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Windham County hospitals launch community health needs assessment survey

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:07pm -- tim

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the Brattleboro Retreat, and Grace Cottage Hospital are launching a new community health needs assessment (CHNA) to engage the communities they serve and learn more about the most pressing health care concerns and needs. Based on the data that the hospitals gather, each hospital will develop an implementation strategy to address prioritized health care needs. This CHNA is also an opportunity for hospitals to maintain compliance with federal regulations.

National Consumer Protection Weeks starts March 1

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:56pm -- katie


March 1-7 is National Consumer Protection Week. Use this week as a reminder to stay informed about current issues facing consumers and to share your knowledge with friends, family, and neighbors. 


Protect yourself from scams. Here is the list of the Top 10 Scams of 2014, as reported to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office Consumer Assistance Program: 

Blake Hill’s Marmalades take GOLD at The World’s Original Marmalade Awards

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:03pm -- katie

Blake Hill Preserves, specialist producer of chutneys, conserves, marmalades and preserves in Vermont is excited to announce its “Orange, Lime & Ginger” marmalade and “Seville Orange” marmalade have both won GOLD from over 2,000 entries at The World’s Original Marmalade Awards held at Dalemain Mansion, England. In 2014 Blake Hill became the 1st US producer to win Gold at the Awards, and to win another two Gold Medals in 2015 is a remarkable achievement for this young company.

Burlington College and Vermont HITEC announce the Institute for American Apprenticeships

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:20am -- katie

Programs provide opportunities for education and guaranteed jobs 

Burlington College and Vermont HITEC have partnered to create the Institute for American Apprenticeships. The partnership combines workforce education, an apprenticeship, and a liberal arts education. Programs in information technology, advanced manufacturing, allied health, and business services are the initial focus due to employer needs.

Vermont Recognizes National Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2015

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:37am -- katie

March 1-7 is National Weights and Measures Week, a time to recognize the important role of weights and measures inspectors across the country.

The date of this year’s Weights and Measures Week is significant as it marks the signing of the first Weights and Measures law by John Adams on March 2, 1799. Throughout the country, thousands of weights and measures inspectors work diligently to enforce laws designed to not only protect consumers but to also develop a level playing field in commerce wherever a weight or measure is involved.

Vermont Officials Outline Impacts of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:35am -- katie

With continued uncertainty over whether or for how long Congress will approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont public safety officials today outlined impacts of a shutdown for Vermont. If funding is not approved bymidnight tonight most divisions of the federal agency will suspend operations. While Congress is considering a short-term fix, the administration seeks a long-term solution given the importance of the Department.

2015 Snowfall Breaks All-time Record: Mount Snow Sees Over Six Feet of Snow in February

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:09am -- katie

As the last week of February comes to a close, southern Vermont’s Mount Snow ticks off yet another highlight for its 60thAnniversary Season: a new snowfall record.

“With 76 inches of snow in February alone, it’s safe to say that this is the year,” said Kelly Pawlak, Mount Snow General Manager. “We’ve had fresh snow almost every day this month. We – and our guests – couldn’t be happier. This is a real Vermont winter.”