November 27th, 2013
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health is advising Vermont cooks to avoid the need for speed this Thanksgiving. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued guidelines on how to cook a turkey outside of the oven, for those who want it done faster and easier using a brine or frying method, but the risk of foodborne illness remains the same.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Downtown Community Partnership has hired a new executive director. Kate Selby of New Haven will replace outgoing executive director Carol Wells.
Selby, who has lived in New Haven for two decades, is a native of Westchester County, N.Y. She owns a horse farm called The Equestry, and said she wanted to take on something new.
VERGENNES — Vermont Gas on Tuesday announced plans to expand its award-winning energy-efficiency program to any potential customer located along a Vermont Gas service line, regardless of what fuel they are currently using for heat.
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s fourth- and eighth-graders scored among the best in the nation on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests of reading and mathematics, the Vermont Agency of Education announced this week. However, the test scores also showed that across the country students living in poverty lag behind their more affluent peers, including in Vermont.
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ADDISON COUNTY — Many Vermonters have been struggling to stay afloat amid waves of information related to the state’s conversion to a new health care system mandated by the federal Affordable Care Act.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources reversed its decision to deny a local recycler a state contract, a move that triggered an automatic payment to a rival company.
CORNWALL — Dr. Anna Benvenuto prides herself on not only providing medical treatment to her clients at Addison Associates OB/GYN, she also tries to get to know them.
And she knows that several of her clients are from households barely scraping by, struggling each day to put enough food on the table. Some of these clients rely heavily on 3SquaresVT, formerly known as the Food Stamp program, which helps people buy groceries.