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Climate Summit Begins Tuesday: Upper Valley Residents Join March for Climate Change Awareness

Monday, September 22, 2014

New York City — For 28-year-old Sharon resident Nicole Antal, the reasons for trekking to the People’s Climate March in New York City were clear. “Why? Because I have a 3½ year old son, and I think it’s important that he can enjoy Earth like we did,” Antal said, standing near Central Park alongside hundreds of Vermonters Sunday morning, as …

A Life: Robert D. Nutting, 1945 — 2014; ‘He Did So Much for Everyone’

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sharon — When the pews inside Sharon Congregational Church could hold no more, men in blue jeans and women in sleeveless dresses took to standing …

Area Schools Aim For Consolidation

Monday, September 22, 2014

Woodstock — Consolidation talks will continue in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union without the pre-K through sixth grade Barnard Academy, which has decided that it …

Quechee Wants Interstate Study

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quechee — It may be time to rethink the future of development near Interstate 89 in Quechee, town leaders said. Earlier this week, the Hartford Planning Commission voted to support a new $26,000 land use and transportation study …

VLS Mourns Three Tragedies

Friday, September 19, 2014

South Royalton — Students and faculty at Vermont Law School are trying to come to terms with the third tragedy involving their community in the past two months. A 35-year-old Amherst, N.H., man who had recently been a VLS student shot his mother at her home earlier this …

King Arthur Cafe Here to Stay

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — King Arthur Flour will keep its cafe in Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library after all, company officials said, after a mix-up earlier this summer over the bakery’s menu options at its Hanover location. As part of a …

A Lesson in Patriotism: Lebanon High Senior Petitions for American Flag to Be Flown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lebanon — The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks last week spurred Lebanon High School senior Bhavna Kaushik, a dual citizen of the United States and India who was 4 years old on 9/11, to look for …

Poverty Rate Falls in N.H., Rises in Vt.

Friday, September 19, 2014

New U.S. Census data released Thursday shows 3,000 more Vermonters were living in poverty in 2013 and 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire. A total of 74,058 Vermonters were living below the poverty level in 2013, compared to 71,084 in 2012. Vermont’s poor amounted to …

Shaking and Stacking

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bob DePetrillo thoroughly shakes and strikes each piece of wood to release bugs and loose bark before storing it in his basement at his home in Lebanon on Thursday. DePetrillo cuts and splits wood from his own land, …

Compliance Issues Took Vt. Site Offline

Friday, September 19, 2014

Montpelier — The state took Vermont Health Connect offline because it was unable to meet a federal checklist of security requirements, officials said Thursday. Over the summer, the federal government provided a timeline for reducing security risks, which expired 10 days ago, according to the commissioner of the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Traffic Patterns Changed For Anniversary Celebration Claremont — Several Claremont roads will be closed Saturday for “Birthday in the Bricks,” the city’s 250th anniversary celebration. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., motorists should expect to detour around Pleasant Street from Opera House Square to School Street; Tremont Street …

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 …

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.” The Lebanon City Council reviewed an environmental assessment of the project at its meeting Wednesday night. Councilors expressed concerns that removing trees might …