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The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced Rutland County resident Maj. Justin Stedman will become the new director of the Warden Service Division. Stedman, an 18-year veteran of the Warden Service, will be promoted to colonel on Sept. 24 and succeed Col. Jason Batchelder, who has le…

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The Vermont Democratic Party announced Emily Bowers as its new communications director. In this role, she is responsible for overall VDP branding, communications and coordinated campaign messaging.

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RUTLAND — Shelley Sayward, senior vice president and general counsel for Casella Waste Systems Inc., regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, was recently named the National Waste and Recycling Association Services Member of the Year as part of its 2022 Indus…

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BARRE — The Vermont Agency of Transportation announced it has received two new grants through the Federal Transportation Agency totaling $12.5 million.

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MIDDLEBURY — National Bank of Middlebury announced the appointment of Meaghan McLaughlin, vice president and chief lending officer, and Becky Paliling, vice president and chief credit officer, succeeding Sarah Cowan, executive vice president, who plans to retire at year end.

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JOHNSON — The Jenna’s Promise board of directors has announced Daniel Franklin has been chosen to be the organization’s first chief operating officer. Jenna's Promise serves Vermonters with substance-use disorders, mental health challenges and traumas.

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To honor a woman or non-binary person in a leadership role who mentored you and is a community volunteer, nominate her/them to receive the Vermont ATHENA Leadership Award or Vermont ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. 

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RANDOLPH — Gifford welcomes Dr. Steven Andreasen to its podiatry team currently seeing patients at Gifford in Randolph and the Sharon Health Center. He comes to Gifford after spending the past few years practicing in Binghamton, New York. Dr. Andreasen received his doctorate in Podiatric Med…

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MORRISVILLE — David Silverman, president/chief executive officer of Union Bank of Vermont and New Hampshire, announced Cassie Abreu has been selected for the branch manager position at its Berlin location, 1028 Route 302. She previously worked at People’s United Bank in Montpelier as a relat…

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MONTPELIER — Lawson’s Finest Liquids of Waitsfield has selected Vermont Parks Forever as one of their August Sunshine Fund donation recipients. From Aug. 16-31, donations will directly benefit the 55 state parks.

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The Vermont Community Loan Fund has launched the Justice Forward Fund, a new financing and business assistance resource for Black, Indigenous and Vermonters of Color. A Special Purpose Credit Program, the JFF serves Vermonters traditionally, systemically and generationally excluded from fina…

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RUTLAND — Casella Waste Systems Inc. was recently named the Most Sustainable Company in the Waste Management category by World Finance Magazine. Casella is the first vertically integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company to earn this award and joins 29 other co…

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SALISBURY — Vanguard Renewables Chief Strategy Officer John Hanselman and Vermont Creamery President Adeline Druart, were joined by Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts, along with Danielle Goodrich-Gingras, co-owner and herdswoman of the Goodrich Family Dairy Farm in Salisbury, t…

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MORRISVILLE — Morrisville resident Michael Desrochers, director of Vermont Division of Fire Safety (DFS), has been elected by his peers to lead as president of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM). He is a 32-year veteran of the DFS.

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MONTPELIER — Lynn Ellen Schimoler has joined the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) as vice president of operations to advance operational excellence and organizational health. She comes to the organization after four years with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and with over 20 year…

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RUTLAND — Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region announced the hiring of Karly Haven as Real Rutland concierge coordinator. In her new role, Haven will connect virtually with people interested in moving to Rutland County via the Concierge Program, part of the Regional Marke…

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RUTLAND — The Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR), charged with economic development in its communities, is seeking Rutland area residents for appointment to its board of directors: residents with experience and expertise to help achieve local economic goals of b…

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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 — HomeShare Vermont announced Anne Farley, of Wolcott, has joined the staff as a case manager in central Vermont. She will be working with people looking for a place to live, and those with a home looking for a housemate to provide some rental income and/or some help around the house.

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RICHFORD — The board of directors of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association (VMSMA) presented the 2022 Annual Maple Awards at their annual meeting.

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Jennifer Morrison as the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). She will be the first woman to serve in the role, overseeing the State Police, Vermont Emergency Management, Vermont Crime Information Center, Forensic La…

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BURLINGTON — Over $11 million of a $50 million program to pay overdue housing costs for homeowners impacted by the pandemic has been disbursed within the first six months of the program. The Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) launched the Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) in January 2022…

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Graduating from Snelling Center for Government Vermont Leadership Institute are: Christle Davis, of Groton; Peter Kerson, of Jericho; Nicole DiDomenico, of Berlin; and Rebecca Sameroff, of Montpelier.

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RANDOLPH — Nikol Ware has been promoted to branch relationship manager for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s two branches located in Randolph. In this role, she oversees helping individuals, families and businesses in the community meet their financial goals.

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RUTLAND — U.S. News & World Report has named Rutland Regional Medical Center as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for urology, hip fracture, hip replacement and knee replacement. These rankings recognize hospitals for providing care that was significantly better than the national aver…

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The Vermont Community Broadband Board has approved CVFiber’s application for $12.3 million in grant funds for construction of its high-speed fiber network. Previous board approval of $6 million for purchasing materials, brings the total to $18.3 million for the first phase of construction.

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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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NORTHFIELD – Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) named retired U.S. Army Reserve Col. William Lyons Jr., ’90, JD, MSS, MTUS, MSt., its new director. Lyons, who also teaches in Norwich’s civil engineering and construction management programs, has served as a se…

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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.