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He’s Making a List: Tuck Professor Highlights Best, Worst CEOs of the Year

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hanover — What do Dick Costolo of Twitter, Eddie Lampert of Sears Holdings, Philip Clarke of Tesco, Dov Charney of American Apparel and Ricardo Salgado of Banco Espirito Santo, have in common? They’re all corporate chieftains, right? Well, yes. They are also, according to Sydney Finkelstein, who teaches management at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, the five worst CEOs …

Single-Payer Effort in Vt. Enters ‘Utility’ Phase

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The push for health care reform in Vermont entered a new phase last week, when Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that he would abandon his attempt …

Newport Legion Post Compiles History in New Book

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Newport — A recent book from a Newport veterans organization chronicles its 95-year history and provides a window into the town’s past. The Brewster-Gould-Lee-Rollins American …

Life at an Impasse: FairPoint Worker Misses Job But Supports Strike

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — In a sense, the job of a telephone line worker begins with what industry insiders call the “pole test.” That’s the exhilarating moment when, after their first week of training, new recruits are asked to …

Cornish Considers Its Options Related to School Administrative Units

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cornish — The committee charged with studying the possibility of withdrawing from the town’s current school administrative unit has asked neighboring Plainfield’s superintendent to crunch the numbers to see what it would cost Cornish if those towns’ schools banded together. Cornish Elementary, the town’s lone school, is part …

Renovations at Claremont's Stevens High School Near End

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — The $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project, begun more than a year ago, is about six weeks away from completion, and a community open house is being planned for early April. Todd Thompson of Trumbull-Nelson, the construction manager on the project, told the renovation committee …

In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. …

City Council Approves Lebanon Budget

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lebanon — Despite a last-ditch effort to increase city funding for outside nonprofit agencies, the Lebanon City Council unanimously approved level-funding the groups as part of its 2015 budget. “We have to take care of our own business first,” said councilor Nicole Cormen. “Human services are ... not …

Vatican Report Soothes American Nuns

Friday, December 19, 2014

Chicago — The Benedictine sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the Vatican released its long-awaited report on American nuns. Two Vatican investigators had spent two days at the Benedictine monastery in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood in May 2010 as part of an …

Shumlin Ends Single-Payer Push

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Montpelier — Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded health care system. Going forward …

Shumlin's Single-Payer Decision Draws Mixed Response

Thursday, December 18, 2014

White River Junction — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s announcement Wednesday that he would not ask the Vermont Legislature to pass taxes and fees to pay for universal, publicly financed health insurance pleased some business leaders, disappointed and shocked some …

Lebanon Board OKs School Proposal

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lebanon — A divided School Board on Wednesday narrowly adopted a $38.8 million budget proposal that voters will be asked to approve in March, along with a new teacher contract for the 2015-2016 academic year. The budget, up about $800,000 from the current year’s, includes new staff such …

Community Center Fees Likely to Rise in Claremont

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Claremont — The City Council next month will likely approve a community center fee schedule that would increase some rates and bring in an estimated $100,000 a year in additional revenue. The goal of the increased fees is to lower the taxpayer subsidy for the community center, which …