November 9th, 2015
Duane Peterson’s Nov. 2 op-ed in the Independent, “Like barns & silos, solar power changes the land; but it’s necessary,” suggested that raising questions about the solar business was an indicator of opposition to renewable energy.
BRISTOL — Addison County’s chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, based in Bristol, is reaching out to other veterans who may wish to take part in the organization.
Chartered in 2003, Chapter 926 of VVA has met on the fourth Thursday of each month at the American Legion in Bristol. Their motto is “Never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another.”
“We strive to aid all veterans regardless of when or where they served,” said VVA chapter member Brad Bedard.
MONTPELIER — The Community College of Vermont (CCV) is expanding its manufacturing training programs statewide to prepare Vermont workers for careers in manufacturing and to help businesses hire and train a qualified workforce. CCV has partnered with many businesses around the state to provide workforce education to hundreds of Vermont workers, and has plans to offer training in manufacturing and technical skills to an increasing number of companies. These collaborative programs help provide students and current workers essential skills desired by many Vermont manufacturers.
MIDDLEBURY — Havurah: The Addison County Jewish Congregation announces its new director of education, who also serves in the newly created position of Program & Outreach coordinator.
BRISTOL — Two Mount Abraham Union High School teachers have been working with two teachers from a school in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan to develop a new website dedicated to youth environmental and cultural exchange.
MIDDLEBURY Dr. Karen Fromhold has been appointed as the new medical director of Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, and will assume this role on Jan. 1. She will be replacing Dr. Carrie Wulfman, who recently was appointed chief medical officer for Porter Medical Center.
VERMONT — The White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently reopened the White River Junction VA Regional Veterans Benefits Administration Office. To mark the occasion, officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Friday with guest speakers Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch in attendance.
BRISTOL — A new solar farm powering a local retirement community is helping fund the gift for a Make-A-Wish child in Vermont.
The 500kW solar project sited on the farm owned by Bristols Livingston family now powers 20 percent of operations at Wake Robin, a nearby continuing care retirement community.