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Leahy hails extension of signup deadline for new dairy price insurance program

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is urging Vermont’s dairy farmers to take advantage of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s decision to extend for a week the signup period for the new dairy farm production price insurance program created under the 2014 Farm Bill.

10th annual ‘Wheels for Warmth’ sees best year to date

Vermont’s annual tire recycle and resale event “Wheels for Warmth” celebrated its 10-year anniversary on October 25, 2014, by breaking fundraising records.

Vermont Medical Society taps new officers

David Coddaire, M.D., was named president of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) during its 201st annual meeting held Oct. 25, in Manchester Village, Vt.

Keynote speaker to talk about new rules for investing in local businesses at Financing the Working Landscape Conference

Michael Pieciak, Deputy Commissioner of the VT Department of Financial Regulation, will talk about the new VT Small Business Offering Exemption (VSBOE) at the 4th annual Financing the Working Landscape Conference being held on Thursday, November 6th at the American Legion in Middlebury.

Leahy endorses Steve Berry for state representative

Senator Patrick Leahy joins other notable legislative leaders, including former Governor Howard Dean, in endorsing Steve Berry in his run for State Representative in the Arlington, Sunderland, Sandgate and Manchester areas.

Welch celebrates restoration of Rutland’s historic Post Office Carrier Annex

Today in Rutland, Representative Peter Welch joined city, state, postal and historic preservation leaders in celebrating restoration of the historic Post Office Carrier Annex, also known as the “Cootey Building.” As a result of a close collaboration between the City of Rutland, the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Representative Welch, and the United States Postal Service, the building’s original Art Deco façade has been fully restored.

RETN receives Northeast region’s top community media award

RETN has won the Alliance for Community Media-Northeast Region’s (ACM-NE) highest award for overall excellence in 2013.

Danforth Pewter, Gardener’s Supply share solar array output

Danforth Pewter and Gardener’s Supply Company, two nationally recognized Vermont-based specialty companies, have turned to the sun for emission-free solar power.

Vermont Humanities Council selects Salman Rushdie’s ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ for Vermont Reads 2015

he Vermont Humanities Council has selected internationally renowned author Salman Rushdie’s novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories as its 2015 pick for its Vermont Reads program.

High school 3D printing competition announced at Vermont Tech Jam

News Release — Vermont Agency of Education Oct. 29, 2014 BARRE – The Preservation Trust of Vermont, Google, Hartford High School and the State of Vermont have partnered to put on the first Vermont High School Town History in 3D competition. The competition was announced on October 24, the first day of the Vermont Tech […]

CSWD advises on leaf, yard and garden waste disposal

Color in the treetops will soon be crunching underfoot as leaf-peeping season gives way to raking season, which coincides with putting-the-garden-to-bed season. What to do with all the leaf, yard, and garden debris?

Vermont political cartoons of the 1960s, ’70s on display at Fletcher Library

A retrospective of the political cartoons of Burlington artist, illustrator, and children’s book author Jane Clark Brown (1930-2009) of South Burlington will be on display Nov. 1 – Dec. 30 in the Pickering Room at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

Grant to help hospitals improve surgical care

Surgeons at Vermont’s not-for-profit hospitals welcomed the recent announcement that the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC) has been awarded $900,000 in funding to improve patient outcomes and lower costs for surgical care at all of Vermont’s hospitals.

Vermonters urged to ‘button up’ on Nov. 1

Standing before a display of weather stripping, caulking and other heat-saving materials at Montpelier’s Aubuchon Hardware store, Gov. Peter Shumlin recently urged Vermonters to pitch in on the Button Up Vermont Day of Action on Saturday, November 1.

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