• Southwestern Vermont Medical Center hosts blood drive Sept. 28

    News Release — Southwestern Vermont Medical CenterAug. 21, 2017
    Contact:Ray SmithDirector of Marketing & CommunicationsSouthwestern Vermont Health Care(802) 447-5003
    ray.smith@svhealthcare.org
    svhealthcare.org
    BENNINGTON, VT—August 21, 2017—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is hosting an American Red Cross Blood drive 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 in its employee cafeteria.
    To make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-
  • Green Mountain Power recertified as B Corp

    News Release — Green Mountain PowerAug. 21, 2017
    Contact:Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power1-802-229-8200
    kristin.carlson@greenmountainpower.com
    B Corps in Vermont Grow in Number
    Colchester – Just over three years have passed since Green Mountain Power was recognized as the first utility in the world to become a Certified B Corp – and the Colchester-based energy company has received recertification. B Corps are companies that believe business can be a force for good and are
  • HEAT Squad receives $250,000 grant to expand to Northeast Kingdom

    News Release — NeighborWorks of Western VermontAugust 21, 2017
    Contact:Shannon Kennelly, Communications & Outreach CoordinatorTel. (802) 797-8606Email. skennelly@nwwvt.org
    WEST RUTLAND, VT – HEAT Squad, an innovative and effective energy efficiency service developed by NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, is expanding to the Northeast Kingdom with the help of a $250,000 Northern Border Regional Commission grant.
    Pioneered by Program Manager Melanie Paskevich in 2010, when Vermonters
  • ‘Clean Water Week’ highlights efforts to protect resources

    Gov. Phil Scott speaks about Vermont Clean Water Week on Monday from the terrace of the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington. Photo by Alexandre Silberman/VTDiggerBURLINGTON – The governor joined state and local officials and others in declaring their commitment to protect the state’s waters as they kicked off Vermont Clean Water Week on Monday.
    They spoke from the terrace of the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, with Lake Champlain as the backdrop.
    “Vermont
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  • Unemployment rate falls slightly in July

    Vermont’s economy added 1,700 jobs in July, causing the unemployment rate to fall from 3.2 percent to 3.1 percent.
    Just as it has been for several years, the state unemployment rate continues to be far lower than the national rate, which was 4.3 percent in July.
    Vermont tied with Indiana and South Dakota for one of the lowest unemployment rates, behind North Dakota (2.2 percent), Colorado (2.4 percent), Hawaii (2.7 percent), New Hampshire and Nebraska (both at 2.8 percent), and Idaho (3 pe
  • Scott: Feds closing state’s EB-5 regional center

    Gov. Phil Scott. File photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDiggerThe federal government is shutting down the state’s EB-5 regional center, which is under the cloud of the largest investor fraud case in the history of the EB-5 visa program.
    Gov. Phil Scott issued a statement Monday saying the state received notice Friday that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal administrator of the EB-5 program, intended to “terminate” the center.
    The action is a result of concerns raise
  • Meagan Stearns: Margolis misses the mark

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Megan Stearns, of Hinesburg, who is the creative director for the Let’s Grow Kids campaign. These views are her own and do not represent Let’s Grow Kids.
    Jon Margolis’ commentary is just more finger-pointing at what our president recently labeled the “alt-left” — and a lack of courage at standing up absolutely for what is morally right — because, as white nationalist defenders complain, where will it end? As a r
  • John Freitag: With respect, a house divided can stand

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by John Freitag, who moved to Vermont in 1970 to do alternative military service as a conscientious objector. He is retired from the Strafford School District, and serves on the Strafford Selectboard and as moderator of the Universalist Society of Strafford.
    I had the good fortune to grow up in a household with a Republican accountant father and Democrat schoolteacher mother, where politics was often the topic of dinner conversation. I learned at that tabl
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  • No blame, no cash as state settles fraud case against Gruber

    MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber was a consultant on Vermont’s examination of a publicly financed health care system. Courtesy photoThe attorney general’s office has settled with a health care consultant after a 2½-year investigation into whether he committed fraud when billing the state for services.
    The office announced the settlement Thursday with Jonathan Gruber, a professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who did economic modeling on single-payer hea
  • Police looking into reports of Essex assault by anti-fascists

