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It is very difficult to identify early blown glassware from the 18th century because talented modern glass blowers can make good copies in the earlier styles and colors. Today, chemical analysis of the glass, along with other modern methods, can identify the source of the sand (silica) used …

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Despite a crash in the global market for recyclable materials, Vermont’s trash haulers and waste-management districts continue to support Vermont’s law which mandates that paper, aluminum, cardboard, steel, glass and hard plastics be recycled and not sent to a landfill.

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COLCHESTER — After 26 years of serving clients in Vermont, Mortgage Financial ceased operations as of Jan. 1. The staff will continue to provide lending services at the same location, 354 Mountain View Drive in Colchester, as they join Draper & Kramer Mortgage Corp., a nationwide full-se…

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SOUTH POMFRET — The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) announced it has hired conservation scientist Fritz Gerhardt, of Newark, Vermont. Dr. Gerhardt joins the CRC staff after working on clean water issues and riverbank wildlife habitat projects in northern New England and adjacent Canada f…