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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 …

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 …

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 been shut down “temporarily” to “complete ongoing operational, technical, performance and security improvements necessary for a well-functioning customer experience.” Translation: This thing doesn’t …

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 …