Around Town

American LegionBARRE — Sept. 16, 2019, was declared “American Legion Centennial Day” by Barre City Mayor Lucas Herring. In presenting the proclamation, he praised the veterans service organization, the largest in the nation, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary through Veterans Day 2019. With a current membership of nearly 2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 to promote strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism and youth programs.

Republican womenINDIANAPOLIS — Meg Hansen, of Manchester, Vermont, joined nearly 800 Republican women leaders from across the nation at the 40th biennial convention of the National Federation of Republican Women, where she spoke as a panelist at the session titled, “Painting America’s Landscape: Building a National Diversity Coalition.”

Hansen has led various media and policy efforts to educate and empower Vermonters by illustrating the impact of the Vermont’s socioeconomic legislation on their lives. She is currently the creator and host of a local television show, “Dialogues with Meg Hansen,” and owns a communications firm. Previously, she served as the executive director of a health policy think tank called Vermonters for Health Care Freedom and wrote a regionally syndicated newspaper column.

College news

Hannah Ely, of Barre, was named to the dean’s list for the winter/spring term at Centre College.

Community College of Vermont summer 2019 academic honors include:

President’s list — Johanna Rodgers, of Barre.

Dean’s list — Alec Shaw, of Waterbury.

Student Honors list — Stephanie Demar, Michael Menard, Amelia Salata-Hartman, Amber Thomas, all of Barre; Ashley Hain, of Graniteville; Tiffany Caldwell, of Marshfield; Alexa Krezinski, of Montpelier; Jon Geddes, Allison Richards, both of Northfield; and Julia Farr, Alexandra LeBlanc, both of Waterbury.


Copley Hospital

A girl, Elizabeth Grae Tipper, was born Sept. 6, 2019, to Macey McAllister and Shawn Tipper, of Montgomery.

Gifford Medical Center

A girl, Maggie Esther Linder, was born Sept. 9, 2019, to Sarah Kinsler and Ben Linder, of Montpelier.

A girl, Daelynn Marie Hebard, was born Sept. 13, 2019, to Destiny Duval and Duncan Hebard, of Randolph.

A boy, Finley James Healy, was born Sept. 13, 2019, to Christina Sulmonte and Brenden Healy, of Montpelier.

A girl, Naomi Harper, was born Sept. 14, 2019, to Magali and Jesse Harper, of Montpelier.

A girl, Audrey Ann Mango, was born Sept. 17, 2019, to Chris and Haley (Pryce) Mango, of Fayston.

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