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RUTLAND — Rutland Regional Medical Center is named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement for the third year in a row according to new research released by Healthgrades, the resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Rutland Regional is the only hospi…

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JOHNSON — For the third year in a row, Vermont Electric Co-op has received the Cigna Well-Being Award from the insurance company. The award recognizes the co-op’s emphasis on employee physical health, as well as social, emotional, environmental and financial well-being. VEC offers employees …

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Futures Project welcomes two new board members, James A. "Jim" Kisch and Janette Bombardier. Vermont Futures Project Board Member Kelly Krayewsky is also new board chair after William Shouldice’s five years of board leadership.

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BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Health Network announced it will bring a senior vice president, chief diversity and inclusion officer to its leadership team, to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture for employees, patients and the communities served.

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STOWE — The Alchemist Brewery is now recycling its carbon dioxide emissions into its craft beers. Using the patented CiCi system from Earthly Labs of Austin, Texas, it is able to reclaim the carbon dioxide produced in the brewing process and use the gas to carbonate its beers.

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BERLIN — Central Vermont Medical Center announced the hire of a new chief medical officer, Nejat Zeyneloglu, MD, MBA, FHM. He has held various leadership positions for more than a decade, most recently as department chair of medicine at Woodhull Medical Center, a 323-bed community teaching h…

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BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont has appointed Jill Irvine, Ph.D., to an inaugural senior leadership role, Chief Professional and Continuing Education officer. She will envision and launch a renewed effort to extend the university’s learning resources and bring its academic strengths t…

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Today, it’s common for Americans to spend two, three or even four decades in retirement. This means people have ample time to relax and achieve a bucket list of dreams. However, the flip side is retirees need to ensure they have enough savings to last through their lifetime. One complicating…

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NORTHFIELD — Norwich University has earned its six-year accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for three bachelor of science programs in the David Crawford School of Engineering: civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Chamber of Commerce welcomed six new directors to the Board: Mané Alves of Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Company, Kathy Austin of Community National Bank, Keith Jones of National Life, Teresa Kajenski of Fothergill Segale & Valley, Roger Nishi of Waitsfield an…

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EAST MONTPELIER — The board of the Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC) has selected Louis Porter, of Calais, as the new General Manager for the eight-decade-old, member-owned, rural, electric utility.

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MONTPELIER — The Community College of Vermont (CCV) announced Mary Brodsky will join its senior leadership team as the college’s first Executive Director of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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MONTPELIER — Vermont State Police Lt. Barbara Kessler, commander of the Royalton Field Station, was promoted to captain/co-director, Fair & Impartial Policing and Community Affairs at Headquarters. Capt. Kessler joins co-director Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo in leadership of the office.

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While some of our larger events may have shifted in the last few weeks, one exciting offering, originally planned to launch at our Parade of Heroes + Community Celebration on Aug. 28, is still in full swing. The staff at Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR), along…

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CENTRAL VERMONT — Northfield Savings Bank (NSB) recently completed an every-third-year transition in the leadership of its board of trustees. Mary Alice McKenzie has succeeded J. Timothy Burke as board chair and John Lyon has succeeded McKenzie as board vice chair. They each have the same ro…

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MONTPELIER — Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced the appointment of Premila Peters to the Capital Debt Affordability Advisory Committee (CDAAC). She is president of Data Innovations, a health care information technology company in Colchester and serves on the boards of Vermont Mutu…

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BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Food Hub Collaborative L3C, dba Vermont Way Foods (VWF) has hired Matt Landi as director of Brand and Business Development. Landi will launch the VWF brand and drive market growth that supports the brand’s mission of growing and distributing food the Vermont way in …

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RANDOLPH — Gifford’s Bethel Health Center welcomes primary care nurse practitioner Susan Thievon. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

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BURLINGTON — VBSR member Waste Free Earth is coordinating a partnership of local businesses to design a “community-shared system” for plastic #4 recycling in Chittenden County, including Burton Snowboards, Casella Waste Systems, Chittenden Solid Waste District, City Market, Onion River Co-op…

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BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Health Network has hired a system-level chief nursing officer to lead and support the nursing practice across Vermont and Northern New York affiliates. 

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Selecting investments based on both financial considerations and personal values is nothing new in the investment universe. But what was once considered a “fringe” strategy is becoming an increasingly mainstream approach. Today, there is an increased awareness that choosing opportunities now…

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LUDLOW — The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its 64th annual meeting at the newly renovated Calcutta’s Sports Bar & Restaurant at the Fox Run Golf Club in Ludlow.

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MONTPELIER — Vermonters whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can again take a free class or training through the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) this fall. The Vermont State Colleges — Castleton University, Community College of Vermont, Northern Vermont University…

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EAST MONTPELIER — Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC), a member-owned electric utility serving rural central Vermont, strongly encourages members overdue paying their bills to apply for support from VCAAP II, the 2021 Vermont COVID-19 Arrearage Assistance Program. This is the second round …

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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.