Cavendish Considers Solzhenitsyn Exhibit

Cavendish voters in will take up a town meeting article on whether the town should assume ownership of an historic stone church. If they approve, the building will house an exhibit honoring author and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn who spent 18 years in Cavendish.

Crowd-Funding Platforms Hope To Target Investors

Crowdfunding has taken off. Kickstarter is the best known crowdfunding site, but there are hundreds of online platforms like it. They enable entrepreneurs, artists and others to pitch an idea for a project and collect donations to finance it. But the day is coming when crowdfunding will be targeted to investors as well as donors.  

Cash For Gold Dealers Grapple With New Law

State Police say last week’s arrests in a case involving the theft of more than $200,000 worth of coins from an Alburgh home were the result of a recent law intended to help them track down stolen jewelry. But authorities say some of the area’s cash for gold dealers are ignoring the law and making it easy for thieves to sell stolen jewelry.

Vt. Measures Broadband Access With Complex Mapping

A few eyebrows were raised last month when the state announced that fully 95 percent of homes, businesses and institutions in Vermont are served by broadband. The figure is based on a complex mapping project, and there is an asterisk or two next to it.