February 16th, 2017
VERMONT — Vermont’s Renter Rebate Program refunds to eligible renters the portion of rent paid that exceeds an established percentage for household income.
So, if your household income is $0-$9,999, you can get a refund if your rent exceeds 2 percent of your income; if your household income is $10,000-$24,999, the refund kicks in for rent over 4.5 percent of income; and if your household income is $25,000-$47,000, the refund is for rent over 5 percent of your income.
MIDDLEBURY — A new organization forming in the state, Green Burial Vermont, will host an informational meeting on Monday, Feb. 20, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury. The short documentary video, “Dying Green,” will be shown, followed by a brief talk by Michelle Acciavatti, coauthor with the Calais Cemetery Commission of House Bill 3, currently under consideration in the Vermont Legislature.
MIDDLEBURY — Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that Michele B. Patton has been named a partner.
Patton represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal issues, and is based in the Middlebury office. Her litigation practice includes workers’ compensation claims, personal injury cases, trust and estate litigation, and general civil litigation matters.
BRIDPORT — Vermont System Integrators Inc., which has offices in South Burlington and Bridport, has announced the acquisition of Reef Radio Electronics of Key Largo, Fla.
System Integrators Inc. was founded by Rick Scott, who has been providing design and installation solutions for home automation, security, energy management and audio/video for residential and commercial customers for over 30 years.
MIDDLEBURY — National Bank of Middlebury has announced the promotion of Meaghan W. McLaughlin to assistant vice president, business community lender. McLaughlin’s main focus will be commercial lending in the Middlebury area.
MIDDLEBURY — Age Well will have a special St. Patty’s First Friday celebration meal featuring corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and carrots, rye bread and Saint Patty’s day cake for dessert on Friday, March 3, at the Middlebury VFW (arrive after 11 a.m.). Certified organic regular and decaf coffee will be donated by Vermont Coffee Company. Middlebury’s own O’Hanleigh will entertain the crowd with Irish-American music.
Advance reservations are required, so call Age Well at 802-865-0360 ext. 1018 to reserve. Suggested donation is $5.
BURLINGTON — Vermont Federal Credit Union will be awarding four $2,000 educational scholarships to students with a history of strong academic achievement and service to the community.
Vermont Federal is now accepting online scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Credit Union’s Scholarship Committee has been awarding students with scholarships for more than fifteen years and is excited to be able to provide this benefit to the community.
MIDDLEBURY — High school students who have completed at least one year of French and who want to experience life in a French speaking household are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Club of Middlebury’s free youth exchange program with the Rotary Club of Sherbrooke, Quebec.
“This is a great opportunity for students studying French to meet others their own age,” said club President Ben Fuller. “Our first exchange was last summer. It’s close to home and still culturally different.”