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Windsor Tech Company to Help Purify Water in Mexican Schools

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Windsor — Seldon Technologies could add more than 20 jobs by February through a contract with a Mexican company to supply water purification devices for public schools in Mexico, officials at the Windsor-based nanotechnology company said Wednesday. Paul Gallagher, Seldon’s director of water filtration, said the company’s workforce could grow to 60 from 37 in the next seven months. “With …

Cornish School Scrambles to Stock Staff After Resignations

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cornish — The district is working to replace nearly half of its teaching staff after the school board accepted the resignations of eight full- and …

Questions Abound On DHMC Site

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lebanon — City councilors and residents at a meeting Wednesday night raised questions about the legality and environmental impacts of a proposal to rezone land …

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 …

West Lebanon Man Who Hid Camera Gets Prison Time

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

North Haverhill — At an emotional hearing on Tuesday, a 54-year-old West Lebanon man was sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison for secretly videotaping an underage couple having sex. One of Thomas Barnes’ victims made an impassioned statement in Grafton Superior Court about the anguish …

Jim Kenyon: Drinking to The Past

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It’s often said that you can’t change history. Trying to move history probably isn’t a good idea, either. The piece of history I’m talking about is a large granite water trough that has sat on the village of South Royalton’s main street for more than 100 years. “It’s …