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Utility, Firm Form Project Partnership

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Essex, Vt. — Vermont’s largest electric utility is teaming up with a national renewable energy business to implement a series of state-of-the-art energy saving projects, including a new local electrical system in the Rutland area that will eventually be spread across the state. While Green Mountain Power is Vermont’s largest electric utility, it is still small and nimble enough to implement new energy saving ideas that could be proposed by …

ISIL: Another Journalist Killed

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beirut — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” The footage — depicting what the U.S. …

Immigration a Hot Topic in GOP Race

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The United States’ southern border is almost 3,000 miles away from New Hampshire, but the flood of immigrants across that line in recent months has dominated debate in the 2nd Congressional District’s Republican primary. The first attack ad this primary? Former state Sen. Gary Lambert accused state Rep. Marilinda Garcia of supporting amnesty …

Bishop: Foley Revealed to Us War’s Suffering

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rochester, n.h. — Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor. Bishop Peter Libasci said even after Foley was captured for …

Farmers’ Almanac: Cold, Snowy Again

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lewiston, Maine — The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won’t …

Vt. Primary Options Prove Interesting

Monday, August 25, 2014

Montpelier — Voters in this year’s Vermont primary election can be excused for feeling confused: A Libertarian wants the Republican gubernatorial nomination, and a Progressive candidate for lieutenant governor seeks Democrats’ support. Either Libertarian Dan Feliciano or Progressive Dean Corren could win a major party nomination if he …

American Held in Syria Is Now Free

Monday, August 25, 2014

Washington — An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Vermont Official Cautions About Political Signs Montpelier — Vermont officials are issuing their biennial reminder cautioning political campaigns about not posting signs in state highway rights-of-way. Transportation Secretary Brian Searles says Vermont law bans signs within about 50 feet of the road’s center line that aren’t connected to …

2 Vying in Republican Primary for Odell Seat

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Newport — JP Marzullo might not be a household name, but for anyone living in Senate District 8, which includes Newport, New London, Weare and Deering, the blue-and-gold bow ties are probably familiar by now. Between the fliers, …

Some Growers Win, Some Lose in Market Basket Battle

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Concord — From farmers markets teeming with new customers in New Hampshire to a Massachusetts flower grower desperately seeking new buyers for tens of thousands of mums, fallout from the Market Basket supermarket stalemate has been a mixed bag. The 2-month-old employee revolt at the 71-store New England …

Sununu Touts Perry in N.H.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stratham, N.H. — Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry’s swing through a key early presidential voting state continued Saturday with a boost from a Republican with direct ties to the Oval Office. John H. Sununu, a former New Hampshire …

New Train Rails Being Installed in Western Vermont

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Montpelier — Work on installing new rails in the western Vermont rail corridor will begin soon as part of the long-term goal of restoring passenger rail service between Rutland and Burlington. Quarter-mile-long sections of rail were delivered earlier this month to Burlington ahead of their installment on the …

Sen. Warren Disavows PAC Urging Run for President

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Boston — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday issued a “formal disavowal” of a new political organization urging her to run for president in 2016. In a letter to the Federal Election Commission, lawyers for the first-term Massachusetts …