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CLAREMONT — The newest business to open in Claremont could be described as “meditation on steroids,” said Joanne Knowlton. It’s a float center: three float pods, or isolation tanks, where patrons can float in utter quiet and privacy for about the same price as a massage.

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WINDSOR, Vt. — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center held a rededication ceremony this week to mark completion of extensive renovations to the Miller Therapeutic Pool, which is one of only a handful of warm-water therapeutic pools in the region and the only one of its kind in Vermont.

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NEWPORT — One year after the selectboard approved only half of the water and sewer rate increases recommended by the town finance department, it approved 20% increases for both on June 17. The increases will affect utility bills in November.

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NEWPORT — On April 24, the Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted Shad Wright, 32, of Ascutney, Vermont on two counts of operating after being certified as a habitual offender.

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LEBANON — The F.W. Webb company opened a new store on Etna Drive, across from its old store, with fanfare, free lunch and lots of vendors, employees and customers showing up to celebrate. The plumbing, heating and home bath and kitchen supply company, now owned by the third generation of the…

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — This week Black River Innovation Campus announced its hire of Springfield native Trevor Barlow as its executive director. Barlow will lead the organization and program implementation, with responsibilities to include fundraising, collaborating with regional and national te…

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CLAREMONT – A local man who shot a dog in Monadnock Park May 26 will not be charged, according to a press release from the Sullivan County Attorney’s office.

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — On Thursday, the state Agency of Education announced that Springfield School District will receive approximately $600,000 in additional federal funds spread out over the next three years. The extra allocation is connected to the state’s plan to address the requirements of …

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CLAREMONT – The city council passed the budget for fiscal year 2020 with no significant tax increase on Wednesday. Mayor Charlene Lovett noted that county taxes are expected to rise, as are school taxes, which added urgency to keeping the city budget flat.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Gov. Phil Scott signed H. 533, a workforce development bill that formally establishes the goal that 70% of working age Vermonters will hold a “credential of value” such as an apprenticeship, certificate, or degree, by 2025. Today less than 50% of Vermont workers have comple…

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Twenty local businesses in the Greater Falls area have passed their Department of Liquor Control (DLC) compliance checks since June 2018. During the DLC compliance checks, investigators conduct retail inspections to prevent the sale and distribution of alcohol and tobacc…

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CLAREMONT — Neighbors of a proposed waste transfer facility on Industrial Boulevard expressed concerns about noise, dust and traffic at the June 10 planning board meeting. Many fear their property values will be depressed and the quality of life in the neighborhood will decline. The planning…

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CLAREMONT — The Claremont Housing Authority Board of Commissioners met Monday. Although the meeting was well attended by residents, little was achieved; Commissioner Kathleen O’Brien continued to press the CHA director for greater transparency. Director Michelle Aiken resisted, saying she an…

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WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. — For Selectman Michael Todd, the biggest problem with the fire department standstill is not the selectboard’s motion to create a municipal department, but that so few town residents understand why there should be a municipal department.

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Springfield Selectboard held a special meeting last night to approve a new water and wastewater budget for fiscal year 2020. The board voted unanimously to accept the town’s budget, which sets the new water rate to $4.94 per 100 cubic feet and the wastewater rate to $7…