Support for foster childrenMONTPELIER — VSECU credit union recently held a back-to-school drive to support children in Vermont’s foster care system and donated more than $800 worth of back-to-school supplies, which were distributed through Tatum’s Totes coordinated by Green Mountain United Way in partnership with the Department for Children and Families Barre and St. Johnsbury districts.

Assistance registry

MONTPELIER — The CARE (Citizens Assistance Registry for Emergencies) program allows the elderly, people with limited mobility or those who require specialized medical equipment, to get extra help during a disaster.

To alert local responders of that need before emergencies, register online at For more information, call 211 or the Enhanced 911 Board at 800-342-4911.

Funding for water quality equipment

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) announces that $1 million is available for farmers, custom applicators, nonprofit organizations and phosphorus separation equipment providers through the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP) for new or used innovative equipment that will aid in the reduction of surface runoff of agricultural wastes.

Grant applications are due by Nov. 1. For more information, visit or call (802) 622-4098 or email

‘Scout Me In’

WATERBURY — The Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America, campaign to recruit boys and girls to scouting will run through September and October. For more information, visit or call (802) 244-5189.


Copley Hospital

A girl, Alexandria Michelle Bonahoom, was born Sept. 4, 2019, to Casey Brooks and Heather Bonahoom, of Morrisville.

Gifford Medical Center

A girl, Aurora Morning Rain Paul, was born Aug. 21, 2019, to Sarah Barbour and Mylin Paul, of Hartland.

A boy, Soren Cornelius Baptiste, was born Aug. 22, 2019, to Scarlet Brink and Stephen Baptiste, of Randolph.

A girl, Audrey Mae Demas, was born Aug. 22, 2019, to Bethany Demas, of Graniteville.

A boy, Noah Jameson Adams, was born Aug. 23, 2019, to Kirsten Newton and Ryan Adams, of Sharon.

A girl, Nora Marie Gray, was born Aug. 25, 2019, to Jason and Katelyn (Chesney) Gray, of East Thetford.

A boy, Archer Best Creighton, was born Aug. 27, 2019, to Sofia Sanchez and Kevin Creighton, of Granville.

A girl, Hazel Susan Morley, was born Aug. 27, 2019, to Trevor and Kelsey (Pratt) Morley, of Northfield.

A boy, Reece Christian-Matthew Russell, was born Aug. 29, 2019, to Randi-Jo Locke and Nakoma Russell, of Rochester.

A boy, Max Xavier Matthews, was born Aug. 31, 2019, to Vivianne White and Jonnah Matthews, of Plainfield.

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