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Vermont Business Magazine awards Southwestern Vermont Heath Care.
BENNINGTON- Southwestern Vermont Health Care received a visit from Vermont Business Magazine representative Jessie Swétel, far right, earlier this month. She delivered an award for being one of Vermont’s best places to work in 2020.
It is SVHC’s sixth consecutive year as an honoree, and...
VERMONT-  The Vermont Historical Society is honored to receive one of the 317 CARES Act economic stabilization grants funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project Preserving and Expanding Access to Vermont’s History.  
The $133,512 award, administered between...

Clothing and textiles featured at the Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier.
MONTPELIER-  A Vermont governor, not a first lady, wore a gown to the inauguration for the very first time in 1985. Throughout her decades long career, former Vermont governor, Madeline Kunin, broke this and many other barriers for women in politics. A new exhibition at the Vermont History Museum...

Wilmington Town Nurse Jennifer Fitzgerald
Note: This is the first in a series of articles about the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life for people in the Deerfield Valley.  
WILMINGTON - “My job has changed,” says Wilmington Town Nurse Jennifer Fitzgerald of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her work....
BRATTLEBORO- Retreat Farm, the 600 acre, nonprofit property that is dedicated to connecting people to the land and to one another, is receiving a $40,000 historic places planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will fund the planning for permanent interpretive...
DOVER- Sandy and Eddie Barber, longtime attendees of the RSVP Wilmington Bone Builders group, lost their home in a devastating fire earlier this summer. When news of the fire reached this group, they met and formed a plan to recognize and honor the Barbers for their many years of devotion to the...

Barbara Harris, Jeanne Mintrone, and Jane May Jones
WILMINGTON- When Walter M. Harris died in 2019, his wife, Barbara Harris, and daughter, Jane May Jones, knew they wanted to honor his memory with a special gift to the community.
The family has had great experiences as patients of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and SVMC Deerfield...
WESTMINSTER- Compass School will open for in-person learning five days a week for the 2020-21 school year.
Compass will also offer parallel remote instruction for families and students who have expressed the need to work from home based on health status and family conditions. Students can...
CALIFORNIA- Christopher Dougherty, formerly of Wilmington, VT, was commissioned a colonel in the US Air Force in February. His 115th airlift squadron provides assistance to the California governor during state and national emergencies as well as aerial firefighting with a C-130, throughout the...
BENNINGTON- Melissa Jackson, chief executive officer of the Vermont Veterans Home, has been elected to serve as the president of the National Association of State Veterans Homes. NASVH represents over 156 state veterans homes in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and has the primary mission to ensure...

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