Chittenden County

Howard Center Chittenden Clinic receives accreditation

News Release — Howard Center June 20, 2017 Contact: Martie Majoros [email protected] Chittenden Clinic Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation BURLINGTON, VT—Howard Center’s Chittenden Clinic at San Remo Drive in South Burlington was just notified that it has been awarded a three-year accreditation—the highest level of accreditation—from CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human […]

New Americans contribute to Chittenden County

News Release — Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity June 16, 2017 Contact: Joan White (802) 862-2771 ext. 744 [email protected] NEW AMERICANS CONTRIBUTE TO CHITTENDEN COUNTY New Americans contribute significantly to Chittenden County’s housing values, GDP, and job market according to a new report released by the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO). This […]

Tom Huebner: Surgical centers may hamper community hospitals’ missions

The addition of an ambulatory surgical center in Vermont like the one being proposed in Chittenden County is precedent setting.

Report: Vermont ranks high in gap between wages and rent

“It’s an indication that a lot of folks are just a couple paychecks away of being at risk of homelessness,” said Erhard Mahnke, of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.

Hospitals don’t want surgery center to pitch to new regulators

But investors in the proposed Green Mountain Surgery Center say they should be able to meet with new Green Mountain Care Board members before the regulators decide whether to OK the project.

Stowe newspaper group buys Chittenden County weeklies

The new publisher of the Shelburne News and The Citizen, which covers Charlotte and Hinesburg, says he plans to beef up hard news coverage.

Third time is a charm: South Burlington passes budget

The spending plan is a 4.89 increase over this year’s current budget. Education property taxes will decrease 1.2 percent.

Then Again: Mills shaped the fabric of Winooski

Mill owners were happy to hire women and recent immigrants because the businesses could pay them less. The influx gave Winooski a richer ethnic mix than most of Vermont.

Chittenden County prosecutor starting fundraising for 2018 race

As an appointee and political neophyte, Sarah George says she feels a need to start building name recognition and raising money now, more than a year before the primary.

Lyft announces ride service in Vermont

Lyft, a ride hailing company that competes with Uber, is launching in Vermont. Lyft announced May 25 that service would be available in Burlington, Montpelier, Middlebury and surrounding areas. The company allows people to hire themselves out as drivers. Customers use an app on their smartphones to request and pay for a ride. Lyft wrote […]

South Burlington teen suspect back in custody

The FBI and South Burlington police allege that Josiah Leach fabricated instant messaging conversations on Facebook attempting to pin the crime on a friend, according to court records.

High-ranking Burlington official to step down in September

BURLINGTON — The city’s chief administrative officer, essentially the No. 2 position in city government, is planning to step down in September, the mayor announced Wednesday. Bob Rusten joined city government with Mayor Miro Weinberger in 2013 and is widely credited with helping the mayor restore the city’s finances over the last four years. A […]

GlobalFoundries lays off about a dozen in Vermont

The company said it had hoped to meet savings goals for its factories through a voluntary buyout program.

Shorthanded regulatory board can’t agree on surgical center

The three remaining members on the five-seat Green Mountain Care Board say they cannot take action because they have not reached a consensus.