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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 …

West Hartford Library Travails Continue; Trustee Says He Would Consider Stepping Down

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hartford — The head of the West Hartford Library trustees said he will consider stepping down from his position in the wake of allegations raised in the recently submitted resignation letter of the library director. During a Wednesday …

FairPoint CEO Fires Back in Letter to Shumlin

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Montpelier — The demands of FairPoint strikers are unreasonable and the company will not give in, CEO Paul Sunu wrote in a letter Wednesday to Gov. Peter Shumlin, in response to the governor’s recent call for an end to the 62-day standoff. Sunu’s letter said he wants to …

Shumlin Won’t Seek Single Payer Health in 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he’s not going to ask lawmakers to pass a single-payer health care system in the upcoming session of the state Legislature. Shumlin made the announcement today at the Vermont Statehouse. Shumlin …

Enfield Collects for Fire Victims

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Enfield — Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that destroyed the home of a member of the town’s ambulance squad on Monday. Enfield Fire Chief David Crate said the fire likely started …

Enfield to Alter Sewer Rates

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lebanon’s City Council unanimously approved an increase in sewer rates, effective Jan. 1, at a meeting earlier this month, driving up costs for city residents, businesses and others who send their wastewater to the city’s treatment plant in West Lebanon, a move that has had a ripple effect …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …

Library Services To Stay in WRJ

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hartford — It looks like White River Junction won’t lose its library services after all. Selectboard members voted to restore $15,000 to support library services in the village, overriding an initial recommendation from Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg to eliminate all funding from that line item. The board also …

Vt. Exchange Extends Dec. Deadline

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont Health Connect quietly extended the deadline for people to buy insurance coverage that would start Jan. 1, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The previous deadline was Monday, but VHC officials said people who sign up for coverage before Dec. 31 can still select a Jan. 1 …

Outages Dwindling in Upper Valley

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chelsea — Will Miller, a Pepper Road resident, turned up his stereo speakers on Monday afternoon, enjoying the electricity he had been without since last Tuesday evening. The outage was the longest Miller could remember, he said. The …

Hartford Budget Adds Jobs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hartford — Now is the time to restore Hartford’s depleted municipal workforce, the town manager told town leaders as he presented a proposed budget that would result in an 8.9 percent increase to Hartford’s municipal tax rate. Nearly half of the $957,000 increase would go toward funding several …