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    Fletcher Allen wins 5th consecutive national leadership award for green practices

    BURLINGTON – Fletcher Allen’s commitment to become one of the greenest health care organizations in the country has been recognized again with an award from the nation’s leading association devoted to environmentally responsible health care. For the 5th year in a row, Fletcher Allen was selected to be in the “Environmental Leadership Circle” by Practice […]

    Janet Gorman McCarthy, former president of Lyndon State College, dies at home in Mass.

    News Release — Lyndon State College May 21, 2013 LYNDON CTR. — Janet Gorman McCarthy, the ninth president of Lyndon State College, passed away on May 15 at her home in South Dennis, Mass., with her family by her side. She was 76 years old. McCarthy – – who the Lyndon community will recognize as […]

    Sanders calls for gas price probe, emergency action by oil market regulators

    News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders May 21, 2013 WASHINGTON – With gasoline prices rising rapidly, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today proposed an amendment to make U.S. federal regulators follow the lead of Europeans and investigate oil and fuel price manipulation. Sanders also proposed a 30-day deadline for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use […]

    Green Mountain National Forest to open campsites for the season

    News Release — U.S. Forest Service May 21, 2013 RUTLAND — Just in time for the long holiday weekend, camp sites on the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) will open this Friday, May 24th. In the past several weeks U.S. Forest Service employees and partners have been working to prepare the sites and other camping […]

    Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Foodbank

    News Release — Seven Days/Vermont Foodbank May 21, 2013 Burlington – Seven Days is delighted to announce that $6600 will be donated to the Vermont Foodbank as a result of its annual Vermont Restaurant Week. This popular event was presented by the Vermont Federal Credit Union and organized by Seven Days, publisher of 7 Nights, […]

    E-journalist Dan Gillmor’s lecture to air on Channel 17; also available online

    E-journalist Dan Gillmor’s lecture to be aired on Channel 17 and is available online.

    Leahy: Vermont nets $6.3 million In Homeland Security grants

    News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy May 21, 2013 Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday announced that Vermont will receive $6.3 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), up from $5.7 million last year. The grants – under a formula championed by Leahy that protects smaller states like Vermont — […]

    Vermont Voices for Children benefit features former Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin

    On Friday, June 14th, Voices for Vermont’s Children will welcome former Governor, Madeleine M. Kunin, at its annual benefit and celebration, “Thirty Years Making a Difference for Kids.”

    Former teacher pilots summer program that incorporates ethnographic inquiry and documentary work for students

    Designed for 16-19 year-olds, this new summer program, Conversations From the Open Road, is “an amateur documentary crew probing challenging issues and listening to the individual stories of our world,” says Mary Simons, Vermont educator and founder.

    Health Dept. launches campaign: ‘049’ = Zero Alcohol for Nine Months of Pregnancy

    The Vermont Department of Health is launching an informational outreach campaign called ‘049’. The campaign is designed to inform women of childbearing age and encourage health care providers to advise their patients to drink zero alcohol while trying to become pregnant, and throughout nine months of pregnancy.

    Vermont Employee Ownership Conference to be held Friday, June 7, 2013

    The 11th Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference will take place on June 7, 2013 at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. The full-day conference features 17 workshops, from introductory sessions for those exploring the idea of employee ownership to technical sessions designed for experienced employee-owned companies. Discounts are available this year for students and newcomers.

    Norwich announces Charles A. Dana professorship

    At commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, Norwich University officials named History Professor Reina Pennington a Charles A. Dana Professor of History, a prestigious award accompanied by an annual stipend of $10,000.

    North Branch Nature Center buys property from VINS

    News Release — North Branch Nature Center May 20, 2013 Montpelier — For the past 17 years, Vermonters of all ages have enjoyed the land and programs offered by the North Branch Nature Center (NBNC). The nature center announced today that it has officially acquired the 28-acre parcel it currently calls home, from the Vermont […]

    Corrections, Fish and Wildlife partner for bat conservation

    News Release — VT Departments of Corrections, Fish & Wildlife May 20, 2013 The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has partnered with the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor to help save Vermont’s bats. Inmates involved in a work crew program recently built 50 bat houses that state biologists are using to provide daytime roosting […]

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