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Business Notes: Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Several Upper Valley farms are set to participate in Vermont’s Open Farm Week. From Monday through Aug. 9, more than 100 farms across the state will be open for tours, tastings and educational activities. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Agriculture and Culinary Tourism Council, which, according to its website aims to “strengthen and support Vermont’s food and farm …

Haute Cuisine Beans: New Coffee Achievers Roast Locally in Small Batches

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sam Sabky and Kate Fisher were seated one morning last week at a cafe table in My Brigadeiro, the brightly lighted chocolate shop tucked under the Starbucks in Hanover, waiting for the proper moment to give two French presses the final push to make the perfect cup of coffee. They’re conducting a tasting …

Dorothy Titus Porter

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Dorothy Titus Porter passed away at the age of 90 at the Mayo Extended Care Facility in Northfield, Vt. on Saturday, July 25, 2015, where she had been a resident for the past eight months. She was born on the Titus family farm off Mud Lane in Vershire, Vt. on Aug. 2, 1924, to parents, Charles Wellington and Marcia Godfrey …

VTC Graduation Returns to Randolph

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Randolph — Following a nine year hiatus, the commencement exercises for Vermont Technical College returned to the Randolph hilltop campus on Saturday. The nearly 500 students set to graduate from Vermont Tech this weekend earned degrees in fields …

People in Business: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Service Credit Union has announced the following promotions at its Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center office: Fran Blodgett, of Sharon, has been promoted from assistant branch manager to branch manager. Blodgett has been with Service Credit Union for more than 16 years. Martha Clarke, of Hartland, has been promoted from …

Ronald Levy Erskine

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Wells River, Vt. — Ronald Levy Erskine, 75, of Wells River died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his home. He was born in Randolph, Vt., the son of Cedric and Thelma (George) Erskine. He attended schools in Randolph. He was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1961 …

Phyllis P. French

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Phyllis P. French, 89, a resident of Harvest Hill in Lebanon and formerly of Windsor, Vt., passed away Sunday evening, May 10, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Randolph, Vt., the daughter of Charles B. and …

Kevin Scott Kenyon

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Randolph Center, Vt. — Kevin Scott Kenyon, 25, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 9, 2015, as the result of a tragic accident in Braintree, Vt. He was born Sept.16, 1989, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Brian Kenyon and Nancy (Moniz) Kenyon Richardson. He was home schooled and graduated …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Richard J. “Dick” Young

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Braintree, Vt. — Committal services and military honors for Richard J. “Dick” Young, 75, who died Feb. 14, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home. …

Connecting Producers, Investors: ‘Slow Money’ Movement Seeks to Grow Vermont’s Food System

Sunday, May 10, 2015

White River Junction — A new nonprofit that promotes investment in a sustainable local and regional food system held its first entrepreneur showcase last week. The sold-out event at the Coolidge Hotel reflected one of Slow Money Vermont’s …

Business Notes: May 10, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Windsor — Artisans, farmers and other vendors are needed for the Windsor Farmers Market’s summer season. Artisans and vendors with crafts, fresh and canned produce, prepared foods and more are all welcome, organizers said in a recent news …

State Awards $900K in Grants for Broadband Improvements

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Norwich — Four Upper Valley towns — Norwich, Randolph, Royalton and Bradford — are among the eight Vermont communities that will benefit from state grants totaling nearly $900,000 aimed at improving broadband Internet speeds in underserved areas, according to an announcement from Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday. “I’m …