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Expungement clinic coming to Winooski Friday

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 2:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan and members of the Attorney General’s Office will co-host an expungement clinic with Vermont Legal Aid and the Chittenden County State’s Attorneys Office this Friday December 14, in Winooski. This is the first in a series of expungement clinics that Attorney General Donovan and Vermont Legal Aid will host around the state.

Health Commissioner: It’s time. Get your flu shot

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 1:03pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Wintertime has arrived in Vermont, and so has flu season. With cases already reported in the state, health officials are urging Vermonters to get their annual flu vaccine. “Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect ourselves from the flu,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD. “When we all take this one simple step, we do more than just protect ourselves – we help keep the people around us healthy and safe from potentially deadly flu complications.”

Casella joins Let's Grow Kids in finding quality child care

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:58pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A partnership between Let’s Grow Kids, Vermont Birth to Five and Casella Waste Systems was recently recognized in a national report from Child Care Aware of America, one of the country’s leading voices advocating for a child care system that effectively serves all children and families. The report, called “The US and the High Cost of Child Care: A Review of Prices and Proposed Solutions for a Broken System,” references Vermont’s child care crisis and how it impacts the employees of Casella Waste Systems, located in Rutland County.

Dominion Diagnostics scholarship to enhance access to Vermont Recovery Residences

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A new scholarship advancing addiction recovery in Vermont has been established to support the Vermont Foundation of Recovery (VFOR) by Dominion Diagnostics, a leading national medical laboratory with a two-decade long history in the state and deep roots in its treatment and recovery community.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock to study why small hospital maternity units are closing

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:43pm -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine A new three-year study by Dartmouth-Hitchcock physician Timothy Fisher, MD, will seek to understand why nine rural New Hampshire hospitals have closed their maternity wards since 2000, outline the impacts of these closures, and provide policy makers and hospital leaders with recommendations to better serve women in these communities and others that may be at risk.

People’s United offers $92K in grants to Vermont non-profits

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, NA, today announced that it awarded $92,000 to Vermont non-profits during its third grant cycle of 2018. Funding was allocated to 19 non-profit organizations in support of activities that ranged from basic needs services and affordable housing initiatives, to education and workforce development programs.

Some of the grant recipients included:

VEDA approves $5.1 million in business, agricultural and energy development financing

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 9:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine During the most recent quarter, the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) approved $5.1 million in financing to support commercial, agricultural, small business and energy development projects throughout Vermont. "Several exciting commercial, small business and energy projects were approved for loan assistance," said Jo Bradley, VEDA's Chief Executive Officer.

Schubart: Children and families

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:16am -- tim

by Bill Schubart The nation was appalled by televised scenes on America’s southern border of ICE forcibly separating children from their parents after a Justice Department ruling that to do so was legal and would deter further migration. Americans reacted quickly and the separations ended after a few days, although some several hundred families still have yet to be reunited.

Spotlight on mental health, addiction issues represents opportunity

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:55am -- tim

by Louis Josephson, PhD It’s hard to turn on the radio or visit your favorite online news source these days without coming across a feature story or in-depth series about the state of mental health treatment here in Vermont and nationwide. More often than not, the media pays a good deal of attention to system inadequacies, regulatory and/or clinical missteps, perceived waste, and poorly coordinated care. Fair enough.

Butch & Babe’s restaurant honored for accessibility

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 3:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Center for Independent Living, a statewide disability rights organization, recognized a Burlington restaurant on Nov. 29 for its commitment to accessibility. Butch & Babe’s owner Kortnee Bush received the Rosemary J. Miller Dining for All Award. Bush opened the Old North End eatery in 2015. Butch & Babe’s serves up good American food and a welcoming family and neighborhood atmosphere.