    Part of a Facebook post that showed a close-up of a gash reportedly inflicted by anti-fascists.ESSEX — Police say they are investigating reports of an assault on a local man after he spoke to the media about an acquaintance who attended the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    Essex police said they became aware of the assault allegations via members of the media. Officials said they have since located and interviewed Sam Wormer, who initially described the attack on socia
  • Bennington public defender’s office switching locations

    The public defender’s office in Bennington is moving from this building on Gage Street into temporary quarters on Main Street. The state is looking for a new long-term location. Photo by Jim Therrien/VTDiggerBENNINGTON — The Bennington public defender’s office expects to complete a move into temporary quarters this week to escape a mold issue while the state searches for a new permanent location with more space.
    The office is leaving its longtime Gage Street location for tempor
  • Hermitage Club says it’s getting debt, equity in line

    The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. File photo by Kristopher Radder/Brattleboro Reformer(This story is by Chris Mays of the Brattleboro Reformer, in which it first appeared Aug. 20, 2017.)
    WILMINGTON — With state permit struggles and the unseasonably warm winter of 2015 behind the Hermitage Club, its founder and president says the company is “building back momentum.”
    “I thought it would be better for everybody to just hear all the facts instead of some of the rumors
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  • Vermont's Plan To Address $28 Million Budget Shortfall bit.ly/2fZsxHR https://t.co/orAwmhf7UK

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  • Leahy, other senators question domestic terrorism response

    Vermont’s senior senator is among two dozen Senate members pressing the Trump administration on its responses to domestic terrorism.
    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., led a group of Democratic senators in questioning the administration’s approach to far-right extremist groups, according to an announcement from Leahy’s office.
    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. File photo courtesy of U.S. SenateIn a letter sent to acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke last week, the senators wrote t
  • New study reveals population estimate and abundance map for rare Bicknell’s thrush in the U.S.

    News Release — Vermont Center for EcostudiesAugust 21, 2017
    Contact:Dr. Jason HillVermont Center for Ecostudies
    jhill@vtecostudies.orgOffice: 802.649.1431 Ext. 212
    Dr. John LloydVermont Center for Ecostudies
    jlloyd@vtecostudies.orgOffice: 802.649.1431 Ext. 207
    Bicknell’s Thrush incubating a nest on Stratton Mountain,Vermont. Photo K.P. McFarlandNORWICH, VT – New research by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) has revealed that Bicknell’s Thrush likely have one of the
  • Norwich University welcome 765 students in the Class of 2021

    News Release — Norwich UniversityAug. 18, 2017
    Contact:Daphne Larkin802-485-2886
    dlarkin@norwich.eduFollow us on Twitter @NorwichNews
    NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University is planning to welcome 49 first-year students from abroad and 6 exchange students among its approximately 765 new students that comprise the Class of 2021. More than 500 students will enter into the Corps of Cadets as ‘rooks’, over 200 as civilians, and approximately 45 as commuter students.
    This incomin
  • Folk & Blues Festival at President Coolidge State Historic Site is Sept. 2-3

    News Release — Vermont Division for Historic PreservationAug. 18, 2017
    Contact:William Jenney, Regional Historic Sites AdministratorVermont Division for Historic Preservation(802) 672-3773; William.Jenney@vermont.gov
    PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. — The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will host the 13th Annual Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2 and 3. The event showcases Vermont and nationally known musicians. The concerts are free, although a donatio
  • Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for Aug. 21-25, 2017

    News Release — Mayor Miro WeinbergerAugust 18, 2017
    Contact:Katie Vane802.734.0617
    Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for August 21 – 25, 2017:
    Monday, August 218:45 am Clean Water Week Press Event – ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street
    Tuesday, August 22No public appearances scheduled
    Wednesday, August 238:00 am Mornings with Miro – The Bagel Café, 1127 North Avenue – Interim Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Director
  • Vermont Electric Cooperative announces planned power outage

    News Release — Vermont Electric CooperativeAugust 18, 2017
    Contact:Andrea Cohen, 802-696-9036
    acohen@vermontelectric.coop
    Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative Members on certain roads in the towns of Albany, Glover, Wheelock, Irasburg, Barton, Craftsbury, Sheffield, Greensboro, Lyndon, Lowell, Coventy, and Eden will be without electricity for up to 7 hours on Friday evening 8/25 (starting at 10:00 pm) through early Saturday 8/26 (ending at 5:00 am) for essential maintenance work. VEC
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids holds groundbreaking on Friday

