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Crystal Rock Holdings reports $641K loss for Q2

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 6:13am -- tim

Crystal Rock Holdings, Inc (NYSE MKT: CRVP), whose brands include Vermont Pure, announced its financial results for its second quarter and first six months that ended April 30, 2015. These results will be filed on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Total sales for the second quarter ending April 30, 2015 increased 1% to $18.7 million compared to $18.6 million during the same period in fiscal 2014. Gross profit for the same periods declined 7% to $8.1 million from $8.7 million.

Gifford’s new Menig Nursing Home opens in Randolph

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:37am -- tim

On June 10, 2015 Gifford officially celebrated the opening of the new Menig Nursing Home, an anchor facility for a new senior living campus on 30-acres of meadow land overlooking the Green Mountains in Randolph Center, Vermont. Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, Green Mountain Care Board Chair Al Gobeille, and Division of Licensing and Protection Director Suzanne Leavitt were among the distinguished guests who gathered to cut a red ribbon that stretched across the entrance to the new building.

Mt Ascutney Hospital to celebrate storied career of Dr Beach Conger June 18

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:00am -- tim

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced a special event to celebrate the career and departure of Dr Beach Conger, who has been affiliated with the Hospital for almost four decades. On Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 4 to 7 PM, friends, family, patients and colleagues are invited to gather at the Sumner Mansion Inn in Hartland, Vermont, to pay tribute to the work and life of Dr Conger, an accomplished physician, author and educator.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock names Mark Creager director of D-H Heart and Vascular Center

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:00am -- tim

Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system (D-H) has appointed Dr Mark A Creager, Professor of Medicine at Harvard and a nationally known expert in the field of cardiovascular diseases, as Center Director of the D-H Heart and Vascular Center. Creager comes to Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine after a distinguished career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Currently, he is president-elect of the American Heart Association and will serve as president from 2015-16.

SVMC ExpressCare now open seven days a Week

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:25am -- tim

SVMC ExpressCare, a convenient walk-in clinic, is now open 8 am – 6 pm seven days a week. The scheduled started June 14. The new hours provide the last patient of the day the convenience of filling a prescription—if they have one—before pharmacies close. The office is located in Suite 111 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington.

Howard Center adopts tobacco-free policy

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:15am -- tim

As of July 1, 2015, Howard Center will implement an expanded tobacco-free policy in keeping with its mission to support client health and well-being and in compliance with new State mandates for designated agencies. The organization will partner with 802Quits to transition all locations to tobacco-free facilities and to provide resources for any individual who expresses the desire to quit using tobacco. The policy will apply to all staff and clients at all locations, with the exception of clients living in Howard Center residential homes.

People’s United Bank contributes to CVMC's Inpatient Psychiatry Unit’s outdoor terrace campaign

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 2:39am -- tim

People’s United Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to the University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center’s campaign to build an outdoor terrace for the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. Studies show access to the outdoors and fresh air for these patients helps improve mood and significantly aids in recovery.

Vermont State Colleges get $100,000 SBA FAST grant

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:25pm -- tim

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) Monday announced a $100,000 grant to Vermont State Colleges to support small business innovation and economic development. The Vermont Small Business Development Center, a statewide program of Vermont Technical College, will use the grant to work with small Vermont firms in strategizing their approaches to innovation and research.

Cox Automotive to acquire parent company of for $4 billion

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:32pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine, the automotive Web site developer based in Burlington, Vermont, has another new parent company. Cox Automotive, Inc, a leading provider of digital marketing, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, today announced that will acquire Dealertrack in an all-cash transaction valued at $4 billion, or $63.25 per share. Dealertrack itself acquired the ownership of from investors in March 2014 for about $1 billion.

SunCommon 401k divests from fossil fuels and invests in clean energy

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:45pm -- tim

SunCommon, a Vermont Benefit Corporation, has chosen to divest its 401k portfolio from fossil fuels. The divestment announcement was followed by a staff-wide educational presentation by Maeve McBride of 350VT and Dan Quinlan of In keeping with SunCommon’s legal charter that directs the company to attend to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit, the 69 employees were offered mutual fund options that support clean energy.

TDI, Conservation Law Foundation reach agreement over proposed $1.2 billion power line

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:43am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine TDI New England announced today that it has completed an agreement with the Conservation Law Foundation that includes enhanced environmental and public benefits that the project will provide to Vermont as part of the development of the New England Clean Power Link. The NECPL is a proposed underwater and underground electric transmission line.

Mike Smith: What might’ve been

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 9:02pm -- tim

by Michael Smith In all likelihood, it didn’t take a political poll for him to make his decision. Governors are made keenly aware of the public’s views as they travel the state for meetings, events and parades. This is a state where governors are incredibly close to the people they serve. The reportedly cool receptions he was receiving at events must have been an indication Vermonters wanted change.