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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, …

Market Basket Chain Begins Slow Recovery

Monday, September 8, 2014

Raynham, Mass. — Alice Farrington has her pick of four supermarkets, all a quick drive from her home. But this week, instead of going to one of those stores, she drove about 10 miles to shop at a place she’s heard a lot about lately: Market Basket, the …

French Launch Replica of Lafayette’s Ship

Monday, September 8, 2014

Paris — A reconstruction of the 213-foot frigate used by France’s Marquis de Lafayette to bring reinforcements to American revolutionaries in 1780 has tested the waters for the first time. The test run at high tide Sunday was …

N.H. Starts Weekly Foliage Reports

Monday, September 8, 2014

Jefferson, n.h. — The leaves are starting to change color in New Hampshire, and state tourism officials are spreading the word. The state tourism website, visitnh.gov, features weekly foliage reports from every region of the state, along with an interactive “foliage tracker” map. There’s also a mobile phone …

Advocate for Victims Must Strike Balance

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dover, N.H. — Brigit Feeney walked a delicate line during the trial of a man accused of killing and raping University of New Hampshire sophomore Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott. For nearly two years before the trial, she consoled Marriott’s …

Federal Regulators Approve Plan For Brattleboro Retreat Corrections

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Brattleboro, Vt. — Federal regulators have approved a plan by Vermont’s Brattleboro Retreat to fix problems found in a recent failed inspection at the psychiatric hospital. The hospital was warned that it could face another potential loss in federal funding if it did not submit a plan for …

KUA Grad Remembered At Service

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pinecrest, Fla. — Letters slain journalist Steven Sotloff wrote to his family before he was beheaded by Islamic State militants were read at his memorial service Friday, with him telling them to be happy and stay positive and …

FairPoint Unions Vow To Fight at ‘New Level’

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Portland, Maine — Leaders of two unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont say they’re going after the CEO, board members and corporate owners for refusing to negotiate. The Communication Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers accused the company …

Mass. Pharmacist Arrested in Tainted Steroid Case

Friday, September 5, 2014

Boston — A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said. …

Sodexo Will Purchase More Vermont Food

Friday, September 5, 2014

Randolph — International food service company Sodexo on Thursday pledged to buy more Vermont-produced food for the colleges, schools and businesses it serves in the state, saying that will lead to more local jobs and provide the freshest, best-quality food to its customers. Last year, the company bought …

Rubens: What You See Is What You’ll Get in Office

Friday, September 5, 2014

Jim Rubens promises “bold solutions.” That phrase has been the guiding principle of the Hanover Republican’s bid for U.S. Senate ever since he jumped into the race last September, months before his competitors Scott Brown and Bob Smith. …