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Cuts Continue at Claremont Ford

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Claremont — When Claremont Ford Lincoln opened Monday morning, it felt like business as usual. In the parts and service department, manager Lucas Henderson scheduled appointments as customers arrived and a few cars sat on lifts awaiting service in the garage. But underlying the facade of normalcy was uncertainty about Claremont Ford Lincoln’s future — and the jobs of its …

Hartford Works to Stop Flooding at Newly Renovated Town Hall

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

White River Junction — Hartford Town Hall, which only recently was reopened in the latter stages of a $4.2 million renovation project, is experiencing new …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Visiting Nurses Partner for Care Center

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock is pursuing two major changes in the way it delivers care: It is working on an affiliation with the Visiting Nurse and …

Agencies Left in Limbo After Budget Veto

Friday, June 26, 2015

Concord — While lawmakers gear up for another round of budget discussions that will likely last through fall, some state departments and service providers are settling in for months of uncertainty. “We’re just kind of sitting and waiting,” said Tym Rourke, chairman a commission that oversees a state …

Vt. Big in Health Care Reform

Friday, June 26, 2015

Montpelier — Big data is all the rage these days, especially in the world of health care. And as Vermont looks to compile a massive repository of insurance claims information, it’s become a legal testing ground for the future of health reform nationally. The legal contours of a …

Windsor Solar Proposal Would Be Largest in Vt.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Windsor — Green Mountain Power and groSolar are proposing to build a 4.9 megawatt solar farm on 50 acres of open space just south of the Southeast State Correctional Facility in what would be the utility’s largest solar …

Claremont OKs Paving Budget

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claremont — After a long discussion on the condition of city streets and the resistance to raising taxes to repair them, the City Council Wednesday approved a $1.5 million, 15-year bond for road work. The 8-1 vote — councilor James Reed was the lone dissenter — came after …

Quechee Post Office Closed After Accident

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Quechee — A section of the post office was closed off to customers on Wednesday after fluorescent light bulbs accidentally broke in a sorting area, emitting small traces of mercury. Hartford Fire Capt. David Rowlee said the department wasn’t notified of the incident until about two hours after …

Vt. State Police Barracks Construction Begins

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Westminster, Vt. — Construction of a $5.6 million Vermont State Police barracks, put on the back burner by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, finally got underway Tuesday. “It’s been a long time coming, ” Gov. Peter Shumlin said …

John Gregg: Vt. Power Project Wins Key Backing of Environmental Group

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Things seem to be developing well for TDI-New England, the company proposing to build a $1.2 billion transmission line that would carry 1,000 megawatts of Canadian hydropower underneath Lake Champlain to a new converter station in Windsor County. Last month, a draft environmental impact statement from the U.S. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New York Man Dies After Motorcycle Accident in Vermont Bridgewater — A 62-year-old New York man died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on Route 4 in Bridgewater last week. Craig Fairfield, of Waterford, N.Y., was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center with severe head trauma …

Vermont Supreme Court Orders Hearing for Fired Montpelier City Planner

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Montpelier — The state’s highest court has ordered Montpelier city officials to give fired planning director Gwendolyn Hallsmith a new post-termination grievance hearing. The ruling was handed down Friday by the Vermont Supreme Court, upholding an earlier decision issued last year by the Washington Superior Court. The lower …

Vt. IT Spending Nearly Impossible to Track

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Montpelier — The use of technology in Vermont state government went from a background concern to a political flashpoint throughout the troubled rollout of Vermont Health Connect. But information technology in state government is ubiquitous and makes up a significant — yet unknown — portion of the state’s …