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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 collaborating to invest in small food businesses near where they live. “It’s everything from a few thousand dollars, meaning like micro-loans, one …

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 China have been put on hold, even though the Chinese EB-5 market shows no sign …

Appeal Filed In Murder of UNH Student

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Concord — Lawyers for a man sentenced to life without parole for raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student have filed a mandatory notice of appeal, raising questions about evidence that was excluded and testimony that was allowed saying he was prone to homicidal rages and threats. Seth Mazzaglia received the maximum sentence on Aug. 14 for the Oct. 9, 2012, …

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 Fine Kettle of … Hawks?

Monday, September 15, 2014

It rained heavily the first time I had planned to go on a hawk watch, and the trip to Mt. Tom in western Massachusetts was cancelled. But the rain brought with it a weather front the next day …

Maine Statehouse Dome Has New Copper

Monday, September 15, 2014

Augusta, Maine — The weathered green copper that has crowned the Maine Statehouse for decades is now a fading memory. Workers are nearing the end of a more than $1 million, months-long project to replace the century-old copper …

Shea-Porter, Guinta Square Off Again

Monday, September 15, 2014

Concord — Democrat Carol Shea-Porter and Republican Frank Guinta aren’t just in a rematch in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. They’re in a threematch. The November election will feature the same two candidates for the third straight time, turning the district into a best-of-three pingpong tournament, and it’s …

Going Green In Vermont Hits Milestone

Monday, September 15, 2014

Burlington — Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the …

Humpback Whale Caught In Fishing Gear Freed Maine

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bar Harbor, Maine — A 40-foot-long humpback whale that got caught up in fishing gear off Mount Desert Island has been freed, according to the head of a whale-watching boat. The whale, known as Spinnaker in the whale-watching community, was spotted Friday by a Bar Harbor Whale Watch …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Man Rescued From Mount Washington Lancaster, n.h. (ap) — New Hampshire authorities say a Massachusetts man spent a cold, rainy night lost on Mount Washington as the temperature dropped into the 30s. New Hampshire Fish and Game says 55-year-old Chris Trottier was hiking down the mountain with his …

The Mystery and Magic of Migration

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On The Lower Connecticut River, Conn. — The first swallows appear at sunset, inky flecks in a dusky pink sky. A cloud of birds forms, then another and another. Soon the entire sky is teeming with tree swallows …

Boston Developer Has Plan for Faneuil Hall Area

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Boston — A Boston real estate developer is proposing to transform a cluster of office buildings near Faneuil Hall into a vibrant commercial complex featuring restaurants, retail and hotel space. Related Beal’s proposal for Congress Square calls for adding 50,000-plus square feet of restaurant and retail space to …

Tracking Wellfleet’s Horseshoe Crabs

Sunday, September 14, 2014

South Wellfleet, Mass. — Horseshoe crabs in Wellfleet Harbor will get sonic transmitters next spring to help figure out the right balance between commercial harvesting and conservation. The Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary received the $50,000 …