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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Association of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery named Will Eberle as its new executive director. Most recently, he worked with the Vermont Agency of Human Services as the field director for the Barre, Morrisville and Hartford districts. Prior to that, Eberle serv…

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WATERBURY — Vermont Emergency Management and the state’s emergency management program has once again been accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). Vermont Emergency Management previously achieved accreditation in 2010 and 2015.

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RUTLAND — VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, skilled home health and hospice services, recognized Richard Marantz, R.N., a Hospice nurse as Clinical Employee of the Quarter and Sharon Cseh, executive assistant, as Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter.

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RANDOLPH — Gifford welcomes Brigid Meehan-Brese, DNP, to its team of primary care providers. She comes to Gifford after spending nearly four years at Springfield Hospital. Meehan-Brese will be seeing patients at Gifford’s Rochester Health Center where she will take over for Dr. Erwin Lange, …

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) and State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) have partnered with prominent baseball teams in Vermont to host Triple Play Job Fest this July. Job Fest hiring events will take place in partnership with the Vermont Mountaineers in Montpelier (…

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SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets announced that Disabled American Veterans (DAV) cited Hannaford as a DAV Patriot Employer earlier this year. The nationwide program recognizes businesses whose job opportunities for disabled veterans, hiring practices and community outreach demonst…

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ESSEX JUNCTION — The U.S. Postal Service expanded USPS Connect Local and USPS Connect Regional to Vermont. They are part of a set of four delivery solutions that leverage ongoing network improvements, new equipment and new pricing to meet business needs. For more information, visit uspsconne…

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WALTHAM, Mass. — Global Partners has donated $3,500 to seven schools to support student learning in Vermont. The schools are encouraged to promote new learning moments for their students, something ExxonMobil calls “Aha Moments.”

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MONTPELIER — Union Mutual Insurance Co. announced its Employee Development Program has received national honors from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Carriers (NAMIC). The program earned Best in Category — Adaptability during the ninth annual Award in Innovation presentation at t…

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BARRE — Central Vermont Adult Basic Education Inc. announced Catherine Kalkstein as its new executive director. CVABE is an adult education and literacy organization serving Washington, Orange and Lamoille counties.

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EAST BURKE — The Energize Vermont Board of Directors announced the appointment of Becca Dill to serve as the organization’s director. Established in 2010, Energize Vermont promotes energy and climate policies protecting Vermont’s environment.

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has appointed John Beling as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). He has served as interim commissioner since April 15, and as DEC’s general counsel since 2018. Beling will now lead DEC’s 300 employees working to promote clean air, …

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EAST BARRE — The Vermont Flannel Co. and All-American Clothing Co. announced a new partnership to support domestic apparel production in the United States. The strategic partnership, called USA Brands, states it will combine two USA-made brands of blue jeans and flannel clothing, provide dom…

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BURLINGTON — Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) joined Rep. Peter Welch in South Burlington to announce a $4 million award from the federal government that will support the development of more than 300 affordable apartments across Vermont over a three-year period.

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RANDOLPH — Rebecca Kincaid, M.D., has joined Gifford's Pediatrics team after spending the past six years working at an outpatient practice in Utah. She received her M.D. at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and was a pediatric resident at the University of Utah Hospit…

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RANDOLPH CENTER — Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) announced the appointment of Patrick Boyle as its next director and CEO. Based at VMEC’s office on the Vermont Technical College campus, he is responsible for leading the mission to strengthen and grow Vermont’s manufacturing se…

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WATERBURY CENTER — Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) has opened a second location in Waterbury Center to increase community access to orthopedic and sports medicine. Located off Vt. Route 100N, near the Cabot Annex, it provides an alternative to the Berlin location for residents in the M…

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RUTLAND — Rutland Regional Medical Center announced it has achieved the Healthgrades 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction places Rutland Regional among the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the marketplace that connects …

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has hired Emma Henderson as its business outreach director. A South Barre resident, she is a graduate of the University of Vermont and earned a master's degree in leadership with a concentration in Human Resources leadership from Norwich Universit…

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ESSEX JUNCTION — Vermont 211, a confidential 24/7 helpline connecting Vermonters with community, health and human services, has launched a new website at vermont211.org online.

