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Hypertherm, Casella Work to Maximize Recycling

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lebanon — Hypertherm wants to throw out the idea of garbage. All of it. The Hanover-based maker of industrial cutting equipment, which has a 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, has teamed up with Rutland-based Casella Waste Systems to implement a recycling partnership. Casella is seeking to enlist other area businesses and institutions into the pilot program. The program, which has …

Last Two Essentials Clothing Stores To Close

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hanover — Upper Valley women who want a lithe Italian Nana Nucci dress or men who favor fine Baroni suits will soon have to drive …

Volunteer Spotlight: Friends of Veterans Could Use a Hand

Sunday, May 24, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — A nonprofit that helps Vermont veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness …

Vermont Lawmakers Adjourn Tough Session

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Montpelier — Rep. Brian Savage, R-Swanton, summed up the way many lawmakers felt about the legislative session, which adjourned a little after 11 p.m. Saturday: “It’s finally over.” Legislators couldn’t leave the House chamber fast enough. By the time the House speaker and the governor made final remarks, …

A Life: Jonathan “Jack” Maxham, 1949-2014; ‘There Was Nothing He Couldn’t Fix’

Monday, May 18, 2015

Pomfret — Last summer, Jack Maxham wanted — needed — to build something new. The urge was familiar to the 65-year-old Maxham, one of a rare breed of ultra-capable men who love to tinker, or as Maxham himself …

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary …

Lebanon High School’s New Principal Knows District Well

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lebanon — The current dean of students at Hanover High School will take up leadership of Lebanon High School next school year, following the School Board’s unanimous approval of his hiring last week. Ian Smith — a Lebanon …

Confirming Their Faith: Vermont’s New Catholic Bishop Makes First Visit to St. Anthony Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hartford — Leading a confirmation Mass at St. Anthony’s Church earlier this month, the Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Vermont’s new Catholic bishop, spent a few minutes reflecting on names. “Lots of names, lots of beautiful names,” Coyne said …

Lebanon Boil Water Order Is Lifted

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lebanon — City officials lifted a boil water order on Saturday afternoon after test results confirmed the city’s water system is not contaminated, as officials had previously feared. “All follow-up testing has determined that there are no bacteria in the city water system,” Chris Christopoulos Jr., the city’s …

Powerhouse Plaza Sold to Mass. Firm

Sunday, May 17, 2015

West Lebanon — The Powerhouse Plaza shopping center has been sold for $12.35 million to Eastern Real Estate, a private commercial real estate acquisition, capital investment, project development and asset management firm based in Woburn, Mass. Boston-based Cushman & Wakefield announced the sale on Thursday on behalf of …

Jim Kenyon: Round Numbers, or, .22 Skiddoo

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I heard from a reader recently that the Upper Valley, and the nation as a whole, is suffering from a severe shortage of .22-caliber ammunition. That was news to me. I was also surprised to learn that ammo makers churn out 4 billion .22-caliber long rifle rounds a …

300 Homes Pitched for Carter Site In Lebanon

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lebanon — In the largest residential development proposal the city has seen in more than a decade, the owner of the Carter Country Club has filed plans to develop more than 300 single-family house lots near the club’s …

VTC Graduation Returns to Randolph

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Randolph — Following a nine year hiatus, the commencement exercises for Vermont Technical College returned to the Randolph hilltop campus on Saturday. The nearly 500 students set to graduate from Vermont Tech this weekend earned degrees in fields …