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Valentine’s Day is an old holiday that started with a Christian martyr, St. Valentine, about A.D. 500, or the Roman fertility fest Lupercalia. In the 1760s, insulting comic valentines called “penny dreadfuls” were sold. A few commercial cards were made by the 1870s from homemade paper, lace …

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Washington County Mental Heath Services is now 90-percent solar because of 258 photovoltaic solar panels atop of its administrative building on South Barre Road in Barre, as well as on a warehouse rooftop in White River Junction.

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WEST RUTLAND — Thelma Magi has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as West Rutland branch relationship manager. Having grown up in Brandon, Magi has close to 10 years of banking experience and has been involved with Relay for Life and Meals on Wheels.

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BERLIN — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont held its annual employee recognition event to honor outstanding service to the workplace, fellow employees and home communities.

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Why not start a collection this year? It’s fun and encourages healthy exercise and family outings. It creates new friendships and sometimes a lucky find brings money. Bottles can be found in stores, house sales, and even dug up from old dumps. There are thousands of bottle collectors who go …

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As of Jan. 15, vehicle inspection stations in Vermont no longer could grant conditional permits for cars that failed the state’s emissions test. Elimination of the permits was mandated by Act 206 from last year. Legislation has been introduced this session that would amend the emissions rule…