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KILLINGTON — The Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF) awarded 31 grants totaling $289,000 to Northeast area nonprofits in eight states. KWCF also donated $160,000 to support athlete housing at the Killington Cup. These grants were made possible as a result of the 2021 Homelight Killington Cup.

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Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR), provider of skilled home health and hospice services, recognized Barbara Goodwin, a phlebotomist, as Clinical Employee of the Quarter and Sherry Townsend, administrative assistant, as Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter.

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BURLINGTON — Element Real Estate announced the acquisition of Heney Realtors and its 60-plus years experience, to expand in central Vermont. Element will now have four office locations throughout Vermont, including Montpelier and Barre.

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WATERBURY — The Vermont Department of Mental Health announced the launch of the Vermont Child Psychiatry Access Program (VT-CPAP) in response to the rise in need for youth mental health care following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WATERBURY CENTER — Crystal Currier, controller for the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) in Waterbury Center, received the Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award during the American Public Power Association’s National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The award…

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BURLINGTON — Attorney Jon Readnour has joined Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, and will practice from the Burlington office. By creating a new condominium law and homeowners’ association practice there, he will expand the law firm’s capabilities serving real estate developers, common interest comm…

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COLCHESTER — The 2022 Jiggety Jog & Fun Run annual fundraiser incorporated virtual and in-person events this year to benefit the University of Vermont Health Network — Home Health & Hospice’s McClure Miller Respite House. The McClure Miller Respite House is Vermont’s only Medicare-ce…

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COLCHESTER — The Vermont Superintendents Association has recognized Superintendent Amy Minor of the Colchester School District as the 2022 Frederick H. Tuttle Superintendent of the Year. 

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WATERBURY — Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, announced the following transfer: Lt. Tara Thomas, commander of the Williston Field Station, to commander of the Technology Investigation Unit at Headquarters.

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MONTPELIER — Union Mutual was recently honored by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports with a 2022 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award, GOLD Level. This is the company’s fourth consecutive top-tier wellness honor.

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BERLIN — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has partnered with GradFin to provide comprehensive student loan services to eligible Blue Cross members, including Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness. The program services are available to insured members and those in their household, even…

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RANDOLPH — Gifford welcomes Camille Ricciardelli as the new Events and Activities manager for Strode Independent Living. Her role is to enable Strode residents to lead an active lifestyle, explore opportunities and become involved in the community in which they live.

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WESTFORD — The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association announced they have secured $637,000 in federal funding to support their Sugarhouse Certification Program. Last summer, its Sugarhouse Certification Program, investing in technical education and expertise for Vermont’s maple producers, w…

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MENDON — The Red Clover Inn, a Rutland/Killington destination, has reopened for accommodations and private events. New owners Mark Allen and Venetia Riso continue to restore and reimagine the property. Innkeeper and wedding planner Carol Ryan has returned to oversee day-to-day operations and…

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RANDOLPH — Dawn Holman, MD, and her husband, Aleksandr Sokolovsky, DO, have joined Gifford after spending 20 years working together in private practice. They first met at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and have been married since 2001. Dr. Holman performs general surgery; her sp…

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RANDOLPH — Dawn Holman, MD, and her husband, Aleksandr Sokolovsky, DO, have joined Gifford after spending 20 years working together in private practice. They first met at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and have been married since 2001. Dr. Holman performs general surgery; her sp…

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WOODSTOCK — Wild Apple Graphics was purchased by local Vermonter Shawn Harned from company founders John and Laurie Chester. Harned has been an employee at the company since 2018, initially as director of sales and then as chief operating officer. His focus on customer growth, markets, relat…

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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.