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BBA's Tashjian taking half-year sabbatical

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:02:34 GMT

MANCHESTER JOURNALBurr and Burton Academy headmaster Mark Tashjian and his family will spend five months in Monteverde, Costa Rica, while Tashjian is on sabbatical from the school. MANCHESTER - Mark Tashjian has an opportunity many people don't get: A chance to make a fresh start at his current job.




Telemedicine brings a wider team approach to SVMC

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:33:16 GMT

BENNINGTON BANNER Dr. Troy Dobson talks to telespecialists located in Lebanon NH on Wednesday morning at Southern Vermont Medical Center. HOLLY PELCZYNSKI - BENNINGTON BANNER Dr. Troy Dobson talks to telespecialists located in Lebanon NH on Wednesday morning at Southern Vermont Medical Center.




Vermont House blocks consideration of marijuana bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:20:39 GMT

Lawmakers in the House refused to take up the bill Wednesday during a special veto session. It won approval in the Senate on a voice vote earlier in the day.




Was a pioneering Vermonter a groundbreaking novelist or a racist?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:12:01 GMT

The late Dorothy Canfield Fisher wrote 40 books, spoke five languages and was a social activist. For 60 years, her name has been synonymous with excellence in children's literature.




McClure Foundation officially announces leadership transition

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:50:39 GMT

J. Warren and Lois McClure: J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation based in Middlebury, announced that it has elected Lois McClure as president emerita, Barbara Benedict as president and Rebecca Henry as vice president. MIDDLEBURYa S- The board of directors of the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation based in Middlebury, announced that it has elected Lois McClure as president emerita, Barbara Benedict as president and Rebecca Henry as vice president.




New State Agency's Domain: Fixing Vermont's Tech Problems

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:28:58 GMT

Earlier this year, Rep. Maida Townsend asked officials at the Vermont Department of Information and Innovation what she thought was a simple question: "How many people do we have working on information technology in the state [government]?" Since the arrival of the digital age, IT employees and resources have been scattered across more than two dozen state agencies and departments. As a result, the state lacks basic knowledge about its technology resources and has taken a haphazard approach to digital services that leaves the different IT fiefdoms duplicating one another's work.




New Vermont Dance Alliance Steps Out

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:28:57 GMT

On a recent windy morning, eight dancers gathered on the Burlington waterfront to turn their faces to the sun like flowers, swoop about conjuring birds in flight and sway in imaginary currents of water. One of 10 outdoor dance performances that day, the event called attention to the richness and challenges of dance in Vermont while heralding a new champion of the form.




Derry completes Genser buyout; Frog's Leap Inn fails to sell

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:21:50 GMT

This marked the end of a six-year saga that began in August 2011 when Tropical Storm Irene flooded the West River and damaged the former Outlet Barn, the Route 11 property owned by Bette and Walter Genser. The town then applied for a FEMA grant to buy out the Gensers, with the goal of leaving the property in town ownership with the provision that no structures would be built that could be damaged in another storm.




Elk on the loose after escaping from Derby enclosure

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:57:13 GMT

The search is on in northeastern Vermont for a number of non-native elk that escaped from an enclosure in the town of Derby. Soon afterward people in the area began to see the elk roaming in the area.




SVMC opens new Multispecialty Practice

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:58:12 GMT

The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has officially opened a new Multispecialty Practice office, combining existing specialties including gastroenterology, infectious disease, neurology, pulmonology, and rheumatology together in one space to improve coordination and enhance convenience for patients. "Sometimes patients with a single condition, like certain types of lung disease or gastrointestinal problems, may need to see several specialists," said Trey Dobson, chief medical officer at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.




Vermont Recieves $11 Million for Affordable Housing and Community Development

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:55:51 GMT

Senator Patrick Leahy announced on Tuesday that Vermont will receive more than $11 million in new affordable housing and community development funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development . "Affordable housing and community development are priorities for Vermonters and for Americans from coast to coast, and they deserve to be priorities in annual appropriations bills," Senator Leahy said.




Is a major change on the way for the solar industry?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:38:17 GMT

The now bankrupt company Suniva filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission calling for new taxes on international solar cells. They claim American companies are feeling the pinch of the global competition.




Vermont Legislature Passes Fantasy Sports Bill

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:10:38 GMT

In a move to become the latest state to regulate daily fantasy sports , the Vermont Legislature has passed a bill defining fantasy sports games and directing the state attorney general and governor's office to develop a registration fee and tax system for fantasy sports operators and players in the state. Additionally, the bill bars DFS operators, employees and their relatives from participating in such contests and also places restrictions on professional athletes.




VCF to host 3rd Vermont Book Awards

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:51:48 GMT

This year marks the third anniversary of the Vermont Book Awards put on by the Vermont College of Fine Arts. It's a swanky event with finalists from across four genres including children's literature, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.




Music comes to the Four Corners on Wednesday

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:59:38 GMT

This Wednesday Bennington's four corners, newly graced with piano keys, will come alive with music to celebrate International Make Music Day. Though Bennington's celebrations are being facilitated by the Vermont Arts Exchange , Make Music Day will be a true community effort with no single sponsor or organizer.




Vermont journalists remember Watergate 45 years later

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:41:41 GMT

It started with a break-in at the Democratic National Committee -- what the White House called a "3rd rate burglary." It ended with the resignation of a president.




Vermont, New York, & Quebec ink lake water quality plan

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:41:40 GMT

Officials from New York, Vermont and Quebec signed off Monday on a five year-plan to improve the Lake Champlain's water quality, and to boost educational efforts to engage the public. Hundreds of thousands of people rely on Lake Champlain for its water alone.