• Pownal campus begins construction - 07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT
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    Pownal campus begins construction

    07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT
    POWNAL >> A ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's new Pownal campus was held May 20, at the building site on Route 7, just north of the Massachusetts border. The new 5,000-square-foot primary care office building is expected to open in the fall of 2015 with two providers and the capacity to see hundreds of new patients. 
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    Vermont Summer Festival's partners showcase Manchester area
    07/09/2015 06:45 AM EDT - EAST DORSET — While exhibitors are preparing for another memorable competition at the Vermont Summer Festival, its area lodging partners are preparing to welcome them with all the comfort, charm and convenience that the area has to offer. The Vermont Summer Festival brings thousands of equestrians and their families to the six-week circuit, which runs from June 30 through Aug. Full Story

    Grassroots Solar, Inc in Dorset earns recognition
    07/09/2015 06:44 AM EDT - DORSET — Bill Laberge of Grassroots Solar, Inc. has earned the solar industry's leading recognition of installation expertise from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and is now a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional┬«. NABCEP is the most highly respected and well-established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Full Story

    Terra Gallery opens in Williamstown
    07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> This summer Terra Gallery will open at 20 Spring St. Landscape painter Tracy Baker-White and ceramist Stephanie Boyd, co-directors of this latest pop-up shop in northern Berkshire county, are excited to contribute to the growing art-related shopping opportunities in Williamstown. Full Story

    SVMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock expand cancer collaboration
    07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A new agreement between the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center means that patients will have access to a broader range of services and the local cancer program will be linked directly to one of only three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in New England. Full Story

    New Pop-Up features local goods on Spring Street
    07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> Pownal-based baker Emily Gold of Paper Cake Scissors is pleased to announce the opening of a pop-up retail store at 30 Spring St. Paper Cake Scissors makes a variety of sweet and savory treats using quality local ingredients, including many components made in-house, and showcases nontraditional flavor combinations. Full Story

    Engineered Printing Solutions expands
    07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - EAST DORSET >> Engineered Printing Solutions is experiencing a second growth spurt since having relocated to their East Dorset facility 20 years ago. They have started breaking ground on an additional 10,000 square feet of production space to keep pace with their growing manufacturing demands. After the completion of the addition, the facility will now exceed 32,500 square feet. Full Story

    SVMC ExpressCare adds PA
    07/08/2015 03:15 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has announced the appointment of Vermont native Crystal Hasty, PA, as a physician assistant in the hospital's ExpressCare department. Hasty has lived and worked in Colorado, Georgia, Maine and Montana over the past several years. "SVMC ExpressCare is an exceptional asset to the community, and I am eager to contribute in this highly Full Story

    SVHC Foundation announces summer events
    07/07/2015 10:04 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Connecting with the community in venues beyond health system's campuses is an important and fun part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care's yearly plans. The coming months are filled with opportunities to connect with SVHC at the events they host and at those they sponsor or attend. Full Story

    Williams Financial acquires the Langtree Group
    07/03/2015 01:06 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Williams Financial Management, LLC has announced the acquisition of The Langtree Group, Inc., a company doing business as Langtree Associates of Westminster, Mass. and Bennington, and Collins Financial Advisors of Melrose, Mass. "The Langtree Group has superior financial planning systems and is one of the best I have seen. Full Story

    Post-White House, Sam Kass to be food analyst for NBC News

    BOSTON (AP) — After six years of helping the Obama administration determine the nation's food policy, former White House chef and food policy adviser Sam Kass will now report on it. Full Story
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    Tyler Perry to reunite Bobbi Kristina Brown with Whitney Houston

    Actor and filmmaker reportedly will transport Brown's body after Saturday's memorial service in Georgia to funeral at New Jersey cemetery where her famous singer mother is buried.