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All three NVRH primary care practices awarded recognition for patient-centered care

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 3:55am -- tim

NVRH practices receive certificate of recognition for patient-centered, coordinated care management

Vermont Business Magazine All three Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) primary care practices – Kingdom Internal Medicine in St Johnsbury, Corner Medical in Lyndonville and St Johnsbury Pediatrics in St Johnsbury – have been awarded recognition by the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Systematic Use of Patient-Centered and Coordinated Care Management Processes.

McClaughry: The Legislature’s new climate-driven priorities

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 3:43am -- tim

by John McClaughry The battle lines have been drawn on the state’s political landscape, and they are somewhat different than in previous years. Traditionally, Democratic legislators have favored taxing and spending to benefit members of their electoral coalition, such as unionized workers, enviromentalists, lower income families and disadvantaged groups. 

Community Bank NA 2019 donations total more than $2.6 million

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 2:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Throughout its more than 150-year history, Community Bank N.A has remained committed to giving back to the communities it serves. In 2019, the bank’s annual charitable giving reached more than $2.6 million in sponsorships, donations and grants, with its branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts donating to more than 2,500 local organizations.

Throughout February, customers may donate $1 at Kinney to receive a Red Dress pin

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 2:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Kinney Drugs has earned special recognition for 2019 as the #2 fundraiser in the country from the American Heart Association. Kinney raised $41,000 through a month-long in-store National Wear Red Day fundraising campaign. Wear Red Day, the first Friday in February, is the American Heart Association’s campaign that encourages employees in businesses across the U.S. to wear red and donate $5 to help fight heart disease in women.

Statement from Mayor Weinberger on resignation of Jan Wright

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 9:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A second high ranking member of the Burlington Police Department has stepped down as part of the fallout from the resignation of former police chief Brandon Del Pozo over misuse of a social media account. Deputy Chief Jan Wright had at first been appointed by Mayor Miro Weinberger as acting chief in December after Del Pozo had resigned for creating a fake Twitter account in order to taunt a frequent critic of his and the department's.

Leahy lashes out at Trump over budget

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 4:27pm -- tim

Senator Patrick Leahy For the fourth year in a row, President Trump has sent Congress a reckless and cynical budget proposal that is divorced from reality and, if implemented, would do more harm than good. The President continues his attack on affordable health care, proposing cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, which millions of American’s rely on to ensure they can see a doctor when they need one.

Vermont 211 celebrates 15th Anniversary February 11

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 4:02pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont 211 will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary February 11, 2020, with a Joint Legislative Proclamation and an afternoon coffee break from 1:30 pm–3 pm in the Vermont State House cafeteria. February 11 also is celebrated internationally every year as 211 Day. As a free, 24/7 information and referral service, 211 provides unmatched, critical services. Every day, Vermonters contact 211 for confidential help to access crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services, and childcare and family services.

Local planning for food access toolkit provides free planning resources

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 3:03pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Everyone needs to eat. Simple, right? Food, a basic necessity, seems so straightforward, but for many Vermonters, getting affordable and nutritious food can be difficult. From children to older Vermonters, the difficulties in getting enough food that is affordable and nutritious are many. The Vermont Farm to Plate Network recently launched a Local Planning for Food Access Toolkit, a free resource focused on improving food access through municipal and regional plans.

AG: No misconduct by Bellows Falls detective

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 2:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced today that his office reviewed a complaint regarding Bellows Falls Police Detective Mario Checchi involving an allegation of possible misconduct. The complaint alleged that Detective Checchi had improperly notified a target of a search warrant before it was executed. The Attorney General’s Office reviewed all the materials provided by the Vermont State Police, who conducted the investigation, and found no credible evidence to support the allegation of misconduct.

Norwich University raises over $121 million for capital campaign

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University officials announced today that the five-year $100 million bicentennial campaign, “Forging the Future,” concluded at the end of 2019 and far exceeded the goal, raising $121,239,000. The campaign was launched at Homecoming in 2014 and its end was timed to coincide with the university’s bicentennial, which was celebrated all throughout 2019 with special events on campus, in Vermont and across the country with alumni clubs. The campaign’s original goal of $100 million was exceeded a year early, so in January 2019 trustees raised the goal to $110 million.