SVHC Welcomes new Board members

11/22/2014 09:25 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has announced the appointment of E. Wilbur Rice and Stanley S. Stroup to its Board of Trustees. Rice, a Bennington native living in Manchester, for many years, is founder and owner of 
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Kevin Dailey to lead SVHC Human Resources
11/22/2014 09:25 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Bringing more than 15 years of human resources experience and a background in law, Kevin Dailey of Arlington, will join the management team at Southwestern Vermont Health Care as its Vice President of Human Resources. Full Story

Spicer Centers merging
11/22/2014 09:25 PM EST - MANCHESTER >> After 20 years of providing private psychotherapy services to the Northshire from its location on School Street in Manchester, The Spicer Center will close its doors. The Spicer Family Center will continue to serve children and Full Story

Mindfulness course at Neighborhood Connections
11/22/2014 09:25 PM EST - LONDONDERRY >> As the light wanes, dark thoughts and moods sometime intrude. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Cheryl Wilfong will steer a four session course in applying mindfulness to counter the low-energy feelings at The Meeting Place at Neighborhood Full Story

NAMI Vermont to offer special needs planning talk
11/22/2014 09:25 PM EST - SOUTH LONDONDERRY >> NAMI Vermont — the independent Vermont chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness — is offering a talk on Monday, Dec. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at the South Londonderry Free Library. Full Story

Pringle appointed as SVMC's physician assistant
11/12/2014 09:59 PM EST - MANCHESTER >> Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) has announced the appointment of Brooke Pringle, PA-C as a physician assistant at SVMC Northshire Campus, a primary care practice located in Manchester Center. Full Story

SVMC names Rucker nurse practitioner in internal medicine
11/12/2014 09:59 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has announced the appointment of Steve Rucker, RN, BSN, NP-C — originally of Middlebury, Vt. — as a nurse practitioner in internal medicine. Full Story

VNA & Hospice of Southwestern Vermont offer support group
11/12/2014 09:59 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> VNA & Hospice of Southwestern Vermont will be holding an informational class on finding comfort and support, and developing coping skills during this holiday season. This support group is for those who have lost a loved one, and Full Story

Price Chopper to Host Flu/Shingles Shot Clinic
10/29/2014 07:43 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> A Flu Clinic is scheduled for Nov. 10 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Price Chopper Supermarket, located at 263 Depot Street. Anyone age 18 or older wishing to be vaccinated can make an appointment by calling the store at Full Story

New perk for good inmates: Free tattoo removal
09/04/2013 02:54 PM EDT - The service which would cost several thousand dollars on the outside but is paid for out of an inmate fund is offered only to participants of the sheriff' s department's Education-Based Incarceration program, which has been shown to reduce recidivism. More than 500 inmates have undergone the procedure. Full Story

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Jacqueline Woodson responds to racist joke

Author Jacqueline Woodson addressed Daniel Handler's (aka "Lemony Snicket") racist joke, Friday, with an unflinching response in The New York Times. Full Story