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Paid Sick Days Bill passes Vermont Senate

The Vermont State Senate gave preliminary approval to the Healthy Workplaces bill (H.187) on Feb. 2 with a voice vote.

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Auctioned document was artifact of Bristol 19th-century casket operation

Time Capsule Vermont: Local history

A recent piece of Bristol history went on sale on the Internet’s eBay site, recently.

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Joe Tilden is “Mr. PEGTV”

Television producer Joe Tilden of Rutland has been recognized by PEGTV for his commitment and dedication to public access programming.

Webpage for Means Woods

Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay reported at a recent Select Board meeting that newly appointed Means Woods trustees Norman Bloom and John Murphy met with former trustee Peter Hubbard to discuss the mission of the trustees and recent efforts to reinvigorate their work.

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Downtown Rutland bookshop on short list for national award

Rutland’s Phoenix Books has been shortlisted for the 2016 Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year Award, which highlights singular achievements in the bookselling industry.

Grants awarded to area non-profits

The Vermont Community Foundation announced that the Innovations and Collaborations grant program awarded $312,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations in Vermont in the fall of 2015.

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Employees pledge $100,000 to United Way

For the second year in a row, Vermont Gas and its employees have pledged to donate more than $100,000 to United Way in Chittenden, Franklin/Grand Isle, Addison, Orange and Washington counties in 2016.

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Lazo joins Greentree Real Estate

Greentree Real Estate officials welcomed Orion Lazo as the firm’s newest licensed real estate agent.

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Vermont sends utility crews south to help with "massive" snowstorm

More than 50 Green Mountain Power lineworkers, supervisors, safety personnel and mechanics are heading to Long Island this afternoon to be ready to help restore power when the massive snowstorm hits the mid-Atlantic region. Near record amounts of snow are expected, with states of emergency already declared in several states.

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New showroom, service, offices underway at Denecker Chevrolet

The year 2015 was a good one for General Motors’ brands including its iconic Chevrolet autos and trucks. Company-wide, retail vehicle deliveries climbed more than 14 percent during 2015. In fact, Chevrolet had its best summer sales in 2015 since 2006.

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J.D. caps for a good cause in Vermont

Mountain View Equipment, a John Deere equipment dealership, will be collecting cash donations at the Vermont Farm Show to support the many programs of the Vermont Food Bank. In exchange for a donation of $5 or more, Mountain View Equipment will be handing out John Deere hats.

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EV charging station at CVU

The next generation is embracing electric vehicles! Students in the Money Energy Power class at Champlain Valley Union High School came up with the idea as a class project to put in an electric vehicle charging station at CVU.

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Basin Harbor chef to prepare at NYC’s Beard House

Basin Harbor Club’s Executive Chef Christian Kruse will bring the farm-fresh flavors of Vermont to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village when he prepares a sublime, multi-course dinner and wine pairing at The Beard House on Saturday, Jan. 30.

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CVAA Tai Chi classes for Addison County seniors heats up

CVAA releases new program schedule for the Tai Chi for Health and Balance programs, intended for seniors who are interested in improving or maintaining strength and staying independent.

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Rutland Economic Development Corporation office moving downtown

Rutland Economic Development Corporation officials announced that on Tuesday, Jan 19, REDC, the Small Business Development Center, and the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center are moving to a collocation site at 67 Merchants Row in Rutland.