    News Release — Lawson’s Finest LiquidsAug. 18, 2017
    Contact:Lawson’s Finest Liquids
    info@lawsonsfinest.com802-496-HOPS
    Lawson’s Finest Liquids is excited to announce the construction kickoff of our new brewery, retail store and taproom in Waitsfield, Vermont! A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the warehouse building located at 155 Carroll Road on Friday, August 25 at 3pm, followed by a celebration until 7pm.
    Vermont Governor Phil Scott, along with other off
  • Great Wall photo puts Middlesex man in national juried show

    News Release — Michael LevineAugust 8, 2017
    Contact:Michael LevinePhone: 802 225-1320
    (MIDDLESEX, VERMONT) He didn’t know it at the time, but a remote section of China’s Great Wall provided Middlesex resident Michael Levine with the ideal setting for his distinguished photograph. The image was selected to be part of the nationally juried “Portals” exhibition taking place at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury from August 16-September 9.
    The photo is framed by the d
  • Pay for CEO of UVM Health Network exceeds $2 million

    Dr. John Brumsted, the CEO of the University of Vermont Medical Center, speaks about the all-payer model at a news conference in February. Photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDiggerThe chief executive officer of the largest hospital system in the state made more than $2 million in salary and benefits in 2015.
    Dr. John Brumsted, the CEO of the University of Vermont Health Network and its flagship hospital, took in nearly $2.19 million in compensation that year.Brumsted’s total compensation includes $
  • Vermont Clean Water Week event in Rutland

    News Release — Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District August 18, 2017
    Media Contacts:Nanci McGuire, Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District(802) 775-8034 x117 | nanci.mcguire@vt.nacdnet.net
    Barbara Noyes Pulling, Rutland Regional Planning Commission(802) 775-0871 x207 | barbara@rutlandrpc.org
    RUTLAND — To commemorate Vermont Clean Water Week, Rutland is showcasing its new Green Stormwater Infrastructure Bicycle Tour Map. On August 23 from 4:00-6:00 pm, the tour will
  • Sunrise Family Resource Center awarded $10,000 grant for Dads Create

    News Release — Sunrise Family Resource CenterAugust 18, 2017
    For more information contact:Amelia Silver
    asilver@sunrisepcc.com442-0010
    Bennington, Vermont – Sunrise Family Resource Center Service Coordinator Michelle Weyers announced that the agency has been awarded a second three-year grant by the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation to continue its popular “Dads Create” program in partnership with the Vermont Arts Exchange.
    DADS CREATE offers a weekly opportunity t
  • Oragami Peace Crane Project and Sue Dicicco to visit Phoenix Books Rutland

    News Release — Phoenix BooksAug. 18, 2017
    Contact:Kristen EatonPhoenix Books802.872.7111 (p)802.872.7112 (f)
    kristen@phoenixbooks.biz
    www.phoenixbooks.biz
    Rutland, Vermont – August 18, 2017: Sue DiCicco and The Peace Crane Project are visiting Phoenix Books Rutland on Saturday, September 9th at 3pm. After a story time featuring DiCicco’s picture book Origami Peace Cranes, attendees will be invited to fold an origami crane.
    Origami Peace Cranes is a multicultural children’
  • Windham County delegation statement on Charlottesville

    News Release — Windham County Legislative DelegationAug. 18, 2017
    Contact:Mollie Burke
    MBurke@leg.state.vt.us
    STATEMENT FROM WINDHAM COUNTY DELEGATION IN RESPONSE TO THE EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, AND THE INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS CLIMATE WHICH HAS EMBOLDENED WHITE NATIONALISTS.
    We the members of the Windham County Legislative Delegation of Vermont decry the hatred and violence that happened in Charlottesville this past weekend.
    We wholeheartedly condemn the racism, white supremacism, anti-Se
  • Art of Maher Fundraiser to benefit Calcutta orphans set for Aug. 23

    News Release — US Maher FriendsAug. 15, 2017
    Contact:Brenda Howley, US Maher Friends7&9 Main Street Studio9 Main St, 2nd Fl, Essex Jct.
    bshowley@gmail.com802-318-1771
     
