LOCAL NEWS

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The federal receiver overseeing two Vermont ski resorts after their owner was accused of massive fraud said he hopes that he can sell the Jay Peak Resort by summer 2010 but that investors may incur a significant loss, according to a court filing this week.

CLAREMONT — Rolling Thunder®, Inc., N.H. Chapter 2, a veterans advocacy group based in Claremont, donated $250 to Claremont’s Boy Scout Troop 38 for the troop’s Popcorn for the Troops fundraiser. The annual fundraiser raises money to help scouts attend camp during the summer.

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NEW YORK — As he worked on early drafts of “The Catcher in the Rye,” a novel which proved both scandalous and life-changing, J.D. Salinger considered adding his generation’s idea of a trigger alert.

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Activists braved bad weather this week, camping out at the State House to campaign for immediate action on climate change.

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CLAREMONT — The Lebanon Raiders marched into Claremont with a perfect season on the line and left with a big win over Stevens, 42-7 on Friday. Read more

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CHESTER, Vt. — Playing the possession type of game that coach Cole Wilhelm preaches, the Green Mountain boys soccer team rode two early goals by Everett Mosher to a 4-… Read more

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CHESTER, Vt. — Maddie Wilson, the only senior on Green Mountain, scored the lone goal on senior night to give the Chieftains a 1-0 victory over Rivendell Wednesday in … Read more

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CLAREMONT — Claremont Opera House board members Phaedra Laushance and Rebecca Vinduska sat in the front row of a silent theater Thursday to promote the organization’s new season beginning Saturday. Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

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CONCORD — Lawyers for 3M, a farmer and several others urged a judge Friday to scrap drinking water standards in the state that go far beyond federal limits for toxic chemicals once used in firefighting foam and nonstick cookware.

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — After five days of searching, Vermont State Police have reported they identified and subsequently arrested the man responsible for a hit-and-run collision with a pedestrian in Dummerston, Vermont, last Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Last week, in a column about birds that we see only in winter, I mentioned the rough-legged hawk and that it deserved its own column. In fact, I wrote that column last November, so I will not repeat myself. Instead, I will dwell upon a couple of species that I have never seen, but very much … Read more

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MERIDEN — The Aidron Duckworth Museum will be closing at the end of October and is giving a final exhibition of the artist’s work, as well as a sampling of artists who have exhibited there over the years. “Exhibition XXXIV: The Multitudes Contained,” examines the theme of the multifaceted self. Read more