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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 …

Ex-Library In West Leb. Up for Sale

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

West Lebanon — After failing to receive a building permit necessary to convert the former West Lebanon Library to an office and residence, developer David Clem has opted to sell the historic building he purchased from the city two years ago. “(I’m) interested in doing a mixed-use development, …

Windsor to Hold Traffic Forum

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Windsor — The public is encouraged to bring their ideas — and concerns — on improving bicycle and pedestrian traffic downtown and along Route 5 to a meeting on the topic, set for Thursday. The “scoping study” is the next step in an action plan to implement some …

School Notes: Short Trail, Long History; Thetford Improves Path Connecting Its Schools 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thetford — A trail ran through it for years. You just wouldn’t have wanted to try to negotiate a 600-foot stretch of the path between Thetford Elementary School and Thetford Academy most seasons. Not without hip waders, anyway. …

Park-and-Ride’s Reopening Delayed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hartland — Completion of the rebuilt park-and-ride at Exit 9 off Interstate 91 is being delayed because the new light poles have not arrived from the manufacturer, project supervisor Wayne Davis, of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said Monday. Once the five poles are delivered, Davis said, it …

Tunbridge Fifth-Grader Writes About His Confidence Showing Cattle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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82-Year-Old Transported In Route 131 Rollover Crash

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weathersfield — An 82-year-old Cornish woman was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for injuries she sustained in a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Route 131 and South Mountain Road in Weathersfield on Monday. As of Monday …

Slow Money Aims for Fast Start in Vermont

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Montpelier — The Slow Money Vermont network will launch in Montpelier today. The concept of Slow Money was pioneered by Woody Tasch, the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered. Slow Money is comprised of groups of people …

EB-5 Annual Cap Puts Some Vt. Projects at Risk

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

High numbers of Chinese applications may create a logjam in the federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The number of potential Chinese investors has exceeded the program’s yearly cap on applicants from a single country — a first in the program’s 24-year history. Review of EB-5 immigration applications from …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Claremont Fire’s Cause May Take Weeks To Identify Claremont — It could be weeks before the state fire marshal is able to determine what caused the fire that destroyed a Main Street restaurant last week. Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron said the investigation into the fire at Joey’s …

A Life: Cheryl Hanna, 1966-2014; An ‘Intellectual Powerhouse’ and an ‘Agent of Change’

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Cheryl Hanna spent most of the last two decades of her life in Vermont and associated with Vermont Law School, as she made her mark as a professor, administrator, legal scholar and commentator — in …