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Woodstoves are eligible for state rebates.

AROUND TOWN

MONTPELIER — The State of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has awarded funds to the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD) to assist the municipality in diverting hazardous wastes from landfills and waste streams. CVSWMD will use the grant to support its 2021 Household Hazardous Waste collections scheduled as show below. Household Hazardous Waste collections cost just $20 per carload for CVSWMD residents — proof of residency in one of the CVSWMD member towns is required. Nondistrict rates for households is $100 per carload.

All HHW collections are held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays — April 24, Barre Town Garage; June 12, Tunbridge Transfer Station; July 10, Hardwick Town Garage; Aug. 14, Bradford Town Garage; Sept. 25, Montpelier, Dept. of Labor.

BIRTHS

Gifford Medical Center

A boy, Aksel Paul Nelson, was born Feb. 21, 2021, to Angie Maxham and Erie Nelson of Barre.

A girl, Lily Rose Harvey, was born Feb. 20, 2021, to Bryant and Staci (Cutting) Harvey of Rochester.

A girl, Dahlia Marie Carvajal, was born Feb. 21, 2021, to Brittney Sargent and John Carvajal of Montpelier.

COLLEGE NEWS

The University of Rhode Island fall 2020 dean’s list includes Camryn Fewer, Lydia Rice, both of Barre; Kelsey Nolan, of East Barre; Morgan Lavoy, of East Corinth; Abigail Brewer, Olivia Walsh, both of Montpelier; Emily McCormack, of Morrisville; Avery Motyka, of Northfield; Bryson Richards, of Plainfield; Seth Boyce, of Post Mills; and Marie Haviland.

Rowan Clymer, of Stowe, was placed on dean’s honor list, and Cooper Rick, of Morrisville, on the dean’s commendation list, for fall 2020 at Gettysburg College.

FRATERNAL CLUBS

Members of Barre Elks Lodge presented a $300 donation to Tylor Bigras representing Tires for Troops. Founded in 2015 by Tylor Bigras, this nonprofit organization provides Vermont veterans with new snow tires and state inspections at no charge. Tires for Troops has donated more than $50,000 in tires and services to veterans. This donation was made possible with funds from the Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant.

AROUND THE STATE

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.

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.

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