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Vermont ranked No. 45 in average charitable giving

Vermont residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $4,609 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Vermont’s population rose 0.3% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Vermont’s population increased by 1,774, or 0.3 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

BENNINGTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Congratulations to one of our board directors, Carson Thurber

Congratulations to one of our board directors, Carson Thurber from Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC).

MARLBORO COLLEGE: John Willis Receives Governor’s Arts Award

Vermont Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Arts Council included Marlboro photography professor John Willis as one of six Vermont artists honored at the annual Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony, held at the statehouse in Montpelier.

CASTLETON UNIVERSITY: Alumnus Isaac French Releases New Album “Human Being”

Having been born and raised into a family of musicians, Isaac French '14 knew he wanted to pursue his own passion for music after graduation, but was unsure of how to begin.

BENNINGTON COLLEGE: Hernandez Receives Luis Leal Award

An accomplished writer, poet and literary scholar, Hernández is best known for his genre-bending novel, All They Will Call You, based on Woody Guthrie’s song, “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee),” which recounts the airplane crash in California in 1948 that claimed the lives of 32 passengers, including 28 Mexican farmworkers being deported by the U.S.

Chittenden among counties with worst home affordability

Chittenden County ranked No. 237 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

BENNINGTON COLLEGE: Mountain Man Reunites for New Album

Magic Ship, the latest album from the folk trio comprised of Amelia Meath '10, Molly Sarle '12, and Alex Sauser-Monnig '09, will be the group's first album in eight years.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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