Help protect older adults from financial abuse


REGION – Financial exploitation costs older Americans billions of dollars per year, according to several sources, including the National Council on Aging. If you have older parents, could they be vulnerable to financial scams and rip-off artists? And, if so, … Continued

Murdock’s on the Green

42 Village Green, Cavendish, VT 05142 802-554-0126   Owned by local residents Etienne and Pang Ting, Murdock’s occupies a space in a former bustling 19th century woolen mill, once owned and run by Herbert Murdock. Chef Pete Dickinson trained … Continued

 Pediatric Nurse Team is named Employee of the Month


WINDSOR, Vt. – For many years, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has honored individual employees for outstanding performance with its Employee of the Month award. But guidelines for the award have always allowed for a team nomination as … Continued

Understanding the Net Investment Income Tax

REGION – If your income hits a certain level, you may face an additional wrinkle in calculating your taxes: the net investment income tax (also referred to as the unearned income Medicare contribution tax). This 3.8 percent Medicare tax applies … Continued

The Village Blooms is the Business Spotlight of the Week


The Village Blooms 52 Main St. Walpole, N.H. 03608 603-904-4026 Opened in October 2014, The Village Blooms is a full-service florist located in the picturesque village of Walpole. Shop owner, Andrea Daley, brings 15 years of experience in the … Continued

Invitation to vendors for the farmers market

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2017 season. Interested vendors with agricultural, prepared foods and/or artisan products can download an application and rules from the website at, or call Diane at 802-885-4096 … Continued

The benefits of tax-advantaged savings vehicles

REGION– Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns, so it’s helpful to look for tax-advantaged strategies when building a portfolio. But keep in mind that investment decisions shouldn’t be driven solely by tax considerations; other … Continued

OVRCC Member of the Month is Smith Maple Crest Farm

Smith Maple Crest Farm

LUDLOW, Vt. – Marji Graf, CEO of Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the March Member of the Month to Mary and Jeff Smith of Smith Maple Crest Farm in Shrewsbury.   Criteria used to determine who will receive … Continued

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