    BURLINGTON, VT (08/15/2017)
    The US Maher Friends Foundation will hold a fundraiser ‘Art of Maher India; Photos and Stories to Inspire’ on Wednesday August 23rd from 6:30-9:30 pm at 7&9 Main Street Studio Essex Jct VT.
    Join us for this unique fundraising event and meet the woman who’s helped th
  • Vermont Youth Conservation Corps crews labor like it’s the 1930s

    The Stone Hut, built on Mount Mansfield in 1935 by the Roosevelt-era Civilian Conservation Corps, is getting a companion building courtesy of the like-minded Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. Here, Paul van Apeldoorn and John Medose oversee the project. Photo by Gordon Miller/Stowe Reporter(This story by Tommy Gardner was first published in the Stowe Reporter on Aug. 17, 2017.)
    You’ve heard it plenty of times: they don’t make ’em like they used to.
    That is, unless you’re
  • Have a question for @uvmvermont President Tom Sullivan? We'll be talking with Sullivan on today's show: bit.ly/2fSedR8 #VT #VTed

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    The New England Center for Circus Arts new headquarters in Brattleboro has a high-efficiency wood boiler partially funded by the Windham Wood Heat Initiative. Photo by Randolph T. Holhut/The CommonsBRATTLEBORO – More than two years after its inception, a wood heat program fueled by a $1.6 million allocation from Vermont Yankee is kicking into high gear.
    Windham Wood Heat Initiative, which promotes high-efficiency wood boiler installation, has funded three completed projects with another fi
  • Vermont’s brush with ‘Great American Eclipse’: What to know

    People will need certified eclipse glasses like these if they hope to avoid eye damage while viewing the partial eclipse in Vermont on Monday. Photo by Alexandre Silberman/VTDiggerVermonters are gearing up for Monday’s astronomical spectacle, when the path of a total solar eclipse will cross the entire country for the first time since 1918, according to NASA.
    A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking the sun’s rays.
    Although Vermont is a great di
  • Opioid epidemic prompts free child care in Brattleboro

    Kay Curtis, coordinator of The Welcoming Place at the Brattleboro Retreat. It provides short-term child care to parents undergoing addiction treatment. Photo by Kristopher Radder/Brattleboro ReformerBRATTLEBORO – About a year and a half ago, Jessica Greene was running a maternal support group when a mother approached her with a problem: She couldn’t find proper child care while undergoing addiction treatment.
    “It just seemed like it was a need that nobody had been aware of,&rdq
  • Barrie Dunsmore: Trump’s message is clear

    Editor’s note: This commentary by retired ABC News diplomatic correspondent Barrie Dunsmore first appeared in the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus and Rutland Herald Sunday edition. All his columns can be found on his website, www.barriedunsmore.com.
    President Donald Trump will say anything. But as he so casually changes his positions, the significance of his words is often difficult to measure. However, when this past week he reversed himself for the second time and again blamed “both s
  • Erhard Mahnke: Cambrian Rise will ease housing shortage

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Erhard Mahnke, who is the coordinator for the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and has worked in affordable housing and community development in Vermont for over 30 years. He lives in Burlington with his wife Sydney and still holds out hope that his adult children will someday return to live in Vermont. He served Burlington as a planning commissioner, city councilor and council president under Mayors Bernie Sanders and Peter Clavelle.
    Safe, stable a
  • Rose Paul: Growing clean water

    Editor’s note: This commentary is by Rose Paul, the director of science and fresh water programs for The Nature Conservancy in Vermont. On Aug. 21. Gov. Phil Scott will issue a proclamation declaring Clean Water Week and The Nature Conservancy’s state director Heather Furman will be one of the featured speakers.
    I have been thinking about the power of nature with fall hurricane season almost upon us. We are all too familiar with the frightening power of nature in the form of rushing
  • Suit over police use of pot ‘sniff test’ goes to state’s top court

    Justice Beth Robinson speaks during a Vermont Supreme Court hearing. Pool file photo by April McCullum/Burlington Free PressA lawsuit over a traffic stop in Wallingford and subsequent vehicle search that police justified based on a whiff of marijuana is heading to the Vermont Supreme Court.
    The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in 2014 on behalf of Gregory Zullo, of Rutland, alleging a state trooper improperly pulled over, searched and impounded his vehicle.
    Th
  • Smith: Will leaders lead?

