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North Hartland Considers Solar Array for Landfill Area

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

North Hartland — Officials overseeing an undeveloped landfill for several Vermont towns are exploring the possibility of hosting a solar array on part of the North Hartland property in order to bring in new revenue. Tom Kennedy, district manager of the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District, said the roughly 20 to 30 acres of panels could be converted …

2 Plead Not Guilty to Jail Assault

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — Two men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to their alleged role in an assault at Southern State Correctional Facility on May …

Police: Bethel Woman Was Driver in Hit-and-Run

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — A 22-year-old Bethel woman pleaded not guilty to a series of charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that severely injured …

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 …

Lebanon Wishes Bon Voyage to Departing City Manager

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lebanon Mayor Georgia Tuttle, right, raises her cup to toast outgoing City Manager Greg Lewis during his retirement party at Kilton Library in West Lebanon on Wednesday. Lewis has served as Lebanon City Manager since February 2011. Valley …

Fire Marshal Says Kids Caused Bradford, Vt., House Fire

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Three young children set the fire that caused an estimated $200,000 damage to the home of a Bradford senior citizen Monday night, state fire investigators determined Tuesday. With more than 53 years in the fire …

Norwich Details Plan For ‘Pool’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Norwich — As the town prepares its application to rebuild the dam that once formed a swimming hole on Charles Brown Brook, officials on Tuesday explained their efforts to address the state’s environmental and legal concerns — and …