September is Suicide Prevention Month and Recovery Month

Howard Center is uniquely impacted by the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. As one of the largest health care organizations in Vermont, serving over 16,000 children, adults, and families each year, our priorities remain ensuring the health and wellbeing of our clients, staff, providers, and community; continuing our essential services; and reducing the risk of transmission in […]


Snelling Center for Government announces graduates of the Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2020

September 18, 2020 – The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce the graduates of the Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2020: Al Belluche, Burlington, Burlington Housing Authority Sarah Birgé, Middlesex, Montpelier Roxbury School District Kirstin Boehm, Burlington, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation Karen Ciechanowicz, Milton, Champlain Community Services Pam Cota, Underhill, State of Vermont […]


Zuckerman releases ‘Big Differences’ marketing campaign

PRESS RELEASE: September 18, 2020 BURLINGTON: The Zuckerman for VT campaign announced the launch of their “Big Differences” marketing campaign that will begin running on TV and radio stations tomorrow. The ads will play regularly for the next two weeks as Vermonters receive their ballots in the mail and begin voting. The ads focus on […]


Vermont business owner aims to change gift giving for good

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 CONTACT: MEAGAN DOWNEY, 773-501-9363, [email protected] Shelburne, Vermont – Shelburne resident Meagan Downey is launching a new product in the fall with the hope of making the holidays less stressful and more sustainable. Shiki Wrap, reusable gift bags and wrap printed in the US on stretchy, soft performance fabric made […]


Work on ‘Kelis the Afronaut’ mural starts today with help from students at Champlain Elementary

Contact: Grace Meyer, CO Cellars ph: 802.233.9731 e: [email protected]   Thursday, September 17, 2020  This Thursday, Friday and Monday; students at Champlain Elementary on Pine Street in Burlington’s South End will assist Artists Will Kasso Condry and Jennifer Herrera Condry of Juniper Creative LLC in the creation of Kelis, the Afronaut: a mural empowering and celebrating black joy.   This […]


Gillibrand, Sanders reintroduce Postal Banking Act to fund U.S. Postal Service

WASHINGTON, September 17 – Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held a conversation on Facebook Live to announce the Postal Banking Act. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has faced repeated attacks by the Trump administration including denying emergency funding during the pandemic and putting postal workers at risk of losing their jobs, […]


Lt. Governor Zuckerman outlines plan to improve wellbeing of Vermont children

MONTPELIER: Lt. Governor Zuckerman held a press conference today outlining the need for a fundamental shift in path that the current administration has taken on helping our most vulnerable Vermonters, our children. Lt Governor Zuckerman said: “Let me be blunt – we are failing those who need us the most. In the last four years, […]


Lt. Governor Zuckerman announces statewide tour

BURLINGTON: On Wednesday, the Zuckerman for VT campaign announced the launch of a statewide listening tour. The tour, which will take place over the phone, will be an opportunity for Lt. Governor Zuckerman to share his vision for rebuilding Vermont’s economy, listen to the ideas and concerns of Vermonters, and update listeners on his campaign […]


Mattison joins Public Assets Board

For Immediate Release September 17, 2020 [email protected] 802-472-6222 Montpelier – Tiffany Bluemle, chair of the board of Public Assets Institute, announced that C.D. Mattison of Burlington has been elected to the board. A non-partisan nonprofit with offices in Montpelier, Public Assets Institute is Vermont’s premier independent research organization on state budget, tax, and economic issues […]


New GMP electric vehicle charging rates help customers save money

GMP Customers Can Also Get Extra Savings on Chevy Bolts with New Discounts at Alderman’s Chevrolet in Rutland   COLCHESTER, Vt. – Driving electric now costs less and is more convenient with Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) two new discounted charging rates. The new off-peak EV rates approved by regulators are more than 20 percent less than traditional […]


Family Nurse Practitioner Tracy Webster joins Gifford

CONTACTS: Maryellen Apelquist, MEA Communications, 802-299-5593, [email protected]; Ashley Lincoln, Gifford Health Care, [email protected] RANDOLPH, Vt., Sept. 15, 2020—Among several new providers welcomed by Gifford this summer is Family Nurse Practitioner Tracy Webster, who cares for inpatients as part of the hospitalist team at the medical center. Webster brings to her position nearly three decades of […]


Omega Optical acquired by Artemis Capital Partners

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Omega Optical (Omega or the Company), a leading manufacturer of precision optical filters and coatings, announced today that it has been acquired by Artemis Capital Partners (Artemis), a Boston-based private equity firm focused exclusively on partnering with differentiated industrial technology companies. Omega has been recognized as an innovator in […]