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    PSB OKs Shag Bark Hill cell tower in Putney

    08/01/2014 10:02 PM EDT
    PUTNEY -- The Public Service Board has approved a plan for AT&T to install a 105-foot cell tower on Shag Bark Hill, a high and steep hill that is behind the Putney Co-op off of Old Route 5. The controversial tower met stiff opposition from the neighbors and from Putney residents at a series of public meetings earlier this year. 
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    Putney Mountain land deal completed
    08/01/2014 10:02 PM EDT - PUTNEY -- The Putney Mountain Association has closed on a 144-acre parcel that connects two conserved areas near the popular mountain top hiking area. The Putney Mountain Association was able to raise about $424,000 to purchase the Hannum-O’Connor land, which has been in the Hannum and O’Connor families since the 1920s. Full Story

    State approves net-metering facility at solar park
    08/01/2014 10:02 PM EDT - WESTMINSTER -- Brattleboro elementary schools are closer to buying electricity at a reduced rate after the Vermont Public Service Board rendered a decision Tuesday to authorize the installation of a 500-kilowatt solar net-metered electric generation facility on Solar Park Road in Westminster. The PSB decided the size and scope of the proposed project and the petition -- filed by Soveren, Full Story

    Bring the heat: Memorial Hall programming added in Wilmington
    08/01/2014 10:01 PM EDT - WILMINGTON -- Things are looking up for the Memorial Hall Board and those associated with the historic building that is used mostly for entertainment purposes. "They expect to start putting the heating in on Sunday, Aug. 10," said board member Alice Greenspan. "Supposedly it will take a week and we will have heating and air conditioning, which is very exciting. Full Story

    Jay Peak defends dissolution of partnership with EB-5 investors
    08/01/2014 10:01 PM EDT - The management of Jay Peak Resort is defending its right to convert $17.5 million in equity stakes held by immigrant investors into unsecured, nine-year loans. The conversion was implemented on Aug. 31, 2013, without the knowledge or consent of 35 immigrant investors who each put up $500,000 toward the construction of Tram Haus Lodge, which is part of the Jay Peak Resort. Full Story

    State OKs Vernon broadband tower
    08/01/2014 10:01 PM EDT - VERNON -- VTel has received permission to build a new tower in Vernon, furthering the Springfield company’s push to expand a wireless-broadband network statewide. The Vermont Public Service Board this week granted a certificate of public good for VTel Wireless Inc. to construct a 90-foot tower at 407 Pond Road in Vernon. Full Story

    Putney Mountain land deal completed
    08/01/2014 06:26 AM EDT - PUTNEY -- The Putney Mountain Association has closed on a 144-acre parcel that connects two conserved areas near the popular mountain top hiking area. Full Story

    Gov. Shumlin 'relieved' by Congress's highway plan
    08/01/2014 12:22 PM EDT - MONTPELIER (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's relieved that Congress has provided a short-term fix to the Highway Trust Fund that will keep dozens of road construction projects in the state on-track. Full Story

    FairPoint contract expires this weekend
    08/01/2014 12:20 PM EDT - PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - FairPoint Communications and unions representing 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are up against a weekend deadline in their ongoing contract negotiations. Full Story

    Minor earthquake reported in Vermont
    08/01/2014 12:20 PM EDT - THETFORD (AP) - A minor earthquake was reported in Vermont early Friday, just across the New Hampshire line. Full Story

    Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    SEATTLE (AP) — State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Full Story
    Correction: Obit-James Garner story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 20 about the death of TV legend James Garner, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the actor was "found dead. Full Story