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RUTLAND — Davis & Hodgdon Associates, CPAs, with offices in Williston and Rutland, is unveiling new names for itself and its entities. The firm will now be known strictly as Davis & Hodgdon CPAs. It is one member of the newly formed, Davis & Hodgdon Advisory Group which is the um…

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RICHMOND — The Vermont Mountain Bike Association has announced the recipients of their annual naming grants, one being to Richmond Mountain Trails (RMT) to launch a new trail network, “The Driving Range,” located off Route 2 in Bolton. The grant is provided by local solar installer SunCommon…

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MIDDLEBURY — Governor Scott and Jennifer M.V. Fitch, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, have notified the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) that they were awarded $35,000 for Addison County businesses through the Building Communiti…

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The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board awarded $1,968,509 in state funds, matched by $1,411,500 in federal funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and $599,500 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, to protect agricultural and recreational land, natural areas and fo…

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BERLIN — Dan Breault, Environmental Services supervisor at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin was presented with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award on Nov. 11. The award was presented by Mike Ferrant, a volunteer with t…

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Made possible by the support of their community and customers who purchase gluten-free organic vodka, Smugglers’ Notch Distillery recently made a donation in the amount of $10,000 to the UVM Cancer Center, which is dedicated to “advancing the prevention, detection, treatment…

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RUTLAND — The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, provider of skilled home health and hospice services, announced that Ann Pollock, RN, Jamie Rosploch, OT, and Janet Hodge, PT have successfully completed the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical exam and may now use the COS-C desi…

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BURLINGTON — Paul Frank + Collins, PC, is pleased to announce Attorney David J. Angus II has joined the firm and brought his captive insurance and transactional practice from The Angus Firm, PLC, to PF+C’s bench of business and captive insurance lawyers. Angus has nearly 20 years of legal ex…

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Futures Project announced Kevin Chu has been hired as the organization’s new executive director. He will lead the Vermont Futures Project and advance its mission of positioning the economy in the center of a statewide discussion about Vermont’s future.

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MONTPELIER — At its annual meeting, the Vermont Economic Development Authority Board of Directors chose a new round of officers to lead organizational strategy and oversight. Steve Voigt, of Norwich, former King Arthur Flour president and CEO, who has served on the board since 2019, was name…

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RUTLAND — O’Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka, PC, announced the recent acquisitions of two local accounting firms: Valente & Company and Stevens Wilcox Potvin Cassidy & Jakubowski.

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BARRE — Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) welcomes Mary Kate Mohlman, vice chair of CVHHH’s Board of Directors and Montpelier resident, as honorary chair of its annual fall appeal.

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WATERBURY — WDEV announces Kia Winchell as the new co-host of the Morning News Service. She has been employed by the Radio Vermont Group since 1980. Initially hired as a copywriter, for the past 35 years Winchell has served as traffic director.

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MONTPELIER — Bi-State Primary Care Association announced Clem Noone was hired as administrative assistant in its Montpelier office. Noone will provide support for special projects, grant writing, conferences, website and database management. Bi-State has provided technical support to Federal…

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BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Medical Center medical staff elected Dr. Heather Stein, the chief medical officer for the Community Health Centers of Burlington, as its new president. The medical staff president is responsible for matters of enrollment, credentialing, privileging and …

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WOODSTOCK — Denel McIntire has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Residential Lending Team as assistant vice president, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS# 696382). He has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry, including at TD Bank, Peoples United Bank, and began at Bar Harb…

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RUTLAND — Rutland Regional Medical Center received an “A” grade in the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national recognition of Rutland Regional’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Sterling College has been recognized among more than 550 colleges and universities as a top performer in the 2021 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving the top spot for sustainable food and dining, tying for second for sustainability curriculum, and ranking fourth overall a…

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NORWICH — The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich announced the selection of Lara Litchfield-Kimber as its new executive director. She currently serves as Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum executive director in Poughkeepsie, New York. Her tenure there has produced an increase in annual attenda…

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MONTPELIER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an investment of $20.2 million in the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives. With funding focused on assisting dairy operations, DBI awarded $18.4 million to three current initiatives, at the University of Tennessee, the Vermont…

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — The Sterling College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Lori Collins-Hall as interim president of the college following  the departure of Matthew Derr, who served as president for nearly a decade.

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WATERBURY — The Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe was recognized with the brand’s highest honor, the M.K. Guertin Award, for service, quality, value and commitment to guests. The Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe is one of 69 hotels out of approximately 2,100 properties in North America to r…

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WESTON — The Vermont Association of Realtors has named Claudia Harris as its 2021 Good Neighbor of the Year. She is the broker/owner of Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate in Weston and a member of South Central Vermont Board of Realtors. This honor recognizes one individual who has made an imp…

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NORTH BENNINGTON — Jenifer Prouty Hoffman has been named the 2021 Realtor of the Year by the Vermont Association of Realtors. This recognition is the association’s highest honor recognizing a realtor member for outstanding commitment to clients, the community and their profession. She is pri…

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In the era of COVID-19, many charitable organizations find themselves in a precarious financial position while experiencing unprecedented demand and could greatly benefit from the generosity of those in their community. This may present an opportunity to instill the value of giving to others…

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BARRE — Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) welcomes Michelle Dane, RN, to the role of Maternal-Child Health (MCH) Manager. Katy Leffel, RN, IBCLC, left her post as MCH Manager in October.

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MORRISVILLE — Salvation Farms has received a $5,000 Northeast Kingdom Fund grant from Vermont Community Foundation to continue development of a Northeast Kingdom gleaning program.

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SHAFTSBURY — Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, announced Lt. Steven Coote, director of recruiting and training/Office of Professional Development in Pittsford, has transferred to commander/Shaftsbury Field Station.

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BERLIN — Novello Home Furnishings has announced the hiring of two new sales associates, Sean Maloney and Aidan Marlier. Maloney grew up in central Vermont and has over 20 years in sales, including retail, real estate and wine. Marlier grew up in Walden and is new to furniture sales. Novello …

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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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WILLISTON — The Board of Directors of Girls on the Run Vermont announced Nicole Moran, of Rutland Town, will become the new Board Chair. As the Chief Clinical Operations Officer at VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, her professional experience in health care offers perspective as it …

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Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann, of Hyde Park, has been selected as the new president of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA). She was previously voted in as vice-president by Emergency Management directors representing all U.S. states and territories. T…

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WAITSFIELD — Cabot Creamery Co-operative has launched a Farmer Pen Pal Program, to connect their younger fans with the dairy farmers who supply the creamery. Since its initial launch in April, the program has worked with 6,800 children.

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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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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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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 — 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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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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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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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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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…