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Mary Moran joins McClure Foundation board

Mary Moran has joined the board of directors of the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. Moran has served the Rutland City Public Schools since 1996, first as assistant superintendent and, since March 2000, as superintendent of education. “We are thrilled that Mary has joined us in our effort to promote opportunities […]

Business Roundtable welcomes new members

SOUTH BURLINGTON — At its 31st Summer Membership Meeting, held at Sugarbush Resort, the Vermont Business Roundtable elected five new members to the organization: Dan Bennett, CEO of Gifford Health Care; Phelan Fretz, executive director of ECHO Leahy Center; Sarah Morris, fifth generation host at Basin Harbor Resort & Boat Club; Premila Peters, president and CEO of Data Innovations; and […]

Pierce joins board of Vermont Futures Project

  BERLIN — Laura Pierce has joined the board of directors of the Vermont Futures Project. She is senior director of information services at Rutland Regional Medical Center. “I first learned about the Vermont Futures Project while attending the Vermont Young Professionals Summit and was immediately impressed by the vision and research-based approach of the organization. I’m dedicated to the mission of […]

Hart moves into director role at Sullivan Museum

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University has appointed John Hart as director of the Sullivan Museum and History Center. Hart has worked in the museum field for 15 years, most recently as museum registrar for the Sullivan Museum, where he organized the collection of over 15,000 objects and undertook one of the first major inventories of the collection in the history of […]

VW mitigation funds fuel electric bus project



The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has unveiled a strategic plan that will explore replacing fossil-fuel driven school and transit buses with heavy-duty electric vehicles to improve air quality in Vermont. Funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust will be used to support the plan, which seeks to expand electric vehicle technology and also help Vermonters move to low- and […]

Book review: ‘Retirement Reinvention’ focuses on happiness in retirement


“Retirement Reinvention” by Robin Ryan, 2018, Penguin, $16, 284 pages. It was a bittersweet moment, that pass-along. Cleaning out your workspace was no big deal. A last trip to the lunchroom felt like any other day. But handing in those keys — that part really got to you. But “Retirement Reinvention” by Robin Ryan can help when your next thought is, […]

Chelsea creamery introduces goat gelato to New England


CHELSEA — Living the dream, especially if the dream is running a small goat farm and making goat milk gelato, takes hard work. Just ask Lisa and Michael Davis, owners of Sweet Doe Dairy, a newly established farm and creamery in Chelsea. Michael Davis, who works more than full-time on the 81-acre hillside farm, says he hasn’t had a day […]

Syrup producers wrap up a strong maple season



Warmer-than-normal temperatures proved to be the sweet spot for many of Vermont’s maple syrup producers during the 2018 sugaring season. The milder days kept the spigots flowing longer, and earlier. By season’s end, statewide production had tapped out at nearly 2 million gallons of syrup — about half of what is produced in all of the United States. At family-owned […]

Vt. Tech president joins manufacturing advisory board

RANDOLPH — Patricia Moulton, president of Vermont Technical College and a member of the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center advisory board since 2014, has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of VMEC’s national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) advisory board. “We are thrilled that Pat will now be able to have direct impact at the national level, providing her knowledge and […]

Lauren Hibbert named director of Professional Regulation

MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos has named S. Lauren Hibbert director of the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation. Hibbert has worked at the office since 2011, as chief prosecuting attorney and general counsel for the licensing division. “Lauren was one of my first hires and has been a leader in the office ever since,” Condos said. “I know […]


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