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Woodstoves are eligible for state rebates.

COLLEGE NEWS

Amanda Gates, of Proctor, and Madison Chamberlain, of Rutland, were named to the fall 2020 president’s honors list at The University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Carley Lund, of Pawlet, was named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

Griff Waryas, of Bellows Falls, and Shannon Watelet, of North Chittenden, were named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at The University of Rhode Island in Kingston.

AROUND THE STATE

Scholarships open

MONTPELIER — The League of Women Voters of Vermont Education Fund is now accepting applications for its Winona Smith Scholarship program. Created in 1995 to honor the legacy of Winona Smith, the scholarship is awarded annually to local high school seniors who embody the characteristics and qualities Smith displayed of civic participation and community service.

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, scholastic achievement, and come highly recommended by their instructor. Visit bit.ly/lwvscholarship to complete applications online, due May 1.

Rebates and incentives

MONTPELIER — Many rebates and incentives are available to Vermonters interested in switching to wood heat this year. As of Jan. 1, residential wood heaters, including stoves, furnaces and boilers with at least 75% efficiency, are eligible for a 26% federal tax credit. The tax credit and all the rebates can be combined. Visit fpr.vermont.gov/woodenergy/rebates for a full list of residential and commercial rebates. Visit www.feelgoodheat.org for more information on modern wood heat.

BIRTHS

A daughter, Hailey Renee Thompson, was born Feb. 25, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Anthony and Suzy Thompson of Sunderland.

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