Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility announces annual conference

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced that it would hold its 20th Annual Fall Conference on Wednesday, November 14, at the Grand Summit Hotel at Mt. Snow in West Dover, Vermont. The Fall Conference, VBSR’s largest southern Vermont event, is focused on “Engagement: Moving Social Responsibility Forward.”

Vermont Sec’y of State Jim Condos outlines Vermont’s compounding pharmacy procedures

Secretary of State Jim Condos states that Vermont ’s Office of Professional Regulation is responsible for supporting the boards and regulatory programs for 45 professions and approximately 55,000 licenses.

U.S. Senate candidates debate on Vermont Public Television Oct. 25

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Vermont Public Television (VPT) will present the last of its weekly live debates with candidates for statewide offices. In keeping with its tradition, VPT invites all candidates on the ballot to participate.

New Northeast Kingdom trail named “Project of the Year”

The Green Mountain Club, NorthWoods Stewardship Center, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation were honored this weekend with the “Project of the Year” award for their work on a new trail in the Northeast Kingdom . The “Project of the Year” award for the new Middle Mountain Trail in Avery’s Gore was presented Saturday at the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council 6th Annual Trail Symposium in Richmond.

Education Commissioner appoints three students to Harassment, Hazing and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council

Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca recently appointed three additional student representatives to the Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council. Lexie Federhen, Justin Lambert, and Leah Soule bring diverse backgrounds, personal experiences with bullying, and unique perspectives to the council.

Vermont Humanities Council presents First Wednesdays program

Northeast Kingdom filmmaker Bess O’Brien will discuss her film about youth in foster care in a talk at Newport’s Goodrich Memorial Library on November 7. Her talk, “Ask Us Who We Are,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7:00 p.m.

Tom McKeown joins the Vermont Health CO-OP as Chief Operating Officer

The Vermont Health CO-OP is pleased to announce that Tom McKeown of Burlington has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer. He joins CEO Christine Oliver, CIO Chad Somerset and Director of
Finance Tara Banks on the senior management team of the new member-owned health insurance company.

Veterans Affairs opens Women’s Health Center at White River Junction

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today attended a ceremony to mark the opening of a Women’s Comprehensive Care Center here at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Vermont State Police hosts public forum on Bradford area facility plans

As part of a legislative mandate the Vermont State Police (VSP) in collaboration with the State of Vermont Building and General Services (BGS), have begun a comprehensive review of the VSP facilities, statewide.

Candidates for U.S. Senate debate on Vermont Public Television Oct. 25

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Vermont Public Television (VPT) will present the last of its weekly live debates with candidates for statewide offices. In keeping with its tradition, VPT invites all candidates on the ballot to participate. VPT will broadcast the debate statewide, and webcast and archive it on vpt.org. It will also be rebroadcast Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. on the VPT World channel.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont receives four-star rating for Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont’s Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, Blue Medicare-Rx, has earned a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the company announced today.

Senator Bernie Sanders attends LSC solar panel ribbon cutting

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will lend a hand at Lyndon State College’s solar panel ribbon cutting ceremony October 23. LSC students both assembled and installed the twin-array solar panels in late 2011 as part of Dr. Ben Luce’s Energy and Environment class.

Vermont School Nutrition Association conference highlights new opportunities

This week has been proclaimed National School Lunch Week and in that spirit, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM), the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), and the Vermont Department of Education (VT DOE) feel it is important to highlight how the new nutrition standards have created opportunities and forums for partnerships and conversations around the state.

Public Service Department announces first information session of the Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission

The first information session of the recently formed Governor’s Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Statehouse, Room 11, Montpelier, Vermont.

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