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National Grid commits $20 million for economic development in NH

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:54am -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine National Grid's Granite State Power Link (GSPL) and the Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC) in Littleton, NH, today announced a partnership and $20 million to support economic growth and opportunities along the project’s route in New Hampshire. GSPL in December also committed $20 million to the Northeast Kingdom, as part of the transmission line will run through Vermont. Several energy firms are competing for a massive request for proposal issued by Massachusetts for 1,200 megawatts of new renewable energy.

Loughlin to be recognized with Crystal Heart Award at Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:13am -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will recognize Deb Loughlin with the Crystal Heart Award at the Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon on Feb 1, 2018 in South Burlington, VT. The Crystal Heart Award celebrates the success and commitment of a local woman who has served as an advocate, a volunteer and a role model in improving the health of women in her community.

Roper: To turn around, you have to change direction

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:18am -- tim

by Rob Roper We have some pretty serious issues facing our state: a shrinking workforce, a public school system that is hemorrhaging students while it vacuums money, and a structural sate budget deficit, just to name just a few. These problems are not new, and the policies our state government has enacted to address them have not worked. Vermonters are now among the most highly taxed people in the country, but what do we have to show for it?

Retreat’s psychology internship program achieves APA accreditation

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to announce that its Psychology Internship Program has been awarded a full seven year accreditation from the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA).

APA-CoA is recognized by both the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology.

RRMC's 'Early Detection Saves Lives' campaign reaches goal

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Thanks to the generosity and support of the community, Rutland Regional Medical Center recently exceeded its $350,000 goal in support of the Early Detection Saves Lives campaign to bring new 3D breast imaging technology to our local region. The Rutland Health Foundation, the fundraising department of Rutland Regional Medical Center, reported $362,523 gifts and pledges raised as of 12/31/17. 

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center opens dental practice

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:38am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) has opened SVMC Dentistry. The medical director for the practice is Michael Brady, DDS. He is joined by Richard Barbierri, DDS, and Russell O’Connell, DMD. “Proper dental care is essential to overall health, and there is a tremendous need for dental services in Bennington and the surrounding region,” said Trey Dobson, chief medical officer at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital celebrates 20 years of Volunteers in Action

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:32am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Recently, Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) hosted a special event to commemorate 20 years of its Windsor-based program Volunteers in Action (ViA), which supports local seniors with an array of volunteer services. Since 2001, ViA has served seven towns including Windsor, West Windsor, Reading, Hartland, and Weathersfield, Vermont, as well as Cornish and Plainfield, New Hampshire.

D-H: Patients who use opioids more satisfied but not healthier

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 5:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Patients with common musculoskeletal conditions who use opioids may be more satisfied but have poorer health when compared to patients who do not use opioids. That is one of the conclusions of a new study by researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the University of Michigan. The team’s primary interest was to determine if patient’s perception of their care was associated with the number of opioid prescriptions they received from their health care providers.

Kiplinger’s: UVM again a best value public

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again ranked The University of Vermont among the top best-value public colleges in the country. To compile its best-value list, Kiplinger’s first ranked schools based on measures of academic quality. It then factored in cost and financial aid measures. Quality criteria account for 55 percent of total points and cost criteria account for 45 percent.

U-Haul: Vermont Number 10 growth state for 2017

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont was the Number 10 Growth State for 2017, according to U-Haul data analyzing the past year's US migration trends. Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals rose 6 percent while departures jumped 10 percent from Vermont's 2016 numbers. Despite the spike in departures, arriving trucks still accounted for 52.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Vermont to keep it among the leading net-gain states. Vermont earned the Number 9 growth ranking for 2016 after climbing from Number 16 for 2015.

Green Mountain United Way Tatum’s Totes holiday drive helps foster children & families

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:49pm -- Denise Sortor

Businesses and employees across Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom came together to support the foster children and foster families of the Barre, Newport and St Johnsbury Department for Children and Families districts and made a huge impact this holiday season.