VGS’s renewable natural gas, energy efficiency programs helps local distillery commit to climate neutral certification

For Immediate Release March 3, 2021 Appalachian Gap Distillery making big changes to reduce carbon footprint Middlebury, Vt. – VGS and Appalachian Gap Distillery announced today the distillery has committed to offset half of its natural gas usage with VGS’s first-in-the-nation renewable natural gas (RNG) to produce its quality craft spirits. This announcement is another […]


Rockingham looks to ‘incremental development’ for neighborhood revitalization, BDCC supports Rockingham’s work with local development experts

Rockingham, VT – Restoring downtown buildings was identified as a top priority during last year’s Rockingham community visit, led by the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD). To sustain this momentum and address the need for small-scale development in downtown Bellows Falls, the Town of Rockingham sought help through BDCC’s Southern Vermont Economy Project (SVEP). […]


Author Kara Richardson Whitely joins Come Alive Outside’s board of directors

Rutland, VT, March 2, 2021 — Come Alive Outside is pleased to announce the appointment of new board member, award-winning author and plus-size adventurer Kara Richardson Whitely. “Our Board of Directors is a dedicated team of community leaders committed to advancing Come Alive Outside’s mission to bring the health and wellness benefits of the outdoors […]


Top 10 scams of 2020 released by Attorney General’s Office

BURLINGTON – Vermonters filed 5,021 scam reports with the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) in 2020. The Social Security number phishing scam, which typically involves calls claiming that your Social Security number has been compromised, suspended, or linked to criminal activity, remained the most commonly reported scam for the second year in a row […]


CVMC opens vaccination clinic at the Berlin Mall

March 2, 2021 Berlin, Vermont—The owner of the Berlin Mall, Berlin Mall, LLC, has entered into an agreement with the Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) to allow CVMC to use space within the mall as a location for administering vaccinations against COVID-19. The space CVMC will use is where the former JC Penny store was […]


Union Mutual raises over $63,000 for Special Olympics Vermont

Contact: Anna Grearson Branding & Communications Specialist Union Mutual (802) 229-5502 / [email protected]     MONTPELIER – Union Mutual was proudly represented by over 40 employees, independent agency partners, vendors, friends, and family members in a virtual Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021.    The Union Mutual Popsicles donned […]


Group of Burlington voters demands recall, direct democracy

Contact: FaRied Munarsyah (802) 272 8339 [email protected] Burlington VT (3/1/21) – The result of this election has not been announced, yet some Burlington voters are already calling for recalls to be on the ballot next year, along with voter-initiated popular referendums. Proposition Zero, a nonpartisan electoral campaign to expand direct democracy in Burlington, on Monday […]


Sam Young joins Tim Scott Real Estate

Tim Scott Real Estate is proud to welcome a new agent to the Company, Sam Young. His face may be familiar as Sam served as a State Representative for the towns of Albany, Barton, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Glover, Sheffield and Wheelock in the Vermont Legislature from 2011-2021, serving on both the House Committee on Commerce and […]


Green Mountain Power invites customers to virtual bi-annual meeting

Join the Meeting Live on GMP’s Facebook Page, Wednesday, March 3 COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is hosting a meeting for customers on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. live on the GMP Facebook page. It is a chance to meet with company leaders and ask questions about GMP’s Multi-Year Regulation Plan, performance measures for […]


Waterfowl season virtual public hearings March 9 & 11

ESSEX, Vt. — Virtual public hearings on the status of migratory game bird populations and proposed 2021 migratory game bird hunting seasons for the interior zone of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York and Vermont will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 11. For more information, including the […]


Vermont Endangered Species Committee votes to protect endangered bats

Vermont’s Endangered Species Committee took a decisive step Friday in upholding the state’s endangered species law by declaring that a pesticide-spraying program in Vermont’s Champlain Valley is putting the state’s endangered bat species at risk. The committee voted unanimously in favor of submitting a formal recommendation to the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources […]


Lt. Governor Molly Gray co-sponsors NLGA bipartisan resolution proclaiming March 28 Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Day

Montpelier, Vt – Today, Lt. Governor Gray joined members of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA) across the United States in introducing a resolution for consideration to proclaim March 28 as Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Day. Gray is a co-sponsored of the bi-partisan NLGA resolution which aims to increase awareness of the disabling disease and support […]