    Alt-right members holding Nazi, Confederate and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags prepare to enter Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Photo by Anthony Crider, via Wikimedia Commons(Mike Smith is a regular columnist for VTDigger. He hosts the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV 550 AM and 96.1, 96.5, 98.3 and 101.9 FM and is a political analyst for WCAX-TV and WVMT radio. He was the secretary of administration and secretary of human se
  • Smith: Politicians must confront hate

    Alt-right members holding Nazi, Confederate and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags prepare to enter Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Photo by Anthony Crider, via Wikimedia Commons(Mike Smith is a regular columnist for VTDigger. He hosts the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV 550 AM and 96.1, 96.5, 98.3 and 101.9 FM and is a political analyst for WCAX-TV and WVMT radio. He was the secretary of administration and secretary of human se
  • Green business summit aims to spur national investment

    The “Catalysts of the Climate Economy” summit Sept. 6-8 at the University of Vermont aims to encourage innovation such as the town of Chester’s solar farm. Photo by Kevin O’Connor/VTDiggerPaul Costello doesn’t want to talk about the polarizing problem of climate change.
    He wants to talk about solutions.
    “We have smart, creative people advancing innovations around agriculture, clean energy, green building, transportation and wise use of resources, recycling and
  • Then Again: A Vermont Yankee in the postbellum South

    Marshall Twitchell, of Townshend, was the leading federal official in Louisiana’s Red River Parish. Local whites rejected federal authority and violently opposed the newly won rights of African Americans, making Twitchell’s job one of the most dangerous assignments during the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War. Photo courtesy of Mary Twitchell(“Then Again” is Mark Bushnell’s column about Vermont history.)
    Marshall Harvey Twitchell walked into a hornet&rs
  • The Full Vermonty book launch with Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger

    Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger released The Full Vermonty in August 2017. Courtesy photoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: Kristen EatonPhoenix Books802.872.7111 (p)802.872.7112 (f)kristen@phoenixbooks.bizwww.phoenixbooks.biz
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  • Gov. Phil Scott’s appearance schedule for the week of August 21

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 18, 2017Contact:Katie Vane802.734.0617
    Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for August 21 – 25, 2017:
    Monday, August 218:45 amClean Water Week Press Event – ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street
    Tuesday, August 22No public appearances scheduled
    Wednesday, August 238:00 amMornings with Miro – The Bagel Café, 1127 North Avenue – Interim Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Director Nina Safavi to attend
  • Stowe resort to host U.S. Open warm-up tournament this week

    The Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic will be held August 22-24 at Spruce Peak. Courtesy photoPro tennis is returning to Vermont for the first time in more than a decade.
    The Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic will provide fans with the chance to watch top players compete in a warm-up tournament for the U.S. Open. at Spruce Peak from Aug. 22-24.
    Grand Slam Tennis Tours, a Stowe-based, tennis tournament travel package company, and Top Notch Management, a professional athlete agency, are putting on the event
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  • Burlington chief: Police use of force culture must change

    Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo. File photo by Morgan True/VTDiggerBURLINGTON – Officials advocated for reduced use of force and community-based policing on a panel as part of the Mayor’s Innovation Project summer meeting on Friday.
    Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said that policing on a day-to-day basis has the power to “destroy all of us in an instant.”
    Del Pozo said that when he looks at Church Street, the first thing he sees is van racing down the pe
  • Foley gets permit for former CVPS building

    RUTLAND — The new owner and developer of a large, vacant office building just outside of Rutland’s downtown came before a city board this week seeking a permit as he works to sign up more tenants.
    The Rutland Herald newspaper has already agreed to lease space in the building at 77 Grove St.
    Mark Foley Jr., president of MKF Properties, told the city’s Development Review Board at a meeting Wednesday night that he envisioned as many as 80 to 120 employees working in the 40,000-squ
  • Putnam Block redevelopment gets $1 million grant

    Gov. Phil Scott announces a $1 million Community Development Block Grant award Thursday to benefit the Putnam Block redevelopment project. Photo by Holly Pelczynski/Bennington BannerBENNINGTON – An announcement of a grant to benefit the Putnam Block redevelopment project turned festive Thursday at the Four Corners intersection as Gov. Phil Scott praised the collaborative effort and handed over a symbolic $1 million check.
    About 50 local and state officials, residents and curious pedestrian

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