The Vermont Community Foundation welcomes Ruth Henry as a senior philanthropic advisor

The Vermont Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Ruth Henry has joined our Philanthropic Advising team as a senior advisor. Ruth brings over twenty-five years of development experience to the Community Foundation. She joins after spending nineteen years at the University of Vermont, most recently serving as Director of Major Gifts for the Larner […]

Community Health Centers of Burlington announce telehealth expansion 

Contact: Kim Anderson Director of Development and Communications (802) 264-8193 [email protected]  BURLINGTON, VT – The Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) are pleased to announce the expansion of their telehealth services. Beginning the week of March 16, 2020, CHCB took swift action to more broadly provide telehealth visits for medical, behavioral health and psychiatric services […]

GAO study reveals lack of Pentagon review over lucrative weapons contracts 

WASHINGTON, May 19—Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report, “Procedures Needed for Sharing Information on Contract Choice among Military Departments,” commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). It examines whether the Pentagon is using the most cost-effective forms of contracts in its major defense acquisition programs. GAO found that, last year, the Pentagon suspended mandatory peer […]

Introducing a new blog site

Why have we come to have the seemingly intractable problems: an economy that fosters the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us, the failures of the wars on drugs and poverty, the educational deficits in the labor force, the obesity level in the population at large, etc? An important new blog site […]

Rep. Mark Higley: Meg Hansen gives voice to Vermont families and workers

Current and former legislators encourage voters to elect Hansen for Lt. Governor The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented public health and economic challenges for the people of Vermont. Vermonters have lost their lives, many have lost access to healthcare services, one in four are now unemployed, and too many families are struggling with hunger and […]

March margin triggers Dairy Margin Coverage program payment  

Income-over-feed margin for March triggers first payment for 2020   WASHINGTON, May 22, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2020 income over feed cost margin was $9.15 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the first payment of 2020 for dairy producers who purchased the appropriate level of […]

Sanders, Warner, Jones and Blumenthal introduce Paycheck Security Act to keep millions of workers on payrolls during pandemic 

WASHINGTON, May 21 – Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today introduced the Paycheck Security Act to cover the wages and benefits of employees of affected businesses and non-profits until the economic and public health crisis is resolved. Applauded by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and […]

Take steps to prevent water quality issues before your business reopens

BURLINGTON, VT – State officials are urging owners and managers of buildings that have been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to take steps that can prevent illnesses associated with stagnant water in plumbing systems. The Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation have set up a website where building and facility managers can access […]

Muzzleloader antlerless deer permit applications available

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer permit applications are now available on Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website (  A link to the information and online applications is on the home page. The Fish and Wildlife Board met on May 20 and set antlerless deer permit numbers for the fall deer hunting seasons. Hunting for antlerless […]

Stay healthy outdoors as the weather warms up

Media Contact: Ben Truman │ Vermont Department of Health 802-951-5153 / 802-863-7281 [email protected] BURLINGTON, VT – As we see the first signs of summer this Memorial Day weekend, health officials are reminding Vermonters to enjoy the outdoors safely – which includes continuing to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Temperatures will be warmer than […]