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Social Security Q&A: Will Same-Sex Couple Qualify for Benefits?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Question: My same-sex partner and I recently married. Will we qualify for Social Security benefits? Answer: You may be eligible to apply for Social Security benefits. Many factors affect your eligibility for benefits, including how long you worked and your age. Social Security encourages you to apply for benefits right away, even if you aren’t sure you’re eligible. Applying now will protect you against the loss of any potential benefits. …

Friday, May 29, 2015

How to Use These Listings These sales summaries are informational only and are not a legal record. Names shown are usually the first listed in the deed. Sales might involve additional parties or locations. Prices are usually based on tax stamps and might be inaccurate for public agency sales. Refer to the actual public records before forming opinions or relying on this information. …

At the Hospitals: July 5, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Focus Group Participants Sought For End-of-Life Care Study Springfield, Vt. — Focus groups participants are needed to help with a statewide study of Vermonter’s experiences with end-of-life care. The study is being led by the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire and several VNAs across Vermont. The results will inform …

Windsor Solar Proposal Would Be Largest in Vt.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Windsor — Green Mountain Power and groSolar are proposing to build a 4.9 megawatt solar farm on 50 acres of open space just south of the Southeast State Correctional Facility in what would be the utility’s largest solar …

Report: World Will Invest $3.7 Trillion in Solar by 2040

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Washington — The world’s energy portfolio will get vastly cleaner by the year 2040, says a new long-term energy outlook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance — but not clean enough. Out to 2040, the world will see a …

Report Finds More People Are Renting, Rather Than Buying, Homes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Washington — The majority of American households still own their homes, a fact that will remain true as far into the future as demographers and economists can see. But the balance of homeowners and renters has been shifting in the U.S. in ways that have already altered the …

How Much Should Millennials Invest?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000, aka Gen Y) drown in advice about investing for retirement and growing wealth to achieve financial goals. How much to scrape out of each paycheck to grow yourself a sufficient nest egg? Hard to pinpoint, but you can plan based on your …

Social Security Q&A: Will Other Support Disqualify Me for SSI?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Question: This summer, I’ll turn 65 and, because of my financial situation, I thought I’d be eligible for Supplemental Security Income. But my neighbor told me I’d probably be turned down because I have a friend who said he might help support me. Is this true? Answer: If …

At the Hospitals: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

$3.4 Million Grant Designed to Help Rural Veterans White River Junction — A nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction and a nursing professor at a Boston graduate school have received $3.4 million to …

Maple Lanes Upgrades: Claremont Bowling Center Uses Familiar Synthetic

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Claremont — To the non-bowler, the new lanes at Maple Lanes are beautiful, clean and much improved in appearance from the old faded and discolored wooden lanes. The regular bowler sees much more. “Theoretically, it is more uniform …

Business Notes: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

White River Junction — Mascoma Savings Bank has been allocated $55 million in federal tax credit authority by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The New Market Tax Credit Program enables economically distressed communities to access private investment capital by providing investors with a federal …

Deere Dealer Heads for Hartland

Sunday, June 21, 2015

White River Junction — After 24 years at 240 S. Main St., downtown fixture L.F. Trottier & Sons is departing White River Junction for Hartland. On Aug. 1, the company will swap its current 3,800-square-foot shop for an 8,000-square-foot facility on Route 5 in Hartland. It will move …

Avian Flu Drives Up Egg Prices

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. — Three weeks ago, if you ordered a three-egg omelet from Roxanne’s Cafe in the Kansas City suburb of Parkville, you would probably get a five-egg omelet instead. Cooks weren’t too concerned about how many …