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AIAVT seeks affordable housing projects for charrette

AIAVT seeks affordable housing projects for charrette

The American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter, will be hosting an Affordable Housing Charrette event on March 25 and is seeking project submissions from towns and organizations throughout the state that might benefit from an afternoon of pro-bono architectural design input. Click here for details and an application. Project applications must be received by Jan. […]

Andover resident named to board of Grace Cottage Foundation

Andover resident named to board of Grace Cottage Foundation

TOWNSHEND Wendell Perkins CFA has joined the Grace Cottage Foundation Board of Directors. Perkins attended the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and graduated with a BA from Colby College. He also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his Chartered Financial Analyst  designation from the CFA Institute in 1995. […]

Connecticut River Conservancy gets grant for native turtle protection

Connecticut River Conservancy gets grant for native turtle protection

GREENFIELD, MASS. The Connecticut River Conservancy has announced that it has received a new grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that will help protect native turtles. The grant will fund landowner outreach by CRC and wood turtle site assessment by project partner, The Orianne Society. Wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta), primarily found in river […]

Derry Rink Grand Opening now set for Saturday

Derry Rink Grand Opening now set for Saturday

The Grand Opening for the Derry Rink has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22. Refreshments will be served. Located behind Jake’s Restaurant at the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry, the ice rink was completed on Dec. 28, 2021 by volunteers and through generous contributions. The 120-foot by 50-foot skating rink is a project […]

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat fundraiser

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat fundraiser

The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in our community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. As fuel prices have risen significantly, the need for heating fuel assistance to provide warmth and comfort continues to grow. The […]

Vermont Academy hires Chester business owner as snow sports manager

Vermont Academy hires Chester business owner as snow sports manager

Vermont Academy located in Saxtons River has hired Burleigh Sunflower of Lower Bartonsville and co-owner of Erskine’s Grain and Garden in Chester as its manager of sports on snow. “The coaches have a lot of passion for what the school’s program is about,” Sunflower said. “I’m excited about the prospect of continuing the snow sports […]

Whiting Library eliminates late fines in yearlong test

Whiting Library eliminates late fines in yearlong test

Happy New Year from Whiting Library! Let’s all start 2022 with a clean slate — one without library fines! The library has been awarded a grant facilitated by the Association of Small and Rural Libraries to participate in a one-year fine free trial. What does this mean? There will be no fines for overdue library […]

Rasmussen takes over leadership of Ascutney Regional Commission

Rasmussen takes over leadership of Ascutney Regional Commission

After more than 30 years as the executive director of the organization that is now the Mount Ascutney Regional Commission, Tom Kennedy has stepped down and Jason Rasmussen has become the new executive director starting on Jan. 1. Kennedy will start his new position as director of Community Development, remaining involved in brownfields, solid waste […]

Derry on Ice: New rink to open Sunday, Jan. 9

Derry on Ice: New rink to open Sunday, Jan. 9

The One Londonderry Recreation Group invites everyone to the Grand Opening of the Derry Rink at the Mountain Marketplace behind Jake’s Restaurant, 5700 Vermont Route 100, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9.  Refreshments will be served and we expect that the ice will be firm. Construction began on the the 120- by 50-foot skating rink […]

Judiciary seeks volunteers to join guardian ad litem program

Judiciary seeks volunteers to join guardian ad litem program

When the Department of Children and Families seeks to take a child into custody, Vermont law requires the court to appoint a guardian ad litem. GALs are volunteer, court-appointed special advocates who protect children’s best interests in these juvenile court cases, which usually involve allegations of abuse or neglect. A GAL works closely with a […]

Derry Planning Commission to hold forum on Main Street Master Plan

Derry Planning Commission to hold forum on Main Street Master Plan

The Londonderry Planning Commission is inviting residents to view and discuss the consolidated Main Street Master Plan recommendations developed by Stevens & Associates for Londonderry’s North Main Street. The recommendations will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6 on Zoom. Additional information and access to the Zoom meeting can be found […]

6-member FEMA team to aid Springfield Hospital in onsite pediatric clinic

6-member FEMA team to aid Springfield Hospital in onsite pediatric clinic

Springfield Hospital welcomed a Federal Emergency Management Agency team to assist the hospital in its pandemic response. Working in close collaboration with the state of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Health, Springfield Hospital is utilizing the six-person FEMA team that arrived last Friday to staff an outpatient pediatric vaccination clinic onsite at the hospital. […]

Family nurse practitioner joins Grace Cottage primary care staff

Family nurse practitioner joins Grace Cottage primary care staff

Family Nurse Practitioner Juliette Carr has joined the primary care staff at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend. Carr holds a master of science-FNP degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor of science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is board certified as an FNP and as a maternal and newborn RN. In […]

Poets with Chester ties recognized

Poets with Chester ties recognized Former Chester resident’s first book named an 'impressive indie press book' for 2021

Susan Powers Bourne sees first published works in literary mag Susan Powers Bourne of Chester recently had several poems published in The Knot Magazine of literature. Bourne says these are her first published poems. Bourne says she is “a lifelong learner and elder yogini who creates pieces of haiku, found art, found poetry, vignettes of […]

State issues advice, to hold webinar for small businesses amid new rise in Covid

State issues advice, to hold webinar for small businesses amid new rise in Covid

Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Lindsay Kurrle has issued a memo to the Vermont business community outlining steps they can take to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace as the winter holidays approach. In addition, at the direction of Gov. Phil Scott, ACCD has announced a webinar for business owners to […]

Green Mountain Gardeners serves up tasty, festive table arrangements for the homebound

Green Mountain Gardeners serves up tasty, festive table arrangements for the homebound

The Green Mountain Gardeners of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru and Weston have returned to their annual tradition of creating and donating holiday table arrangements for the homebound in the mountain towns, decorating the villages with holiday wreaths and donating to local organizations. The gardening elves created small table arrangements of greens and tiny ornaments at home […]

Expert to speak on racism's effect on environmental health

Expert to speak on racism’s effect on environmental health

The League of Women Voters of Vermont in partnership with Kellogg-Hubbard Library presents the second in its 2021-22 Lecture Series on Racism and Public Health. On Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, during his presentation, How Does Racism Effect Environmental Health, Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom will discuss the disparate impact of public policies governing land use, housing, occupational […]

Governor's Institutes offers virtual 'Climate Change Sprint' for 9th-12th graders

Governor’s Institutes offers virtual ‘Climate Change Sprint’ for 9th-12th graders 3-day summit gives voice to youth activists seeking solutions

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont announces the debut of a new, virtual climate change Winter Weekend program. From Friday, Feb. 4 to Sunday, Feb. 6, all Vermont 9th through 12th grade students are invited to join GIV in asking and answering some of the hardest questions of our time. What will Vermont look like after […]

Londonderry seeks feedback on North Village Main Street Study, Master Plan scenarios

Londonderry seeks feedback on North Village Main Street Study, Master Plan scenarios

Three preliminary scenarios from Londonderry’s Main Street Study and Master Plan of the North Village Center were presented on Nov. 18 for community review and input. Based on community comments at the two community meetings, and feedback posted on the Londonderry website, a consolidated scenario is being developed. Londonderry residents and businesses can review and […]

Springfield Hospital safety chief named president of Vermont Healthcare Engineers Society

Springfield Hospital safety chief named president of Vermont Healthcare Engineers Society

Jim Smith, director of engineering/safety officer for Springfield Hospital, was recently named president of Vermont Healthcare Engineers Society. VHES is the local affiliated chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, which, with 12,500 members, is the largest association devoted to professionals who design, build, maintain and operate hospitals and other health care facilities. ASHE […]