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Robin Vaughan Joins New York Life Insurance Company as Agent

Tue, 02/03/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Robin Vaughan has been hired by the Vermont General Office of New York Life Insurance Company as an agent for the company.
“We are delighted to have Robin join the NYLIC family,” said Richard Simonetti, managing partner at the Vermont General Office. “Her eagerness to help families as they work to protect their financial futures will be beneficial to our community.”

New Stern Center Staff

Wed, 01/28/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Stern Center for Language and Learning has recently
expanded the staff at their Williston facility. Kim Johnson-Lesny, M.Ed.,
has joined the staff as an Educational Diagnostician. Amy Davis, M.Ed.,
and Gregory Martin, M.A. are Cinical Instructors. The Stern Center is
non-profit literacy organization with a satellite facility in White River
Junction.

Rutland Regional Medical Center Earns Accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks and the College of American Patho

Sun, 01/25/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Rutland Regional Medical Center has been granted accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP), according to Mike Dowdy, Director of Public Relations.

Chittenden Reports Higher Earnings; Announces Quarterly Dividend

Wed, 01/21/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Chittenden Corporation
(NYSE: CHZ) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul A. Perrault,
announced higher earnings for the year ended December 31, 2003, of $74.8
million or $2.07 per diluted share, compared to $63.6 million or $1.96 a year
ago. For the fourth quarter of 2003, net income was $0.53 per diluted share,
compared to the $0.55 per diluted share earned in the fourth quarter of 2002.
The prior quarter amount exceeded the current quarter primarily due to higher

McKernon Wins Commercial Building Award For Downtown Brandon

Wed, 01/21/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The McKernon Group is pleased to be honored with a 5th Annual
Excellence in Housing Award in the commercial construction category for the
company's work in revitalizing downtown Brandon's Howe Scale Block. The
award was presented to The McKernon Group by the Home Builders and
Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont at an award ceremony on January
14th.
Kevin Birchmore, co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of The
McKernon Group accepted the award, attending the event with Project Manager
Brian Thomas.

Adelphia Announces New Easy Access Toll Free Number

Mon, 01/19/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Adelphia has changed its toll-free customer
service number to 888-683-1000 for Vermont customers with the introduction
of a new interactive voice response telephone system called Easy Access.
Customers calling the old customer service number listed in the phone book
or on an old bill will hear a recording directing them to call Adelphia’s
new customer service number, 1-888-683-1000.
Adelphia has launched a public service campaign to minimize customer
inconvenience and confusion about the change in numbers.

Enviromentally Conscious????

Fri, 01/16/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Before you spend time or money with a professional carpet cleaning company contact local teacher, Grady Turner, the co-founder of ALL CLEANED UP LLC™ Vermont’s Socially Responsible Carpet Cleaning Company. Turner’s brainchild supports his passion for teaching and addresses his concern for our surroundings. “Carpets act as a trap for indoor air-pollutants that affect the air our children breathe. We created a cleaning system combining science and technology to provide value in terms of; performance, health and environmental benefits.

I AM Presentations Offers New Services To Newspapers and Magazines

Thu, 01/15/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

I AM Presentations is pleased to announce that it will be offering a new web content delivery system and advertising solution exclusively to the newspaper and magazine market. The new solutions feature dynamic setups that allow for publishers to capitalize on and expand with the Internet by providing a seamless workflow process between offline and online issues. In addition, these services create various avenues of additional revenue for publishers and provide a professional level of content delivery.

Governor Douglas Proclaims January “Vermont Mentoring Month”

Wed, 01/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

On the afternoon of January 15, 2004 at his weekly press conference Governor Jim Douglas declared January “Vermont Mentoring Month.” Vermont mentors and their youth matches looked on.
The Vermont Mentoring Partnership (VMP), a project of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, is spearheading Vermont’s celebration of National Mentoring Month, as designated by President George Bush in early January. The VMP connects youth and adults in mentoring programs throughout Vermont, supporting mentor programs statewide and serving over 2,000 youth.

Mary L. Collins Featured In February Issue of Radio & Production Magazine

Wed, 01/14/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Mary L. Collins, president and executive producer of the Collins Communications Group, based in Morrisville, Vermont, will be the feature story in the February issue of Radio & Production Magazine. Collins has been interviewed twice previously. RAP revisited the veteran broadcast producer for their February issue.

Senators Release Economic Development Plan

Tue, 01/13/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sen. Matt Dunne (D-Windsor) and Sen. Hinda Miller (D-Chittenden) announced today the results of a nine-month economic development effort to identify a new way of creating job growth in Vermont. The CREDability initiative, with input from a wide range of business leaders with facilitation by the Snelling Center of Government, includes a broad range of strategic investments specifically targeted to support Vermont innovators to compete and flourish in the new economy.

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