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Mullin: Let’s give our kids a healthy start

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:45am -- tim

by Kevin Mullin, GMCB Medical costs in Vermont related to asthma, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have increased from $1.52 billion in 2010 to $2.04 billion in 2015. According to the Vermont Department of Health, the costs related to chronic diseases are expected to continue increasing by 75 percent from 2010 to 2020. The Vermont Department of Health points to poor diet as one of the three main factors responsible for these diseases.

Gifford brings Vermont MedDrop kiosk to community

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Unused drugs or over-the-counter medications left in the home can find their way into the hands of children or potential addicts, and in-home disposal methods like flushing down the drain or throwing in the trash can contaminate waterways. Gifford Medical Center has installed a collection kiosk in their main lobby where people can safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

A Century of Caring exhibit to open at Bennington Museum

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine One hundred years ago, Putnam Memorial Hospital opened its doors in Bennington. While the facility, practices, and technology have changed dramatically throughout the century, the commitment to delivering exceptional health care to the community has remained constant. In honor of its Centennial year and in partnership with the Bennington Museum, Southwestern Vermont Health Care is proud to present artifacts, stories, and images from its 100-year history.

Snelling Center for Government announces the VSLP Class of 2018

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 5:18pm -- Denise Sortor

The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce the Vermont School Leadership Project (VSLP ) Class of 2018.

James Avery, Principal, Otter Valley Union High School

Renee Badeau, Director of Student Management, Harwood Union Middle and High School

Kevin Barber, Physical Education Teacher, Albert D Lawton Intermediate School

Heather Baron, Principal, Colchester High School

Bonnie Birdsall, Digital Learning Leader, Williston School District

Susan Bruhl, Director of Student Support Services, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union

Rosowsky and Laackman join Board of Directors at VCET

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 5:05pm -- Denise Sortor

To support and inspire the growing number of student and alumni entrepreneurs, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) expanded its board of directors with the appointment of two leaders from the higher education sector. University of Vermont (UVM) Provost Dr David Rosowsky and Champlain College President Don Laackman are the newest members of the VCET board, and emphasize the necessary role higher education plays in driving innovation and economic development at the campus level and across Vermont.

Biesadecki joins Davis and Hodgdon accounting firm

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:59pm -- Denise Sortor

Jeff Biesadecki, CPA has joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs as a Tax Supervisor. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Bentley University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Taxation. With over eight years of experience in public accounting, Jeff most recently held the position as Tax Supervisor for a firm in Boston where he specialized in assisting individuals and a variety of business entities with their tax planning, compliance, and business consulting needs.

North Bennington Winterfest Grows in Activity and Fun! Jan 27

(North Bennington, VT) –– The annual North Bennington Winter Festival will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 starting at 8:30am.  This is a yearly Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce event that draws out locals, visitors, shops and the community to gather and share in some fun during the winter months.

Starting at 10am make sure to stop by the Southshire Community School for free cookie decorating and a book sale at the McCullough Library.  Head Start will be doing photo ops and making snacks. Taraden will be doing pony rides.


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