by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). GMP joins utilities including Austin Energy and Seattle Ci…

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The Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living (DAIL) announced it has hired Laura Siegel for the role of Director of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind Services.

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SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Vermont Business Roundtable Board of Directors announced Seth Bowden, executive vice president at Greater Burlington Industrial Corp., will become the next president of the organization.

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Hospital’s Board of Directors announce Robert S. "Bob" Adcock, MBA, FACHE, of Wildwood, Missouri, has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. He most recently served as an independent contractor providing administrative consulting services to West Virginia Unive…

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MONTPELIER — Union Mutual announced it was recently honored by The Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports with a 2021 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award — GOLD Level. This is the company’s third consecutive top-tier wellness honor.

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MONTPELIER— Gov. Phil Scott announced appointment of James Pepper of Montpelier, Julie Hulburd of Colchester and Kyle Harris of Montpelier to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB).

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For so many people who love to travel, it’s been a tough 12 months since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While vaccines give us hope the crisis will ease, traveling today still requires careful planning. COVID-19 is a factor in booking flights and making other travel arrangements. Here a…

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MONTPELIER — The Board of the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) announced the appointment of Kathleen R. Berk for the position of executive director. Richard M. Williams, who has led the agency in that role since 1984, is set to retire at the end of July.

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MONTPELIER — Eric Sandberg has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of National Life Group. He previously held the title of Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary, which he retains.

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RANDOLPH — Gifford recently named Katja Evans its new community relations coordinator and program manager for RiseVT Orange County. She previously served on Gifford’s Community Health Team as a care coordinator.

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MONTPELIER — VSECU, member-owned cooperative and not-for-profit credit union for all Vermonters, is providing a total of $50,000 to five Vermont nonprofits through its member-directed giving program We Care 2, as follows: Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services, $7,418; North Centra…

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BURLINGTON — Attorney Jonathan P. Ursprung has joined the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. He began work with DRM’s Business Law Group in Burlington in February.

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MONTPELIER — The Center for Arts and Learning Board of Directors announced Phayvanh Luekhamhan will step into the role of executive director, overseeing the operation of the 22,000-square-foot arts facility located in Montpelier’s Barre Street District, seeking to create new resources for ar…

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BERLIN — Central Vermont Medical Center announced the hire of a new Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Administrator and vice president of Aging Services, William Kowalewski.

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LATHAM, N.Y. — The Board of Directors of Community Mutual Insurance Co. voted to elect Jennifer P. Galfetti as president of the company, and Schuyler M. Ryan as treasurer. Their elections mark the first time the company has a completely female slate of officers. 

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RENO, Nev. — Vermont Judge David T. Suntag has been awarded the highest teaching honor of The National Judicial College, the V. Robert Payant Award for Faculty Excellence.

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PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. — Casella Waste Systems Inc. announced a $100,000 gift to Paul Smith’s College, its Center for Sustainability and athletic programs. Casella representatives joined a dozen Paul Smith’s students and staff for a lunch and press conference to discuss their overlapping missions. 

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BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont announced the appointment of Fitzroy B. “Roy” Beckford as associate dean and director of UVM Extension in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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MONTPELIER — The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD) announces recognition by Call2Recycle as a 2020 Top 100 Leader in Sustainability for diverting more than 8,400 pounds of batteries from the landfill. The Leader in Sustainability award is given out annually to top perf…

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RUTLAND — Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty announced that Claire Thompson has joined the company’s Rutland office as a realtor. She was born and raised in Rutland County, growing up on a 200-acre dairy farm. She attended Castleton University and then moved to New York City, accept…

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BARRE — Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) announced Emily McKenna has been named Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.