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Business & Economy
The Vermont Public Service Board late Friday ordered Vermont Gas to halt construction of its natural gas pipeline extension along certain sections of the proposed route until the company submits a soil management plan. Pipeline opponents say construction in the VELCO transmission line corridor will release a “hazardous” chemical lodged in the soil. The wood […]
BARRE — The Granite City received $1.6 million in federal disaster recovery grants Thursday to repair damage caused by flooding. Pointing to a nearby flood-damaged foundation of a former dry cleaning site on Enterprise Alley, city and state officials said the majority of the money will be used to clean up the contaminated site and […]
The Vermont National Guard said Thursday that three of six F-16 fighter jets damaged in a powerful storm this month are back in service. Two more are expected to be ready to return to service by the end of the day, the Guard said in a news release. The sixth jet was more severely damaged […]
The ultimate asking price and ownership structure will determine what, if anything, city taxpayers may recoup from their unwitting investment in the public utility. A hypothetical market value of $11 million wouldn’t leave much after other stakeholders claim their share, but city officials say it’s the best possible deal.
Vermont has sued the retail chain Dollar Tree for allegedly violating consumer protection laws prohibiting the sale of children’s products that may contain lead. The Virginia-based national discount chain agreed in 2010 to stop selling children’s jewelry products or other items containing lead above 300 parts per million. Lead is a chemical used to treat […]
Editor’s note: This article is by Mike Faher of the Brattleboro Reformer, in which it was first published July 22, 2014. VERNON — Though a sit-down meeting did not produce a solution, some of those involved in a lengthy legal dispute over the value of two hydroelectric stations still believe the case may not have […]