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Asked to Restore the Past

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fairlee — A Fairlee couple who run several businesses along Route 5 are battling state efforts that would have them remove vinyl siding and other modern renovations made to their 194-year-old farmhouse in recent years and replace them with more historically appropriate features, such as wooden windows and clapboards. Donald and Joyce Newton, who tend apartment units, rent UHauls, sell …

Payroll Tax Eyed to Fund Health Care

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stowe, Vt. — A roomful of hospital executives listened raptly Friday as a pair of Shumlin administration officials shared their thoughts, but few details, about …

Dartmouth Wants Students’ Help in Reforming Greek Life

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hanover — Reform is brewing at Dartmouth College, where senior administrators met with Greek leaders earlier this week to weigh possible measures to curb high-risk …

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 …

Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and …

Lebanon Trucker Who Died Was a Family Man

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lebanon — A Lebanon truck driver who died unexpectedly over the weekend is remembered by friends and family as kind, caring and passionate about his family and his model ship building hobby. Charles Van Cor Jr., 40, always …

Glory Days Back on Track

Sunday, September 14, 2014

White River Junction — They started coming ’round the mountain on Tuesday. First to arrive was Vermont Rail System’s Locomotive No. 311, painted flaming red with a golden rendition of the railway’s mountain logo shining on its side. …

High-Tech Help Wanted: River Valley Community College Touts Manufacturing Program

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Claremont — The towns along the Connecticut River Valley are pockmarked with the remains of mills, a poignant reminder of the days when the region was a manufacturing powerhouse that produced everything from shoes to paper to clothing …

Sunflower Power: Newbury, Vt., Farmer, GMP Team Up in Biofuel Pilot Program

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Standing among two acres of sunflowers along Route 5 on Saturday, farmer Larry Scott held a large drooping flower head in his hand. The fields were planted using a traditional corn planter around the beginning …

Claremont Birthday: Party Like It’s 1764

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Claremont — If the weather delivers, organizers estimate that as many as 20,000 visitors could be in downtown Claremont on Saturday for the city’s 250th anniversary celebration and a Claremont Kiwanis Brewfest at the nearby Visitors Center green. “Birthday in the Bricks,” marking the 250th anniversary of the …

U.K.-Based Fly-Fishing Company Buys River Road Building in Claremont

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Claremont — Fulling Mill Ltd. has purchased the River Road building it has been leasing from the Claremont Development Authority since 2005 and recently received Planning Board approval for a 1,700-square-foot addition that is expected to be completed before winter. The Claremont facility is a distribution center for …

Businesses Join Conn. River Cleanup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Volunteers at an annual Connecticut River Watershed cleanup include families, school and community groups, river organizations, and Scout troops. But recently, Source to Sea has attracted a new contingent, organizers said. “At a time when corporations seem more focused on the bottom line, some companies are paying their …

Lebanon Show to Include Antique Aircraft, Autos

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its inaugural show of antique and special-interest aircraft and classic motor vehicles at Lebanon Municipal Airport on Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Wings & Wheels, A Celebration of Lebanon,” will feature free rides on a …