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    Massachusetts officials mark start of $2.3 million War Memorial Tower restoration project

    'Bring back the glory': Officials hope memorial will be back open by 2017
    10/02/2015 09:29 PM EDT
    ADAMS >> It's been two years since Mount Greylock's iconic War Memorial Tower was last open to visitors. On Thursday, state officials gathered at the summit to mark the beginning of a $2.3 million restoration project that will bring the tower back to use by 2017 and, it is hoped, prevent it from needing such extensive repairs in the future. 
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    Several potential lt. governor candidates arise in Vermont
    10/02/2015 09:23 PM EDT - MONTPELIER >> Lieutenant Gov. Phil Scott's decision to run for governor has sparked interest from numerous potential candidates in a seat that some see as a stepping stone to an eventual run for the top office. The only two who have formally stepped into the race are former state auditor and senator Randy Brock, a Republican from Swanton, and small business entrepreneur Brandon Riker of Full Story

    Vermont's climate economy: Innovative ideas wanted
    10/02/2015 09:23 PM EDT - BRATTLEBORO >> Staying ahead of the climate curve will mean making changes to the way business is thought of and practiced. "Everything is moving really fast. And if we tell this story effectively, we have a story about economic development that could be really useful in catching the attention of mission-centered organizations and people who want to be at the center of solving some of Full Story

    Mount Greylock school project enters design phase with MSBA
    10/02/2015 09:21 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Mount Greylock Regional School building project has taken another key step forward. The Massachusetts School Building Authority's board of directors voted on Wednesday to advance the proposed project into the Schematic Design phase. In this phase, the school district and MSBA officials will examine several options for the partial demolition, renovation and possible Full Story

    Beekeepers remove gigantic hive of honey bees from Pittsfield Furniture wall
    10/02/2015 09:20 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD, MASS. >> At first, Pittsfield Furniture owner Paul Clark thought nothing of a large beehive discovered in the building's third floor storage warehouse six weeks ago. Bees commonly set up shop in such places. That was before he gave it a closer look. "Holy cow, that's the biggest beehive I've ever seen," Clark thought. Full Story

    High court upholds horse owner's animal cruelty conviction
    10/02/2015 08:10 AM EDT - MONTPELIER, VT. >> The state's highest court has upheld a jury conviction for a Vermont man charged with animal cruelty after police found dead and emaciated horses on his property. Bruce Bona was charged with 21 counts of animal cruelty last year after horses were found neglected and lacking proper food and water on his Lyndon ranch. Full Story

    Burned as baby, New York woman finally meets nurse who cared for her
    10/02/2015 12:34 PM EDT - ALBANY, N.Y. —; For 38 years, a few black-and-white photographs of a nurse cradling a baby provided comfort to a woman who suffered terrible burns and endured years of playground taunts and painful surgeries thereafter. For all that time, until Tuesday, she dreamed of meeting her again. The photos show Amanda Scarpinati at just 3 months old, her head thickly wrapped in gauze, resting calmly Full Story

    Disdainful of fundraising, Sanders raises big sums for 2016
    10/01/2015 09:38 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — For someone who rails almost daily against big money in politics, Bernie Sanders has suddenly become pretty good at getting it. In the past three months, the independent senator from Vermont pulled in $26 million for his Democratic campaign for president. That's several millions more than he's raised from donors during his entire 26-year congressional career, and nearly as Full Story

    Sorrell predicts legislature will legalized marijuana in 2016
    10/02/2015 12:37 PM EDT - WATERBURY — Clad in a tie-dye T-shirt, Attorney General Bill Sorrell told his staff at an annual retreat last week that the Green Mountain State is likely to legalize marijuana next year. Sorrell said in an interview Tuesday that while he doesn't have any "insider information," it's his belief that the General Assembly will pass, and the governor will sign, legislation to legalize and Full Story

    Extreme Long Trail run is focus of new documentary
    10/02/2015 12:37 PM EDT - Most people would be satisfied just to walk all 273 miles of Vermont's Long Trail, the nation's oldest hiking path. So why did Nikki Kimball want to run it? In record time? With a film crew following her? "There's something really spiritual about it with its highs and lows," the 44-year-old nationally ranked ultramarathoner recently told ESPN of her sport. Full Story