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Weston's free 'Pop-Up University' restarts; Free screening of 'Coded Bias' on facial recognition

Weston’s free ‘Pop-Up University’ restarts; Free screening of ‘Coded Bias’ on facial recognition

Pop-Up University restarts for classes in March The Weston Pop-Up University is returning in March with four weeks of classes, events and workshops led by local residents, all held virtually because of Covid-19 pandemic rules. This year’s Pop-Up schedule includes nine on-line classes and workshops offering a wide variety of topics from Italian cooking lessons […]

Chester parish sells 'Bernie Mittens' Feb. 19-21

Chester parish sells ‘Bernie Mittens’ Feb. 19-21

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-21, the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St. (Route 103) in Chester, will sell “Bernie Mittens” made by parish members as a fund-raiser for the church. The sale will take place at the church at from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. […]

Londonderry community to set action priorities on Feb. 25

Londonderry community to set action priorities on Feb. 25

All members of the Londonderry community are invited to participate in the second phase of the One Londonderry process to set direction for the future of the town. The meeting, to be held virtually (on Zoom via computer, tablet, or phone) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 25, will follow up on the […]

Engel & Volkers agent elected CPBR treasurer

Engel & Volkers agent elected CPBR treasurer

Rachael Hyjek, an agent with Engel & Völkers Okemo and a Mount Holly native, has been elected as treasurer of the Crown Point Board of Realtors for the 2021 term. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, the Crown Point Board of Realtors supports more than 70 realtors throughout the region, including in Ludlow, […]

Grace Cottage to be Covid-19 vaccine clinic site

Grace Cottage to be Covid-19 vaccine clinic site

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has been named to administer Covid-19 through the Vermont Department of Health . Vermonters who are 75 years of age and older can sign up to get their first dose at Grace Cottage by going to the Vermont Department of Health Covid-19 online Event Portal or by calling 855-722-7878. […]

One Londonderry to hold community forums on town future

One Londonderry to hold community forums on town future

  On Wednesday, Feb. 3, all members of the Londonderry community are invited to kick off One Londonderry: a community process to engage all residents in setting direction for a vibrant, prosperous and dynamic future. This process is a practical, pragmatic and facilitated way for residents to actively participate in reviewing challenges and opportunities facing […]

Mass. man thought missing in the area

Mass. man thought missing in the area

UPDATE 2 p.m. Jan 22: A Vermont State Police press release this afternoon says that Abbott was found in his vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. in the area of VT RT 125 and VT RT 100 in Hancock VT. Police say he was unable to contact his family due to phone service issues and it […]

VSAC offers Zoom webinar on understanding financial aid offers

VSAC offers Zoom webinar on understanding financial aid offers

Join VSAC  from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26,   for the next VSAC Shows You How webinar to help you better understand what’s happening “behind the curtain” once you submit your financial aid applications so you can be better prepared to understand your financial aid offers when you get them – and […]

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

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 the community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. The Share Heat Fundraiser this year will be based on donations, with no in-person […]

Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union seeks candidates for T&G, Winhall, Mettawee districts

Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union seeks candidates for T&G, Winhall, Mettawee districts

Running for your local school board is another endeavor altered by the pandemic. For 2021 elections, signed petitions are no longer required to qualify to run for any of the 19 open positions in the three school districts of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union: Mettawee, Winhall and the Taconic & Green Regional. “Finding candidates to run […]

Grace Cottage's Rosenblum elected to board of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Grace Cottage’s Rosenblum elected to board of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Joshua Rosenblum of South Londonderry, a physician assistant at the Grace Cottage Emergency Department, has been elected to the national Board of Directors of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants. Rosenblum brings a wealth of experience to his work at Grace Cottage and to his role on the SEMPA board. He holds a Master […]

VeggieVanGo Townshend distribution changes to Wednesdays

VeggieVanGo Townshend distribution changes to Wednesdays

The  VeggieVanGo free food event, hosted by Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital and organized by the Vermont Foodbank, will switch to a new schedule in 2021. The Townshend distribution will now take place on the second Wednesday of the month, at the same time, noon to 1 p.m., and the same location, the lower […]

Scott seeks applicants for vacancy on Public Utility Commission

Scott seeks applicants for vacancy on Public Utility Commission

Gov. Phil Scott is seeking applicants for appointment to the Public Utility Commission to fill a forthcoming vacancy. A full job description for this role can be found here, and the full-time position pays $51 per hour. The PUC was created to ensure high-quality public utility services in Vermont are provided at minimum reasonable costs. The […]

Applicants sought for state Cannabis Control Board

Applicants sought for state Cannabis Control Board

Gov. Phil Scott is seeking applicants for appointment to the new three-member Cannabis Control Board. All members will be appointed by the governor after being vetted by the Cannabis Control Board Nominating Committee. Those interested in appointment should complete the application, which can be found by clicking here, by Thursday, Dec. 31. A full job description […]

William Raveis calls 2020 Coat Drive a success; <br> New owners for Mary W. Davis Realtors

William Raveis calls 2020 Coat Drive a success;
New owners for Mary W. Davis Realtors

Raveis Realtors’ outwear drive warms communities William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties in Ludlow hosted its annual 2020 Coat Drive this year in effort to keep our communities warm. The monthlong Coat Drive has been an ongoing event for the team at Vermont Properties, and members were excited to bring a bit of cheer to […]

South Central Vermont Realtors donate $18,475 to seven food pantries

South Central Vermont Realtors donate $18,475 to seven food pantries

The South Central Vermont Board of Realtors has donated a total of $18,475 to seven food pantries to help communities impacted by Covid-19. As a result of the pandemic, food insecurity rates and reliance on food pantries are skyrocketing. Typically, on any other given year, the South Central Vermont Board of Realtors collects donations at […]

SMCS, Springfield Hospital emerging from Chapter 11

SMCS, Springfield Hospital emerging from Chapter 11

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont has confirmed the Chapter 11 reorganization plans of Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital, according to a press release late this afternoon from SMCS. Confirmation of their Chapter 11 plans is the final step necessary for the two companies to exit Chapter 11 and the culmination […]

Family Center collecting food, funds for Holiday Food Drive

Family Center collecting food, funds for Holiday Food Drive Offers several ways to participate and help feed local families

The Chester-Andover Family Center is working to provide more than 100 Food Shelf recipients with everything they need to prepare a scrumptious holiday meal. There are several ways you can participate in this Holiday Food Drive. From 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, the Chester-Andover Family Center will be at the Chester Helping Hands-Katsiroubous […]

Grace Cottage Food Service manager receives national award

Grace Cottage Food Service manager receives national award

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Food Service Manager Denise Choleva of Jamaica has been named the Certified Dietary Manager of the Month by the national Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Choleva has worked in food service at Grace Cottage for 22 years and has managed the department since 2002. Choleva started her training […]

Whiting Library announces changes, continuing services

Whiting Library announces changes, continuing services Open hours will change in 2021

Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the area, the Whiting Library is returning to providing Front Porch Pick Up of library materials only and discontinuing entry by appointment. The library says it will resume appointments when case counts go down. In the meantime, the library staff is still there to help. You […]