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Board Seeks To Purchase Ski Resort

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brownsville — The Selectboard is asking residents to approve the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort ski area and other resort assets to protect the property from development, expand the town’s recreational trail system and reverse the decline in property values that followed the closing of the resort. The Selectboard believes the proposed $600,000 purchase is …

3 Years Later, Lebanon Discusses Airport Trees

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lebanon — After three years, airport officials say a project to clear more than 30 acres of trees along a runway is “back on track.” …

John Gregg: Website Fail

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration this week announced that the health care exchange website it has spent tens of millions of dollars to construct has …

Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge Discuss Shared Ambulances

Thursday, September 18, 2014

South Royalton — Officials from Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge met Wednesday night to discuss plans to consolidate ambulance service for the three White River Valley towns. During an hour-long discussion in the South Royalton School library, a study …

Bridge Remains Unkempt as Tourists Near

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quechee — Hartford officials are in a race against time as one of the town’s most popular tourist destinations remains an eyesore while hordes of leaf-peepers prepare to descend on the area. On Tuesday evening, Quechee resident Bob …

Vt. Cartoonist Gets ‘Genius Grant’

Thursday, September 18, 2014

White River Junction — The country’s most famous lesbian cartoonist can add a new title to her resume — genius — after being awarded a $625,000 MacArthur grant, foundation officials announced Wednesday. Alison Bechdel, a Bolton, Vt., resident …

Time for Pumpkins

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lyllah Martin works quickly to harvest the pumpkins from her large pumpkin patch in anticipation of the frost set to arrive later in the week in Hartland on Wednesday. Martin and her partner, Jason Cann, have been growing …

Recording on the River

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ron Rhodes, one of the river stewards for the Connecticut River Watershed Council, videotapes work being done to restore a section of riverbank on the Waits River at the Bradford Golf Club in Bradford, Vt., on Wednesday. The …

Hassan Names Odell to Sit on Utility Oversight Board

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Concord — Gov. Maggie Hassan has nominated Republican state Sen. Bob Odell and Democratic state Rep. Amanda Merrill to sit on the committee in charge of permitting Northern Pass and any future wind farms or pipeline projects in the state. The legislators would be among the first public …

Soundproofing Wall to Lessen Noise From Hartland Shooting Range

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartland — Residents who live in the vicinity of the Hammond Cove Shooting Range will be relieved of some gunshot noise when construction of a 10-foot soundproofing wall is completed early next month. The shooting range will be …

Dartmouth College Has $4.5 Billion Endowment

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hanover — The value of the endowment accumulated through decades of donations and investments at Dartmouth College reached $4.5 billion on June 30, after a fiscal year in which $778 million in investment gains and $146 million in gifts and transfers more than offset $189 million in spending. …

Hartford May Rework or Drop Charter

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Six years after adopting a town charter to bolster public participation in town votes, Hartford public officials say the charter is in need of a major overhaul — or perhaps it needs to be discontinued altogether. Selectman Chuck Wooster summed up the most common complaint about …

Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating …