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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, …

Maine Could See New Casino

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Augusta, Maine — Bolstered by new study that finds that Maine can handle more casinos, Maine’s American Indian tribes are renewing their push to bring slot machines to their communities. The report that lawmakers on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee began examining Wednesday suggests that there’s room …

N.H. Manufacturing Summit Set for Oct. 2 in Manchester

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Concord (ap) — A New Hampshire manufacturing conference is exploring subjects ranging from the next generation of workers to industry collaboration with the state’s community colleges and the University of New Hampshire. The 12th annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit is scheduled for Oct. 2 at …

UNH Scientists Are Studying Weather at Apple Orchards

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Durham, N.H. — University of New Hampshire scientists are studying weather data to predict when an apple orchard is at risk for infection. By studying the weather models, the researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experimental Station have been able to more accurately determine when fungicides should be …

Dartmouth Plans Harry Potter Housing Block

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hanover — From Harry Potter to the “Herbifloor,” campus housing is becoming increasingly specialized at Dartmouth College. Students this fall could choose among three new residences designed as “learning communities” plus 10 “design-your-own” communities set up as blocks of rooms interspersed within general campus housing. The new options …

CEO as Governor? N.H. Candidate Walks Fine Line

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Concord — Walt Havenstein emphasizes his leadership of large, multi-billion dollar defense contractors as he aims to convince New Hampshire’s voters that he has the right tools to be governor, boost the economy and create jobs. And while …

Lebanon Man Dies When Tanker Rolls On I-95 in Mass.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lexington, Mass. — Massachusetts State Police said a Lebanon man was killed when the tractor-trailer he was driving rolled over on Interstate 95 near Lexington, Mass., early Saturday morning and spilled liquid asphalt onto the highway. Police identified the driver as 40-year-old Charles Van Cor, of Lebanon. Police …

VA Plans Feedback Meeting In White River Junction

Sunday, September 14, 2014

White River Junction — Veterans officials are holding a town hall meeting at the White River Junction VA Medical Center this week to get feedback on VA operations. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and VA Medical Center are hosting the meeting on Monday, at 2 p.m., at …

Vermont Foodbank Seeks Apple Donations

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Barre, Vt. — The Vermont Foodbank is encouraging people visiting pick-your-own apple orchards to pick extra apples to donate to those in need. Officials said the Pick-for-Your-Neighbor program brought in nearly 19,000 Vermont apples to the charitable food system last year. This year 21 orchards are taking part. …

Few Turn Out for Primary

Friday, September 12, 2014

Concord — Just over 19 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primaries, according to Secretary of State Bill Gardner. Gardner said the 121,881 Republican ballots cast was the third highest number of votes cast in a Republican primary. In contrast, only 43,556 ballots were cast in …

Vt. Children and Families Chief Asks for Legislative Oversight

Friday, September 12, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont’s new commissioner of the Department for Children and Families asked lawmakers Thursday for ongoing legislative oversight of the agency and described several changes made since the deaths of two toddlers this year who had been in the state’s care. Commissioner Ken Schatz testified before a …