Emergency Fix on Hartford’s Route 4 Rail Bridge Begins Today

Hartford — State and local authorities in Vermont have announced an emergency project to replace the Route 4 railroad bridge, which was damaged in June by a passing truck. The town of Hartford, VTrans, the Vermont Rail System and their contractors are scheduled to begin construction on the Maple Street bridge at noon today and finish on Monday. Hartford police Maj. Brad Vail said the bridge was damaged on June 15 when the boom of a...

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Egypt Unveils Suez Canal Extension
Aug07

Egypt Unveils Suez Canal Extension

Ismailia, Egypt — In a defining moment of his young presidency, Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi presided Thursday over the unveiling of a major extension of the Suez Canal that he hailed as a historic feat needed to revive the country’s ailing economy after years of unrest. Upbeat and clearly relishing the pomp-filled occasion, el-Sissi nevertheless conceded that the $8.5 billion project will not bring a quick economic windfall to a...

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At the Hospitals: Aug. 2, 2015
Aug02

At the Hospitals: Aug. 2, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Opens New Acute Rehabilitation Center Windsor — The new acute inpatient rehabilitation center at Mt. Ascutney Hospital has opened its doors to patients. The 10-bed facility includes a simulation kitchen, transitional apartment, therapeutic workshop, space for family members to stay overnight and private patient rooms. It is located in Mt. Ascutney’s former nursing home, which will eventually also house the...

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Windsor Solar Proposal Would Be Largest in Vt.
Jun25

Windsor Solar Proposal Would Be Largest in Vt.

Windsor — Green Mountain Power and groSolar are proposing to build a 4.9 megawatt solar farm on 50 acres of open space just south of the Southeast State Correctional Facility in what would be the utility’s largest solar project in Vermont. Town officials said they would like to learn more about how the project may fit in with a proposed land management plan for the hundreds of acres of state-owned land surrounding the actual prison....

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Zoning Board May Decide on Proposed Loch Lyme Lodge Co-Housing This Week
Jun08

Zoning Board May Decide on Proposed Loch Lyme Lodge Co-Housing This Week

Lyme — The owners of the Loch Lyme Lodge on Orford Road are awaiting a decision from the town zoning board as to whether they may develop a 36-unit co-housing project near the resort overlooking Post Pond. After years of planning and negotiations with the town, the Zoning Board of Adjustment may rule on Wednesday on whether to grant a variance to the developers, the Pinnacle Project, allowing them to build on roughly four of the 98...

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