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Middlebury College Professor Richard Wolfson explained the dangers of earth’s rising temperatures in a 2007 lecture series Earth’s Changing Climate (www.greatcourses.com), observing, “The temperature rise itself will not spread evenly over the globe; it will generally be greater over land an…

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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.